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Upcoming Shows

Disney On Ice presents Frozen – tickets now on sale [Brisbane]
Friday June 30, 2017

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall QLD

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - tickets now on sale [Brisbane]
Nailed it! (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday July 3, 2017

The Toff in Town, Melbourne

For the first time in Melbourne, Nailed It! brings comedians, journalists, politicians, broadcasters and authors together for a rant with a spin!

Nailed it! (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – tickets now on sale [Melbourne]
Friday July 7, 2017

Hisense Arena, Melbourne Victoria

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - tickets now on sale [Melbourne]
New Slang – SAATSUMA with special guests Arbes and Franco Cozzo [Melbourne]
Friday July 7, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

Joining SAATSUMA on the night will be special guests Arbes and Franco Cozzo.

New Slang – SAATSUMA with special guests Arbes and Franco Cozzo [Melbourne]
Burramatta NAIDOC 2017 [Sydney]
Saturday July 8, 2017

Parramatta River, near Barry Wilde Bridge, Parramatta NSW NSW

NAIDOC Burramatta 2017 aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity

Burramatta NAIDOC 2017 [Sydney]
Circus Oz – Model Citizens [Melbourne]
Saturday July 8, 2017

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC

Circus Oz returns to the Big Top with an exciting new show with an amazing new acrobatic ensemble!

Circus Oz - Model Citizens [Melbourne]
Circus Oz – Model Citizens [Melbourne]
Saturday July 8, 2017

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC

Circus Oz returns to the Big Top with an exciting new show with an amazing new acrobatic ensemble!

Circus Oz - Model Citizens [Melbourne]
Wiggles Around Australia Tour [Brisbane]
Sunday July 9, 2017

Brisbane City Hall Auditorium, Brisbane City QLD

Come along and see the reason why so many Aussie families know and love The Wiggles!

Wiggles Around Australia Tour [Brisbane]
Take it from Me (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday July 10, 2017

The Toff in Town, Melbourne

This is a forum for strangers to dissect your love life and dish out ill-informed and context-free advice!

Take it from Me (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Longform Society #2: The Argonauts [Melbourne]
Tuesday July 11, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Strikingly original and immediately beloved, Nelson’s unique writing effortlessly moves between compelling literary criticism and memoir.

Longform Society #2: The Argonauts [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – tickets now on sale [Sydney]
Thursday July 13, 2017

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - tickets now on sale [Sydney]
The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell [Sydney]
Thursday July 13, 2017

State Theatre, Sydney

From Bonnie Lythgoe Productions, the home of Australian panto. A spectacular, magical and laughter filled production for the whole family from ages 3 to 103!

The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell [Sydney]
Matilda The Musical [Adelaide]
Saturday July 15, 2017

Festival Theatre, Adelaide SA

TIX CLOSE FRIDAY 30th JUNE! Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny!

Matilda The Musical [Adelaide]
The Snow Queen [Melbourne]
Sunday July 16, 2017

Altona Theatre (to the left of the council offices), Altona VIC

Full of laughs, magic, and hijinks, The Snow Queen is a pantomime for the whole family and a great way to introduce children to the world of theatre

The Snow Queen [Melbourne]
Deafferent Theatre Forum: Deaf Art with an Inclusive Heart [Melbourne]
Saturday July 29, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

Learn how to work in a creative space with Deaf and non-Deaf artists, what to do before you set foot in the rehearsal room, and what should be in your tool-kit to make life easier for interpreters. 

Deafferent Theatre Forum: Deaf Art with an Inclusive Heart [Melbourne]
Kinky Boots [Sydney]
Saturday July 29, 2017

Capitol Theatre, Haymarket NSW

KINKY BOOTS is based on the true story of a young man’s struggle to save his family shoe business with an outrageous idea and thanks to a fabulous new friend!

Kinky Boots [Sydney]
‘Noises Off’ by Michael Frayn [Melbourne]
Saturday July 29, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

A clumsy bombshell; a despotic director; a stuttering actor. It was never going to be easy staging a bedroom farce on tour, with a mediocre cast, but this is complete pandemonium

'Noises Off' by Michael Frayn [Melbourne]
Springvale Snow Fest 2017 [Melbourne]
Sunday July 30, 2017

Corner Buckingham and Balmoral avenues, Springvale, Springvale VIC

The streets will be filled with fun, snow (real and simulated), moving rides, free kids activities and market and food stalls. The highlight of the festival will be the real snow straight off the mountain from Mt Buller!

Springvale Snow Fest 2017 [Melbourne]
Arts Wellbeing Collective – Centre Stage: Identity and Self in the Performing Arts (2 hr workshop)
Wednesday August 2, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

This workshop explores matters of identity for people who work within the performing arts.

Arts Wellbeing Collective - Centre Stage: Identity and Self in the Performing Arts (2 hr workshop)
The Secret Life of Suitcases (Schools Only) [Melbourne]
Friday August 11, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

“A charming, ingenious piece of puppet theatre infused with a spirit of adventure”

The Secret Life of Suitcases (Schools Only) [Melbourne]
Jesus Christ Superstar [Melbourne]
Sunday August 13, 2017

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Southbank Victoria

This, the greatest story ever told, is based on the last week of Jesus’s life, the plot highlights the political and personal struggles between Jesus and Judas.

Jesus Christ Superstar [Melbourne]
Aladdin [Melbourne]
Saturday August 19, 2017

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Aladdin will sweep you into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.

Aladdin [Melbourne]
Arts Wellbeing Collective – Company: Healthy, Creative Communities (2 hr workshop)
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

“The singular genius who works alone is a myth of yesterday.” Prof. Jeff DeGraff

Arts Wellbeing Collective - Company: Healthy, Creative Communities (2 hr workshop)
The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man [Melbourne]
Thursday August 24, 2017

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

People are only frightened of what they don’t understand.

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man [Melbourne]
The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man [Melbourne]
Thursday August 24, 2017

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

People are only frightened of what they don’t understand.

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man [Melbourne]
Guru of Chai [Melbourne]
Saturday August 26, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Our Guru (Jacob Rajan) is a bucktoothed chameleon, channelling seventeen different characters and dispensing questionable spiritual wisdom as he plays out a serpentine tale of impossible love and modern-day magic

Guru of Chai [Melbourne]
Black T-shirt Collection [Melbourne]
Thursday September 7, 2017

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

A modern fable about brotherhood in a globalised world, Black T-Shirt Collection is a one-man tour-de-force utterly of the moment.

Black T-shirt Collection [Melbourne]
Rebels, Revolutionaries & US (TEDx) [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 19, 2017

Plenary, MCEC, South Wharf Melbourne

Immerse yourselves in the minds of intelligent thinkers, revolutionary leaders, and ambitious minds – be inspired by their stories as they light up your own inner rebel to take the chance to make a change.

Rebels, Revolutionaries & US (TEDx) [Melbourne]
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium [Sydney]
Thursday September 28, 2017

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Dare to adventure to the bottom of the sea.

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium [Sydney]
Snatches – students (RMIT) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 28, 2017

Kaleide Theatre at RMIT, Melbourne Victoria

Now in its 16th year, Snatches, simply, is a night of short theatre pieces, dance, music, poems and short films, all written, directed and performed by RMIT students.

Snatches - students (RMIT) [Melbourne]
Horrible Harriet [Melbourne]
Friday September 29, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Join Harriet’s search for identity and friendship, with songs, laughs, mischievous fun – and Mr Chicken himself!

Horrible Harriet [Melbourne]
Kinky Boots [Brisbane]
Saturday October 7, 2017

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Brisbane QLD

KINKY BOOTS is based on the true story of a young man’s struggle to save his family shoe business with an outrageous idea and thanks to a fabulous new friend!

Kinky Boots [Brisbane]
Dinner (STC) [Sydney]
Thursday October 19, 2017

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

“A delicious feast of comedy at its most heartless and macabre.” The Telegraph, UK

Dinner (STC) [Sydney]
Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories (performance for school children) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 26, 2017

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories brings together some of Australia’s most creative theatrical minds to realise this exquisite tale

Bambert's Book of Lost Stories (performance for school children) [Melbourne]
Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories [Melbourne]
Saturday October 28, 2017

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories brings together some of Australia’s most creative theatrical minds to realise this exquisite tale

Bambert's Book of Lost Stories [Melbourne]
Crossing Over With John Edward [Melbourne]
Saturday November 4, 2017

Hammer Hall, Melbourne, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

(LIMITED TIX!) See John connect with the other side as he returns to visit Melbourne live. There will be question and answer sessions and messages from loved ones on the other side and more.

Crossing Over With John Edward [Melbourne]
The Gruffalo [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 22, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Filled with songs and laughter, join Mouse on a thrilling journey through the deep dark woods in this big scary monster of a show.

The Gruffalo [Melbourne]
Three Sisters [Sydney]
Thursday December 7, 2017

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

What if you could start life over again, knowing what you do now? What if it were all a rough draft waiting to be rewritten?

Three Sisters [Sydney]
Muriel’s Wedding The Musical [Sydney]
Thursday December 14, 2017

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay NSW

Undateable. Unemployable. Unstoppable.

Muriel's Wedding The Musical [Sydney]

 

 

Past Shows

Creative Summit [Melbourne]
Thursday June 29, 2017

ACMI, Melbourne VIC

A meeting of minds, ideas and perspectives at the first creative industries summit

Creative Summit [Melbourne]
Beyond Tick Boxes (Casula Powerhouse Symposium) [Sydney]
Thursday June 29, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

This symposium will facilitate dialogue between artists, companies, creators, producers, organisations and institutions through a series of Q&A-style panels, small interactive breakouts

Beyond Tick Boxes (Casula Powerhouse Symposium) [Sydney]
Arts Wellbeing Collective – The Show Must Go On: Beyond Resilience (2 hr workshop)
Wednesday June 28, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

This workshop is about moving beyond just ‘coping’ or recovering quickly from difficulty (resilience) – towards flourishing.

Arts Wellbeing Collective - The Show Must Go On: Beyond Resilience (2 hr workshop)
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – tickets now on sale [Newcastle]
Friday June 23, 2017

Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - tickets now on sale [Newcastle]
Amateur Hour – Season 2 Launch Party [Melbourne]
Thursday June 22, 2017

Bella Union (Level 1, Trades Hall), Carlton South VIC

Amateur Hour – Season 2 Launch Party – FREE entry but limited capacity – so first in best dressed!

Amateur Hour - Season 2 Launch Party [Melbourne]
Saamdu Chetri On Gross National Happiness [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 20, 2017

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

What is happiness? What level of material wealth do we need to flourish?

Saamdu Chetri On Gross National Happiness [Melbourne]
Saamdu Chetri On Gross National Happiness [Melbourne]
Monday June 19, 2017

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

What is happiness? What level of material wealth do we need to flourish?

Saamdu Chetri On Gross National Happiness [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – tickets now on sale [Wollongong]
Saturday June 17, 2017

WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - tickets now on sale [Wollongong]
Emerging Writers’ Festival – Nuanced Voices (panel) Melbourne]
Saturday June 17, 2017

State Library Victoria (Conference Centre), Melbourne VIC Melbourne VIC

Let’s talk about how we can broaden the scope of modern English writing and storytelling.

Emerging Writers' Festival - Nuanced Voices (panel) Melbourne]
Have You Tried Yoga? Platform Festival [Melbourne]
Saturday June 17, 2017

The Owl and Cat Theatre, Richmond, Melbourne, VIC

Have You Tried Yoga is a window into the invisible or very visible life of those living with chronic illness and disability.

Have You Tried Yoga? Platform Festival [Melbourne]
Strawberry Ripple Event (launch and presentation) [Melbourne]
Saturday June 17, 2017

Footscray Arts Centre, Footscray VIC

This event is the Launch of Raspberry Ripple Productions at Footscray Arts Centre Join in conversations then formal speeches and a short performance. Also a showing of a new website. Contact: lipsetc2@gmail.com

Strawberry Ripple Event (launch and presentation) [Melbourne]
Rawcus workshop [Melbourne]
Saturday June 17, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

This workshop will take participants on an imaginative journey through performance tasks, reflection and playful exchange.

Rawcus workshop [Melbourne]
Emerging Writers’ Festival – Opening Night [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 14, 2017

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

To launch the 2017 Emerging Writers’ Festival, hear from some of tomorrow’s most exciting and important voices, who will weave a manifesto for the future.

Emerging Writers' Festival - Opening Night [Melbourne]
The 4th Annual LearnToLive Comedy Gala [Melbourne]
Saturday June 10, 2017

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

This year’s line-up features the finest and funniest yet with TRIPOD, DAVE HUGHES, KITTY FLANAGAN, SAMMY J, CAL WILSON, GERALDINE HICKEY, CHARLIE PICKERING.

The 4th Annual LearnToLive Comedy Gala [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – tickets now on sale [Adelaide]
Saturday June 10, 2017

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh SA

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - tickets now on sale [Adelaide]
Inside the Collection with CPAC Youth [Sydney]
Saturday June 10, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

A sneak peek of the colourful and quirky works that hide amongst the thousands of items in the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre’s rich history.

Inside the Collection with CPAC Youth [Sydney]
Seeking Same: Helen Razer (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday June 9, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Razer will talk about what she discovered about queer identity, profound affect and our broad social values about dating, power and desperation.

Seeking Same: Helen Razer (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Festival of the Fleeces [Merriwa NSW]
Friday June 9, 2017

Merriwa Showground, Merriwa NSW

Each year this event generates much needed funds for Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Merriwa and District Volunteer Rescue Squads. The Festival is an event that the whole community can become involved in and enjoy.

Festival of the Fleeces [Merriwa NSW]
Unspoken Words: a festival of stories [Sydney]
Sunday June 4, 2017

The Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville New South Wales

This is about spoken word and unspoken words. Writers show their craft, and direct their own discussions about it.

Unspoken Words: a festival of stories [Sydney]
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – tickets now on sale [Perth]
Saturday June 3, 2017

Perth Arena, Perth WA

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - tickets now on sale [Perth]
‘Minnie & Liraz’ by Lally Katz [Melbourne]
Saturday June 3, 2017

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

In a retirement village in Caulfield, Minnie has a granddaughter and Liraz has a grandson. Both are hopelessly single. Laying all her cards on the table, Minnie is bidding hearts.

'Minnie & Liraz' by Lally Katz [Melbourne]
Second Line Street Party (Melbourne International Jazz Festival) [Melbourne]
Saturday June 3, 2017

The Langham, Melbourne and marching along Southbank to Federation Square., Melbourne Victoria

Whether you’re a musician, dancer or just feel like funkin’ it up, put on your marching shoes, rain or shine, and join in the fun!

Second Line Street Party (Melbourne International Jazz Festival) [Melbourne]
How to Build a Home (Ever After Theatre) [Sydney]
Friday June 2, 2017

Balmain Uniting Church, Balmain NSW

How to Build a Home takes you on an immersive adventure into the experiences of ‘home’ for people with disabilities.

How to Build a Home (Ever After Theatre) [Sydney]
Nation, Clan, Self (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday May 29, 2017

Melbourne City Conference Centre, Melbourne VIC

What does it mean to write the self, or to write about nationhood – and how do we best fight to ensure others understand how we want to be seen?

Nation, Clan, Self (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Kate DiCamillo: Connecting People Through Stories (SWF) [Sydney]
Sunday May 28, 2017

Sydney Dance 1, Walsh Bay NSW

Join Kate as she explains how making an effort to really see the world has helped her to shape the loveable, unlikely heroes she has created.

Kate DiCamillo: Connecting People Through Stories (SWF) [Sydney]
SWF Gala: Advice from Nasty Women [Sydney]
Saturday May 27, 2017

Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW

In a centrepiece event of the Festival, some of the world’s most acclaimed women take to the stage to find a way forward in our changing world.

SWF Gala: Advice from Nasty Women [Sydney]
Writing Perseverance (inc Graeme Innes) – SWF [Sydney]
Saturday May 27, 2017

Pier 2/3, Curiosity Stage, Sydney NSW

The authors of two of the year’s most powerful memoirs discuss their art.

Writing Perseverance (inc Graeme Innes) - SWF [Sydney]
Circus Oz – Model Citizens [Sydney]
Saturday May 27, 2017

The Joan, Penrith NSW

Circus Oz presents an exciting new show with an amazing new acrobatic ensemble!

Circus Oz - Model Citizens [Sydney]
Three Winters Green – UTS [Sydney]
Friday May 26, 2017

New York Theatrette at the Actor’s Pulse, Redfern, NSW NSW

Eight people, three years, two angels and one epidemic.

Three Winters Green - UTS [Sydney]
AWAY (A Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre Production) [Melbourne]
Friday May 26, 2017

Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria

Filled with irrepressible humour and a distinct Australian spirit, Away is a beloved modern classic.

AWAY (A Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre Production) [Melbourne]
Thomas Friedman: The Case for Optimism [Sydney]
Friday May 26, 2017

Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW

In his most ambitious work to date, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration – and explains how to live in it.

Thomas Friedman: The Case for Optimism [Sydney]
Sorry Day Ceremony [Sydney]
Friday May 26, 2017

Centenary Square, Parramatta (Just outside Town Hall), Parramatta NSW NSW

An event from the City of Parramatta – with speeches by members of Council and the community, a smoking ceremony & dance performances.

Sorry Day Ceremony [Sydney]
Things You Need To Know and May Have Missed (SWF) [Sydney]
Thursday May 25, 2017

Sydney Dance 2, Walsh Bay NSW

From LGBTI bushrangers to early stories of travel and conquest, learn something new with this panel of history buffs

Things You Need To Know and May Have Missed (SWF) [Sydney]
Documenting Hardship (SWF) [Sydney]
Thursday May 25, 2017

Sydney Dance 2, Walsh Bay NSW

What challenges do historians face when exploring sensitive topics?

Documenting Hardship (SWF) [Sydney]
Jay Rayner (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

Rayner is the Observer’s brilliant and harsh London-based food columnist as well as a UK Masterchef judge

Jay Rayner (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
The Alt Write (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday May 22, 2017

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

What, if anything, is the responsibility of the writer? Is it to change minds? Or even the world?

The Alt Write (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Self / intimacy / power – Public Forum (Poetry Readings) [Melbourne]
Sunday May 21, 2017

Longplay, Fitzroy North VIC

There will be four different performers reading their own writing. Readings will be based on themes of heritage, diaspora, self, power, pride, fear, intimacy and sexuality.

Self / intimacy / power - Public Forum (Poetry Readings) [Melbourne]
Jazz Poetry Slam [Melbourne]
Friday May 19, 2017

Melbourne Bowling Club, Windsor, Victoria VIC

With no set themes or strict time limits, we invite you to explore and let your inner wordsmith emerge

Jazz Poetry Slam [Melbourne]
Luke Heggie – Rough Diamanté [Perth]
Friday May 19, 2017

State Theatre Centre, Perth WA

‘A unique, powerful and insightful Australian comic voice. ????½’ Sydney Morning Herald

Luke Heggie - Rough Diamanté [Perth]
7 Stages of Grieving [Sydney]
Thursday May 18, 2017

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

It shares true and personal stories that need to keep being told. And perhaps most importantly, it opens a dialogue about the issues that separate and unite Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

7 Stages of Grieving [Sydney]
Screenabilities (Sydney Film Festival) [Sydney]
Wednesday May 17, 2017

Kings Cross Library, Potts Point NSW

There are many films about disability, but today’s projects made by those with lived experience of disability offer the most startling, provocative and authentic cinema.

Screenabilities (Sydney Film Festival) [Sydney]
The Lighthouse Girl (7pm) [Perth]
Tuesday May 16, 2017

Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth WA

Limited tix to this 3rd show! This gentle play brings to life the stories of those left at home during the war waiting, wondering, hoping… and the struggles of the young men who valiantly enlisted to help defend their country.

The Lighthouse Girl (7pm) [Perth]
Transpossible: Performance showcase [Melbourne]
Saturday May 13, 2017

Library At The Dock, Melbourne Victoria

myriad collective is proud to present TRANSPOSSIBLE: Trans and gender diverse communities envisioning creative futures.

Transpossible: Performance showcase [Melbourne]
The Lighthouse Girl (7.00pm) [Perth]
Saturday May 13, 2017

Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth WA

This gentle play brings to life the stories of those left at home during the war waiting, wondering, hoping… and the struggles of the young men who valiantly enlisted to help defend their country.

The Lighthouse Girl (7.00pm) [Perth]
The Lighthouse Girl (1.30pm) [Perth]
Saturday May 13, 2017

Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth WA

This gentle play brings to life the stories of those left at home during the war waiting, wondering, hoping… and the struggles of the young men who valiantly enlisted to help defend their country.

The Lighthouse Girl (1.30pm) [Perth]
Sutton Gallery (Ebony Truscott Exhibition) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 13, 2017

Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy VIC

Learn more from Ebony Truscott, a Melbourne-based artist

Sutton Gallery (Ebony Truscott Exhibition) [Melbourne]
VCE Top Acts 2017 [Melbourne]
Friday May 12, 2017

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Victoria

Top Acts 2017 is a two hour concert comprising stunning performances by young performing artists.

VCE Top Acts 2017 [Melbourne]
Transpossible: Performance showcase [Melbourne]
Friday May 12, 2017

Library At The Dock, Melbourne Victoria

myriad collective is proud to present TRANSPOSSIBLE: Trans and gender diverse communities envisioning creative futures.

Transpossible: Performance showcase [Melbourne]
Dark Emu (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 10, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Pascoe will discuss the writing, research and reception of his groundbreaking, celebrated book. What does challenging the past of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people mean for the present?

Dark Emu (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Sydney Film Festival public launch [Sydney]
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Customs House Library, Sydney NSW

City of Sydney Library is thrilled to host the program launch in partnership with Sydney Film Festival.

Sydney Film Festival public launch [Sydney]
Emerging Writers’ Festival (launch) [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 9, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers.

Emerging Writers’ Festival (launch) [Melbourne]
Black and Green (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday May 8, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

In this panel discussion, we’ll explore the history of the always evolving relationship between the environmental movement and Indigenous Australia.

Black and Green (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Yirramboi [Melbourne]
Monday May 8, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

Arts Centre Melbourne and Yirramboi invite you to a workshop.

Yirramboi [Melbourne]
Tom Ballard – Problematic [Sydney]
Sunday May 7, 2017

Giant Dwarf, Redfern NSW

Come and enjoy a laugh with Tom Ballard – Winner Helpman Award Best Comedy Performer 2016!

Tom Ballard - Problematic [Sydney]
Pouliuli (Fa‘aliga) – exhibition opening [Melbourne]
Saturday May 6, 2017

West Space, Melbourne VIC

This event is the opening of the P?uliuli exhibition within Yirramboi Festival at West Space, Narrm Melbourne.

Pouliuli (Fa‘aliga) - exhibition opening [Melbourne]
Practice what you teach [SYDNEY]
Saturday May 6, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Practice What You Teach is an initiative and a series of exhibitions devoted to motivating and promoting the artistic practices of art teachers.

Practice what you teach [SYDNEY]
From one body to another [SYDNEY]
Saturday May 6, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

An immersive installation, casting the movements and responses of bodies as they interact with sculptural works and tactile paintings.

From one body to another [SYDNEY]
Romeo is Not the Only Fruit [Melbourne]
Friday May 5, 2017

Guild Theatre, Parkville

A theatrical and musical exploration of racism by people of colour.

Romeo is Not the Only Fruit [Melbourne]
Deaf Slam Poetry Workshops (Arts Learning Festival) [Melbourne]
Friday May 5, 2017

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC

The workshops are part of the program at the Arts Learning Festival, which is ran by Independent Schools Victoria

Deaf Slam Poetry Workshops (Arts Learning Festival) [Melbourne]
Talk (STC) [Sydney]
Thursday May 4, 2017

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Don’t follow the story. Be the story.

Talk (STC) [Sydney]
Deaf Slam Poetry Workshops (Arts Learning Festival) [Melbourne]
Thursday May 4, 2017

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC

The workshops are part of the program at the Arts Learning Festival, which is ran by Independent Schools Victoria

Deaf Slam Poetry Workshops (Arts Learning Festival) [Melbourne]
Armando Iannucci (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 3, 2017

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

In conversation with Tony Martin, Iannucci will discuss the predicaments and possibilities of political satire today.

Armando Iannucci (The Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Group Conversations; Australia’s Shame Closing Night [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 3, 2017

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

The closing night is going to be a lively one, with food and drink, music, song, an artist’s talk and an interactive panel discussion.

Group Conversations; Australia's Shame Closing Night [Melbourne]
Deaf Slam Poetry Workshops (Arts Learning Festival) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 3, 2017

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC

The workshops are part of the program at the Arts Learning Festival, which is ran by Independent Schools Victoria

Deaf Slam Poetry Workshops (Arts Learning Festival) [Melbourne]
Swearing In: Veep’s Armando Iannuci on Spin and Satire [Sydney]
Tuesday May 2, 2017

Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW

In this very special event, ‘the hard man of political satire’ talks to Chris Taylor about comedy, politics and ‘Continuity with Change’.

Swearing In: Veep's Armando Iannuci on Spin and Satire [Sydney]
Mia Freedman on Work Strife Balance [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 2, 2017

Cinema Nova, Carlton VICtoria

Work Strife Balance is about Mia’s most mortifying slip-ups in life, love and work.
Mia will be joined in conversation by writer and comedian Meshel Laurie.

Mia Freedman on Work Strife Balance [Melbourne]
Auslan Course – Content Specific [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 2, 2017

St Martins Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra VIC

If you’ve always wanted to learn Auslan – now is the time! It will be creative, interactive, fun and challenging!

Auslan Course - Content Specific [Melbourne]
ANZTRUC conference – closing session [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 2, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

The Australia New Zealand Tessitura Regional Users Conference (ANZTRUC) is a not-for-profit user-led conference attended by licensees of Tessitura software in the Asia Pacific region.

ANZTRUC conference - closing session [Melbourne]
Clementine Ford at Rowden White Library – Mel Uni [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 2, 2017

Rowden White Library, University of Melbourne VIC 3010

Join us at the Rowden White tomorrow for a talk from Clementine Ford, author of Fight Like A Girl! It’s free.

Clementine Ford at Rowden White Library - Mel Uni [Melbourne]
ANZTRUC conference – General Session – Technology Update [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 2, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

The Australia New Zealand Tessitura Regional Users Conference (ANZTRUC) is a not-for-profit user-led conference attended by licensees of Tessitura software in the Asia Pacific region.

ANZTRUC conference - General Session – Technology Update [Melbourne]
ANZTRUC conference – Innovator Series [Melbourne]
Monday May 1, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

The Australia New Zealand Tessitura Regional Users Conference (ANZTRUC) is a not-for-profit user-led conference attended by licensees of Tessitura software in the Asia Pacific region.

ANZTRUC conference  - Innovator Series [Melbourne]
ANZTRUC conference [Melbourne]
Monday May 1, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

The Australia New Zealand Tessitura Regional Users Conference (ANZTRUC) is a not-for-profit user-led conference attended by licensees of Tessitura software in the Asia Pacific region.

ANZTRUC conference [Melbourne]
Contemporary Still Life (Launch) [Sydney]
Friday April 28, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Launch of exhibition including introduction of artists and concepts will be Auslan interpreted.

Contemporary Still Life (Launch) [Sydney]
The Longform Society Meeting 1 #Robots [Melbourne]
Thursday April 27, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Read a selection of compelling, entertaining and occasionally terrifying pieces on the subject of robots and artificial intelligence.

The Longform Society Meeting 1 #Robots [Melbourne]
Marcus Auslan Interpretation [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 26, 2017

Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham VIC

Cardinia Cultural Centre

Marcus Auslan Interpretation [Melbourne]
ANZAC Day service [Perth]
Tuesday April 25, 2017

Town of Victoria Park Memorial Gardens, Victoria Park WA

The Auslan interpreter will be on a stage, and there will be a huge double sided LED screen so you will be able to access from most areas.

ANZAC Day service [Perth]
Tom Ballard – Boundless Plains To Share [Melbourne]
Saturday April 22, 2017

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Come and enjoy a laugh with Tom Ballard – Winner Helpman Award Best Comedy Performer 2016!

Tom Ballard - Boundless Plains To Share [Melbourne]
Fringe Wives Club Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party (MICF) [Melbourne]
Friday April 21, 2017

The Parthenon, Greek Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Three comedy she-wolf legends unite for Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party.

Fringe Wives Club Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party (MICF) [Melbourne]
Geraldine Hickey – Smithereens (MICF) [Melbourne]
Friday April 21, 2017

Imperial Hotel, Melbourne Victoria

A brand-new show at the MICF from 3RRR FM Breakfaster Geraldine Hickey.

Geraldine Hickey - Smithereens (MICF) [Melbourne]
MONICA DULLARD presents Ageing with Attitude (MICF) [Melbourne]
Friday April 21, 2017

The Clyde Hotel, Carlton Victoria

Join Monica in her new show, chock full of characters, stories and observations about doing what we can not to get old!

MONICA DULLARD presents Ageing with Attitude (MICF) [Melbourne]
The very hungry caterpillar [Perth]
Friday April 21, 2017

Octagon Theatre, Perth, Crawley 6009 WA

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.

The very hungry caterpillar [Perth]
Josie Long – Something Better – MICF [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 19, 2017

Swiss Club, Melbourne Vic

‘This is a show about trying to be hopeful when the world is, quite frankly, being a total arsehole.”

Josie Long - Something Better - MICF [Melbourne]
Luke Heggie Rough Diamanté [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 19, 2017

Chinese Museum – Silk Room, Melbourne VIC VIC

‘A unique, powerful and insightful Australian comic voice. ????½’ Sydney Morning Herald

Luke Heggie Rough Diamanté [Melbourne]
Disappointments (Judith Lucy & Denise Scott) – MICF [Melbourne]
Sunday April 16, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

SOLD OUT!!! As part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

Disappointments (Judith Lucy & Denise Scott) - MICF [Melbourne]
Circus Oz – Model Citizens – 7.30pm [Brisbane]
Saturday April 15, 2017

Playhouse – QPAC, South Brisbane Queensland

Circus Oz returns to the Big Top with an exciting new show with an amazing new acrobatic ensemble!

Circus Oz - Model Citizens - 7.30pm [Brisbane]
Circus Oz – Model Citizens – 1.30pm [Brisbane]
Saturday April 15, 2017

Playhouse – QPAC, South Brisbane Queensland

Circus Oz returns to the Big Top with an exciting new show with an amazing new acrobatic ensemble!

Circus Oz - Model Citizens - 1.30pm [Brisbane]
James Veitch – MICF [Melbourne]
Thursday April 13, 2017

The Cube, ACMI, Melbourne Victoria

UK comedian, bestselling author and self-professed scamp James Veitch presents his Australian stand-up debut.

James Veitch - MICF [Melbourne]
Wiggles Around Australia Tour [Bendigo]
Thursday April 13, 2017

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo VIC

Come along and see the reason why so many Aussie families know and love The Wiggles!

Wiggles Around Australia Tour [Bendigo]
Urzila Carlson- Unacceptable [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 12, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

SOLD OUT!! ‘Carlson is a gifted and accomplished comedian ­– an absolute must-see.’ Appetite for the Arts (NZ)

Urzila Carlson- Unacceptable [Melbourne]
Tommy Little – Good Talk (MICF) [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 12, 2017

The Forum Downstairs, Melbourne, VIC 3000 VIC

Performing live is what Tommy does best, so do yourself a favour and go and enjoy a brand new show from the most exciting comedian of his generation. Good talk.

Tommy Little – Good Talk (MICF) [Melbourne]
Tom Ballard – Problematic – MICF [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 12, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall – Supper Room, Melbourne VIC

Come and enjoy a laugh with Tom Ballard – Winner Helpman Award Best Comedy Performer 2016!

Tom Ballard - Problematic - MICF [Melbourne]
Cal Wilson – Things I’ve Never Said – MICF [Melbourne]
Monday April 10, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall – Powder Room, Melbourne VIC

As part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Cal Wilson - Things I've Never Said - MICF [Melbourne]
Stand Up For Mehdi – MICF [Melbourne]
Monday April 10, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

SOLD OUT!!! In this extraordinary event, a stellar line up of the best comedians at the Festival come together in solidarity with Mehdi and all other victims of Australia’s detention policies.

Stand Up For Mehdi - MICF [Melbourne]
Please Come Closer (Don’t Touch Me) – MICF [Melbourne]
Monday April 10, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Girls love only boys…at least that’s what they teach in Year 8 Sex Ed.

Please Come Closer (Don't Touch Me) - MICF [Melbourne]
The Magic Workshop [Melbourne]
Monday April 10, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Step behind the velvet curtain and uncover the mysteries of magic with The Magic Workshop.

The Magic Workshop [Melbourne]
Wiggles Around Australia Tour [Melbourne]
Saturday April 8, 2017

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Come along and see the reason why so many Aussie families know and love The Wiggles!

Wiggles Around Australia Tour [Melbourne]
Fringe Wives Club Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party (MICF) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 6, 2017

The Parthenon, Greek Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Three comedy she-wolf legends unite for Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party.

Fringe Wives Club Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party (MICF) [Melbourne]
Arts Wellbeing Collective – Dialogue: Strengthening Relationships (2 hr workshop)
Thursday April 6, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

This workshop will introduce you to key strategies you can use to strengthen your relationships – with a partner, with friends and colleagues.

Arts Wellbeing Collective - Dialogue: Strengthening Relationships (2 hr workshop)
In Conversation with Matthew Bourne [Melbourne]
Thursday April 6, 2017

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank VIC

In Conversation with Matthew Bourne – director of Lord of the Flies

In Conversation with Matthew Bourne [Melbourne]
Horrible Harriet [Sydney]
Thursday April 6, 2017

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Brought to life by the team behind the smash hit stage productions of The 52-Storey Treehouse and Mr Stink.

Horrible Harriet [Sydney]
Wil Anderson – Critically Wil – MICF [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 5, 2017

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

You might know him as the host of ABC’s top-rating show Gruen or from his various podcasts, but it is on stage where Wil feels most at home.

Wil Anderson - Critically Wil - MICF [Melbourne]
Hannah Gadsby – Nanette (MICF) [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 5, 2017

Lower Town Hall, Melbourne Melbourne VIC

This show was inspired by a woman who goes by the name of Nanette.

Hannah Gadsby - Nanette (MICF) [Melbourne]
A League of One’s Own: The AFL, and Women’s Sport [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 5, 2017

Melbourne City Conference Centre, Melbourne VIC

What does the inaugural 2017 season reveal to us? What will it take to ensure the success of the Women’s League, and what can advocates for other sports learn?

A League of One’s Own: The AFL, and Women’s Sport [Melbourne]
Mae Martin – Dope – MICF [Melbourne]
Tuesday April 4, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall – Powder Room, Melbourne VIC

Mae asks … “who are we when we’re not addicted?”

Mae Martin - Dope - MICF [Melbourne]
Class Clowns Comedy Crash Course Workshop [Melbourne]
Monday April 3, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

The two-hour Comedy Workshop will offer a crash course in comedy from a professional comedian

Class Clowns Comedy Crash Course Workshop [Melbourne]
Matilda The Musical [Perth]
Saturday April 1, 2017

Crown Theatre Perth, Burswood Western Australia

Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny!

Matilda The Musical [Perth]
Mr Stink [Melbourne]
Saturday April 1, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Hold onto your nose for this touching, twisted and very smelly adaptation of David Walliams’ award-winning children’s book, live on stage!

Mr Stink [Melbourne]
Arts Wellbeing Collective – Creative People Management: Managing Creative People in Creative Ways (2 hr workshop)
Thursday March 30, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

A hands-on workshop targeted at everyone who manages people.

Arts Wellbeing Collective - Creative People Management: Managing Creative People in Creative Ways (2 hr workshop)
Mr Stink – Education Show [Melbourne]
Thursday March 30, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

“Comic genius…A joy for kids both big and small.” – Edinburgh Evening News on the book

Mr Stink - Education Show [Melbourne]
Represent: Paul Daley and Jack Latimore on Black Stories and Media [Melbourne]
Wednesday March 29, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

How do we write about race in Australia today? Does the race of the writer affect the way stories are written, received and interpreted?

Represent: Paul Daley and Jack Latimore on Black Stories and Media [Melbourne]
Green Room Awards [Melbourne]
Monday March 27, 2017

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

A total of 66 awards will be presented at this year’s Green Room Awards ceremony, including awards for Technical Achievement and Lifetime Achievement.

Green Room Awards [Melbourne]
Tom Ballard – Boundless Plains To Share [Brisbane]
Sunday March 26, 2017

Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane QLD

Come and enjoy a laugh with Tom Ballard – Winner Helpman Award Best Comedy Performer 2016!

Tom Ballard - Boundless Plains To Share [Brisbane]
TENX10 2017 [Melbourne]
Saturday March 25, 2017

BTC Arts Shed, Golden Square VIC

An evening of entertainment as BTC presents ten short plays of around ten minutes written by local writers, directed by local people and performed by a group of talented actors who vary in experience from limited to very experienced.

TENX10 2017 [Melbourne]
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster [Melbourne]
Saturday March 25, 2017

Beckett Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria

A work that is part dance, part theatre, and entirely hypnotic. This is Nicola Gunn at her best: profoundly funny and brilliantly self-scathing.

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster [Melbourne]
Tom Ballard – Problematic [Brisbane]
Wednesday March 22, 2017

Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm QLD

Come and enjoy a laugh with Tom Ballard – Winner Helpman Award Best Comedy Performer 2016!

Tom Ballard - Problematic [Brisbane]
Kate Grenville: The Smell Test [Melbourne]
Monday March 20, 2017

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

What do we know about the harmful effects of fragrances; the power of perfume to make us sick?

Kate Grenville: The Smell Test [Melbourne]
AWAY (A Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre Production) [Sydney]
Thursday March 16, 2017

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Filled with irrepressible humour and a distinct Australian spirit, Away is a beloved modern classic.

AWAY (A Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre Production) [Sydney]
Arts Wellbeing Collective – The Green Room: Living Well in the Performing Arts (2 hr workshop)
Thursday March 16, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

We all know the basics of a healthy lifestyle – eat well, sleep properly, exercise regularly, and drink in moderation. But how do we do this during the most busiest times in our creative lives.

Arts Wellbeing Collective - The Green Room: Living Well in the Performing Arts (2 hr workshop)
Fun Run – A Riotous Celebration of Endurance [Melbourne]
Sunday March 12, 2017

The Arts Centre, Southbank VIC

Join the fun and cheer on our running man. Will he hit the wall or complete his quest?

Fun Run - A Riotous Celebration of Endurance [Melbourne]
Chillout Carnival Day [Melbourne]
Sunday March 12, 2017

Daylesford – Victoria Park, Daylesford VIC

ChillOut, Australia’s number one Queer Country Pride festival, ­is held in the gay capital of regional Victoria – Daylesford – in Hepburn Shire.

Chillout Carnival Day [Melbourne]
Bobby Deez – LOSING THE PLOT [Adelaide]
Saturday March 11, 2017

Tandanya Theatre at Live From Tandanya, Adelaide, SA

As part of the Adelaide Fringe!

Bobby Deez - LOSING THE PLOT [Adelaide]
Homosexuals [Melbourne]
Friday March 10, 2017

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

A howlingly funny hour of blistering satire that deals equally vicious blows to left and right wing hypocrisy.

Homosexuals [Melbourne]
Arts Wellbeing Collective – Creative People Management: Managing Creative People in Creative Ways (2 hr workshop)
Thursday March 9, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

A hands-on workshop targeted at everyone who manages people. You will work through a ‘how-to’ list for managing some of the most common people and culture issues in the performing arts industry.

Arts Wellbeing Collective - Creative People Management: Managing Creative People in Creative Ways (2 hr workshop)
Unity: International Women’s Day Concert A Celebration of Women [Melbourne]
Wednesday March 8, 2017

Brunswick Town Hall, Brunswick VIC

Brunswick Music Festival presents a special concert in honour of International Women’s Day

Unity: International Women’s Day Concert A Celebration of Women [Melbourne]
On Gut Feeling (The School of Life) [Melbourne]
Tuesday March 7, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

International best-selling author and microbiologist Giulia Enders speaks to Richard Fidler about gut health and its connection to our emotional lives.

On Gut Feeling (The School of Life) [Melbourne]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland [Sydney]
Monday March 6, 2017

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland [Sydney]
Life on Mars: Carmel Johnston [Melbourne]
Monday March 6, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Johnston was part of a psychological study. NASA wanted to learn individual stress reactions and group cohesion in an intensely cramped, isolated environment comparable to life in a space vessel on Mars.

Life on Mars: Carmel Johnston [Melbourne]
All About Women – Clementine Ford (solo talk): Hate Male [Sydney]
Sunday March 5, 2017

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

A brave, inspiring voice for women and advocate for freedom of speech, Ford will explore how women can fight back and resist misogyny.

All About Women - Clementine Ford (solo talk): Hate Male [Sydney]
All About Women – Lindy West (solo talk): Shrill [Sydney]
Sunday March 5, 2017

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

What happens to a loud woman with big opinions in a culture where women are expected to be small, quiet and compliant?

All About Women - Lindy West (solo talk): Shrill [Sydney]
‘John’ by Annie Baker [Melbourne]
Saturday March 4, 2017

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

A ghost tale, a love story, and a mesmerizing dark comedy, this outstanding play finds truth in the awkward moments, beauty in the missed opportunities and poignancy in the intimate silences.

'John' by Annie Baker [Melbourne]
2017 Mardi Gras Party! [Sydney]
Saturday March 4, 2017 - Sunday March 5, 2017

Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Moore Park NSW

From all walks of life, all communities, all places, you are welcome. Shinier and more spectacular than ever, we’ll spread the love, and let our Mardi Gras spirit soar.

2017 Mardi Gras Party! [Sydney]
Lindy West on Feminism, Fat and Fighting Trolls [Melbourne]
Monday February 27, 2017

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

A raucous, unflinching and hilarious feminist voice, Lindy West is best known for her writing in Jezebel and the Guardian – especially on body image and sexual violence.

Lindy West on Feminism, Fat and Fighting Trolls [Melbourne]
Wheeler Centre Gala 2017: Stories for the Dead [Melbourne]
Sunday February 26, 2017

Hammer Hall, Melbourne, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

What stories do we tell ourselves about death and the dead? How do our ideas around death vary across cultures?

Wheeler Centre Gala 2017: Stories for the Dead [Melbourne]
Tom Ballard – Boundless Plains To Share [Adelaide]
Sunday February 26, 2017

Tandanya Theatre at Live From Tandanya, Adelaide, SA

Come and enjoy a laugh with Tom Ballard – Winner Helpman Award Best Comedy Performer 2016!

Tom Ballard - Boundless Plains To Share [Adelaide]
Queer Thinking: Equalitea Party [Sydney]
Sunday February 26, 2017

Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Sydney NSW

An eclectic line-up of leading guest speakers will discuss a diverse selection of topics and share with us their inspirational stories.

Queer Thinking: Equalitea Party [Sydney]
Queer Thinking: QUEER WARHOL [Sydney]
Saturday February 25, 2017

Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Sydney NSW

Mardi Gras’ QUEER THINKING series provides new perspectives of identity and equality.

Queer Thinking: QUEER WARHOL [Sydney]
Tom Ballard – Problematic [Adelaide]
Wednesday February 22, 2017

Corona Theatre, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide SA

Come and enjoy a laugh with Tom Ballard – Winner Helpman Award Best Comedy Performer 2016!

Tom Ballard - Problematic [Adelaide]
Small and Loud [Melbourne]
Wednesday February 22, 2017

The Arts Centre, Southbank VIC

Small and Loud is a night for emerging theatre writers, performers, comics and musicians to test their freshest ideas.

Small and Loud [Melbourne]
Understanding Privilege (Moreland City Council) [Melbourne]
Tuesday February 21, 2017

East Coburg Community House, East Coburg. VIC

Join us for a discussion on how different forms of privilege operate within our culture and community, and how it affects people.

Understanding Privilege (Moreland City Council) [Melbourne]
Mardi Gras Fair Day 2017 [Sydney]
Sunday February 19, 2017

CAMPERDOWN MEMORIAL REST PARK, Newtown NSW

Sink your teeth into a selection of international cuisine while perusing wares from local community vendors and learning more about local LGBTQI organisations.

Mardi Gras Fair Day 2017 [Sydney]
Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017 [Sydney]
Saturday February 18, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

The Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation was launched in memory of Wendy Paramor, one of Australia’s most loved and celebrated modern female artists in 2015

Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017 [Sydney]
Lukautim Solwara (look out for the ocean) [Melbourne]
Friday February 17, 2017

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Southbank, VIC VIC

Smoke rises. Song welcomes. Bodies are adorned. Enter a space carrying culture, ceremony and regalia of our longest living cultures.

Lukautim Solwara (look out for the ocean) [Melbourne]
Kinky Boots [Melbourne]
Saturday February 11, 2017

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

KINKY BOOTS is based on the true story of a young man’s struggle to save his family shoe business with an outrageous idea and thanks to a fabulous new friend!

Kinky Boots [Melbourne]
Block The Bill Snap Action Feb 2017! Narrm – State Library [Melbourne]
Saturday February 11, 2017

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

#BLOCKtheBILL SNAP PROTEST!! We say NO to the proposed Refugee Lifetime Ban !!!

Block The Bill Snap Action Feb 2017! Narrm - State Library [Melbourne]
Tom Ballard – Boundless Plains To Share [Perth]
Sunday February 5, 2017

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth WA

Come and enjoy a laugh with Tom Ballard – Winner Helpman Award Best Comedy Performer 2016!

Tom Ballard - Boundless Plains To Share [Perth]
Midsumma Event: Park Lounge [Werribee, VIC]
Saturday February 4, 2017

Kelly Park Centre, Werribee VIC

Think community meets high art meets LGBTIQ culture. Park Lounge will welcome you into Werribee’s heart and leave you wanting more

Midsumma Event: Park Lounge [Werribee, VIC]
Midsumma Horizon: Sky is the Limit [Melbourne]
Saturday February 4, 2017

Testing Grounds, Southbank VIC

Midsumma Horizon is a future-focused art party featuring live-performance, projection, visual art and music

Midsumma Horizon: Sky is the Limit [Melbourne]
Ursula Martinez: Free Admission [Melbourne]
Saturday February 4, 2017

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Britain’s most provocative theatre-maker is back on her dirty soapbox, baring her soul (and possibly more).

Ursula Martinez: Free Admission [Melbourne]
Queer Family Portraits [Melbourne]
Saturday February 4, 2017

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

A family get-together with local LGBTQIA+ artists to think through a Queer Family Portrait.

Queer Family Portraits [Melbourne]
Matilda The Musical [Brisbane]
Saturday February 4, 2017

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Brisbane QLD

Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny!

Matilda The Musical [Brisbane]
The Sparrow Men [Melbourne]
Friday February 3, 2017

L1 Studios, Melbourne CBD VIC

Debuting their first ever full-length performance in Midsumma Festival 2015, The Sparrow Men return as Melbourne’s favourite fast-paced comedy duo.

The Sparrow Men [Melbourne]
Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize: Artist Floor Talk [Melbourne]
Thursday February 2, 2017

Fort Delta, Melbourne CBD VIC

Join the finalists for an Artist Floor Talk at 6pm on Thu 2 Feb to hear about the motivations and implications behind this year’s works.

Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize: Artist Floor Talk [Melbourne]
Room on the Broom [Perth]
Monday January 30, 2017

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth WA

After a sell-out 2013 season, the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up – and their grown-ups!

Room on the Broom [Perth]
Midsumma Pride March: Take to the Streets [Melbourne]
Sunday January 29, 2017

Fitzroy St & Catani Gardens, St Kilda VIC

Parade, pride and party come together once a year in Melbourne’s iconic queer march.

Midsumma Pride March: Take to the Streets [Melbourne]
Midsumma Festival: Panel talks at the Festival Club [Melbourne]
Saturday January 28, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

The second of the 3 talks which will focus on a different queer community: trans, disability, and people of colour.

Midsumma Festival: Panel talks at the Festival Club [Melbourne]
Whitehorse Australia Day Concert [Melbourne]
Thursday January 26, 2017

Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading Victoria

Celebrate Australia Day with this wonderful night of entertainment and you can see the night go out with a bang with a stunning 10-minute fireworks finale.

Whitehorse Australia Day Concert [Melbourne]
Australia Day Celebrations (Whittlesea Council) [Melbourne]
Thursday January 26, 2017

Whittlesea – Terrace Lawns Council Offices, South Morang VIC

Celebrate Australia Day with your family at our free outdoor concert on the lawn outside the Council Offices in South Morang

Australia Day Celebrations (Whittlesea Council) [Melbourne]
Australia Day Festival 2017 [Dandenong, VIC]
Thursday January 26, 2017

Dandenong Park, Dandenong VIC

This all ages festival will feature two stages of live music, roving performers, community, food and market stalls, rides, family activities, backyard sports, workshops, games, storytelling, marshmallows, fireworks and more!

Australia Day Festival 2017 [Dandenong, VIC]
Felicity Ward: 50% more likely to die [Sydney]
Sunday January 22, 2017

The Magic Mirrors Speigeltent, Festival Village in Hyde Park,, Sydney NSW

Felicity Ward is an Australian comedian and she has written a show about mental illness. Join her for a riotous evening of comic observations and thoughtful discussion at the Sydney Festival.

Felicity Ward: 50% more likely to die [Sydney]
Kerryn Fields and Little Wise [Melbourne]
Saturday January 21, 2017

Northcote Social Club, Northcote VIC

These two songstresses are joining forces to bring their whiskey-soaked folk and alt-country music to the iconic Northcote Social Club.

Kerryn Fields and Little Wise [Melbourne]
Alice in Wonderland – sensory performance [Tasmania]
Saturday January 21, 2017

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart TAS

Come with Alice on a magical journey as she tumbles into the curious world of Wonderland.

Alice in Wonderland - sensory performance [Tasmania]
Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize: opening [Melbourne]
Friday January 20, 2017

Fort Delta, Melbourne CBD VIC

See works by the finalists of the Australia Post Art Prize as they respond to the 2017 theme New World.

Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize: opening [Melbourne]
You and Me and the Space Between [Sydney]
Friday January 20, 2017

Everest Theatre (Seymour Centre), CHIPPENDALE NSW

Part play, part picture book , and performed by a narrator, a musician, a comic book or street artist, and a physical performer / puppeteer. This is a family show that is suitable for all ages.

You and Me and the Space Between [Sydney]
Midsumma Carnival [Melbourne]
Sunday January 15, 2017

Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne VIC

This event is partially interpreted – The 30th Midsumma Festival opens with an all-day-and-night party-in-the-park!

Midsumma Carnival [Melbourne]
Amanda Palmer and Missy Higgins on Motherhood [Melbourne]
Sunday January 15, 2017

The Astor Theatre, St Kilda VIC 3182 VIC

Spend Sunday morning with Amanda Palmer as she explores experiences of motherhood with Australian singer-songwriter, actress and mother, Missy Higgins.

Amanda Palmer and Missy Higgins on Motherhood [Melbourne]
Room on the Broom [Melbourne]
Saturday January 14, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

After a sell-out 2013 season, the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up – and their grown-ups!

Room on the Broom [Melbourne]
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium [Perth]
Saturday January 14, 2017

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth WA

Dare to adventure to the bottom of the sea.

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium [Perth]
Briefs: The Second Coming [Sydney]
Sunday January 8, 2017

The Magic Mirrors Speigeltent, Festival Village in Hyde Park,, Sydney NSW

Winner of Best Circus at Melbourne Fringe 2010 and Perth Fringe 2012 & 2013, “The Briefs Factory” is an Australian creative collective who manufacture, cultivate and present evocative physical performance.

Briefs: The Second Coming [Sydney]
Sunsets@subi: Prince tribute with Royal Badass and DJ Ndorse [Perth]
Sunday January 8, 2017

Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco WA 6008

The first of the 2017 sunset concerts celebrating the late great musical genius Prince.

Sunsets@subi: Prince tribute with Royal Badass and DJ Ndorse [Perth]
Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight at Eastland (FREE – on screen) [VIC]
Saturday December 24, 2016

Eastland Town Square, 171-175 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood

A free event to see the Auslan interpreters on the big screen LIVE from the carols!

Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight at Eastland (FREE - on screen) [VIC]
Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight – Sidney Myer Music Bowl [VIC]
Saturday December 24, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourn Victoria

A wonderful Christmas Eve tradition in VIC, now with Auslan access!

Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight - Sidney Myer Music Bowl [VIC]
IGA Carols by Candleight [Perth]
Sunday December 18, 2016

Langley Park Plain, East Perth WA

Join us for this free event as we bring Christmas cheer early to Perth city and host this magical, family-friendly event at Langley Park overlooking the beautiful Swan River.

IGA Carols by Candleight [Perth]
Sunset@subi-A very jazzy Christmas with Ruby and the Remedy [Perth]
Sunday December 18, 2016

Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco WA 6008

This old-school soul troupe brings the soul tunes everyone knows and the Christmas hits everyone loves in a festive affair for the whole family.

Sunset@subi-A very jazzy Christmas with Ruby and the Remedy [Perth]
Whitehorse Carols [Melbourne]
Sunday December 18, 2016

Whitehorse Civic Centre Precinct, Nunawading Victoria

Get into the Christmas Spirit with this family friendly event for the whole family.

Whitehorse Carols [Melbourne]
Community Christmas Afternoon Tea and Carols [Tasmania]
Sunday December 18, 2016

Tasdeaf, New Town, Tasmania Tasmania

Join Tasdeaf – You must reserve your tickets to the Carols and shuttle bus by emailing your name and contact details to info@tasdeaf.org.au or SMS 0418 341 373.

Community Christmas Afternoon Tea and Carols [Tasmania]
A Flea In Her Ear [Sydney]
Thursday December 15, 2016

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

A Flea in Her Ear is an outrageously funny comedy constructed with the technical precision and beauty of a Swiss watch.

A Flea In Her Ear [Sydney]
Carols by Kingston [Melbourne]
Sunday December 11, 2016

Sir William Fry Reserve, Highett Victoria

Carols by Kingston is a great chance to get together with friends and family before the holidays and relax in the park and feel the Christmas cheer!

Carols by Kingston [Melbourne]
Carols by the Lake 2016, Coburg [VIC]
Saturday December 10, 2016

Coburg Lake Reserve, Coburg Victoria

The magical annual carols by candlelight event is on again in December with roaming performers, children activities and stage entertainment for the whole family.

Carols by the Lake 2016, Coburg [VIC]
Mill Park Carols [Victoria]
Friday December 9, 2016

Redleap Reserve, Mill Park VIC

‘Tis the season for festive fun and singing, so bring the whole family along to enjoy the Christmas spirit with your community at our Carols by Candlelight.

Mill Park Carols [Victoria]
New World Order Exhibition [Sydney]
Friday December 9, 2016

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

New World Order is an exhibition of new work by artists who are interested in looking at the other side of the story.

New World Order Exhibition [Sydney]
Blemish [Melbourne]
Friday December 9, 2016

Coburg High School, Coburg VIC

Blemish is an accessible creative development performance, followed by a discussion with an excellent panel of young, queer performers and activists with a disability.

Blemish [Melbourne]
Speed the Plow [Sydney]
Thursday December 8, 2016

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay NSW

David Mamet’s extraordinary writing brings the luminous Rose Byrne back to the Australian stage.

Speed the Plow [Sydney]
Enunciations [Melbourne]
Sunday December 4, 2016

The Ballarat Mining Exchange , North, Ballarat Victoria 3350 

Classic text will tug at your heart strings, new words discomfort you, both will make you fall off your seat with laughter and re-evaluate living in an ableist world.

Enunciations [Melbourne]
Panel Discussion – Sync Leadership Alumni [Melbourne]
Sunday December 4, 2016

The Ballarat Mining Exchange , North, Ballarat Victoria 3350 

Professional Arts Practitioners with disability join together on stage to have an open chat.

Panel Discussion - Sync Leadership Alumni [Melbourne]
Koo Koo The Bird Girl [Melbourne]
Sunday December 4, 2016

The Ballarat Mining Exchange , North, Ballarat Victoria 3350 

Circus performer Sarah Houbolt is KooKoo the Birdgirl – this is a bizarre, visceral, haunting yet subversively funny performance that goes straight to the heart of the historical freak show.

Koo Koo The Bird Girl [Melbourne]
Red Dog Screening – special time 11:10am on 4/12/2016 [Sydney]
Sunday December 4, 2016

Event Cinemas Parramatta, Parramatta NSW 2150

Special Screening will begin with some speeches and then the film runs for 90mins.

Red Dog Screening - special time 11:10am on 4/12/2016 [Sydney]
Koo Koo The Bird Girl [Melbourne]
Saturday December 3, 2016

The Ballarat Mining Exchange , North, Ballarat Victoria 3350 

Circus performer Sarah Houbolt is KooKoo the Birdgirl – this is a bizarre, visceral, haunting yet subversively funny performance that goes straight to the heart of the historical freak show.

Koo Koo The Bird Girl [Melbourne]
Diversity Casting – Presentation by Kate Hood [Melbourne]
Saturday December 3, 2016

The Ballarat Mining Exchange , North, Ballarat Victoria 3350 

Kate Hood has become a strong advocate for actors with a disability, sitting on Actors Equity’s newly formed Diversity Committee as Deputy Chair.

Diversity Casting - Presentation by Kate Hood [Melbourne]
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – Launch events [Sydney]
Friday December 2, 2016

Mardi Gras Workshop, Rozelle NSW

The official 2017 festival media launch.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras - Launch events [Sydney]
Celebrating a Musical Christmas [Brisbane]
Thursday December 1, 2016

St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane Queensland

A Christmas concert suited to all ages in the beautiful St John’s Cathedral.

Celebrating a Musical Christmas [Brisbane]
Blaque Showgirls [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 30, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Ginny is a white-skinned ‘blaque’ girl who dreams of becoming the best Aboriginal dancer in the glitzy clubs of Brisvegas. Blaque Showgirls is a street-smart satire that cashes in on cultural tourism.

Blaque Showgirls [Melbourne]
Bill Bailey – Larks in Transit [Perth]
Sunday November 27, 2016

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth WA

It’s twenty years since Bill Bailey first performed on these shores, and he returns to mark this milestone with a new show.

Bill Bailey - Larks in Transit [Perth]
Aladdin [Sydney]
Saturday November 26, 2016

Capitol Theatre, Haymarket NSW

Aladdin will sweep you into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.

Aladdin [Sydney]
Women’s Circus – Penelopiad [Melbourne]
Thursday November 24, 2016

Drill Hall, West Footscray VIC

The production features an ensemble of 30 dedicated members of the Women’s Circus – acrobats, aerialists, actors, musicians, and singers.

Women's Circus - Penelopiad [Melbourne]
Signifying Nothing [Perth]
Tuesday November 22, 2016

The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge WA

A modern take on the tale of Macbeth – Paul and Lainey Macbeth are the ultimate power couple: ambitious, ruthless and willing to risk everything for something more.

Signifying Nothing [Perth]
A night of laughs with Goldie Hawn [Melbourne]
Monday November 14, 2016

The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Hosted by Peter Helliar – join the hilarious Goldie Hawn as she talks about her life and career.

A night of laughs with Goldie Hawn [Melbourne]
Bob Murphy and Katie Brennan On Sport and Social Change [Melbourne]
Friday November 11, 2016

Williamstown Town Hall, Williamstown VIC

Join the beloved Bulldogs captains Bob Murphy and Katie Brennan for an evening exploring the power of sport to drive positive social change, hosted by award-winning sports journalist Caroline Wilson.

Bob Murphy and Katie Brennan On Sport and Social Change [Melbourne]
A Conversation on Making a Murderer [Melbourne]
Tuesday November 8, 2016

Hammer Hall, Melbourne, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

Speaking Tour with Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, defence attorneys from the cult Netflix hit, Making a Murderer, which has captivated television audiences around the world.

A Conversation on Making a Murderer [Melbourne]
White Day Dream – Weave Movement Theatre [Melbourne]
Sunday November 6, 2016

fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne Victoria

Is it really happening right in front of us, or are we daydreaming? (A show performed by dancers with and without disability).

White Day Dream - Weave Movement Theatre [Melbourne]
Upstage Youth Theatre presents Boy Overboard [NSW]
Saturday November 5, 2016

Upstage Studio, Maitland NSW

Inspired by real life events, this is a moving and often funny play about young people overcoming the confusion of war and politics in their search for a safe haven.

Upstage Youth Theatre presents Boy Overboard [NSW]
The Talk – Performance Space [Sydney]
Friday November 4, 2016

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be.

The Talk - Performance Space [Sydney]
Sydney Festival – Access Program Launch [Sydney]
Friday November 4, 2016

The Arts Exchange, The Rocks NSW

Now in its 41st year! And the access is better than ever before. Come and learn more about the access provided at this festival.

Sydney Festival - Access Program Launch [Sydney]
Darebin Music Feast: Kiddyrock Workshop [Melbourne]
Thursday November 3, 2016

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

An all dancing, all drumming, afro-beat inspired workshop for children aged 2-5 and their adults. Kiddyrock workshops inspire children to collaborate, make friends, share ideas and build confidence.

Darebin Music Feast: Kiddyrock Workshop [Melbourne]
Enter Sandman – Darebin Music Festival [Melbourne]
Monday October 31, 2016

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

Bear witness as a keen and mighty collection of local guitarists and heavy metal enthusiasts play the iconic and immortal Metallica hit Enter Sandman.

Enter Sandman - Darebin Music Festival [Melbourne]
Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show [Melbourne]
Monday October 31, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Be inspired to be be the best you can be with Sesame Street presents Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show!

Elmo's Super Fun Hero Show [Melbourne]
Liveworks – SoftMachine: RIANTO [Sydney]
Thursday October 27, 2016

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

Rianto’s mastery of both traditional and contemporary styles includes extensive training in Lengger: an erotic dance that crosses the boundaries of gende

Liveworks  - SoftMachine: RIANTO  [Sydney]
Liveworks – SoftMachine: XiaoKe x ZiHan [Sydney]
Thursday October 27, 2016

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

Chinese artists XiaoKe x ZiHan make collaborative works that explore the extremes of bodily movement to reflect on the social and political context of China.

Liveworks  - SoftMachine: XiaoKe x ZiHan  [Sydney]
Liveworks Opening Night – Performance Space [Sydney]
Thursday October 27, 2016

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

The Liveworks program – which runs 27 October to 6 November at Carriageworks – is brimming with free and ticketed performances, workshops, conversations and interventions.

Liveworks Opening Night - Performance Space [Sydney]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 23rd Oct [Brisbane]
Sunday October 23, 2016

QPAC, Brisbane

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 23rd Oct [Brisbane]
The Color Purple – The Musical [Melbourne]
Sunday October 23, 2016

Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran VIC

This awe inspiring saga tells an unforgettable story of overcoming adversity in a heartening tale that is a testament to the healing power of love and faith.

The Color Purple - The Musical [Melbourne]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 22nd Oct @ 7:30pm [Brisbane]
Saturday October 22, 2016

QPAC, Brisbane

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 22nd Oct @ 7:30pm [Brisbane]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 22nd Oct @ 3pm [Brisbane]
Saturday October 22, 2016

QPAC, Brisbane

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 22nd Oct @ 3pm [Brisbane]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 21st Oct [Brisbane]
Friday October 21, 2016

QPAC, Brisbane

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 21st Oct [Brisbane]
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour [Melbourne]
Thursday October 20, 2016

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Southbank Victoria

Six Catholic schoolgirls travel to Edinburgh for a choral competition, but these sopranos are more interested in sex, smokes and Sambuca.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour [Melbourne]
Fawlty Towers – Live [Melbourne]
Thursday October 20, 2016

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Manic, snobbish, condescending and rude, Basil Fawlty is without doubt one of the funniest, most iconic and memorable British comedy characters ever written.

Fawlty Towers - Live [Melbourne]
A Midsummer Night’s Dream [Sydney]
Thursday October 20, 2016

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

This production will reclaim the deep heart of Shakespeare’s text, revealing a comedy as complex and detailed as any tragedy.

A Midsummer Night's Dream [Sydney]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 20th Oct [Brisbane]
Thursday October 20, 2016

QPAC, Brisbane

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 20th Oct [Brisbane]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 19th Oct [Brisbane]
Wednesday October 19, 2016

QPAC, Brisbane

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 19th Oct [Brisbane]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 16th Oct [Melbourne]
Sunday October 16, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 16th Oct [Melbourne]
The Art of Discomfort [Melbourne]
Sunday October 16, 2016

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

How – and why – is art equipped to take on topics that might otherwise be off-limits?

The Art of Discomfort [Melbourne]
Whitehorse Spring Festival [Melbourne]
Sunday October 16, 2016

Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading

Spring Festival is a free, fun-filled day that celebrates our vibrant community! Offering a perfect day out for all the family, enjoy a huge variety free activities!

Whitehorse Spring Festival [Melbourne]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland 15th Oct @ 7pm [Melbourne]
Saturday October 15, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland 15th Oct @ 7pm [Melbourne]
Soft Core – Exhibition Opening [Sydney]
Saturday October 15, 2016

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Soft Core presents artistic practices that explore the many facets of ‘softness’ – from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials to materials that simply look soft.

Soft Core - Exhibition Opening [Sydney]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland 15th Oct @2pm [Melbourne]
Saturday October 15, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland 15th Oct @2pm [Melbourne]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland 14th Oct [Melbourne]
Friday October 14, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland 14th Oct [Melbourne]
LISTEN Conference 2016: Feminist Futures [Melbourne]
Friday October 14, 2016 - Sunday October 16, 2016

Bella Union (Level 1, Trades Hall), Carlton South VIC

This conference provides a unique opportunity to engage in constructive discussion on ideas relating to gender, feminism, creativity, intersections within communities, writing, performance and more.

LISTEN Conference 2016: Feminist Futures [Melbourne]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland (Q and A) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 13, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Artist Talk – Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome).

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland (Q and A) [Melbourne]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 13th Oct [Melbourne]
Thursday October 13, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 13th Oct [Melbourne]
Touretteshero – Backstage in Biscuitland – 12th Oct [Melbourne]
Wednesday October 12, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Jess Thom has Tourettes, (a most frequently misunderstood syndrome). She is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the fun begins. No two shows can ever be the same!

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuitland - 12th Oct [Melbourne]
The Dark Chorus (Post show discussion) [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 11, 2016

Meat Market, North Melbourne

Learn more from Lucy Guerin as she unleashes a dance premiere that will enfold you in the embrace of darkness.

The Dark Chorus (Post show discussion) [Melbourne]
Connected Art Exhibition – Opening [Melbourne]
Monday October 10, 2016

The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC

This exhibition showcases the work of emerging artists with a disability or an experience of mental illness.

Connected Art Exhibition - Opening [Melbourne]
The Sound of Music [Perth]
Friday October 7, 2016

Crown Theatre Perth, Burswood Western Australia

This production tells the true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike!

The Sound of Music [Perth]
Play For Australia – Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Sunday October 2, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Play For Australia is a bold gathering of many theatrical voices presented in a season of curated, ultra-short 600 word plays.

Play For Australia - Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Fringe Awards – Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Saturday October 1, 2016

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

Celebrate the winners of the Melbourne Fringe Awards and shake it till you make it at this farewell party like no other.

Fringe Awards - Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
One Bad Apple: Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Saturday October 1, 2016

Reservoir High School Auditorium, Reservoir VIC

This comedy whodunnit is written and performed by students and it is suitable for upper primary and secondary students.

One Bad Apple: Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Gonzo / pulls back the covers on teenage boys and porn [Melbourne]
Friday September 30, 2016

Beckett Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria

Set to be our most talked-about show of the year, Gonzo lays bare the facts of modern life in the age of instant access to ‘adults-only’ zones.

Gonzo / pulls back the covers on teenage boys and porn [Melbourne]
Shake, Shimmy, Shim, Sha Bam! – Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Thursday September 29, 2016

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

Our favourite Fringe clown Tessa Waters will have you sending rockets of love and laughter into the sky as we celebrate the magic of all body types.

Shake, Shimmy, Shim, Sha Bam! - Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
The Moth StorySLAM – Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 27, 2016

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

A live storytelling event open to anyone with a five-minute tale…do you have a good story to tell in Auslan!?

The Moth StorySLAM - Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Eye of the Storm – Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Sunday September 25, 2016

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

Step back, step up and get down. We are over half way through and it’s time for another party.

Eye of the Storm - Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche – Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Sunday September 25, 2016

Fringe Hub – The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club, North Melbourne

Have a blast at the most outrageous community meeting of your life.

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche - Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Quippings- Criptopia! [Melbourne]
Saturday September 24, 2016

Richmond Theatrette, Richmond Yarra VIC

What would your perfect world be like? Join us on a weird magical mysterious journey through our perfect worlds.

Quippings- Criptopia! [Melbourne]
Disgraced [Melbourne]
Saturday September 24, 2016

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Sensationally proving Chekhov’s observation that lives can be destroyed during an event as mundane as a dinner party, this production of Disgraced draws on a top flight cast.

Disgraced [Melbourne]
Main Stage Events – Unleashed Festival [Melbourne]
Saturday September 24, 2016

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

Unleashed is Australia’s largest social change festival for young people.

Main Stage Events - Unleashed Festival [Melbourne]
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie [Melbourne]
Saturday September 24, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

These much loved characters come to life on stage as this funny & charming new production introduces today’s children to the wonderful world of May Gibbs.

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie [Melbourne]
Speakers Series – Unleashed Festival [Melbourne]
Saturday September 24, 2016

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

We’ve brought together some of the brightest entrepreneurs, changemakers and thought leaders from around the country and overseas to talk to you.

Speakers Series - Unleashed Festival [Melbourne]
Immaculate – Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Friday September 23, 2016

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

Madonna fans! Join in the celebration of pop culture, feminism and religious iconography.

Immaculate - Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Youth, Gender Diversity and sexuality in the Arts – forum [Melbourne]
Friday September 23, 2016

St Martins Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra VIC

Artists, parents, participants of the arts and specialists are warmly invited to join our roundtable discussion of events.

Youth, Gender Diversity and sexuality in the Arts - forum [Melbourne]
Unleashed Festival – awards [Melbourne]
Friday September 23, 2016

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

Unleashed is Australia’s largest social change festival for young people.

Unleashed Festival - awards [Melbourne]
Blindspot – Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Thursday September 22, 2016

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

Unraveling backwards in time, Blind Spot follow events set in motion by a failed get-rich-quick scheme, propelling you through prisons, courtrooms, media frenzies and small-town homes.

Blindspot - Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Campaign for Australian Aid Comedy Gala – Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We? [Melbourne]
Thursday September 22, 2016

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Some of Australia’s best comedians in the same room to tackle the big questions about our national identity.

Campaign for Australian Aid Comedy Gala – Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We? [Melbourne]
You and Me and the Space Between [Brisbane]
Thursday September 22, 2016

Cremorne Theatre – QPAC, South Brisbane Queensland

Part play, part picture book , and performed by a narrator, a musician, a comic book or street artist, and a physical performer / puppeteer. This is a family show that is suitable for all ages.

You and Me and the Space Between [Brisbane]
Beauty and the Beast Jr @ 2pm [Melbourne]
Thursday September 22, 2016

Drum Theatre, Dandenong VIC

A Masquerade Theatre Productions presentation – Perfect September School Holiday Entertainment.

Beauty and the Beast Jr @ 2pm [Melbourne]
Beauty and the Beast Jr @ 11am [Melbourne]
Thursday September 22, 2016

Drum Theatre, Dandenong VIC

A Masquerade Theatre Productions presentation – Perfect September School Holiday Entertainment.

Beauty and the Beast Jr @ 11am [Melbourne]
In Conversation with Graeme Innes [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 20, 2016

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Innes will reflect on his personal and professional achievements and discuss the state of disability policy in Australia today. What’s the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme? Is society understanding the potential, as well as the needs, of people with disabilities?

In Conversation with Graeme Innes [Melbourne]
Bobby Deez – Losing the Plot (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 18, 2016

The Tickle Pit, Melbourne VIC

Bobby Deez is a man in the middle of a midlife crisis. His journey into hell has taught him something, though what that is, he’s not quite sure.

Bobby Deez – Losing the Plot (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
The Hatpin (UMMTA) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 18, 2016

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

The tale of a beautiful friendship that arises between two women, borne from a terrible tragedy.

The Hatpin (UMMTA) [Melbourne]
Burlesque Idol – Grand Finale [Canberra, ACT]
Saturday September 17, 2016

The Abbey Function Centre, Nicholls ACT

Canberra is about to be transformed into a burlesque Mecca with one incredibly glamorous, show-stopping, international affair – the first ever BURLESQUE IDOL AUSTRALIA GRAND FINALE!

Burlesque Idol - Grand Finale [Canberra, ACT]
Fawlty Towers – Live [Sydney]
Saturday September 17, 2016

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay NSW

Manic, snobbish, condescending and rude, Basil Fawlty is without doubt one of the funniest, most iconic and memorable British comedy characters ever written.

Fawlty Towers - Live [Sydney]
19th Liverpool Art Society Exhibition [Sydney]
Saturday September 17, 2016

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is proud to present the 19th Liverpool Art Society Exhibition, promoting and celebrating the creative talent of the region.

19th Liverpool Art Society Exhibition [Sydney]
25th MIL-PRA AECG Aboriginal Exhibition [Sydney]
Saturday September 17, 2016

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

The annual Mil-Pra AECG exhibition and art prize acknowledges the need to celebrate the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our region and beyond.

25th MIL-PRA AECG Aboriginal Exhibition [Sydney]
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (school groups only) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 15, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

These much loved characters come to life on stage as this funny & charming new production introduces today’s children to the wonderful world of May Gibbs.

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (school groups only) [Melbourne]
Imagined Touch (Q & A) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 8, 2016

North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne

Jodee Mundy’s extraordinary production “Imagined Touch” is a Deafblind live art experience

Imagined Touch (Q & A) [Melbourne]
A Nice Night At The Thing / Lgbtiqa+ Friendly [Melbourne]
Thursday September 8, 2016

Long Play, Fitzroy North VIC

A nice night of poetry, performance and music from a talented group of (but not all) queer/trans performers including Lucas Heenan!

A Nice Night At The Thing / Lgbtiqa+ Friendly [Melbourne]
TSOL: Andrew Denton & Matt Vickers On A Good Death [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 6, 2016

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Is there such a thing as a good death? In a death defying culture, how do we think and talk about death? What is the role of the state in how and when we die?

TSOL: Andrew Denton & Matt Vickers On A Good Death [Melbourne]
En Avant, Marche! [Brisbane]
Sunday September 4, 2016

The Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank QLD

In an outburst of noise and movement, Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke assemble a full-scale brass band alongside actors and dancers on stage.

En Avant, Marche! [Brisbane]
FODI: ” Freaks Like Me” with Sarah Houbolt [Sydney]
Sunday September 4, 2016

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Why should we ignore this history of performers with disability? And if we do, how can we celebrate the unique artistry of those who are different, who are ‘freaks like me’?

FODI: " Freaks Like Me" with Sarah Houbolt [Sydney]
FODI: “The Government we Deserve?” with Annabel Crabb & David Marr [Sydney]
Saturday September 3, 2016

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

What does our choice of Prime Minister say about us? Did we get it right this time?

FODI: "The Government we Deserve?" with Annabel Crabb & David Marr [Sydney]
SlutWalk: Because it’s never OK to blame the victim [Melbourne]
Saturday September 3, 2016

Victorian State Library, Melbourne VIC

It’s a controversial name, not a controversial message.

SlutWalk: Because it's never OK to blame the victim [Melbourne]
FODI: “Break a Rule a Day” with Lionel Shriver [Sydney]
Saturday September 3, 2016

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Is breaking a rule a day better than an apple for your health?

FODI: "Break a Rule a Day" with Lionel Shriver [Sydney]
Shrek The Musical JR [Melbourne]
Friday September 2, 2016

St Peter Julian Eymard School, Mooroolbark VIC

School Production

Shrek The Musical JR [Melbourne]
Engaging Deaf and HOH in Arts – Forum [Melbourne]
Friday September 2, 2016

St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra Victoria

Roadmaps to Diversity is a series of forums that aim to examine and address current perspectives on diversity with the view to make positive change.

Engaging Deaf and HOH in Arts - Forum [Melbourne]
Get In Touch With Your Senses – Silent Supper Club [Melbourne]
Tuesday August 30, 2016

Supper Room, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

Silent Supper Club will look at expressive forms of non-spoken communication – Auslan, tactile experiences and live captioning.

Get In Touch With Your Senses - Silent Supper Club [Melbourne]
NGV Degas Lecture Series: Transgressing the Boundaries – Edgar Degas and the Salon [Melbourne]
Saturday August 27, 2016

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Degas Lecture no.3: Take a look at Deags who self-fashioned himself as a Northern European neo-baroque painter of small portraits and genre scenes.

NGV Degas Lecture Series: Transgressing the Boundaries - Edgar Degas and the Salon [Melbourne]
Bijou Cabaret by Chrissie Shaw [Sydney]
Wednesday August 24, 2016

The Depot Theatre, Marrickville NSW

This sumptuous, funny, poignant – often dark – cabaret peeps into the private, sensual world of a riveting Parisienne d’un certain age.

Bijou Cabaret by Chrissie Shaw [Sydney]
The Sound of Music [Adelaide]
Wednesday August 24, 2016

Festival Theatre, Adelaide SA

This production tells the true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike!

The Sound of Music [Adelaide]
Matilda The Musical [Melbourne]
Saturday August 20, 2016

Princess Theatre, Melbourne VIC

Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny!

Matilda The Musical [Melbourne]
Enunciations [Melbourne]
Friday August 19, 2016

Performance Space; Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray VIC

In Raspberry Ripple‘s first show, eloquent words – and some not so eloquent! – will be spoken by disabled and able-bodied performers to tell the 21st century story of being in the soup together.

Enunciations [Melbourne]
NGV Degas Lecture Series: Beauty and the Beast – Degas and Women [Melbourne]
Saturday August 13, 2016

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Degas Lecture no.2: Explore the artist’s images of women and his attitude to femininity within the broader context of feminisation in aesthetic modernity.

NGV Degas Lecture Series: Beauty and the Beast - Degas and Women [Melbourne]
The Apocalypse Bear Trilogy [Melbourne]
Friday August 12, 2016

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

The play is about our childhoods and who we are now at the same time. It is deep. We play deeply. We play with peanut butter and cheese sandwiches.

The Apocalypse Bear Trilogy [Melbourne]
Gloria’s Glorious Gloryhole [Perth]
Thursday August 11, 2016

Rigby’s Bar and Bistr, Perth WA

Gloria’s Glorious Gloryhole is a fast-paced, loose hipped, easy, cheesy and fun cabaret of 1980s classics.

Gloria’s Glorious Gloryhole [Perth]
In Conversation with Hannie Rayson about the play “Extinction” [Melbourne]
Wednesday August 10, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Award winning playwright and screenwriter discusses her play which wraps an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story.

In Conversation with Hannie Rayson about the play "Extinction" [Melbourne]
The Mill on the Floss | OpticNerve Performance Group [Melbourne]
Saturday August 6, 2016

Theatre Works, St Kilda

This is a live theatre production adapted from George Eliot’s famous English literary work of the same name and been described as “elegant, beautiful, intelligent, passionate theatre”

The Mill on the Floss | OpticNerve Performance Group [Melbourne]
Auslan Course – Content Specific [Melbourne]
Tuesday August 2, 2016

St Martins Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra VIC

If you’ve always wanted to learn Auslan (content specific to the Arts sector)…now is the time! This immersive Auslan course runs for eight weeks throughout August and October. Register now!

Auslan Course - Content Specific [Melbourne]
Pete the Sheep [Melbourne]
Saturday July 30, 2016

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Shaun and Pete set up their own Shearing Salon in town where they are inundated with woolly clients, who delight in Shaun’s styling prowess.

Pete the Sheep [Melbourne]
NGV Degas Lecture Series: Is There Life Beyond Paris? [Melbourne]
Saturday July 30, 2016

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Degas Lecture no.1: See Paris through the eyes of the most Parisian of painters in this lecture focusses on the city, its surrounds and influence on Degas.

NGV Degas Lecture Series: Is There Life Beyond Paris? [Melbourne]
Refugees Exhibition Launch [Sydney]
Friday July 29, 2016

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Refugees is a landmark exhibition which brings together works by 22 world-renowned artists.

Refugees Exhibition Launch  [Sydney]
Springvale Snow Fest 2016 [Melbourne]
Sunday July 24, 2016

Corner Buckingham and Balmoral avenues, Springvale, Springvale VIC

The streets will be filled with fun, snow (real and simulated), moving rides, free kids activities and market and food stalls. The highlight of the festival will be the real snow straight off the mountain from Mt Buller!

Springvale Snow Fest 2016 [Melbourne]
2016 David Parkin Oration by Caroline Wilson [Melbourne]
Wednesday July 20, 2016

Deakin Edge, Melbourne VIC

This is a free public event that looks to promote the advancement of public knowledge by exploring the challenges and opportunities for sport to act as a driver of social change.

2016 David Parkin Oration by Caroline Wilson [Melbourne]
Titanic The Musical [Melbourne]
Sunday July 17, 2016

Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran VIC

Majestically depicted, this story of grandeur captures the essence of lives lost and memories everlasting.

Titanic The Musical [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Sydney]
Thursday July 14, 2016

Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Sydney]
The Sound of Music [Melbourne]
Wednesday July 13, 2016

The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

This production tells the true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike!

The Sound of Music [Melbourne]
The School of Life: Alain de Botton On Love [Melbourne]
Tuesday July 12, 2016

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Alain de Botton explores the complex landscape of a modern relationship.

The School of Life:  Alain de Botton On Love [Melbourne]
The School of Life: Alain de Botton On Love [Melbourne]
Tuesday July 12, 2016

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Alain de Botton explores the complex landscape of a modern relationship.

The School of Life:  Alain de Botton On Love [Melbourne]
All My Sons [Sydney]
Thursday July 7, 2016

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay NSW

All My Sons was Miller’s first major success. A compelling portrait of flawed characters and capital’s corruption of the American Dream, its politics and its impact remain as acute and devastating as ever.

All My Sons [Sydney]
The Events [Melbourne]
Wednesday July 6, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Two actors examine a vicar’s compulsion to understand mass murder, while an onstage choir gives voice to her outrage as she demands answers from friends, her lover and the boy-killer himself.

The Events [Melbourne]
Cinderella [Sydney]
Wednesday July 6, 2016

State Theatre, Sydney

The magical rags to riches story – ‘Cinderella’ – is the ultimate winter feel good panto to charm audiences of all ages.

Cinderella [Sydney]
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Melbourne]
Sunday July 3, 2016

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Victoria

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Melbourne]
Circus Oz [Melbourne]
Saturday July 2, 2016

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC

The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that adults and children can enjoy together!

Circus Oz [Melbourne]
TRIBES [Sydney]
Saturday July 2, 2016

Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli NSW

Billy is deaf and uses lipreading and Sylvia is a Coda who is loosing her hearing. Sylvia teaches Billy how to sign and their worlds begin to align just as Billy’s family grapple with his new-found independence.

TRIBES [Sydney]
Circus Oz [Melbourne]
Saturday July 2, 2016

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne VIC

The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that adults and children can enjoy together!

Circus Oz [Melbourne]
Wiggle Town Tour [Melbourne]
Monday June 27, 2016

Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston Victoria

Join The Wiggles (with the popular yellow Wiggle who can sign!) and their good friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus….and wiggle your little hearts out!

Wiggle Town Tour [Melbourne]
Playing in the dark [Melbourne]
Sunday June 26, 2016

Artplay Birrarung Marr, Melbourne Vic

ArtPlay is hosting a professional development day focused on the theme of playing in the dark.

Playing in the dark [Melbourne]
Secrets! Quippings Midwinter Auslan interpreted Show [Melbourne]
Saturday June 25, 2016

Richmond Theatrette, Richmond VIC

The Quippings crew-Melbournes most outlandish disability performance troupe- is staging our midwinta show!

Secrets! Quippings Midwinter Auslan interpreted Show [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Brisbane]
Friday June 24, 2016

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall QLD

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Brisbane]
Double Indemnity [Melbourne]
Saturday June 18, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

The LA sunshine throws plenty of dark shadows in James M Cain’s sensational thriller novels of the thirties and forties, of which this steamy tale of murder and desire is the undoubted masterpiece.

Double Indemnity [Melbourne]
Autism in the Arts [Melbourne]
Friday June 17, 2016

St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra Victoria

Discuss and exchange perspectives, share skills and further broaden and question the landscape for inclusion in Arts practices across the sector.

Autism in the Arts [Melbourne]
Inclusive Theatre Practice [Melbourne]
Friday June 17, 2016

St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra Victoria

St Martins’ Inclusive Theatre Practice program adult workshops are offered to artists, students, arts organisations and teachers who are interested in bringing a more inclusive approach to their arts practice.

Inclusive Theatre Practice [Melbourne]
The Carer [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 15, 2016

Arthur Wren Hall (Hampton Park Community Hall), Hampton Park VIC

The play promotes positive ageing and explores issues such as caring and elder abuse. It is showing in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The Carer [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Adelaide]
Monday June 13, 2016

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh SA

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Adelaide]
GHOST: The Musical [Perth]
Saturday June 11, 2016

Crown Theatre Perth, Burswood Western Australia

Based on the Oscar®-winning film of the same name, GHOST is the story of Sam and Molly, a young couple whose relationship takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death.

GHOST: The Musical [Perth]
The Glass Menagerie [Melbourne]
Friday June 3, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

The year is 1937, and Amanda Wingfield’s stuck in a tiny, run-down apartment with her two adult children, the frustrated Tom and the cripplingly shy Laura. All three of them need to break free of the past.

The Glass Menagerie [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Perth]
Friday June 3, 2016

Perth Arena, Perth WA

Be whisked away into the wintery world of Disney’s Frozen and join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival [Perth]
ISPA – SESSION V | Reimagining: Liveness and Intimacy [Melbourne]
Friday June 3, 2016

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Southbank VIC

Culture is being consumed in ways that could not have been imagined even 10 or 20 years ago. What keeps the “live” experience special?

ISPA - SESSION V | Reimagining: Liveness and Intimacy [Melbourne]
ISPA – SESSION IV | Reimagining: Access and Transformative Practice [Melbourne]
Friday June 3, 2016

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Southbank VIC

The panel will explore how diversity, disability and mental health are reflected on both our stages and in our audiences.

ISPA - SESSION IV | Reimagining: Access and Transformative Practice [Melbourne]
ISPA Congress [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 1, 2016

Hammer Hall, Melbourne, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

ISPA Congresses bring together performing arts leaders to discover the next great idea, strengthen relationships, and rejuvenate their passion for the arts.

ISPA Congress [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Ua numi le fau Curated by Léuli Eshraghi (SAM/IRN/VIC) [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 24, 2016

Gertrude Contemporary, Fitzroy Melbourne, VIC

Six leading local and international artists draw on resurgent First Nations through performance video, photography and textiles.

Next Wave Festival:  Ua numi le fau Curated by Léuli Eshraghi (SAM/IRN/VIC) [Melbourne]
Julian Barnes: The Noise of Time [Sydney]
Saturday May 21, 2016

City Recital Hall, Sydney NSW

Sydney Writers’ Festival: Julian Barnes’ writing has earned him considerable respect as an author who deals with the themes of history, reality, truth and love.

Julian Barnes: The Noise of Time [Sydney]
Next Wave Festival: BlaaQ Catt [Melbourne]
Saturday May 21, 2016

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

Spearim challenges assumptions about Indigenous identity and experience in this darkly comic story, told skilfully with a good dose of dry, self-deprecating humour.

Next Wave Festival: BlaaQ Catt [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Decolonist (Artist talk) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 21, 2016

West Space, Melbourne VIC

Through reflecting on the impact of colonisation upon her sense of self as an Aboriginal woman, visual artist Katie West has developed her own method of decolonisation.

Next Wave Festival: Decolonist (Artist talk) [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Artists talk “Telltale”[Melbourne]
Saturday May 21, 2016

Arts Project Australia, Northcote VIC

The artists in Telltale created a suite of works including painting, ceramics and video, that interpret and respond to the stories built up around the mythical hotel Telltale Grande.

Next Wave Festival: Artists talk "Telltale"[Melbourne]
Writing Live Subjects: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Biography (Sydney Writers’ Festival) [Sydney]
Saturday May 21, 2016

Sydney Dance 1, Walsh Bay NSW

On the challenges, perks and pitfalls of writing about the living.

Writing Live Subjects: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Biography (Sydney Writers' Festival) [Sydney]
Gloria Steinem: Life on the Road [Sydney]
Friday May 20, 2016

Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW

Sydney Writers’ Festival: In Australia for the first time since the 1980s, Gloria shares her moving and profound story, as told in her epoch-defining memoir, My Life on the Road.

Gloria Steinem: Life on the Road [Sydney]
Choosing Your Words (Sydney Writers’ Festival) [Sydney]
Friday May 20, 2016

Sydney Dance 1, Walsh Bay NSW

Why language is our greatest gift, and our greatest weapon. 

Choosing Your Words (Sydney Writers' Festival) [Sydney]
Next Wave Festival: The Second Woman [Melbourne]
Friday May 20, 2016

ACMI, Melbourne VIC

Randall aims to explore the trade of emotion, intimacy, chemistry and authenticity.

Next Wave Festival: The Second Woman [Melbourne]
Historical Obsessions (Sydney Writers’ Festival) [Sydney]
Thursday May 19, 2016

Sydney Dance 2, Walsh Bay NSW

Award-winning historians reveal how they fell in love with their subjects.

Historical Obsessions (Sydney Writers' Festival) [Sydney]
Next Wave Festival: Algorithmic Misfits [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 18, 2016

RMIT Design Hub, Carlton VIC

Only Truth: a symposium on internet privacy. Speakers will talk about Australian metadata capture, the ethics of digital privacy,and how our algorithm-effected online life is changing our offline selves.

Next Wave Festival: Algorithmic Misfits [Melbourne]
Chelle’s ‘Wait of the World Art Exhibition’ [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 17, 2016

Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park Victoria

Chelle’s works cleverly intermingle the real and imaginary, while commenting on serious, contemporary issues.

Chelle's 'Wait of the World Art Exhibition' [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: FEMPRE$$ [Melbourne]
Sunday May 15, 2016

Howler Bar, Brunswick VIC

FEMPRE$$ places women on the mic, the decks and the dance floor in a one-off hip hop event that is as fierce as it is deep.

Next Wave Festival: FEMPRE$$ [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Through love: five feminist perspectives Brainlina [Melbourne]
Sunday May 15, 2016


Through love: five feminist perspectives directs the minds of artists, writers and academics towards the nature and operation of the elusive emotion – love.

Next Wave Festival: Through love: five feminist perspectives Brainlina [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Far From Here (Artist talk) [Melbourne]
Sunday May 15, 2016

Meat Market, Melbourne VIC

Far From Here (a video installation) explores what it means to experience a place at a distance. Examining prevailing colonial relationships to the landscape and what it really means to ‘inhabit place’, Robertson questions ‘Are we really here?’

Next Wave Festival: Far From Here (Artist talk) [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Mummy Dearest [Melbourne]
Saturday May 14, 2016

Supper Room, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

A brutally honest take on parenting, Mummy Dearest is for anyone who was ever unparented, underparented, overparented or parentified.

Next Wave Festival: Mummy Dearest [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Ground Control [Melbourne]
Friday May 13, 2016

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

What is it that we are moving toward? Have we already reached the point of no return? Chris, a tireless young astronaut, is on an interstellar mission to find Earth 2.0 and save all of humanity. No biggie.

Next Wave Festival: Ground Control [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Passing [Melbourne]
Friday May 13, 2016

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

PASSING maps two bodies under pressure from the responsibility that comes from being of mixed cultural background

Next Wave Festival:  Passing [Melbourne]
Hugh Mackay & Dumbo Feather: In Conversation [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 10, 2016

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Hear from social researcher, writer and commentator Hugh Mackay as he discusses the modern Australian search for meaning and what makes a good life

Hugh Mackay & Dumbo Feather: In Conversation [Melbourne]
Wiggle Town Tour [Melbourne]
Monday May 9, 2016

Capital Theatre, Bendigo Victoria

Join The Wiggles (with the popular yellow Wiggle who can sign!) and their good friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus….and wiggle your little hearts out!

Wiggle Town Tour [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: The Fraud Complex (Artist talk) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 7, 2016

West Space (Level 1), Melbourne VIC

At a time when self-help books compel us to accept and express ‘our true selves,’ The Fraud Complex showcases the ways in which eleven artists approach the polar binary of authentic/fake, as it plays out in everyday life.

Next Wave Festival: The Fraud Complex (Artist talk) [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Ships in the night Kelly Fliedner [Melbourne]
Saturday May 7, 2016

West Space, Melbourne VIC

This 30 min performance is a series of love letters……Seeing you laugh and not knowing what you are laughing about. Seeing you cry and wanting to cry with you…..

Next Wave Festival: Ships in the night Kelly Fliedner [Melbourne]
GHOST: The Musical [Sydney]
Saturday May 7, 2016

Theatre Royal (MLC Centre), Sydney NSW

Based on the Oscar®-winning film of the same name, GHOST is the story of Sam and Molly, a young couple whose relationship takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death.

GHOST: The Musical [Sydney]
Next Wave Festival: shadow sites (walking tour) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 7, 2016

National Storage Collingwood, Collingwood VIC

What happens to artworks when they are hidden from view, waiting in vaults and archives?

Next Wave Festival: shadow sites (walking tour) [Melbourne]
VCE Season of Excellence – Top Acts 2016 [Melbourne]
Friday May 6, 2016

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Victoria

Top Acts is an evening concert which presents up to 40 performers from the Top Class concert series in one stunning event.

VCE Season of Excellence - Top Acts 2016 [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Ua numi le fau Curated by Léuli Eshraghi (SAM/IRN/VIC) [Melbourne]
Friday May 6, 2016

Gertrude Contemporary, Fitzroy Melbourne, VIC

Six leading local and international artists draw on resurgent First Nations through performance video, photography and textiles.

Next Wave Festival:  Ua numi le fau Curated by Léuli Eshraghi (SAM/IRN/VIC) [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: Indigenous Language Workshop [Melbourne]
Friday May 6, 2016

West Space, Melbourne VIC

Through translations and a series of workshops, we aim to raise awareness of Victoria’s first languages

Next Wave Festival: Indigenous Language Workshop [Melbourne]
Next Wave Welcome to Country launch [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 4, 2016

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

The Artistic Director – Georgie Meagher – along with special guests, will officially launch the Next Wave Festival 2016.

Next Wave Welcome to Country launch [Melbourne]
Henry IV – Melbourne University Shakespeare Company [Melbourne]
Saturday April 30, 2016

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

An ageing traitor-cum-monarch clinging to power. A wayward princess neglecting her royal inheritance. A hedonistic knight abusing his rank and position. A violent rebellion stirring…

Henry IV - Melbourne University Shakespeare Company [Melbourne]
Autumn Exhibition Program Launch – Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. [Sydney]
Saturday April 30, 2016

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

The latest exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre launches this Saturday and the curator will give a presentation to describe the exciting works you can see during this expo..

Autumn Exhibition Program Launch - Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. [Sydney]
Rihanna Dance Class [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 27, 2016

The Toff in Town, Melbourne

Learn all the whines and dips from our fave pop princess, Rihanna.

Rihanna Dance Class [Melbourne]
ANZAC Day Service [Perth]
Monday April 25, 2016

Town of Victoria Park Memorial Gardens, Victoria Park WA

More details coming soon!

ANZAC Day Service [Perth]
Catherine Deveny’s Pushy Women (comedy) [Sydney]
Sunday April 24, 2016

Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW

Now in its fourth year, Catherine’s event collects Australia’s most fabulous and fiercely funny women to share their story of life on two wheels

Catherine Deveny's Pushy Women (comedy) [Sydney]
Mr Stink [Sydney]
Wednesday April 20, 2016

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

David Walliams’ award-winning best-seller comes to life on stage in this world premiere Australian adaptation.

Mr Stink [Sydney]
The Sound of Music [Brisbane]
Tuesday April 19, 2016

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Brisbane QLD

This production tells the true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike!

The Sound of Music [Brisbane]
MICF: Dave Callan “A Little Less Conversation”
Sunday April 17, 2016

Trades Hall, Melbourne Victoria

It’s the most upbeat show of the Festival! Come laugh at a large viking taking dance routines slightly too seriously.

MICF:  Dave Callan "A Little Less Conversation"
The School of Life: Damon Young On Reading [Melbourne]
Sunday April 17, 2016

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

Author Damon Young explores the nature and value of the ancient pursuit of reading.

The School of Life:  Damon Young On Reading [Melbourne]
MICF Arj Barker “Organic”
Saturday April 16, 2016

Palais Theatre, St Kilda, St Kilda Victoria

Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian.

MICF Arj Barker "Organic"
MICF: Felicity Ward “What if there is no toilet?” [Melbourne]
Friday April 15, 2016

Cube – ACMI, Melbourne

Felicity Ward (Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Felicity’s Mental Mission) returns with a new stand-up show about mental illness, irritable bowel syndrome and her search for the nearest toilet.

MICF:  Felicity Ward "What if there is no toilet?" [Melbourne]
MICF: Alice Tovey “Malice” [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 13, 2016

The Butterfly Club, Melbourne VIC

Malice is ‘up and coming favourite’ Alice Tovey in a deliciously offensive, blisteringly scathing hour of original song.

MICF: Alice Tovey "Malice" [Melbourne]
MICF: Dave Hughes “Sweet” [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 13, 2016

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

It’s an accepted fact that Dave Hughes is a bloody funny guy but you’ll never know how funny until you see him live!

MICF: Dave Hughes "Sweet" [Melbourne]
MICF: Luke Heggie Anythink Is Possible [MELBOURNE]
Sunday April 10, 2016

Melbourne Town Hall – Cloak Room, Melbourne VIC

‘Unique, powerful, and insightful. 4½ stars Sydney Morning Herald

MICF: Luke Heggie Anythink Is Possible [MELBOURNE]
52 Storey Treehouse [Melbourne]
Saturday April 9, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

They’re back! Andy and Terry’s treehouse is now 52 storeys tall! Can they solve the mysteries and survive the dangers that test even their ingenuity?

52 Storey Treehouse [Melbourne]
MICF: Kid’s Party Confidential [Melbourne]
Saturday April 9, 2016

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Comedian Sean Murphy is throwing the ultimate party for the whole family at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

MICF:  Kid's Party Confidential [Melbourne]
MICF: Lana Schwarcz “Lovely Lady Lumps” [Melbourne]
Friday April 8, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Last year, Lana was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. So she wrote some jokes. And made a theatre show. Spoiler alert: She’s back.

MICF: Lana Schwarcz "Lovely Lady Lumps" [Melbourne]
MICF: Hannah Gadsby “Donkey” [Melbourne]
Thursday April 7, 2016

ACMI, Melbourne VIC

Serial nominee Hannah Gadsby returns to Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a brand new hour of stand-up about her new bike, Donkey, and how she will never ride the same way again.

MICF: Hannah Gadsby "Donkey" [Melbourne]
MICF: Adam Rozenbach’s Life Hack [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 6, 2016

ACMI, Melbourne

Adam Rozenbachs knows life’s a minefield, so he’s helping with a Life Hack or two.

MICF: Adam Rozenbach's Life Hack [Melbourne]
MICF: Jen Kirkman “I Know What I’m Doing & Other Lies I Tell Myself” [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 6, 2016

Fairfax Studio – Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank

Warning: this show may contain stories about wanting to be James Dean, ?9/11, lying about virginity, and breakups after 40.?

MICF:  Jen Kirkman "I Know What I’m Doing & Other Lies I Tell Myself" [Melbourne]
MICF: Alice Tovey “Malice” [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 6, 2016

The Butterfly Club, Melbourne VIC

Malice is ‘up and coming favourite’ Alice Tovey in a deliciously offensive, blisteringly scathing hour of original song.

MICF: Alice Tovey "Malice" [Melbourne]
MICF: Tommy Little “Dickhead” [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 6, 2016

Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Last year saw Tommy flee the country to a health retreat, quit his job in breakfast radio, and get in hot water for identity fraud. It’s time for this dickhead to tell his story.

MICF: Tommy Little "Dickhead" [Melbourne]
MICF: Alex Edelman “Everything Handed To You” [Melbourne]
Tuesday April 5, 2016

Powder Room – Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Award-winning Boston native upstart Alex Edelman returns with a slick hour comprised of jokes and stories about him and other neurotic, terrified millennials.

MICF:  Alex Edelman "Everything Handed To You" [Melbourne]
MICF: Jake Johannsen is Talking [Melbourne]
Sunday April 3, 2016

Greek Centre, Melbourne Victoria

One of David Letterman’s favourite comedians, Jake made a record 46 appearances on The Late Show. Jake brings his “subtle and intelligent comedic style” to Melbourne.

MICF: Jake Johannsen is Talking [Melbourne]
MICF: Tom Ballard “Boundless Plains to Share” [Melbourne]
Sunday April 3, 2016

Trades Hall, Melbourne

Australia has a complicated history with boats. They’ve brought us disease, trade, cane toads, the America’s Cup, Water Rats and people. Oh, and fear.

MICF: Tom Ballard "Boundless Plains to Share" [Melbourne]
MICF: Hal Cruttenden “Straight Outta Cruttenden” [Melbourne]
Thursday March 31, 2016

Powder Room – Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Hal Cruttenden is on a mission and ready to rant! From oversharing on social media to the pitfalls of the 5:2 diet, Hal is no-more-Mr-Nice Guy as he explores the real evils of the modern world.

MICF:  Hal Cruttenden "Straight Outta Cruttenden" [Melbourne]
MICF: Tom Ballard “The World Keeps Happening” [Melbourne]
Thursday March 31, 2016

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Ever notice how society’s conditional thinking stimulates perpetual environmental chaos and suffering? Much lol.

MICF: Tom Ballard "The World Keeps Happening" [Melbourne]
MICF: Bobby Macumber [Melbourne]
Wednesday March 30, 2016

The Downstairs Lounge, Grand Mecure Hotel, Melbourne Victoria

Bobby’s story telling style is her trademark, impersonating characters she’s met from around the world and then those of course that she is closest to!

MICF: Bobby Macumber [Melbourne]
MICF: Sara Pascoe “Animal” [Melbourne]
Wednesday March 30, 2016

Powder Room – Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

The critically-acclaimed, thought provoking and always hilarious Sara Pascoe returns to Melbourne with Animal – a show about empathy and its limitations.

MICF:  Sara Pascoe "Animal" [Melbourne]
MICF: Nish Kumar [Melbourne]
Tuesday March 29, 2016

Old Met Shop – Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Nish Kumar is a UK radio regular and has appeared on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and Stand Up Central, so you may recognise him from there. Or quite possibly you just sat next to him at Nando’s.

MICF:  Nish Kumar [Melbourne]
MICF: CJ Delling “Funny Bits” [Melbourne]
Friday March 25, 2016

The Bull and Bear Tavern, Melbourne

CJ Delling (SBS Radio and 2ser Radio) slices and dices life to find the funny bits. Her quirky comedy brain explodes everyday events with comedic charm, inclusive intelligence and superb self-deprecation.

MICF: CJ Delling "Funny Bits" [Melbourne]
Harmony Fest [Ballarat]
Sunday March 20, 2016

Alfred Deakin Place, Ballarat Victoria

The event that brings the entire community together to celebrate Ballarat’s wonderful diversity!

Harmony Fest [Ballarat]
Falling in love with Frida [Melbourne]
Friday March 18, 2016 - Monday April 18, 2016

The Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood VIC

An intimate and enticing show exploring the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).

Falling in love with Frida [Melbourne]
Picnic at Hanging Rock [Melbourne]
Thursday March 17, 2016

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a story that defies explanation, a story that proves that horror is a warm, sunny day.

Picnic at Hanging Rock [Melbourne]
Genius [Melbourne]
Sunday March 13, 2016

St Kilda Town Hall, St Kilda

With subjects ranging from Royal Families of the World, Australian Animals, Linguistics, 21st Century Fashion and Gough Whitlam, this event is a unique opportunity to see life through an alternative lens.

Genius [Melbourne]
Blind [Melbourne]
Saturday March 12, 2016

Theatre Works, St Kilda, St Kilda

This solo work from internationally renowned dancer/puppeteer Duda Paiva draws on his childhood experiences in Brazil.

Blind [Melbourne]
Disney Under the Stars [Brisbane]
Saturday March 12, 2016

Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane QLD

A spellbinding musical journey through the best-loved Disney songs of all time, bringing a little Disney magic to a series of outdoor shows in iconic Australian locations.

Disney Under the Stars [Brisbane]
Lungs [Melbourne]
Saturday March 12, 2016

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

In Ikea – of all places – a man tentatively suggests to his partner that perhaps they should have a baby, and whoosh – out fly all her pent up anxieties about the future.

Lungs [Melbourne]
A Tale of Three Cities: Ai Weiwei [Melbourne]
Saturday March 12, 2016

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Lecture three of three in this series: Hear about the changing city of Beijing, and learn about the relationship between Ai Weiwei’s artistic practice and his activism.

A Tale of Three Cities: Ai Weiwei [Melbourne]
Wiggle Town Tour [Sydney]
Tuesday March 8, 2016

Dee Why RSL, Dee Why

The Wiggles are celebrating their 25th birthday in the best way possible! Emma, Simon, Anthony and Lachy will be performing in over 100 locations around Australia!

Wiggle Town Tour [Sydney]
All About Women: Unfinished Business [Sydney]
Sunday March 6, 2016

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Anne-Marie Slaughter looks at what needs to be done to make sure that we can make real progress towards fairness and equality.

All About Women: Unfinished Business [Sydney]
All About Women: How To Think Big [Sydney]
Sunday March 6, 2016

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Alix Generous has big ideas, but she hasn’t always been able to communicate them. Her Asperger’s syndrome was misdiagnosed for many years and it has taken great courage to overcome her challenges.

All About Women: How To Think Big [Sydney]
Mardi Gras Party [Sydney]
Saturday March 5, 2016

Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park NSW

As we spread the love, and let the Mardi Gras spirit echo across the globe. From all walks of life, all communities, all places, you are welcome.

Mardi Gras Party [Sydney]
Disney Under the Stars [Melbourne]
Saturday March 5, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourn Victoria

A spellbinding musical journey through the best-loved Disney songs of all time, bringing a little Disney magic to a series of outdoor shows in iconic Australian locations.

Disney Under the Stars [Melbourne]
GHOST: The Musical [Melbourne]
Saturday March 5, 2016

The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Based on the Oscar®-winning film of the same name, GHOST is the story of Sam and Molly, a young couple whose relationship takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death.

GHOST: The Musical [Melbourne]
Soul of a Whore [Melbourne]
Thursday March 3, 2016

Metanoia at The Mechanics Institute, Studio, Brunswick

Set in Huntsville Texas over three years the show revolves around an Evangelical Priest Bill Jenks.

Soul of a Whore [Melbourne]
Rising Strong with Brene Brown [Sydney]
Wednesday March 2, 2016

State Theatre, Sydney

In a rare visit to Australia, Brené Brown will present a powerful process to help rise from our fallsin a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness into our lives.

Rising Strong with Brene Brown [Sydney]
The Secret River [Brisbane]
Monday February 29, 2016

The Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank QLD

This stirring, ambitious adaptation of Kate Grenville’s award-winning novel, tells the powerful story of two families divided by culture and land.

The Secret River [Brisbane]
Burlesque Idol [Sydney]
Sunday February 28, 2016

Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst NSW

The largest international burlesque competition is headed back to the southern hemisphere for a trailblazing lineup of local stars and award-winning international judges.

Burlesque Idol [Sydney]
Georgy Girl: The Seekers Musical [Melbourne]
Sunday February 28, 2016

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Celebrating one of Australia’s most loved groups, Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical is now playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Georgy Girl: The Seekers Musical [Melbourne]
Roman Krznaric On Empathy [Sydney]
Sunday February 28, 2016

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Roman will deliver a sermon-style keynote On Empathy. Roman will explore six different ways we can turn our empathic potential into a powerful tool for change.

Roman Krznaric On Empathy [Sydney]
Disney Under the Stars [Sydney]
Saturday February 27, 2016

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

A spellbinding musical journey through the best-loved Disney songs of all time, bringing a little Disney magic to a series of outdoor shows in iconic Australian locations.

Disney Under the Stars [Sydney]
A Tale of Three Cities: Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei in New York
Saturday February 27, 2016

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Lecture two of three in this series: Explore New York and the influence this city had on Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei’s life and work with Dr Barbara Keys and Dr Tara McDowell.

A Tale of Three Cities: Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei in New York
TSOL: Empathy in Australia [Melbourne]
Wednesday February 24, 2016

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

This event explores key issues in modern Australian society and how we might turn our empathic potential into a powerful tool for positive impact.

TSOL: Empathy in Australia [Melbourne]
Fair Day [Sydney]
Sunday February 21, 2016

Victoria Park, Chippendale Sydney

One of the community’s most-loved events, Fair Day attracts more than 80,000 people, and there’s something for everyone, even you!

Fair Day [Sydney]
Adelaide Fringe: Bobby Macumber: Bobby’s Bits [Adelaide]
Saturday February 20, 2016

The Producers Bar, Adelaide

Bobby is known for her story telling ability, with an extreme talent for impersonating her characters!

Adelaide Fringe: Bobby Macumber: Bobby's Bits [Adelaide]
The Sound of Music [Sydney]
Thursday February 18, 2016

Capitol Theatre, Haymarket NSW

This production tells the true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike!

The Sound of Music [Sydney]
A Tale of Three Cities: Where It Began – Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh [Melbourne]
Saturday February 13, 2016

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Lecture one of three in this series: Learn more about the unique qualities of ‘The Steel City’ and the early years of Warhol’s art and life.

A Tale of Three Cities: Where It Began – Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh [Melbourne]
Fringe World: Bobby Macumber: Bobby’s Bits [Perth]
Friday February 12, 2016

Noodle Palace, Perth

Bobby is known for her story telling ability, with an extreme talent for impersonating her characters!

Fringe World: Bobby Macumber: Bobby's Bits [Perth]
The Stella Prize [Melbourne]
Tuesday February 9, 2016

The Melba Speigeltent, Collingwood

The Stella Sparks campaign will officially launch on Tuesday 9 February at the Stella Sparks Launch Party in Melbourne!

The Stella Prize [Melbourne]
Kevin Hart (Comedian) [Sydney]
Sunday February 7, 2016

Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

One of the foremost comedians and entertainers in the industry today.

Kevin Hart (Comedian) [Sydney]
Kevin Hart (Comedian) [Brisbane]
Saturday February 6, 2016

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall QLD

One of the foremost comedians and entertainers in the industry today.

Kevin Hart (Comedian) [Brisbane]
LEFT: LONG ANSWERS TO SIMPLE QUESTIONS [Perth]
Friday February 5, 2016

Sunset Veranda, Scarborough WA

This show features white-hot Juggling, Risley, Banquine, Pitching, Toss, Acro, Pole, Hats, Slackwire, humans balanced on bottles and more cast members than you could possibly imagine.

LEFT: LONG ANSWERS TO SIMPLE QUESTIONS [Perth]
Kevin Hart (Comedian) [Melbourne]
Thursday February 4, 2016

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Victoria

One of the foremost comedians and entertainers in the industry today.

Kevin Hart (Comedian) [Melbourne]
Breaking the Binary [Melbourne]
Wednesday February 3, 2016

Metanoia at The Mechanics Institute, Studio, Brunswick

YGLAM, a pioneering same-sex attracted and gender diverse theatre ensemble explore the intricacies of authentic gender expression in a world struggling to remain open-minded.

Breaking the Binary [Melbourne]
Pride March [Melbourne]
Sunday January 31, 2016

Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Melbourne

Melbourne’s iconic annual Midsumma Pride March recognises and celebrates Victoria’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex and transgender community.

Pride March [Melbourne]
Midsumma Lesbian Comedy Gala [Melbourne]
Saturday January 30, 2016

Preston City Hall, Preston Victoria

After an another uproariously hilarious evening of women’s (mostly lesbian) comedy at last year’s Midsumma, get ready for a bigger and better event for 2016.

Midsumma Lesbian Comedy Gala [Melbourne]
LEFT: Long Answers to Simple Questions [Perth]
Saturday January 30, 2016

The Big Top, Perth

This show features white-hot Juggling, Risley, Banquine, Pitching, Toss, Acro, Pole, Hats, Slackwire, humans balanced on bottles and more cast members than you could possibly imagine.

LEFT: Long Answers to Simple Questions [Perth]
Good Mourning Mrs. Brown [Melbourne]
Saturday January 30, 2016

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf VIC

In Good Mourning Mrs. Brown, we see Mrs. Brown and the whole family tackle the wake and funeral of Granddad Brown. There is just one problem, Granddad Brown is not dead!

Good Mourning Mrs. Brown [Melbourne]
The Vegetable Plot [Perth]
Friday January 29, 2016

Sunset Veranda, Scarborough WA

The Vegetable Plot is a “roots musical” for kids, families, foodies and groovies starring some of Sydney’s tastiest musicians and singers.

The Vegetable Plot [Perth]
Creative Mornings: Musicians for Hearing [Melbourne]
Friday January 29, 2016

Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne Victoria

Joining us this month on the theme of ‘Language’ is the wonderful Siobhan Mc Ginnity.

Creative Mornings: Musicians for Hearing [Melbourne]
Arrr We There Yet? [Perth]
Thursday January 28, 2016

Sunset Veranda, Scarborough WA

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure!

Arrr We There Yet? [Perth]
Whitehorse Australia Day Concert [Melbourne]
Tuesday January 26, 2016

Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading Victoria

A night guaranteed to blow your mind: a free twilight concert, a stunning night of entertainment that will go out with a bang with a stunning 10-minute fireworks finale!

Whitehorse Australia Day Concert [Melbourne]
Songs for the Fallen [Sydney]
Saturday January 23, 2016

The Famous Speigeltent, Sydney

Step into an opulent 19th century Parisian boudoir for a party with Paris’ original party girl, in a rollicking and romantic cabaret musical, featuring cabaret star Sheridan Harbridge.

Songs for the Fallen [Sydney]
CATS [Melbourne]
Wednesday January 20, 2016

The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Following its triumphant return on the West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical CATS is set to have audiences purring with pleasure!

CATS [Melbourne]
52 Storey Treehouse [Sydney]
Tuesday January 19, 2016

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

They’re back! Andy and Terry’s treehouse is now 52 storeys tall! Can they solve the mysteries and survive the dangers that test even their ingenuity?

52 Storey Treehouse [Sydney]
Midsumma Carnival [Melbourne]
Sunday January 17, 2016

Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne

Midsumma, Melbourne’s biggest LGBTIQ festival is back with a jam-packed program including parties, exhibitions and even free sailing lessons. 

Midsumma Carnival [Melbourne]
Circus Oz: But Wait…There’s More [Sydney]
Saturday January 16, 2016

The Showring, Moore Park Sydney

Two hours of pure entertainment for humans of all ages, chock-full of cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi?skilled human physical exuberance.

Circus Oz: But Wait...There's More [Sydney]
LES MISÉRABLES [Brisbane]
Saturday January 16, 2016

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Brisbane QLD

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of the legendary musical!

LES MISÉRABLES [Brisbane]
La Verità [Sydney]
Saturday January 16, 2016

Riverside Theatre, Sydney

A mix of astonishing acts and fantastic visuals comes to Parramatta in La Verità in this thrilling combination of circus, clowning, acrobatics, dance and music – with an extra serving of humour and heart.

La Verità [Sydney]
Circus Oz: But Wait…There’s More [Sydney]
Saturday January 16, 2016

The Showring, Moore Park Sydney

Two hours of pure entertainment for humans of all ages, chock-full of cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi?skilled human physical exuberance.

Circus Oz: But Wait...There's More [Sydney]
Adam Hills: Clown Heart [Sydney]
Wednesday January 13, 2016

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Adam Hills is back from the UK this January for two very special nights in the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House with his smash hit show Clown Heart.

Adam Hills: Clown Heart [Sydney]
The 3 Little Pigs [Melbourne]
Tuesday January 12, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

A classic story with a musical twist in its tail is trotting into Melbourne, direct from London’s West End!

The 3 Little Pigs [Melbourne]
Pieces for Small Spaces [Melbourne]
Thursday December 17, 2015

Lucy Guerin Inc Studio, West Melbourne

Pieces for Small Spaces is a unique opportunity for five choreographers to challenge their practice, take risks and present a new short dance work as part of a professional performance season.

Pieces for Small Spaces [Melbourne]
Carols in the Park [Melbourne]
Sunday December 13, 2015

Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Victoria

Celebrate the festive season with a free evening of carols and entertainment under the stars at this year’s Carols in Queens Park.

Carols in the Park [Melbourne]
Whitehorse Carols [Melbourne]
Sunday December 13, 2015

Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading Victoria

Get into the Christmas spirit by singing along to your favourite carols on Sunday 13 December 2015 at the Whitehorse Civic Centre precinct.

Whitehorse Carols [Melbourne]
Carols by Kingston [Melbourne]
Sunday December 13, 2015

Sir William Fry Reserve, Highett Victoria

One of Kingston’s premier events, Carols by Kingston is a great chance to get together before the holidays and relax in the park to the sounds of Christmas cheer!

Carols by Kingston [Melbourne]
Monash Carols by Candlelight [Melbourne]
Sunday December 13, 2015

Jells Park, Wheelers Hill

The magic of Christmas is captured under the stars each December at Jells Park, where the community comes together to enjoy the Monash Carols by Candlelight Concert!

Monash Carols by Candlelight [Melbourne]
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki On Misinformation [Melbourne]
Sunday December 13, 2015

Fitzroy Town Hall, Fitzroy VIC

Misinformation is out there and Dr Karl will spend Sunday morning tackling it head-on, exploring the willingness of people to change their minds and shift their perspective.

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki On Misinformation [Melbourne]
Carols by the Lake [Melbourne]
Saturday December 12, 2015

Coburg Lake Reserve, Coburg Victoria

Come and enjoy some Christmas cheer at this free event!

Carols by the Lake [Melbourne]
Buyer and Cellar [Melbourne]
Saturday December 12, 2015

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

A massive cult hit in New York that went on to a sell-out US tour, Buyer and Cellar is a shopaholic’s binge and an adoring fan letter to Barbra Streisand.

Buyer and Cellar [Melbourne]
Carols by Candlelight Whittlesea [Melbourne]
Friday December 11, 2015

Redleap Reserve, Mill Park Victoria

Enjoy the beginning of the festive season with your community at the 2015 Carols by Candlelight!

Carols by Candlelight Whittlesea [Melbourne]
Manningham Carols [Melbourne]
Friday December 11, 2015

Ruffey Lake Park, Doncaster Victoria

Pack a picnic rug and head down to Ruffey Lake Park to celebrate the festive season at the 34th annual Manningham Carols by Candlelight!

Manningham Carols [Melbourne]
The Listies Ruin Christmas [Melbourne]
Sunday December 6, 2015

Beckett Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria

The Listies Ruin Xmas is a Frankenstein’s monster of a holiday panto. It’s mission? To make families laugh as much as possible in 55 minutes!

The Listies Ruin Christmas [Melbourne]
The Lion King [Perth]
Sunday December 6, 2015

Crown Theatre Perth, Burswood Western Australia

Disney’s landmark musical event THE LION KING is a worldwide phenomenon that will redefine your expectations of theatre.

The Lion King [Perth]
Christmas Concert at Central Park
Saturday December 5, 2015

Central Park, Malvern East

Sing and celebrate with family, friends and neighbours at Stonnington’s magical Christmas concert.

Christmas Concert at Central Park
Outer Space [Sydney]
Friday December 4, 2015

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

The contemporary exhibition, Outer Space utilises the idea of space as a metaphor to explore the limits and agency of the physical body and human existence within the physical environments.

Outer Space [Sydney]
Handel: Messiah [Sydney]
Thursday December 3, 2015 - Sunday December 6, 2015

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Hallelujah: Celebrate the start of the festive season in the traditional way. All performances will be signed in collaboration with Accessible Arts.

Handel: Messiah [Sydney]
Celebrating a Musical Christmas [Brisbane]
Thursday December 3, 2015

St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane Queensland

Musical Theatre Department staff and students celebrate Christmas through music and drama in the stunning surrounds of St John’s Cathedral.

Celebrating a Musical Christmas [Brisbane]
Sydney Opera House Tour [Sydney]
Thursday December 3, 2015 - Sunday December 6, 2015

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Once you’ve visited areas off limits to the general public and captured photographs from rare vantage points inside the majestic Sydney Opera House, you’ll realise that from the outside you’re only getting half the story.

Sydney Opera House Tour [Sydney]
No Offence BUT [Sydney]
Monday November 30, 2015

Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre, Sydney

At the ‘No Offence, BUT’ comedy cabaret, our talented performers, some of whom are people with disability, are calling out the ‘No offence, BUT’ brigade.

No Offence BUT [Sydney]
CATS [Sydney]
Wednesday November 25, 2015

Capitol Theatre, Haymarket NSW

Following its triumphant return on the West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical CATS is set to have audiences purring with pleasure!

CATS [Sydney]
TSOL: Magnus Nilsson & Joost Bakker: On Consumption [Melbourne]
Tuesday November 24, 2015

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

The products and services that we choose to consume every day have a direct and indirect impact on the world in which we live. Yet as individuals, how much power do we really have as the ‘consumers’ in consumer capitalism?

TSOL: Magnus Nilsson & Joost Bakker: On Consumption [Melbourne]
Matilda The Musical [Sydney]
Saturday November 21, 2015

Lyric Theatre, Sydney New South Wales

Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Matilda The Musical [Sydney]
24 Hours Experience [Ballarat]
Saturday November 21, 2015 - Sunday November 22, 2015


The 24 Hour Experience is a utopian vision of a place: a series of 24 live works developed by artists and ordinary people who have been inspired by the poetics of everyday life.

24 Hours Experience [Ballarat]
Project: Hysteria [Melbourne]
Sunday November 15, 2015

Trades Hall, Melbourne

‘Project: Hysteria’; the umbrella title for the epic, ambitious and inspiring presentation of two of Tennessee Williams one-act plays, ‘The Pretty Trap’ and ‘Interior: Panic’.

Project: Hysteria [Melbourne]
Peppa Pig Live! Big Splash [Melbourne]
Sunday November 8, 2015

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Join Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, along with Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep in this interactive theatrical performance filled with singing, dancing, fun games and, of course, muddy puddles!

Peppa Pig Live! Big Splash [Melbourne]
Liveworks: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster [Sydney]
Friday November 6, 2015

Performance Space, Eveleigh Sydney

In Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, Nicola Gunn seeks to question, probe and examine power relations and the very function of ‘art’ in a social context – with a hefty dose of activism, satire, and self-awareness.

Liveworks: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster [Sydney]
The Outsiders [Sydney]
Saturday October 31, 2015

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

The Outsiders, based on the popular book by S.E. Hinton, is a CPAC Youth Committee production in conjunction with local young people. It’s a story about sitting on the outside of the tracks, hoping to belong.

The Outsiders [Sydney]
Thelma and Louise [Melbourne]
Sunday October 25, 2015

Cretan House, Brunswick East

THELMA AND LOUISE is both sweet and exciting, showing the power of female friendships, and the adventures of the road.

Thelma and Louise [Melbourne]
The Taming of the Shrew [Melbourne]
Saturday October 24, 2015

Guild Theatre, Parkville

A new interpretation of the classic comedy. Who’s laughing now?

The Taming of the Shrew [Melbourne]
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry [Melbourne]
Saturday October 24, 2015

RRR Performance Space, Brunswick East

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry [Melbourne]
Reclaim the Night [Melbourne]
Saturday October 24, 2015

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Reclaim the Night is a forum for direct action that protests the specific forms of harassment, blaming, sexual assault and violence experienced by women.

Reclaim the Night [Melbourne]
Tiny Tot’s Story Time [Melbourne]
Friday October 23, 2015

St Kilda Library, St Kilda Melbourne

Experience a visual language in this interactive session with our storyteller and an Auslan interpreter signing some favourite stories!

Tiny Tot's Story Time [Melbourne]
Liveworks Opening Party [Sydney]
Thursday October 22, 2015

Carriageworks Bay 17, Eveleigh NSW

Grab a drink, have a dance, and celebrate with Performance Space! Bring your friends or make new ones because the Liveworks Opening Party promises to be the hottest ticket in town.

Liveworks Opening Party [Sydney]
City of Whitehorse Spring Festival [Melbourne]
Sunday October 18, 2015

Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading Victoria

Celebrate the return of warmer weather at Whitehorse City Council’s ever popular Spring Festival, a free, fun-filled day that celebrates our vibrant community!

City of Whitehorse Spring Festival [Melbourne]
The Bacchae [Melbourne]
Friday October 16, 2015

Theatre Works, St Kilda

Co-created by Aaron Orzech and critically-acclaimed director Adena Jacobs, with a collaborating ensemble of young female actors and musicians, The Bacchae is an epic, and hallucinatory theatrical experience.

The Bacchae [Melbourne]
Hobsons Bay City Council Inclusion Forum [Melbourne]
Wednesday October 14, 2015

The Substation, Newport Victoria

More information coming soon.

Hobsons Bay City Council Inclusion Forum [Melbourne]
Connected Arts Exhibition Launch [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 13, 2015

Deakin Edge, Melbourne Victoria

More than 80 new and emerging artists with a disability or experience of mental illness will showcase their work in the 13th State Trustees CONNECTED Art Exhibition® at Fed Square from 12 to 23 October.

Connected Arts Exhibition Launch [Melbourne]
Overcoming Adversity: RJ Mitte [Sydney]
Monday October 12, 2015

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Join RJ for this inspiring talk drawing on his personal experiences of overcoming adversity.

Overcoming Adversity: RJ Mitte [Sydney]
STRICTLY BALLROOM [Brisbane]
Sunday October 11, 2015

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Brisbane QLD

After smash shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Strictly Ballroom The Musical will tap, tango and sashay its way on to the Brisbane stage this October!

STRICTLY BALLROOM [Brisbane]
Jane Caro & Sian Prior: On Imperfection [Melbourne]
Thursday October 8, 2015

The White House, St Kilda

This event is a unique opportunity to hear Jane Caro talk about her life and the many challenges she has faced. Jane will be joined by writer and broadcaster Sian Prior.

Jane Caro & Sian Prior: On Imperfection [Melbourne]
Richard Di Natale: National Tour [Perth]
Wednesday October 7, 2015

State Theatre Centre, Perth WA

Join Richard to find out more about his vision for our country’s future.

Richard Di Natale: National Tour [Perth]
John Smith Comedy Show [Melbourne]
Sunday October 4, 2015

Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin Victoria

United Kingdom’s best known signing Deaf Comedian John Smith is heading down under for his first Australian Tour!

John Smith Comedy Show [Melbourne]
They Saw A Thylacine [Melbourne]
Saturday October 3, 2015

Beckett Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria

They Saw a Thylacine on the brink of extinction. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the thylacine.

They Saw A Thylacine [Melbourne]
MFF: Strong Female Character [Melbourne]
Saturday October 3, 2015

Parlour Room, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne Victoria

From the pop-culture fiend who brought you Shaky M and A Four-Eyed Guide to the Galaxy comes an all-singing, all-dancing physical comedy about what action heroes can teach us about growing up and growing breasts.

MFF: Strong Female Character [Melbourne]
MFF: No Punchline [Melbourne]
Friday October 2, 2015

Meat Market, North Melbourne

In an arena of rope, pole and trapeze, No Punchline draws upon the vulnerable and physical in boxing to portray a complex femininity – one of strength, absurdity and heart.

MFF: No Punchline [Melbourne]
MFF: Separation Street [Melbourne]
Thursday October 1, 2015

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

Separation Street is Polyglot Theatre’s new interactive theatre performance for children and adults!

MFF: Separation Street [Melbourne]
MFF: Welcome to Nowhere [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 30, 2015

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Poised and ready to jump, the threshold people, the brink people await an unknown future: a trip to Mars, a cardboard urn, an act of violence and a disappearing township.

MFF: Welcome to Nowhere [Melbourne]
MFF: A Day In The Life [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 30, 2015

Community Hub Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Join us onstage and fight the petty and the patronising in two playful, provocative Forum Theatre shows, from Rebus Theatre, a Canberra-based mixed ability company.

MFF: A Day In The Life [Melbourne]
52 Storey Treehouse [Sydney]
Wednesday September 30, 2015

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

They’re back! Andy and Terry’s treehouse is now 52 storeys tall! Can they solve the mysteries and survive the dangers that test even their ingenuity?

52 Storey Treehouse [Sydney]
MFF: Sophisticated Lady: A Nightcap with Billie, Judy and Ella [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 29, 2015

Hares & Hyenas Cafe, Fitzroy

Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald walk into a bar. It begins like a bad joke. But it ends with all three iconic women touched by the poignant realisation that they have more in common than they first thought.

MFF: Sophisticated Lady: A Nightcap with Billie, Judy and Ella [Melbourne]
MFF: Unintended [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 29, 2015

Community Hub Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Join us onstage and fight the petty and the patronising in two playful, provocative Forum Theatre shows, from Rebus Theatre, a Canberra-based mixed ability company.

MFF: Unintended [Melbourne]
The Unleashed Speaker Series [Melbourne]
Saturday September 26, 2015

Deakin Edge, Melbourne Victoria

Interested in learning everything about anything? The Unleashed speaker series will take place on Saturday the 26th of September from 10:00 – 12:30 at the Deakin Edge, Fed Square.

The Unleashed Speaker Series [Melbourne]
The Unleashed Changemaker Awards [Melbourne]
Friday September 25, 2015

Deakin Edge, Melbourne Victoria

More information coming soon!

The Unleashed Changemaker Awards [Melbourne]
MFF: Hildegard/ Knef [Melbourne]
Thursday September 24, 2015

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

Hildegard/Knef explores a world of death, destruction and music, where everything is under occupation by memories.

MFF: Hildegard/ Knef [Melbourne]
MFF: Glory Whole [Melbourne]
Thursday September 24, 2015

The Croft Institute, Melbourne Victoria

Glory Whole is a coming of womanhood story that explores female sexuality, feminism and a myriad of ‘first times’.

MFF: Glory Whole [Melbourne]
MFF: Randy Writes A Novel [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 23, 2015

Fringe Hub – The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club, North Melbourne

Randy (McLeod’s Daughters, House Husbands) teams up with a typewriter in this hilarious new hour of spoken word and gratuitous arm movements.

MFF: Randy Writes A Novel [Melbourne]
Sydney Fringe: LEFT: Long Answers to Simple Questions [Sydney]
Wednesday September 23, 2015

Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, Chippendale NSW

Left is a show that shares the joy of building human relationships & community, and the experiences of loss, grief, and recovery, in an all-ensemble, gritty physical theatre show.

Sydney Fringe: LEFT: Long Answers to Simple Questions [Sydney]
MFF: TESS [Melbourne]
Saturday September 19, 2015

Metanoia at The Mechanics Institute, Studio, Brunswick

An adaptation of Tess of the d’Urbervilles, TESS is a performance event about the systematic destruction of a woman. She survives and then she doesn’t.

MFF: TESS [Melbourne]
Prize Fighter [Brisbane]
Saturday September 19, 2015

Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove QLD

Join us ringside as we transform the Roundhouse into a boxing arena and take you on a high-impact ride from Africa to Australia and back again.

Prize Fighter [Brisbane]
The Present [Sydney]
Thursday September 17, 2015

Sydney Theatre Walsh Bay, Walsh Bay NSW

Andrew Upton lends his distinctive vision, brimming with vitality, to this tale of yearning, vodka and shattered dreams.

The Present [Sydney]
The Importance of Being Earnest [Brisbane]
Saturday September 12, 2015

The Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank QLD

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is perhaps the most perfectly funny play ever written. This joyous production has an all-male ensemble, revealing new insights into hidden identities and the politics of choosing a partner.

The Importance of Being Earnest [Brisbane]
24th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition [Sydney]
Saturday September 12, 2015

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and the Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) are pleased to present the 24th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition and Art Award.

24th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition [Sydney]
18th Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition and Art Award [Sydney]
Saturday September 12, 2015

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and the Liverpool Art Society are pleased to present the 18th Annual Liverpool Art Society (LAS) Exhibition and Art Award.

18th Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition and Art Award [Sydney]
I Saw The Second One Hit [Melbourne]
Thursday September 10, 2015

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Stunning, immersive and thought-provoking, ‘I saw the second one hit’ investigates Australia’s adolescent relationship to the US. It considers the genetics of power, from the microcosm of the family to global politics.

I Saw The Second One Hit [Melbourne]
Best Of [Brisbane]
Wednesday September 9, 2015

La Boite Studio, QUT Creative Industries, Kelvin Grove QLD

Award-winning actress Siti Khalijah Zainal takes centre-stage in this one-woman show specially created for her by two of Singapore’s finest theatre practitioners.

Best Of [Brisbane]
Rise for the Oceans [Brisbane]
Saturday September 5, 2015

Concert Hall, QPAC, South Brisbane

A rare opportunity to be in the company of extraordinary Australians who share a love of the seas that define our island continent.

Rise for the Oceans [Brisbane]
Slutwalk [Melbourne]
Saturday September 5, 2015

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Join us in a march condemning victim-blaming and slut-shaming of any kind.

Slutwalk [Melbourne]
What Would A Feminist Methodology Sound Like? [Melbourne]
Friday September 4, 2015

Westspace Gallery, Melbourne

There are many feminisms, and many speaking for feminism. Instead of looking for answers, or speaking for women, we have some questions for feminism coming from within systems of sonic affect.

What Would A Feminist Methodology Sound Like? [Melbourne]
Julia Morris: I Don’t Want Your Honest Feedback [Melbourne]
Thursday September 3, 2015

The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, Southbank VIC

With hilarious stories of awkward moments and monumental faux pas, this show will leave you with a sore face from laughing!

Julia Morris: I Don't Want Your Honest Feedback [Melbourne]
TSOL: Daniel Handler on Childhood [Melbourne]
Sunday August 30, 2015

Storey Hall, RMIT Building 16, Melbourne Victoria

Writer Daniel Handler (best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket) will explore the questions that still haunt him from his childhood and how we know these are indeed the most important questions.

TSOL: Daniel Handler on Childhood [Melbourne]
Musicians for Hearing [Melbourne]
Sunday August 23, 2015

The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood Victoria

Musicians for Hearing are proud to present a delectable night of music for your eyes and ears.

Musicians for Hearing [Melbourne]
Nude: Beneath the Beauty Spot [Melbourne]
Saturday August 22, 2015

Alex Theatre, St Kilda Victoria

‘Nude: Beneath the Beauty Spot’ is one-woman show that puts a new spin on the stories and songs of the greatest sex star that ever lived, Marilyn Monroe.

Nude: Beneath the Beauty Spot [Melbourne]
Kirsty Webeck: Hoping for the Best [Melbourne]
Friday August 21, 2015

Hares & Hyenas Cafe, Fitzroy

Come with Kirsty on a journey through her questionable employment history and roll in the aisles laughing while she reminds you of how things used to be.

Kirsty Webeck: Hoping for the Best [Melbourne]
The Mabo Oration 2015 [Brisbane]
Monday August 10, 2015

The Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank QLD

Join speaker Dr Dawn Casey as she pays tribute to the work of Eddie Mabo and examines current issues facing Australia’s First Nations’ Peoples.

The Mabo Oration 2015 [Brisbane]
I Am A Miracle [Melbourne]
Thursday August 6, 2015

Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria

Terrifying, humbling and deeply human, I Am a Miracle yields an ecstasy that echoes on and on.

I Am A Miracle [Melbourne]