Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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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

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 26 Jul 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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Impro Melbourne’s Maestro Impro 2015!

Impro Melbourne’s Maestro Impro 2015!

3 May - 7 Jun 2015

Directors challenge improvisers to step into the unknown and perform to the peak of their abilities. To become the Maestro they must outwit, outplay,...

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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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Opera Australia's Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

30 May 2015

Madama Butterfly is one of the world's great love stories, and this production, one of Australia's most loved, has been beautifully produced using...

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

27 - 31 May 2015, 2 - 7 Jun 2015, 9 - 14 Jun 2015, 16 - 21 Jun 2015

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

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MTC's 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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The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

25 - 30 May 2015, 1 - 27 Jun 2015

The story that divided society. The science that changed the world. Belinda McClory, William McInnes and Greg Stone lead a talented cast in this...

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

28 - 30 May 2015, 2 - 6 Jun 2015

The Australian Premiere Stage Adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, adapted for the stage and directed by Yvonne Virsik. There is...

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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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Let's Hurry to Love People - A Poetic Journey with John Wood and Exit Theatre

Let's Hurry to Love People - A Poetic Journey with John Wood and Exit Theatre

6 - 7 Jun 2015

Exit Theatre will take you on a journey through the poetic world of love and relationship with Let's Hurry to Love People - A Poetic Journey with...

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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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The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

12 Jun - 5 Jul 2015

On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into tyre trouble and seek help at the...

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Funny Girl (Karralyka Centre)

Funny Girl - Karralyka Centre

12 - 14 Jun 2015, 18 - 20 Jun 2015

Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical based on the life and early career of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Brice. The story opens...

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A Nightmare On Dance Street

A Nightmare On Dance Street

11 Jul 2015

From the people that brought you last year's sold out smash hit, Once Upon A Time: A Fairy Tale Fusion of Dance, prepare to be thrilled, chilled and...

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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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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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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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Legends!

Legends!

2 - 20 Sep 2015

Welcome to the satirical and sentimental world of Legends! A funhouse of gossip, rivalry, reminiscence, longing, scandal and a sexy male stripper...

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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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Melbourne Fringe 2014

Melbourne Fringe Festival

16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

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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TANDERRUM, 2014 Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

8 - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...

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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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Georgy Girl, The Seekers Musical

Georgy Girl, The Seekers Musical

15 Dec 2015 - 31 Jan 2016

Celebrating one of Australia's most loved groups, Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical will have its world premiere in Melbourne this December at Her...

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Regional plays & musicals

Ned - A New Australian Musical

Ned - A New Australian Musical

22 - 31 May 2015

An Ordinary Man, an Extraordinary Legend. The legendary tale of Ned Kelly springs into life in this exhilarating new Australian Musical by composer...

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Sex with Strangers

Sex with Strangers

17 - 19 Jun 2015

Trapped in a rural writer's retreat by a snowstorm, serious writer turned professor, Olivia (Tottie Goldsmith) is setting down to write her second...

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Mother (Noni Hazlehurst)

Mother (Noni Hazlehurst)

30 Jul - 1 Aug 2015

I said I was a good mother. They said I was a bad mother. I didn't know what they meant. Reconnect with loved ones and enjoy some of Australia's...

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Cranky Bear

Cranky Bear

23 - 24 Jun 2015

Flamboyant friends Zebra, Lion and Moose each think they know how to solve the Bear's crankiness but their shenanigans just make him even crankier....

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Hamlet (Bell Shakespeare)

Hamlet

27 - 28 Jul 2015

Bell Shakespeare returns to Her Majesty's with one of Shakepeare's most revered tragedies. Dark acts result in darker consequences. And there is...

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Shakespeare on the River Festival

Shakespeare on the River Festival

7 May 2016

The annual Shakespeare on the River Festival runs each April or May in Stratford, Australia. The festival has created an enduring arts legacy for...

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Maggie Millar presents monologues by Elizabeth Jolley & Carmel Bird

Maggie Millar Presents Monologues by Elizabeth Jolley & Carmel Bird

6 Jun 2015

Award-winning actress Maggie Millar presents dramatic monologues especially written for her by two of Australia's favourite authors. Old Collegian by...

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Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life

Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life

23 Aug 2015

Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life is a funny, poignant and endearing show that will make you laugh, cry and leave you feeling like your...

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Sex with Strangers

Sex with Strangers

13 Aug 2015

Starring Tottie Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson, Sex with Strangers is dark, sexy and funny. Sex with Strangers makes timely and insightful observations...

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Drowning in Veronica Lake

Drowning in Veronica Lake

5 Aug 2015

In 1940's Veronica Lake set the standard for self-destructive celebrities. She took tea with Eleanor Roosevelt, piloted her own plane from coast to...

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Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story

Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story

8 Aug 2015

In Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story, Dominic Finley fills your night with interesting stories about how the songs were created and of...

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A Street Car Named Desire

A Street Car Named Desire

30 - 31 Oct 2015

Tensions and desires swirl in this gripping dance drama created by award-winning choreographer, Tim Podesta, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play...

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The Lost World War I Diary of Paddy Callinan

The Lost World War I Diary of Paddy Callinan

30 Jul 2015

A fresh take on the generation who travelled across the world to war and discovered along the way that it's a long way to Tipperary without a GPS....

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