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.
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.
An American in Paris
The delightful musical play inspired by the 1951 film comes to Melbourne this March.
Live at the Bowl
An open-air program of music, dance, circus, community-led and family-friendly events.
Shaun the Sheep's Circus Show
Circa’s unbelievable acrobats in a high-flying family adventure based on the hit TV show.
Melbourne's essential night-time events
From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.
Killer Queen: A Royal Affair
A performance of comedy, drama, LGBTQI issues and amazing music.
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.
Smells Like a Song
A fully Improvised musical where you get to decide when the songs happen.
The Big Tease Soiree
Celebrates the golden era vintage tease, sizzling cabaret and variety shows.
Princes of the Night
Join the glitz and glamour of this weekly show at Crown Melbourne.
Weekly Bible Study: Secret Burlesque and Comedy Show
A secret vaudeville show with cabaret and an open mic set.
Downtown: Petula Clark to Carole King
Amy Audrey sings the songs made famous by the two singers.
Applause: 1930s Berlin Burlesque and Cabaret
Cabaret and burlesque in the Apollo Theatre at Speakeasy HQ.
Holly Durant presents a hybrid theatre show utilising song, dada theatre and dance.
Elvis King of the World
See and hear Mark Andrew as Elvis in one of the biggest Elvis concerts ever staged.
Poles: The Science of Magnetic Attraction
A dark comedy about stripping, female friendship, and the stigma of monetising your body.
Las Vegas Nights: Frank, Dean and Burlesque
Experience a 1950s-style vintage jazz show with a burlesque finish.
Touching the Void
See the international smash hit that takes audiences to the snow-capped Peruvian Andes.
Garry Starr: Greece Lightning
A disgraced actor reimagines Greek mythology in order to save the economy of his Hellenic homeland.
Wind in the Willows
This must-do outdoor family theatre experience delivers music, songs, and plenty of laughs.
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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