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Performing arts

 
Melbourne is Australia's performing arts capital and kicks up its heels year round, with everything from opera and Broadway spectaculars to contemporary dance and comedy.

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Melbourne offers plenty of laughs, at venues like the Last Laugh or at the famed Melbourne International Comedy Festival held each April and May.
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There's a wealth of arts festivals for you to enjoy throughout the year in Melbourne – the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October is world renowned.
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Melbourne is the home of the Australian Ballet, the county's premier ballet company, as well as many other modern dance groups.
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Melbourne is home to the Victorian Opera, and also enjoys regular performances by Opera Australia.
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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.

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