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

12 Nov - 29 Apr

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

12 Nov - 26 Jan

Frozen the Musical

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

3 Nov - 27 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

7 Dec - 17 Apr

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.

5 Jan - 25 Apr

Live at the Bowl

An open-air program of music, dance, circus, community-led and family-friendly events.

18 Mar - 24 Apr

An American in Paris

The delightful musical play inspired by the 1951 film comes to Melbourne this March.

13 Sep - 22 Oct

Ghost Stories

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.

14 Jan - 25 Feb

Smells Like a Song

A fully improvised musical where you get to decide when the songs happen.

16 Mar - 27 Mar

Fire in the Head

The untold story of Ned Kelly's sister, Kate.

22 Jan - 19 Nov

Main Stage at Comedy Republic

Featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.

29 Mar - 3 Apr


A gripping drama on mateship, brotherhood and masculinity.

24 May - 28 May

Hercules: Daniel Schlusser Ensemble

An unflinching theatrical descent into a dark underworld of heroes, gods and monsters.

15 Jan - 29 Apr

Lennon McCartney: A Musical Tribute to the Masters

Channelling the songwriters' essence, with an all-new contemporary twist.

14 May

The Big Tease Soiree

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

4 Mar - 14 Oct

The Australian Ballet: Behind The Scenes

Go behind the scenes and spend a morning with the dancers.

13 Nov - 2 Apr

Princes of the Night

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

8 Feb - 13 Feb

Artemis: Utter Mess

A show about labels and the words that set us free.

13 May

The Blaze Out!

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

26 Nov - 26 Feb

Applause: 1930s Berlin Burlesque and Cabaret

Cabaret and burlesque in the Apollo Theatre at Speakeasy HQ.

22 Mar

La Mama Poetica: March

La Mama Poetica: March features Jennifer Harrison, Tim Evans, Lucy Van and Paul Mitchell.

14 Mar

An Unauthorised History of Moomba

A darkly comic telling of the history of Melbourne's iconic festival.

5 Feb - 26 Feb

Kit Kat Prov: Impro Melbourne

A preview season of a new comedy festival show, Kit Kat Prov An improvised Cabaret.

14 Aug

Elvis King of the World

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

16 Mar - 31 Jul


The award-winning musical is coming to Melbourne soon.

27 Jan - 13 Feb

The Wedding Singer

Party like it's 1985 with this feel-good musical spectacular.

9 Sep - 10 Sep

One Man In His Time: John Bell and Shakespeare

Spend an evening with John Bell as he shares his humour, wit and a lifetime of Shakespeare.

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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