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Melbourne offers a wealth of entertainment options. Catch a performance at one of Melbourne's many theatre venues – there are many great shows, musicals and plays to enjoy.
25 Aug 2016 - 4 Sep 2016, Comedy Theatre
Murder! Lies! Cows! The Beast is an organic, free range, jet-black comedy that holds a hand-crafted chef's blade to the throat of modern Australia.
Matilda the Musical
13 Mar 2016 - 11 Nov 2016, Princess Theatre
Don't miss the award-winning Matilda the Musical, a tale of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Understudied: Tales from the Hollywood Backlot
17 Aug 2016 - 21 Aug 2016, The Butterfly Club
An encore production of this comedy set during the golden age of Hollywood, featuring the brightest stars who never made it into the spotlight.
The Secret Noise
14 Oct 2016 - 15 Oct 2016, Arts House
Not all music was made for public consumption. The Secret Noise takes you under the veil to explore the realm of secret music.
2 Nov 2016 - 6 Nov 2016, Arts House
Acclaimed percussive artist Matthias Schack-Arnott returns to Arts House with a new work.
Permission to Speak
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016, Arts House
This collaboration between director Tamara Saulwick and composer Kate Neal pairs contemporary performance with music composition.
7 Sep 2016 - 11 Sep 2016, Arts House
Featuring deafblind artists Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens, Imagined Touch is a tactile and immersive shared experience.
Two Jews Walk into a Theatre...
23 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016, Arts House
Director/performer Brian Lipson and choreographer/director Gideon Obarzanek become their fathers on stage, with funny, poignant and alarming results.
Late Night Swing Thing – A Tuxedo Crooning Jazz Show
30 Jun 2016 - 27 Aug 2016, Speakeasy HQ
Love the rat pack and late-night jazz lounges? Enjoy a late-night soul, jazz and blues set featuring Lady Fox, Matthew Hadgraft and Roy Maloy.
16 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Melbourne Recital Centre
Hear one of the most outstanding Chinese violinists today, Lu Siqing, as he brings 'The Song of Nostalgia' to Australian audiences.
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