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Major Melbourne events 
Major events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year, from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November..
Image of Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wed 25 Mar 2015 to Sun 19 Apr 2015
Offering a month-long program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
Image of The Lion King
Fri 20 Feb 2015 to Sun 23 Aug 2015
Brilliantly re-imagined by director Julie Taymor, The Lion King has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience.
Image of Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wed 25 Mar 2015 to Sun 19 Apr 2015
Offering a month-long program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
Image of Dirty Dancing
Wed 04 Mar 2015 to Sun 03 May 2015
Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing.
Image of Melbourne International Design Week
Mon 11 May 2015 to Sun 17 May 2015
Melbourne International Design Week highlights design as a catalyst for innovation, linking creativity with business, technology and society.
Image of Anything Goes
Wed 27 May 2015 to Sat 20 Jun 2015
Helpmann Award-winning Dean Bryan and Andrew Hallsworth's brand-new production of Cole Porter's de-lightful, de-lovely musical, Anything Goes.
Image of The Australian Ballet presents The Dream
Thu 04 Jun 2015 to Sat 13 Jun 2015
Mischievous sprites, tangled loves and dazzling dance: this sparkling ballet triple bill is an effervescent evening for all the family.
Image of The Australian Ballet presents Cinderella
Fri 19 Jun 2015 to Sat 27 Jun 2015
Witty, vibrant, glamorous and romantic, Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella will sweep you off your feet.
Image of The Australian Ballet presents 20:21
Thu 27 Aug 2015 to Sat 05 Sep 2015
The best of the 20th century, the freshest of the 21st: this electrifying triple bill showcases ballet giants past and present.

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Image of Federation Square - what's on
There's always something going on at Fed Square, with an impressive calendar of events and activities taking place throughout the year.
Image of Festivals
There's always a festival going on in Melbourne, whether it’s film, comedy, arts, music or design. International artists often top the bill, along with home-grown talent.
Image of Festivals and events calendar
Whenever you visit Melbourne, you are sure to be swept up in one of the city's fantastic festivals or major events that are on throughout the year.

 

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