Discover things to do in Melbourne today, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit. Plus a range of virtual events for you enjoy at home.

12 Jul - 6 Nov

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

11 Aug - 30 Sep

THE LUME Melbourne

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

17 May - 27 Nov

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

7 Aug - 9 Oct

Hairspray

The multi award-winning Broadway musical opens at the Regent Theatre in August.

12 Aug - 13 Aug

Basement Comedy Club with Dave Thornton and Guests

See Dave Thornton and special guests in a fun-filled night of comedy.

10 Mar - 21 Aug

Queer

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

11 Aug - 30 Sep

Seeing the Invisible

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

11 Aug - 28 Aug

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

21 Jun - 21 Aug

Who Are You: Australian Portraiture

Who Are You brings together the portrait holdings of the NGV and the National Portrait Gallery.

16 Mar - 18 Dec

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

1 Aug - 31 Aug

What's on in August

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

4 Aug - 28 Aug

Melbourne International Film Festival

Be part of MIFF’s landmark 70th festival, in cinemas and online.

22 Jul - 29 Jan

Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature

Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.

10 Jun - 9 Oct

The Picasso Century

NGV's world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Illuminates centuries of artistic practice and artists who harness light in their works.

21 May - 21 Sep

Igloo Wonderland at The Wharf Hotel

Cosy up beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights on the banks of the Yarra.

29 Jun - 31 Jan

Potion Putt: A Wizardy Mini-golf Course

Test your magic and wizarding putt-putt skills at this mini-golf course.

10 Jul - 11 Sep

9 to 5 The Musical

Set the alarm for a great night out at Dolly Parton's joyous smash hit musical 9 to 5!

4 Aug - 31 Aug

Lord Mayor's Small Business Awards Photo Exhibition

A photo exhibition celebrating Melbourne’s longstanding independent small businesses.

11 Aug - 13 Aug

Activators 9: To Immortality and Out the Other Side

A sculptural work between dancer and choreographer Lilian Steiner and designer Patrick Hamilton.

11 Aug - 31 Dec

Shrine Tours

Experience more at the Shrine with a guided tour

12 Aug - 26 Aug

Smells Like a Song

A fully improvised musical where you call for the songs!

11 Aug - 16 Nov

Pinot & Picasso

Enjoy a unique paint and sip studio experience.

2 Aug - 13 Aug

Margaret Gold: To the Promised Land

An exhibition capturing the experiences of asylum seekers.

12 Aug

Ten to the Dozen: The Big Hoo-Haa Birthday Show

Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly improv comedy show celebrates.

12 Aug - 22 Aug

Portraiture Exhibition

This annual exhibition celebrates portraiture in all genres by Victorian Artists Society members.

13 May - 19 Nov

Comedy Republic's Main Stage

Enjoy Comedy Republic's signature line-up show every Friday and Saturday night.

12 Jul - 14 Aug

Aaron Ashwood and Yolanda Scholz Vinall: Patchwork

An immersive painting installation of mixed media paintings on canvas and repurposed materials.

3 Jun - 6 Nov

Susan Jacobs: The Ants are in the Idiom

A presentation of newly commissioned work by Australian-born, London-based artist Susan Jacobs.

2 Aug - 23 Jul

Defending With Pride

An exhibition revealing stories of LGBTQ+ service.

11 Aug - 30 Sep

Tech School Exhibition

A history of tech schools in Victoria with original documents and stunning archival photos.

18 Jul - 26 Aug

Sharing Schools, Building Communities

This exhibition showcases the potential for developing and sustaining schools as community hubs.

23 May - 31 Dec

Fitzroy Gardens Outdoor Adventure

A free fun outdoor seek and find adventure around the Fitzroy Gardens.

11 Aug - 1 Nov

Lust Love Loss: Australian Stories of Wartime Relationships

Explore how universal experiences are magnified in times of war.

12 Aug

Re-generation International Youth Film Festival

See films on the theme of resilience and empowerment for young people.

11 Aug - 12 Aug

Groovy Tunes: 2 to 5 years

Groove with your little one to Ghanaian tunes and rhythms.

12 Aug

Off The Leash

An 11-piece band playing the R&B, funk and soul repertoire of Tower of Power.

12 Aug - 13 Aug

Future From Waste Lab Open Studio Tour

See how regenerative fashion production gives pre-loved clothing new life.

22 Jul - 16 Aug

Only Human

An exhibition including works by John Perceval and Constance Stokes.

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1 Nov - 30 Nov

What's on in November

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

1 Jan - 31 Jan

What's on in January

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

1 Feb - 28 Feb

What's on in February

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

1 Sep - 30 Sep

What's on in September

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