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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.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.
Frozen the Musical
See the much-loved film come to life at Her Majesty's Theatre
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.
Malthouse Outdoor Stage
Experience the best of live outdoor entertainment at Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
The ultimate theatre guide to Melbourne
What's on in Melbourne's theatres, clubs, cabaret bars and comedy spots.
Live at the Bowl
An open-air program of music, dance, circus, community-led and family-friendly events.
An American in Paris
The delightful musical play inspired by the 1951 film comes to Melbourne this March.
The international stage phenomenon and hit West End play comes to Melbourne in 2022.
Melbourne's essential night-time events
From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.
Smells Like a Song
A fully improvised musical where you get to decide when the songs happen.
A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds
A homage to and lambasting of Hollywood blockbusters.
Main Stage at Comedy Republic
Featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.
Weekly Bible Study: Secret Burlesque and Comedy Show
A secret vaudeville show with cabaret and burlesque
Hercules: Daniel Schlusser Ensemble
An unflinching theatrical descent into a dark underworld of heroes, gods and monsters.
Lennon McCartney: A Musical Tribute to the Masters
Channelling the songwriters' essence, with an all-new contemporary twist.
The Big Tease Soiree
Celebrates the golden era vintage tease, sizzling cabaret and variety shows.
The Australian Ballet: Behind The Scenes
Go behind the scenes and spend a morning with the dancers.
Princes of the Night
Join the glitz and glamour of this weekly show at Crown Melbourne.
Applause: 1930s Berlin Burlesque and Cabaret
Cabaret and burlesque in the Apollo Theatre at Speakeasy HQ.
La Mama Poetica: March
La Mama Poetica: March features Jennifer Harrison, Tim Evans, Lucy Van and Paul Mitchell.
An Unauthorised History of Moomba
A darkly comic telling of the history of Melbourne's iconic festival.
Kit Kat Prov: Impro Melbourne
A preview season of a new comedy festival show, Kit Kat Prov An improvised Cabaret.
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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