Theatre | Shows in Melbourne

Australia's Broadway is Melbourne

Melbourne has a rich theatrical tradition comparable with London's West End and New York's Broadway with many shows making their world premiere in Melbourne.

The ProducersGodspell ReimaginedKinky BootsMatilda The MusicalMelbourne Fringe Festival 2016We Will Rock You

Theatre shows shown below are featured productions playing now or coming soon.

Melbourne's premier theatres include Arts Centre, Princess Theatre, Regent Theatre, Athenaeum Theatre, Forum Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre and Comedy Theatre.


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Featured Shows

Annie The Musical 
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In the depths of the 1930’s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the res Read more..

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Dogfight The Musical 
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DOGFIGHT Fab Nobs Theatre What is the Dogfight? The night before shipping out to the Vietnam war, 1963. A collection of rowdy marines begin a betting pool - and the marine who brings the ugliest date to the dance that evening wins the lot. When Read more..

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Fawlty Towers | Live - On Stage 
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Fawlty Towers – Live on Stage will be based on the hilarious and much loved BBC TV series written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. It will be adapted for the stage by John Cleese, with direction by Caroline J. Ranger and assisted by Ed Wightman. Set Read more..

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Four Funerals in One Day 
Four Funerals in One Day by Alan Hopgood by Trinity Uniting Church - Black Street Brighton "Four Funerals in One Day" is an entertaining and inspiring play that has travelled Australia, based on real life stories, designed to facilitate community Read more..

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Godspell Reimagined 
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Arts Centre Melbourne, Bold Jack International and The Australian Shakespeare Company present Godspell Reimagined Stephen Schwartz’s beautiful ride of peace, love and joy returns to Melbourne. One of the most popular musicals ever staged in Aust Read more..

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Kinky Boots 
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KINKY BOOTS, Broadway and the West End’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit premières in Melbourne this October. Featuring 16 Grammy® and Tony® winning songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration tells the story of unlikely friends Read more..

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Matilda The Musical 
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Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary gir Read more..

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Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016 
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2016 MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL: 15 Sept – 2 Oct The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's most vibrant independent arts showcase, developing, championing and celebrating the independent arts. Melbourne Fringe has grown and evolved over 33 yea Read more..

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My First Time 
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My First Time In Association with Ellis Productions Venue: bakery@1812 Dates: 6th October to 29th October Director: Helen Ellis Writers: Ken Davenport My First Time features four actors in hysterical and heartbreaking stories about their Read more..

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Northcote Town Hall Fringe 
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This September, be prepared for dark, edgy and hilarious new shows from some of Australia’s best and brightest artists. Northcote Town Hall Fringe, presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Fringe will showcase five hand-picked performance Read more..

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PARLEY! is a new theatrical work exploring survival and co-existence from the confines of a boat, presented as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016. Ant and Pea are stuck at sea. They aren’t poets. Nor are we. Enough of this empty horizon, geez! Read more..

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Terror Byte | Dracula's Cabaret Dinner & Show 
New Show! Terror Byte is an adrenalin spiked aphrodisiac for the soul! A vampire inspired, poltergeist themed cabaret show, that takes you on a wild journey of fleshy pop-roc, hi-camp costumes, slap-face comedy and desitzous circus acts! The sh Read more..

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The Woman In Black 
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Redfox3 Production and Vass Productions bring The Woman In Black to the Alex Theatre St.Kilda Come along on a terrifying trip through time into a tragic and ghostly world where the horrors of the supernatural combine with the power and intensity o Read more..

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The World Without Birds: A musical fable 
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The World Without Birds: A musical fable THE WORLD WITHOUT BIRDS: a musical fable A darkly comic tale of creativity, ageing and finding grace as we’re replaced by the next generation. Featuring Margot Knight (last seen in The Dressmaker) with a s Read more..

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To Lonely, with love 
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Created by Jennifer Monk, Perri Cummings and Lisa Dallinger from real letters. 'To Lonely, with love' explores how people find themselves in isolation and how the art of letter writing can bring them out of their personal cells. Compared with Read more..

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True West 
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Matchstick Theatre presents True West by Sam Shepard True West is a phenomenal piece of American text written by Sam Shepard who is arguably one of the best playwrights of our time. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1983, True West follows the Read more..

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Urinetown The Musical 
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URINETOWN THE MUSICAL A musical not entirely about piss. Set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, where the poor are charged to use the bathroom. Our hero, Bobby Strong, leads the poor in a rebellion against the evil Mr. Cladwell for the r Read more..

View Profile | Cheltenham

Melbourne Playback Theatre Company proudly present Voyager Playing as a part of Mental Health Week, Voyager is the fifth and final Q&A event in the 2016 series presented by Melbourne Playback Theatre Company. With four previous sell out even Read more..

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We Will Rock You 
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Producers of the Australian tour of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU have announced the show will be at the Regent Theatre from 30 August 2016, as part of its Australian national tour. Since 2002, over 15 million theatregoers in 17 Read more..

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