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

30 Oct - 22 Nov

Loaded

Ari is 19. He doesn't want to be gay. He doesn’t want to be Greek. He doesn’t want to be anything.

4 Nov - 7 Nov

Friends! The Musical Parody

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

14 Nov - 21 Nov

Illusionaire Magic Show

Illusionist couple Rosanna and Angelico astound audiences with their magical feats.

16 Feb - 28 Feb

Come From Away

Award-winning musical telling the true story of a small town that welcomed the world.

2 Nov - 21 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

8 Jun - 20 Dec

Magic Mike Live

A thrilling 360-degree live dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the hit movies.

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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Monthly highlights

Make the most of your visit to Melbourne with our monthly guides to what's on in the city.

Film

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

Chinatown

Let the hanging lanterns guide you along Little Bourke Street into Australia’s oldest Chinatown.

Museums and galleries

Explore Melbourne's public museums and galleries along with artist-run and commercial galleries.