Events In Melbourne

10/17/17 to 4/15/18

Re-awakening the Dragon

(Courtesy Sovereign Hill)

A new exhibition at Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum features one of the most extensive Chinese artefact collections, and for the first time in over five decades, reawakens Loong, one of Australia’s oldest dragons. “Re-awakening the Dragon” showcases items once used by Ballarat’s Chinese community for...
12/1/17 to 4/1/18

Moonlight Cinema

(Courtesy Moonlight Cinema)

This year’s Moonlight Cinema, held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, features an action-packed program including advanced movie screenings, new releases and cult classics. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and wine or can take advantage of the hot food, drinks and snacks on sale.
12/15/17 to 4/15/18

NGV Triennial

Alexandra Kehayoglou, "Santa Cruz River", 2016-17, hand-tufted rug and tapestry 100m x 100m. (Courtesy NGV).

The inaugural NGV Triennial presents an unprecedented and large-scale exhibition of international art, design and architecture. Free and exclusive to Melbourne, the NGV Triennial showcases major works by more than 100 artists and designers from 32 countries across all four levels of NGV...
12/21/17 to 3/10/18

A Midsummer Night's Dream

(Courtesy The Australian Shakespeare Company)

Brought to you by the Australian Shakespeare Company is a brand-new production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," performed in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is Shakespeare’s riotous ride through the interwoven world of lovers, fairies and fools. This new production is...
12/27/17 to 3/4/18

Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical

(©Brian Geach)

“Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical” is on at Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre. This colourful show reveals the life of Bobby Darin, the legendary American singer, songwriter and actor. Together with his movie star wife, Sandra Dee, Darin provided the soundtrack to a generation. As a result...
1/21/18 to 4/15/18

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

(Courtesy Priscilla Queen of the Desert)

“Priscilla Queen of the Desert” is the new iconic Australian musical is based on the Oscar-winning Australian film of the same name. It tells of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of...
2/15/18 to 2/25/18

The Show Goes On

Bernadette Robinson stars in “The Show Goes On”. (Courtesy “The Show Goes On”)

Bernadette Robinson, renowned as one of Australia’s most talented singers and actors, is presenting “The Show Goes On” at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio. The production celebrates some of the world’s most publicly adored singers through their own words and legendary songs. Robinson captures...
2/16/18 to 6/3/18

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Esther Hannaford as Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” (©Joan Marcus)

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is an award-winning musical about the singer Carole King. King is regarded as one of the most successful female songwriters of the 20th century and the musical celebrates her rise to stardom. The musical covers her troubled relationship with husband and song-...
2/18/18 to 2/25/18

Chinese New Year at Sovereign Hill

(Courtesy Sovereign Hill)

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. Visitors have the chance to participate in a traditional Chinese New Year celebration, with a range of activities taking place on Sunday 18 February and Sunday 25 February. There will be Chinese performances, workshops, hands-on activities...
2/23/18 to 3/11/18

American Idiot

Adalita, Phil Jamieson and Sarah McLeod in "American Idiot". (©Dylan Evans)

Green Day’s award-winning Broadway phenomenon, “American Idiot”, is on at the Comedy Theatre. Winner of two Tony Awards and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, “American Idiot” is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11, Trumpian-suburbia, discovering...
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