Art, theatre & culture
Indulge in Victoria's ever-expanding arts and culture scene in venues across the state. From theatre shows and live music to comedy clubs, museums, galleries and festivals, Victoria is a region in love with the arts.
Head out any day of the week and enjoy a night of live music or performing arts. There's always a gig, comedy hour, or theatre show taking place in performance spaces, band rooms and theatres across Victoria. Discover the next big thing at a local music venue, see theatrical blockbusters in all their glory, or catch stage productions and concerts at regional cabaret halls.
New blood and old masters
See everything from contemporary works by Australian and international artists to classic pieces by European masters at public and private galleries. Visit independent galleries and artist-run spaces to talk to the artists and get the inside story on Australia's arts scene.
From Indigenous works to contemporary installations, Victoria's countless galleries showcase a wide range of Australian and international talent.
See big names and blockbuster productions in historic theatres, and discover local talent with new work on tiny stages hidden in laneways.
From the living history of Sovereign Hill to the wonder of Scienceworks, there are many worlds to explore in Victoria's museums.
Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.
From heritage buildings to bold contemporary designs, Melbourne and Victoria boast vivid streetscapes highlighted by the contrast of old and new.
Discover what makes Melbourne a UNESCO City of Literature, reading up on local literary culture, creative talent and the best haunts for book lovers.
Take in art from the City Circle tram, or walk through city streets, laneways and squares and along the Yarra River to see the city's public artworks.