Melbourne's theatre scene offers a wealth of entertainment, from hit musicals to cutting-edge performances and late-night cabaret shows.

23 Nov - 12 Dec

Friends! The Musical Parody

Celebrate the misadventures of our favourite 20-something pals in life, work and love in 1990s NYC.

3 Nov - 27 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

9 Nov - 13 Nov

Alter State: Digital Launch

A celebration of disability, creativity and culture with performances and workshops.

13 Sep - 22 Oct

Ghost Stories

The international stage phenomenon and hit West End play comes to Melbourne in 2022.

2 Nov - 27 Feb

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

8 Nov - 18 Dec

As You Like It

A topsy-turvy celebration of love in all its forms.

1 Nov - 31 Jan

Frozen the Musical

See the much-loved film come to life at Her Majesty's Theatre

22 Jan - 24 Dec

Main Stage at Comedy Republic

Featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.

8 Dec - 19 Dec

Let Bleeding Girls Lie

Examines the unexpected intimacy between three strangers donating at a blood bank.

15 Oct - 26 Nov

Edith Piaf: Love, Life and No Regrets

French cabaret star Jem 'Appelle brings Piaf's legacy to life.

14 May

The Big Tease Soiree

Celebrates the golden era vintage tease, sizzling cabaret and variety shows.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

13 Nov - 2 Apr

Princes of the Night

Join the glitz and glamour of this weekly show at Crown Melbourne.

13 May

The Blaze Out!

A soiree of burlesque, dance, drag in a safe and celebratory space.

16 Mar - 12 Jun

Hamilton

See the award-winning musical that has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon.

1 Nov - 18 Dec

Las Vegas Nights: Sinatra, Dean and Burlesque

Experience a 1950s style vintage jazz show with a burlesque finish.

13 Dec - 18 Dec

Garry Starr: Greece Lightning

A disgraced actor reimagines Greek mythology in order to save the economy of his Hellenic homeland.

23 Nov - 28 Nov

Hell Ship: The Journey of the Ticonderoga

A true moment of Australian maritime folklore, written and performed by Michael Veitch.

12 Jan - 13 Jan

Circus Of Illusion

Death defying escapes, mind-blowing illusions, mime and magic.

4 Nov - 22 Dec

Comedy Connection

Every Thursday, enjoy five of Melbourne's best comedians along with weekly bar specials.

23 Jul - 17 Dec

Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

14 Sep - 30 Nov

Berlin

Spine-tingling romantic thriller Berlin is now available to enjoy online with MTC Digital Theatre.

3 Dec - 5 Dec

My Brilliant Career

A glorious love letter to landscape and language, a homage to life.

15 May

Shock-O-Rama

Hold your breath for the best of the dark side of burlesque.

23 Oct - 20 Nov

Downtown: Petula Clark to Carol King

Cabaret star Amy Audrey sings the songs and tells the life stories of King and Clark.

19 Nov

That's Amore: The Dean Martin Story

Morgan Lobé is back in town with his tuxedo-clad show dedicated to the original King of Cool.

12 May

New Follies Revue

Catch a glimpse into the blazing future of the next generation of burlesque performers.

16 Nov - 21 Nov

A House on an Island in the Aegean

A play exploring domestic and family violence, the most urgent social issues in Australia today.

28 Nov

Elvis King of the World

See and hear Mark Andrew as Elvis in one of the biggest Elvis concerts ever staged.

12 Nov

Cabaretica: November

This month's performance focuses on the climate crisis.

Melbourne's major theatres

Arts Centre Melbourne

With its iconic spire, the Arts Centre Melbourne is a cultural and architectural landmark.

Princess Theatre

Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre is regarded by many as Melbourne’s most spectacular landmark.

Her Majesty's Theatre

This heritage-listed theatre has provided entertainment for Melbourne since 1886.

Regent Theatre

This landmark theatre is one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues.

Comedy Theatre

The historic Comedy Theatre hosts musicals, drama and yes, comedies.

Malthouse Theatre

Contemporary theatre in Southbank presenting inventive theatrical performances.

Athenaeum Theatre

This heritage-listed venue hosts comedy, music and theatre.

Southbank Theatre

Performance space and home of the Melbourne Theatre Company.

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