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

 Major performances

Image of Billy Elliot the Musical
Thu 20 Feb 2020 to Sat 30 May 2020
Be inspired. Be electrified. Billy Elliot the Musical is coming to Melbourne's Regent Theatre!
Image of Shrek the Musical
Sun 16 Feb 2020 to Sun 03 May 2020
The lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy Shrek the Musical plays Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre.
Image of Come From Away
Wed 03 Jul 2019 to Sat 21 Mar 2020
Don't miss this new Broadway musical that tells the true 9/11 story of thousands of stranded passengers and the Newfoundland town that welcomed them.
Image of Chicago
Sat 14 Dec 2019 to Sun 23 Feb 2020
A universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, Chicago has one show-stopping song after another and the slickest dancing in town.
Image of Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
Thu 12 Mar 2020 to Sun 10 May 2020
Cirque du Soleil's brand new show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities is set to tour Melbourne from March 2020 under the new grey and white Big Top.
Image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wed 16 Jan 2019 to Sun 12 Jul 2020
Experience the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two.
Image of Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Sun 19 Apr 2020
The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town!

 All performances

Club Voltaire Cabaret - Saturday 15 February 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020 - Performing arts

Club Voltaire Cabaret

15 Feb 2020 - 30 Jun 2020, Club Voltaire
Join Club Voltaire for regular Thursday and Saturday night entertainment, featuring some of Melbourne's best up and coming cabaret artists.
Going Down - Monday 02 March 2020 to Saturday 07 March 2020 - Performing arts

Going Down

2 Mar 2020 - 7 Mar 2020, The Butterfly Club
It's All Happening presents Going Down: How to Stay on Top When You’re Getting Sucked Below as part of The Butterfly Club's One Act Play festival.
Gin Joint and Music Hall – Vintage Cabaret for the Soul - Wednesday 12 February 2020 to Wednesday 24 June 2020 - Performing arts

Gin Joint and Music Hall – Vintage Cabaret for the Soul

12 Feb 2020 - 24 Jun 2020, Speakeasy HQ
If you crave the opportunity to sing along with live music to songs from artists you know and love, then Gin Joint Music Hall is for you!
The Mermaid - Wednesday 06 May 2020 to Saturday 16 May 2020 - Performing arts

The Mermaid

6 May 2020 - 16 May 2020, La Mama Courthouse
This reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's tale is a manifesto for finding your voice and the power that comes with using it.
Hedda GablerGablerGabler - Monday 27 April 2020 to Sunday 03 May 2020 - Performing arts

Hedda GablerGablerGabler

27 Apr 2020 - 3 May 2020, La Mama Courthouse
Witness a competitive deconstruction of Ibsen's greatest heroine.
Kelly - Wednesday 22 April 2020 to Sunday 26 April 2020 - Performing arts


22 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020, La Mama Courthouse
Kelly takes on a contemporary relevance exploring the issues and power dynamics between the sexes, race, religion and sexuality confronting us today.
Friends! The Musical Parody - Thursday 27 August 2020 to Saturday 29 August 2020 - Performing arts

Friends! The Musical Parody

27 Aug 2020 - 29 Aug 2020, Comedy Theatre
Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates the misadventures of our favourite group of 20-something pals in life, wok and love in 1990s Manhattan.
Queens of the Damned – Prison Dinner Theatre Experience - Saturday 05 October 2019 to Saturday 12 December 2020 - Performing arts

Queens of the Damned – Prison Dinner Theatre Experience

5 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2020, Old Melbourne Gaol
You have been sentenced to an evening behind bars at Melbourne's most wanted night out.
The Indifferent Revolutionist - Monday 24 February 2020 to Saturday 29 February 2020 - Performing arts

The Indifferent Revolutionist

24 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020, The Butterfly Club
Sometimes the only way to start living is to get stuck In a lift.
Downtown  – The Petula Clark and Carole King Essentials - Saturday 15 February 2020 to Wednesday 25 March 2020 - Performing arts

Downtown – The Petula Clark and Carole King Essentials

15 Feb 2020 - 25 Mar 2020, Speakeasy HQ
Enjoy a cabaret performance that brings you the essential songs by Carole King and Petula Clark, presented by vintage soul singer Amy Audrey.

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