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

Ethicist Peter Singer with a wry smile and glasses, denim shirt and dark jacket, against bright-green background.

An Evening with Peter Singer

18 Apr
Hear the world's most influential living philosopher, Peter Singer, in conversation.
Empty interior of the Regent Theatre.

Chess the Musical

24 Apr
The hit musical, featuring the music of ABBA, plays the Regent Theatre for one night only.
Man jumping in a modern, brightly-coloured gallery setting.

NGV Triennial

19 Dec - 18 Apr
Experience a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, design and architecture.
Joggers on the Tan Track running under the trees of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Run the Tan

24 Apr
Run the Tan features four key events taking on the challenging Royal Botanic Gardens course.
Painting of an elderly woodworker with a carving and a younger woodworker in shirtsleeves and apron standing at a work desk covered in tools.

Judith M Perrey Memorial Retrospective Exhibition

1 Apr - 12 Apr
Visit an exhibition of the life's work of Judith M Perrey (1927–2016).
Two actors wearing plaid shirts seated at a table and smiling, in front of other smiling actors on stage.

Come From Away

16 Feb - 1 Aug
Award-winning musical telling the true story of a small town that welcomed the world.
Woman siting behind a sewing machine smiling at the camera.

Australasian Quilt Convention

15 Apr - 18 Apr
See the best quilts around Australia, amazing international works and learn new techniques.
Dancer in feathered costume performing for a crowd of onlookers.

VIDA - Melbourne Latin Festival

30 Apr - 2 May
A weekend festival of art, culture, food and entertainment from celebrating Latin America.
Joggers on the Tan Track running under the trees of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Run the Tan

24 Apr
Run the Tan features four key events taking on the challenging Royal Botanic Gardens course.
Outdoor filmgoers sitting with picnics on the grass in front of a huge Moonlight Cinema screen.

Moonlight Cinema

7 Jan - 25 Apr
Kick back with a film under the stars at Melbourne’s most spectacular open-air cinema.
Golden background with a young boy inside a round nest sculpture with wings.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

25 Feb - 18 Jul
The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.
Victorian-era garment constructed from tissue paper hand printed with possum fur.

Gung: Create, Make, Do, Love

12 Dec - 30 May
A stunning new exhibition by Wergaia/Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.
Realistic painting of a cow.

Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw

23 Nov - 25 Apr
An exhibition by photorealist painter, sculptor, filmmaker and writer Ivan Durrant.
Brightly coloured Indigenous-themed map of Melbourne and its waterways.

MPavilion

12 Nov - 5 Apr
MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture and design event.

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1 May - 31 May

What's on in May

Things to do in Melbourne in May, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

Major events

From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, major events take centre stage throughout the year.

Family and kids

Find things to do with the kids, from family-friendly events to fun attractions and workshops.

Melbourne for free

Discover free things to do in Melbourne, including galleries, museums, events and festivals.