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Melbourne's theatre scene offers a wealth of entertainment, from hit musicals to cutting-edge performances and late-night cabaret shows.
Friends! The Musical Parody
Celebrate the misadventures of our favourite 20-something pals in life, work and love in 1990s NYC.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.
Alter State: Digital Launch
A celebration of disability, creativity and culture with performances and workshops.
The international stage phenomenon and hit West End play comes to Melbourne in 2022.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.
Main Stage at Comedy Republic
Featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.
Let Bleeding Girls Lie
Examines the unexpected intimacy between three strangers donating at a blood bank.
Edith Piaf: Love, Life and No Regrets
French cabaret star Jem 'Appelle brings Piaf's legacy to life.
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.
Princes of the Night
Join the glitz and glamour of this weekly show at Crown Melbourne.
See the award-winning musical that has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon.
Las Vegas Nights: Sinatra, Dean and Burlesque
Experience a 1950s style vintage jazz show with a burlesque finish.
Garry Starr: Greece Lightning
A disgraced actor reimagines Greek mythology in order to save the economy of his Hellenic homeland.
Hell Ship: The Journey of the Ticonderoga
A true moment of Australian maritime folklore, written and performed by Michael Veitch.
Circus Of Illusion
Death defying escapes, mind-blowing illusions, mime and magic.
Every Thursday, enjoy five of Melbourne's best comedians along with weekly bar specials.
Spine-tingling romantic thriller Berlin is now available to enjoy online with MTC Digital Theatre.
My Brilliant Career
A glorious love letter to landscape and language, a homage to life.
Downtown: Petula Clark to Carol King
Cabaret star Amy Audrey sings the songs and tells the life stories of King and Clark.
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.
New Follies Revue
Catch a glimpse into the blazing future of the next generation of burlesque performers.
A House on an Island in the Aegean
A play exploring domestic and family violence, the most urgent social issues in Australia today.
Elvis King of the World
See and hear Mark Andrew as Elvis in one of the biggest Elvis concerts ever staged.
Melbourne's major theatres
Arts Centre Melbourne
With its iconic spire, the Arts Centre Melbourne is a cultural and architectural landmark.
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.
This landmark theatre is one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues.
The historic Comedy Theatre hosts musicals, drama and yes, comedies.
Contemporary theatre in Southbank presenting inventive theatrical performances.
This heritage-listed venue hosts comedy, music and theatre.
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