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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

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

4 Jul - 20 Dec 2014

See Valjean, Fantine and Cosette take to the stage in Victor Hugo's classic story. It's one of the world's most popular musicals. Don't miss out.

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Once

Once

26 Sep - 31 Dec 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Pavilion

Boutique Theatre presents The Pavilion

30 Oct - 14 Nov 2014

For the first time in Australia, renowned playwright Craig Wright's The Pavilion will be presented by Melbourne's Boutique Theatre company. A...

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SuperGirly: Return of the Pop Princess

SuperGirly: Return of the Pop Princess

30 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

Back by popular demand after their critically acclaimed debut earlier this year, SuperGirly and personal slave Bradley Cooper return to Chapel off...

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Spring Awakening

30 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

In an old world, a new story is taking place. Spring Awakening tells the story of adolescents struggling to find truth in a world wrought with...

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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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PASSION THE MUSICAL

Passion

5 - 8 Nov 2014

From Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine creators of revered musicals Into The Woods and Sunday In The Park With George, comes Passion, winner of four...

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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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Requiem For Dalinka

Requiem For Dalinka

12 - 15 Nov 2014, 17 - 22 Nov 2014

The Artisan Collective proudly present the premiere season of Requiem For Dalinka, a story by Peter Marks at Gasworks Arts Park. Who will survive...

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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

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

Soak up all the glitz, glamour and laughs of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical, the stage show based on the much-loved Australian film.

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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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Jumpy

31 Jan - 14 Mar 2015

Jane Turner and Marina Prior star in April De Angelis' West End hit, a hilarious comedy of frazzled hopes and parental anxiety, directed by Pamela...

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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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Endgame

Endgame

21 Mar - 25 Apr 2015

Returning to Melbourne Theatre Company following his triumph in 'Red', Colin Friels commands the stage in Samuel Beckett's renowned black burlesque...

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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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Timeshare

Timeshare

23 Apr - 17 May 2015

Straddling the International Date Line, Paradise was once a history-themed retreat providing the ultimate in glory-day getaways. Unfortunately, the...

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The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

15 May - 27 Jun 2015

Authentic Australian stories are a rarity on our stages. Even rarer are stories as personal as this by Kylie Trounson, which grapples with the...

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Anything Goes

31 May - 20 Jun 2015

Australia's hottest new creative team, Helpmann Award-winning Dean Bryan and Andrew Hallsworth stage a brand new production of Cole Porter's...

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North by Northwest

North by Northwest

1 Jun - 4 Jul 2015

Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape is retained from Alfred Hitchcock's supreme comedy of suspense in this stunning new stage...

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Birdland

Birdland

6 Jun - 11 Jul 2015

From the mercilessly cool pen of Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens comes Birdland, a slyly witty character study of an imploding rock...

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Love and Information

Love and Information

12 Jun - 4 Jul 2015

Love and Information / are profoundly human needs. With the inventiveness and currency of her signature works Top Girls and Cloud Nine, the latest...

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I Am a Miracle

I Am a Miracle

18 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

I Am a Miracle, because I ain't left yet, it must be a miracle. Marvin Lee Wilson was convicted of murder in 1994. Lawyers said his IQ of 61 meant he...

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Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

18 Jul - 22 Aug 2015

Some plays maintain their relevance because some evils never go away. Ariel Dorfman's stunning world-wide hit Death and the Maiden is one such work....

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The Weir

The Weir

14 Aug - 26 Sep 2015

Theatre's power as an arena for storytelling meets the great Irish tradition of the bar room tale in Conor McPherson's brilliant gem of a play about...

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Antigone

Antigone

21 Aug - 13 Sep 2015

Antigone has always been a respected member of her community but in civil war all bets are off. She suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in....

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They Saw a Thylacine

They Saw a Thylacine

15 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

They Saw a Thylacine on the brink of extinction. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia's...

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The Listies Ruin Xmas

The Listies Ruin Xmas

25 Nov - 13 Dec 2015

The Listies Ruin Xmas is a Frankenstein's monster of a holiday panto. Its mission? To make families laugh as much as possible in 55 minutes. This...

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Regional plays & musicals

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An Evening with Fam

31 Oct 2014, 2 - 3 Nov 2014

Frustrated Artistic Mothers - FAM Events & Productions proudly present live theatre for the Bright Spring Festival An Evening with Fam presents, The...

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