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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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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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Dreamers

6 - 30 Nov 2014

See the Australian premiere production of the play Dreamers, written by Daniel Keene and directed by Ariette Taylor. Dreamers deals with questions at...

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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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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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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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A Christmas Tale

A Christmas Tale

26 - 30 Nov 2014

Jennifer Monk, Sarah Plummer and Constance Washington bring their newest Australian play, A Christmas Tale, presented by Girls Act Good (GAG), to The...

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Cosi by Louis Nowra

Cosi by Louis Nowra

26 Nov - 6 Dec 2014

It's 1971. Lewis has just graduated from university. As his best friend and girlfriend campaign against the Vietnam War, Lewis battles to stage a...

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Spanish Theatre Company

Spanish Theatre Company presents Jugar con Fuego

26 - 30 Nov 2014

This November, The Spanish Theatre Company is proudly staging a production of Jugar con Fuego, a play loosely based on Strindberg's comedy Playing...

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The Collected Works of Victor Bergman

The Collected Works of Victor Bergman

4 - 14 Dec 2014

Once upon a time in Romania, Aaron Orzech and his girlfriend met a strange and powerful man named Victor Bergman. The next day, he married them in...

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The House of Yes

The House of Yes

2 - 6 Dec 2014, 9 - 13 Dec 2014

'Jackie-O' Pascal is obsessed with the 1962 Kennedy assassination, frequently re-enacting the moment of his death for her own deluded amusement. She...

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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

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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The Big Gay Cruise

Pacific Queen The Big Gay Cruise a New Musical

22 - 25 Jan 2015, 27 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

This brand new musical is brash, brave and bold exploring love, fidelity and fun. The Pacific Queen sets sail on her epic journey from Sydney to L....

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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

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

Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.

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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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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

23 Mar - 2 Apr 2015

One of the most-read and iconic children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience...

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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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Opera Australia's Madama Butterfly

Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne - Madama Butterfly

4 May 2015, 6 May 2015, 9 May 2015, 12 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

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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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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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

Christmas Countdown Extravaganza

Christmas Countdown dinner show Extravaganza

12 Dec 2014

This is a Dinner Show Extravaganza with food, fun, music and served up with a good helping of laughs . . . the essential ingredients. Be entertained...

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Ostinato Celebrating Christmas

Ostinato Celebrating Christmas

7 Dec 2014

Celebrating Christmas features songs both traditional and new Ostinato is a non-auditioning community choir for all people who enjoy singing. Their...

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