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Theatre & musicals

Immerse yourself in Victoria's culture through its ever-expanding calendar of theatrical and musical performances. Come with family and friends and make a night of it, experiencing original work or singing along to your favourite blockbuster productions. Check out productions across the state, everywhere from historic theatres and cutting-edge performance spaces to iconic regional venues that showcase local works.

Big bright city lights
Contemporary theatrical works abound at The Arts Centre and Malthouse Theatre. Situated in Melbourne's arts precinct, a night at these theatres means treating yourself to international hits and bold new works that push the creative envelope.

Regional treasures
Explore the depth of regional talent in one of the many theatres across Victoria. The Mildura Arts Centre and Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre host both original productions and commissioned works that will entertain theatre buffs, young and old alike. Meanwhile, Ballarat's Her Majesty's Theatre and the Albury Entertainment Centre play host to a diverse program of national and international touring shows.

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Melbourne plays & musicals

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The Sublime

22 Aug - 4 Oct 2014

From award-winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell (The Slap, Love My Way) comes a visceral examination of sex, power and footy. The Sublime is fresh...

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The Sublime

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Sublime'

22 Aug - 4 Oct 2014

From award winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell (The Slap, Love My Way) comes a visceral examination of sex, power and footy. The Sublime is fresh...

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WizAz: Magic Rocks

WizAz: Magic Rocks

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

What would Harry Potter be like if it were set in Australia? WizAz is about a couple of young wizards, Liam and Xander, who have graduated from...

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Melbourne Fringe Media Launch 2013

Melbourne Fringe Festival

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.

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The Riders

The Riders

23 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

The Riders is a brand new Australian opera based on Tim Winton's Booker-nominated classic. Composed by the acclaimed Iain Grandage with the libretto...

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Once

Once

26 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

Discover the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and the singer who inspires him as Once makes its Australian debut.

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Miss Fletcher Sings The Blues

Miss Fletcher Sings The Blues

27 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe and winner of the People's Choice Award at New Zealand Fringe Festival, Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues is a musical...

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Attic Erratic presents Tripped

Attic Erratic presents Tripped

27 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, two very different, very manly men take a stroll through a minefield, Tripped is a parable, examining...

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Night Terrors

Night Terrors

28 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Four all new stories to terrify you deep into the night! Based on the success of last year's Fringe, Stefan Taylor, the master of macabre, returns...

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Highly Flammable Love

29 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

A twisted romantic comedy for adorable couples, desperate singles and psychopathic hipsters alike. Marcus Doherty brings his 'wit, insight,...

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Pandora's Dolls

30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

See Pandora's Dolls, a play about the consequences of childhood neglect and trauma, at the 2014 Fringe Festival. Pandora's Dolls is metaphoric rather...

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A Four-Eyed Guide To The Galaxy

A Four-Eyed Guide To The Galaxy

30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Explore space flight and reach for the stars with Rowena Hutson's A Four-Eyed Guide to the Galaxy on at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Drawn from her...

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Inanimately

Inanimately

30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Objectum Sexuality; an emotional and romantic desire towards developing relationships with inanimate objects. Objectum Sexuals have strong feelings...

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The Lounge, A Circus Cabaret

30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

With world class performers Leilisha Marning and Sharon Gruenert, a swinging jazz beat and unforgettable circus you are in for a treat. This show is...

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Post Mortem

30 Sep - 3 Oct 2014

Post Mortem is a surreal multi-disciplinary performance and installation art project debuting at Little Tengu in Preston as part of this year's...

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10 Things You Can't Do On Stage

10 Things You Can't Do On Stage

30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Ever wondered what you're not supposed to do on stage, and why? What happens if you break the Top Ten Rules? What type of madness and mayhem ensues?...

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The Worst of Scottee

30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

Presented as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, The Worst of Scottee returns for a limited season to Theatreworks. Performed in a photo booth,...

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The Bookbinder

30 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

They say you can get lost in a good book. But it's worse getting lost in a bad one. From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre comes a...

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The Dream

The Dream

2 - 4 Oct 2014

The clue is in the title - this is a different dream. Peter Evans has reawakened Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream with a breathless...

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The Ultimate

The Ultimate

2 - 4 Oct 2014

Record Masterchef and come see the real thing as Toot Sweet Productions bring you their maiden Melbourne Fringe Festival performance 'The Ultimate'....

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Complexity of Belonging

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents 'Complexity of Belonging'

6 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

One of Europe's most important theatrical voices, German writer and director Falk Richter combines forces with Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company...

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Up Close and Reasonably Personal with Amanda Harrison

7 - 12 Oct 2014

Up Close and Reasonably Personal with Amanda Harrison is a candid evening of song and conversation with one of Australia's most prolific musical...

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The Sound of Waves

The Sound of Waves

3 - 5 Oct 2014, 7 - 12 Oct 2014

A story of losing one’s world. . . and finding it again. Meet Shelly, a normal girl who unexpectedly finds herself becoming more and more fish-like...

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Hamlet

8 - 18 Oct 2014

The Melbourne University Shakespeare Company is proud to present a striking contemporary adaptation of Hamlet. In this unique reconceptualisation of...

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Carrie The Musical

Carrie The Musical

1 - 5 Oct 2014, 8 - 12 Oct 2014

Carrie White, the troubled teenager with telekinetic powers is a touchstone character in pop culture. First emerging in Stephen King's sensational...

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Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday

9 - 26 Oct 2014

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday interrogates and celebrates different perspectives on life: some looking forward and some looking back. Scripted from...

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Shadows of Angels

Shadows of Angels

12 Oct - 2 Nov 2014

Truth. Beauty. Crime. Wicked women, seductive sinners, vicious vixens - thanks to Hollywood the femme fatale is depicted as a curvaceous, red-lipped,...

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The Mesh

15 Oct - 8 Nov 2014

The Mesh is a haunting and timely allegory filled with dancing, original songs and a rich musical score. Inspired by the story of Elise Hearst's...

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Since I Suppose

15 - 26 Oct 2014

Especially crafted for two people at a time, Since I Suppose is an immersive journey through Melbourne's CBD incorporating digital technologies,...

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Team of Life

16 - 20 Oct 2014

If you thought of your life as a team, who would be your coach? Who is protecting your goals? Who is cheering you on? Sport, theatre, dance and music...

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Hipbone Sticking Out

17 - 21 Oct 2014

When 16-year-old Yindjibarndi man John Pat died in a Roebourne lockup in 1983, it was more than a singular tragedy - it was part of a longer story,...

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Opus

17 - 19 Oct 2014

Debussy String Quartet, one of France's most established string groups, collaborates with circus innovators Circa to perform Opus. Opus begins with a...

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When The Mountain Changed Its Clothing

When The Mountain Changed Its Clothing

23 - 26 Oct 2014

Presented as part of Melbourne Festival, When The Mountain Changed Its Clothing is one of the true living legends of the European artistic landscape....

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Trisha Brown – Pure Movement

23 - 26 Oct 2014

Over three nights during the Melbourne Festival, the Trisha Brown Dance Company perform two programs of Trisha Brown's most celebrated and enduring...

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I'll Eat You Last

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'I'll Eat You Last'

31 Oct - 20 Dec 2014

At the Arts Centre Melbourne; BAFTA Award winner Miriam Margolyes stars in John Logan's scintillating solo show - a titillating night of tinseltown...

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Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue

8 Nov - 20 Dec 2014

The Melbourne Theatre Company presents an astonishing collaboration of three artists in 2009 led to one of the runaway hits of the Australian theatre...

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The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

12 - 16 Nov 2014

Flagship UK company Ridiculusmus Theatre ingeniously stages an electrifying experience of auditory hallucination; in a fantastical, comic work...

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Calpurnia Descending

Calpurnia Descending

12 - 30 Nov 2014

Calpurnia Descending sends up the dangers of fame with the tale of Beverly Dumont - a reclusive, drunken, Depression-era Broadway washout. Beverly...

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Killer Joe

Killer Joe by Tracy Letts

4 - 9 Nov 2014, 11 - 16 Nov 2014, 18 - 23 Nov 2014

Chris Smith takes us through the many things that can go wrong when trying to kill your mother for her insurance policy. Probably shouldn't have...

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Going Nowhere

21 - 23 Nov 2014

Going Nowhere is one event happening on two sides of the globe simultaneously – in Melbourne and in Cambridge, UK – exploring how artists,...

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La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

21 Nov - 7 Dec 2014

Winner of six Tony Awards in its original Broadway season, La Cage Aux Folles is universally known for its powerful anthem I Am What I Am and songs...

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Rizzo and the Grease Cast

GREASE

11 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Grease is the word and it's also the place to be when the number one party musical returns to Melbourne in a new multi-million dollar production.

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Spinnaker Bay – Live Soap Opera

17 Oct 2014, 14 Nov 2014, 12 Dec 2014

Welcome to the sleepy, seaside town of Spinnaker Bay. Under the watchful eye of the Spinnaker Bay lighthouse journey into the lives of those who...

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 15 Mar 2015

Global Creatures presents Strictly Ballroom The Musical, based on the much-loved Australian film. Coming soon to Her Majesty's Theatre, this brand...

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Thriller Live

28 Jan - 8 Feb 2015

Direct from London's West End, Thriller Live celebrates the undisputed King of Pop in a spectacular show packed with over two hours of favourite...

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

20 Feb - 10 May 2015

Seen by over 70 million people, Disney's landmark musical event The Lion King opens February at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne for a strictly limited...

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Dirty Dancing

23 Feb - 17 May 2015

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage, returns to Australia for a 10th anniversary tour. An unprecedented live experience, this worldwide...

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Wot? No Fish!!

Wot? No Fish!!

24 Feb - 8 Mar 2015

Wot? No Fish!! turns the Solomons' strange and wonderful history into a humorous and heart-warming narrative for all ages. In 1926, London shoemaker...

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Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

11 - 21 Mar 2015

Nothing to Lose, but your assumptions as Force Majeure continues its decade-long artistic study of the modern psyche. Fat is a powerful little word,...

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Meme Girls

Meme Girls

8 Apr - 2 May 2015

At Malthouse Theatre, Meme Girls construct their identities in real time - and demand an audience. Experience the sort of post-gender,...

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Regional plays & musicals

Theatre Shorts #4

Theatre Shorts #4

11 - 12 Oct 2014

Catprint is proud to present an evening of ten bite sized theatre plays in a smorgasbord of styles. There is something to please everyone! Bring a...

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Steinway on Stage - Amy Faithfull & VCE Colleagues

Steinway on Stage - Amy Faithfull & VCE Colleagues

8 Oct 2014

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre joins with Wangaratta Arts Council to present intimate twilight concerts which we call Steinway on Stage because...

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Women

Women of the 60s

25 Oct 2014

This high class show will take you back in time to the fabulous music of the 60's, featuring songs by artists such as Dusty Springfield, Dionne...

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

7 Oct 2014

Based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller film and novel by John Buchan, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over a...

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Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Annie

2 - 4 Oct 2014

The Wangaratta Players present Annie, the story of a little girl whose optimism inspired a nation and earned her a family. This production will star...

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

8 - 9 Oct 2014

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over a hundred characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy...

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Niel Diamond

The Neil Diamond Story

11 Oct 2014

The Neil Diamond Story is not only a stunning presentation of Diamond's hits, but also tells the tale of this once struggling Broadway songwriter,...

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Steinway on Stage - Darcie Pegler & Tim Wong

Steinway on Stage - Darcie Pegler & Tim Wong

15 Oct 2014

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre joins with Wangaratta Arts Council to present intimate twilight concerts which they call Steinway on Stage because...

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