Discover things to do in Melbourne in April, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.

4 Dec - 25 Apr

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

A major exhibition focusing on the French couturière.

30 Mar - 24 Apr

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The city lights up with laughs when the Comedy Fest comes to town.

1 Nov - 1 May

THE LUME Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

An ambitious exhibition of artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology.

6 Dec - 28 Oct

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

12 Nov - 29 Apr

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

18 Mar - 24 Apr

An American in Paris

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

5 Jan - 25 Apr

Live at the Bowl

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

2 Dec - 25 Apr

Melbourne Street Eatz

Melbourne’s favourite food truck event is back with weekly rotating trucks, bars and live music.

2 Dec - 24 Apr


Australia’s leading architecture and design event returns to Melbourne.

8 Nov - 12 Jun

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

22 Dec - 25 Apr

Bark Ladies

An exhibition that celebrates the NGV’s extraordinary collection of work by Yolngu women artists.

19 Nov - 31 May

Punting on the Lake

Glide between the bays and islands of Ornamental Lake on a guided boat cruise.

30 Apr - 26 Jun

Spectrum: An Exploration of Colour

An exhibition exploring colour in works drawn from the NGV.

24 Apr

Run the Tan

Take on the challenging Royal Botanic Gardens course.

18 May - 31 Dec

Shrine Tours

Experience more at the Shrine with a guided tour

21 Apr

Metropolis: The Lost

A concerto and narrative interpretation of northern European myths and ancient rituals.

13 Nov - 2 Apr

Princes of the Night

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

13 Jan - 29 May


Escape to a surreal desert island in this new interactive exhibition.

18 Mar - 7 Aug


Queer shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine the queer stories that artworks can tell.

23 Oct - 1 Apr

Downtown: Petula Clark to Carole King

Amy Audrey sings the songs made famous by the two singers.

2 Apr

Jeff Duff's Spinning Wheel

Jeff Duff and band perform the music of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears.

8 Nov - 15 May

Still in My Mind

A multi-media exhibition exploring notions of identity, home and connection to country.

1 Dec - 30 Oct

Lust Love Loss: Australian Stories of Wartime Relationships

Explore how universal experiences are magnified in times of war.

25 Jan - 26 Apr

Wine Trivia and Options Games with Antony

Join sommelier Antony Anderson for a night of wine-themed trivia.

3 Apr

An Evening with Peter Singer

Hear the activist and world's most influential living philosopher, Peter Singer, in conversation.

18 May - 1 Jul

Between Two Worlds

Immerse yourself in the visual world of three artists who explore the experience of being a veteran.

28 Apr

Omega Ensemble: Continuum

This chamber music performance includes works by Olivier Messiaen, Lou Bennett and Arvo Pärt.

15 Jan - 29 Apr

Lennon McCartney

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

5 Nov - 9 Apr

Edith Piaf: Love, Life and No Regrets

French cabaret star Jem 'Appelle brings Piaf's legacy to life.

18 May - 1 Apr

Dean Bowen's Imagining Centaur

An exploration of the tragic sinking of the Australian hospital ship Centaur in May 1943.

13 May - 13 May

The Changing Face of Victoria

See more than 150 objects, artworks and photographs in a free exhibition.

4 Nov - 22 Dec

Comedy Connection

Every Thursday, enjoy five of Melbourne's best comedians along with weekly bar specials.

5 Nov - 30 Jun

Cluedo Experience

Step back in time to solve a mysterious murder that brings the iconic board game Cluedo to life.

1 Apr

MSO Mornings: Brahms' Second Piano Concerto

Enjoy romantic-era Brahms with Piano Concerto No.2.

23 Nov - 28 Jun

Linguas Melbourne Language Exchange Social

Meet new people and practise speaking another language.

10 Dec - 22 Apr

NGV Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights returns with local music, outdoor dining, food and bespoke bars.

26 Nov - 23 Dec

The Big Hoo-Haa

Melbourne's longest-running, best-loved weekly impro comedy show.

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