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Theatre & shows

 
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.
The Sublime - Friday 22 August 2014 to Saturday 04 October 2014 - Performing arts

The Sublime

22 Aug 2014 - 4 Oct 2014, Fairfax Studio
From award-winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell (The Slap, Love My Way) comes a visceral examination of sex, power and footy.
Papillon - Thursday 27 November 2014 to Saturday 29 November 2014 - Performing arts

Papillon

27 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014, Wonderland Spiegeltent
From high-flying acrobats to saucy cigarette girls and death-defying acrobats, Papillon offers something naughty and new for an adults-only audience.
Let's Get It On: The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye - Tuesday 09 September 2014 to Saturday 13 September 2014 - Performing arts

Let's Get It On: The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye

9 Sep 2014 - 13 Sep 2014, Athenaeum Theatre
Let's Get It On: The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye celebrates the Prince of Soul.
Flashpoint Theatre at the Library - Thursday 25 September 2014, 7pm to 8:30pm - Performing arts

Flashpoint Theatre at the Library

25 Sep 2014, State Library of Victoria
Enjoy a free event with readings of excerpts from winning scripts from the R E Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Awards.
Waking Up Dead - Thursday 04 September 2014 to Sunday 14 September 2014 - Performing arts

Waking Up Dead

4 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014, Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
How do you grieve for someone you shared a life with, when that life was a lie? Waking Up Dead is an intimate journey of love and betrayal.
Short Change - Tuesday 23 September 2014 to Sunday 28 September 2014 - Performing arts

Short Change

23 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014, Portland Hotel
This is the story of a single coin. Why we want it, how it drives us, what it makes us become. 'Cos we are living in a material world...
The 39 Steps - Thursday 02 October 2014 to Saturday 04 October 2014 - Performing arts

The 39 Steps

2 Oct 2014 - 4 Oct 2014, Athenaeum Theatre
Four actors, over 100 characters, all in 100 hilarious minutes - see The 39 Steps, a speedy whodunit based on Hitchcock's 1935 spy thriller.
Salvation Amy - Thursday 28 August 2014 to Friday 29 August 2014 - Performing arts

Salvation Amy

28 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014, The Butterfly Club
Green Room Award-nominee and cabaret artist, Amy Bodossian, returns to Melbourne for a two-night-only season of Salvation Amy at the Butterfly Club.
Applespiel Make a Band and Take On the Recording Industry - Wednesday 03 September 2014 to Saturday 13 September 2014 - Performing arts

Applespiel Make a Band and Take On the Recording Industry

3 Sep 2014 - 13 Sep 2014, Coopers Malthouse Theatre
The acclaimed Applespiel collective chronicle the meteoric rise - and inevitable fall – of an eight-piece indie band.
Melbourne French Theatre Presents George Dandin by Molière - Tuesday 02 September 2014 to Saturday 13 September 2014 - Performing arts

Melbourne French Theatre Presents George Dandin by Molière

2 Sep 2014 - 13 Sep 2014, Pop-Up Theatre at La Maison de Maître
Melbourne French Theatre presents 'George Dandin ou le Mari Confondu', a French comedy by Molière, with English surtitles.

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