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

The ultimate theatre guide to Melbourne

The ultimate theatre guide to Melbourne

What's on in Melbourne's theatres, clubs, cabaret bars and comedy spots.

Sunset Boulevard
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Sunset Boulevard

An epic new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece starring Sarah Brightman.

WICKED the Musical
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WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

The inspiring life story of the Queen of Rock, who didn’t just break the rules – she rewrote them.

Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl

Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl

Genius, love, madness, violence in 1920s Paris.

RISING
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RISING

A festival of new art, music and performance held each June in the heart of Naarm/Melbourne.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to epic pop-ups, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

11 reasons to leave work on time

11 reasons to leave work on time

Get the best happy hour deals, cheap tickets to amazing shows and more.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast the Musical

Disney's Beauty and the Beast the Musical

Experience Disney's new enchanting musical, Beauty and the Beast.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

A take on Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece - a brutal examination of society in transformation.

Arts House

Arts House

Contemporary arts space presenting performances, exhibitions and community projects.

Carnival of Karactors
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Carnival of Karactors

A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.

Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show
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Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show

A mix of comics from the TV and radio, alongside some future stars.

By Jane's Hand

By Jane's Hand

The return of the highly acclaimed celebration of Jane Austen, at La Mama Theatre.

Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre

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

Songs from a Spell Bound City
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Songs from a Spell Bound City

A improvised musical journey with the creatures that haunt the night.

Trades Hall

Trades Hall

Home of the Victorian trade union movement and a vibrant arts and theatre venue.

Dirty Old Town

Dirty Old Town

A coming of age story set amidst a decaying world.

Circus Arcana
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Circus Arcana

A tarot themed circus show

A Psychic and a Medium

A Psychic and a Medium

Step into the mesmerizing world of the supernatural with Anette Boyle and Julia Cartagena.

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall

This multi-level concert hall is the largest venue at the Arts Centre.

Once Upon a Rhyme

Once Upon a Rhyme

Kids will love this magical, musical romp through fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

Poetica

Poetica

Welcome to poetry as a passageway, where four young poets share their works.

Sneaky Little Bugger

Sneaky Little Bugger

A theatrical exploration of the judgement, secrecy and silence of shame and disordered behaviours.

The Comics Lounge Comedy Club

The Comics Lounge Comedy Club

Enjoy a night of laughs, cocktails, food and friends with stand-up comedy acts.

The Swallows
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The Swallows

A poetic, musical, genre-defying new play where the story of Aunty emerges.

The Improv Conspiracy

The Improv Conspiracy

Theatre and training centre with four weekly comedy nights and public workshops on improvisation.

Golden Blood

Golden Blood

Golden Blood will set your pulse racing all the way to its inevitable, heart-rending climax.

The Big HOO-HAA!
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The Big HOO-HAA!

Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's best-loved weekly improv comedy show.

Melbourne Magic Show
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Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

Club Voltaire

Club Voltaire

Intimate theatre space in North Melbourne hosting a variety of shows and entertainment.

Southbank Theatre

Southbank Theatre

Performance space and home of the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Just the 3 of Us: The Improvised Sitcom by The Big Hoo-Haa!
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Just the 3 of Us: The Improvised Sitcom by The Big Hoo-Haa!

Enjoy the newest hit sitcom people are talking about… it just hasn’t been written yet.

Cost Of Living

Cost Of Living

With heart and searing observation, this is an honest look at the forces that bring people together.

Three Magpies Perched in a Tree

Three Magpies Perched in a Tree

A searing Indigenous Gothic tale confronting the difficult reality of juvenile justice work.

Rassputin's Wet Posse Presents Wet Wednesdays
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Rassputin's Wet Posse Presents Wet Wednesdays

Roll up for a raucous night of unhinged comedy, cabaret, drag and burlesque entertainment.

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne

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

Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre

Contemporary theatre in Southbank presenting inventive theatrical performances.

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

A thrilling theatrical exploration of terror on stage.

Scratch

Scratch

A night for performance makers to test ideas and share works in progress with a live audience.

Melbourne's major theatres

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

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

Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre

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

Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty's Theatre

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

Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre

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

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre

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

Southbank Theatre

Southbank Theatre

Performance space and home of the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne

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

La Mama Courthouse

La Mama Courthouse

One of the great independent theatres of the city with a focus on diversity and inclusivity.

More theatre venues

Fairfax Studio

Fairfax Studio

An intimate theatre presenting smaller-scale and experimental productions.

La Mama Courthouse

La Mama Courthouse

One of the great independent theatres of the city with a focus on diversity and inclusivity.

Speakeasy Theatre

Speakeasy Theatre

A vaudeville theatre presenting burlesque and cabaret shows, as well as comedy and circus acts.

The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club

An intimate theatre hosting quirky performances and serving cocktails in bars with kitsch decor.

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The best pre- and post-theatre dining in Melbourne

The best pre- and post-theatre dining in Melbourne

Fuel up before a big show or extend your city visit at these local eateries.

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week

Film

Film

Melbourne has a thriving film scene, with film festivals and screenings at cinemas year-round.

THE LUME Melbourne

THE LUME Melbourne

Experience art, dining, wellness and more like never before across 3,000sqm of immersive space.