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Upcoming Shows

Liverpool Art Society Exhibition Launch – Casula Powerhouse [Sydney]
Saturday November 25, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

The annual exhibition has been produced by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in partnership with the Liverpool Art Society since 1998 and continues to promote and celebrate the creative talent of our region.

Liverpool Art Society Exhibition Launch - Casula Powerhouse [Sydney]
The Testament of Mary [Melbourne]
Sunday November 26, 2017

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Years after the crucifixion, young men are hounding the mother of Jesus. The disciples want her to endorse the story they are constructing about her son—stories of a man who performed miracles and rose from the dead.

The Testament of Mary [Melbourne]
On Your Marx (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 29, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Discuss the relevance of Marx today with panellists. They will describe their practical agreement – and their useful dispute – with this 19th-century European thinker.

On Your Marx (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Bread Crumbs (Poppy Seed Theatre Festival)
Thursday November 30, 2017

Meat Market, Stables, North Melbourne VIC

Beginning as a traditional fairy tale, BREAD CRUMBS quickly morphs into a dark and sinister world where anything is possible and nothing is at it seems – it’s mystical, magical and dangerous.

Bread Crumbs (Poppy Seed Theatre Festival)
Street Pop Up Music Gig [Melbourne]
Friday December 1, 2017

Newport Community Hub, Newport VIC

To celebrate international day of people with a disability!

Street Pop Up Music Gig [Melbourne]
Plotting (Writers Victoria) [Melbourne]
Saturday December 2, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Find out how to plot your novel like a professional. Learn how to structure the plot of not only an overall novel, but individual chapters and scenes as well.

Plotting (Writers Victoria) [Melbourne]
26th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Exhibition – Casula Powerhouse [Sydney]
Saturday December 2, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is pleased to present all eight montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and her long-time collaborator Gary Hillberg.

26th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Exhibition - Casula Powerhouse [Sydney]
Men’s Ashes – AUS v ENG Test Series 2017/2018, 2nd Test Adelaide Oval [SA]
Saturday December 2, 2017

Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide South Australia

The Ashes, one of the world’s greatest sporting contests – 2nd Ashes Test Match Tickets Adelaide Oval.

Men's Ashes - AUS v ENG Test Series 2017/2018, 2nd Test  Adelaide Oval [SA]
Plotting (Writers Victoria) [Melbourne]
Sunday December 3, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Find out how to plot your novel like a professional. Learn how to structure the plot of not only an overall novel, but individual chapters and scenes as well.

Plotting (Writers Victoria) [Melbourne]
The Book Of Mormon [Melbourne]
Sunday December 3, 2017

Princess Theatre, Melbourne VIC

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.”

The Book Of Mormon [Melbourne]
Hobart Carols – St Michaels Collegiate School [Hobart]
Sunday December 3, 2017

St David’s Cathedral, Hobart TAS

St Michaels Collegiate School presents….

Hobart Carols - St Michaels Collegiate School [Hobart]
Melton Carols by Candlelight [Melbourne]
Sunday December 3, 2017

Hannah Watts Park, Melton VIC

This free event starts at 6.30pm with performances by local primary schools, choirs and musicians. Flame-free candles will illuminate the park from 7.30pm.

Melton Carols by Candlelight [Melbourne]
I Know You Are, You Said You Are: Gender Stereotypes and Kids (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday December 4, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Join us for a practical, clear-eyed conversation about helping kids to be themselves.

I Know You Are, You Said You Are: Gender Stereotypes and Kids (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Celebrating a Musical Christmas [Queensland]
Wednesday December 6, 2017

St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane Queensland

The 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 [Queensland]
Celebrating a Musical Christmas [Queensland]
Thursday December 7, 2017

St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane Queensland

The 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 [Queensland]
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]
Carols by Candlelight Whittlesea [Melbourne]
Friday December 8, 2017

Redleap Reserve, Mill Park Victoria

Enjoy the beginning of the festive season with your community at Carols by Candlelight!

Carols by Candlelight Whittlesea [Melbourne]
Christmas Concert at Central Park [Melbourne]
Saturday December 9, 2017

Central Park, Malvern East

Sing and celebrate with family, friends and neighbours at Stonnington’s magical Christmas concert.

Christmas Concert at Central Park [Melbourne]
Christmas on the Green (City of Cockburn) [WA]
Saturday December 9, 2017

MacFaull Park, Spearwood WA

A fun evening for all to celebrate Christmas, the festive season and the community of Cockburn.

Christmas on the Green (City of Cockburn) [WA]
Pakenham Carols by Candlelight [Melbourne]
Saturday December 9, 2017

Toomuc Recreation Reserve, Pakenham VIC

A fun evening for all to celebrate Christmas, the festive season and the community.

Pakenham Carols by Candlelight [Melbourne]
Carols by the Lake 2017 [Coburg, VIC]
Saturday December 9, 2017

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 2017 [Coburg, VIC]
Darebin Carols In “All Nations Park” [Melbourne]
Saturday December 9, 2017

All Nations Park, Northcote VIC

Bring a picnic to this FREE event and celebrate Christmas with your community!

Darebin Carols In "All Nations Park" [Melbourne]
Glenorchy Carols [Tasmania]
Saturday December 9, 2017

Tolosa Park, Glenorchy TAS

The 2017 Glenorchy Carols will give us moments that make us laugh, make us gasp, make us hold our breath, and might even make us take each other’s hands for the coming year.

Glenorchy Carols [Tasmania]
Carols by Kingston [Melbourne]
Sunday December 10, 2017

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]
Men’s Ashes – AUS v ENG – Test Series 2017/2018, 3rd Test [WA]
Thursday December 14, 2017

WACA, East Perth WA

The 3rd Ashes Test of the 2017/18 series will be played in Perth at WACA Ground. This will be the last ever test match at the famous ground.

Men's Ashes - AUS v ENG - Test Series 2017/2018, 3rd Test [WA]
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]
2017 Carols in the Garden (Mount Annan) [NSW]
Saturday December 16, 2017

Lakeside Lawn, The Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan NSW

Come and join the longest running carols event in Macarthur – now with Auslan!

2017 Carols in the Garden (Mount Annan) [NSW]
Womens Circus End of Year Cabaret and Fundraiser [Melbourne]
Saturday December 16, 2017

Drill Hall, West Footscray VIC

Our members have been working hard to put together a stellar line up of circus acts

Womens Circus End of Year Cabaret and Fundraiser [Melbourne]
Whitehorse Carols [Melbourne]
Sunday December 17, 2017

Whitehorse Civic Centre Precinct, Nunawading Victoria

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

Whitehorse Carols [Melbourne]
Sunset@subi- Christmas Concert [Perth]
Sunday December 17, 2017

Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco WA 6008

Christmas Concert

Sunset@subi- Christmas Concert [Perth]
Wodonga Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]
Sunday December 17, 2017

Willow Park, Wodonga Victoria

Wodonga Brass presents this traditional Carols by Candlelight.

Wodonga Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]
Carols at Como Park [Melbourne]
Sunday December 17, 2017

Como Park, South Yarra VIC

Celebrate the festive season with a free evening of carols and entertainment under the stars

Carols at Como Park [Melbourne]
The Gruffalo [Sydney]
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magnificent musical production!

The Gruffalo [Sydney]
Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight – Sidney Myer Music Bowl [VIC]
Sunday December 24, 2017

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]
Men’s Ashes Boxing Day Test: Australia v England [Melbourne]
Tuesday December 26, 2017

MCG, Richmond VIC

The Ashes, one of the world’s greatest sporting contests, returns to Australia for the first time in four years, with the Melbourne Cricket Ground set to host the fourth Ashes Test

Men's Ashes Boxing Day Test: Australia v England [Melbourne]
Shrek The Musical [Melbourne]
Sunday December 31, 2017

Drum Theatre, Dandenong VIC

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turn the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

Shrek The Musical [Melbourne]
Men’s Ashes – AUS v ENG Test Series 2017/2018, 5th Test SCG [NSW]
Thursday January 4, 2018

SCG, Moore Park NSW

Sydney Cricket Ground will host fifth and final Ashes Test. The Sydney Ashes Test is also the 10th Pink Test

Men's Ashes - AUS v ENG Test Series 2017/2018, 5th Test SCG [NSW]
The Gruffalo [Perth]
Friday January 5, 2018

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

Limited tickets only! 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 [Perth]
You Animal, You (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Sunday January 7, 2018

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

Force Majeure’s taboo-busting new work interrogates what makes us human in a desensitised age.

You Animal, You (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Emily Brown and The Thing [Melbourne]
Friday January 12, 2018

Fairfax Studio – Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank

What’s really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get to sleep?

Emily Brown and The Thing [Melbourne]
Puss In Boots [Sydney]
Friday January 12, 2018

City Recital Hall, Sydney New South Wales

Join Harry the miller’s son and his best friend Puss – the smartest, cleverest cat that ever tasted cream – as they set off on the road to fame and fortune!

Puss In Boots [Sydney]
Circus Oz – Model Citizens [Parramatta – Sydney]
Friday January 12, 2018

Prince Alfred Square – The Circus Oz Big Top, PARRAMATTA 2510 NSW

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

Circus Oz - Model Citizens [Parramatta - Sydney]
Mission Songs Project – 1957 Palm Island Strike (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Saturday January 13, 2018

Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown NSW

Discover a unique trove of contemporary Australian Indigenous songs and stories unearthed by singer/songwriter Jessie Lloyd.

Mission Songs Project – 1957 Palm Island Strike (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Australia v England ODI Series 2018, 1st ODI [VIC]
Sunday January 14, 2018

MCG, Richmond VIC

ODIs are about more than just the action on the field, with plenty of costumes in the crowd, plenty of entertainment in and around the ground, and a great atmosphere!

Australia v England ODI Series 2018, 1st ODI [VIC]
Riot (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Wednesday January 17, 2018

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

RIOT mixes the magic of theatre with the energy of the dance floor to deliver a show that’s thrilling, uplifting and utterly unique.

Riot (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
The 78-Storey Treehouse [Sydney]
Thursday January 18, 2018

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing!

The 78-Storey Treehouse [Sydney]
Circus Oz – Model Citizens [Parramatta – Sydney]
Saturday January 20, 2018

Prince Alfred Square – The Circus Oz Big Top, PARRAMATTA 2510 NSW

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

Circus Oz - Model Citizens [Parramatta - Sydney]
Tribunal (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Saturday January 20, 2018

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

TRIBUNAL is an ambitious participatory performance project that brings together Indigenous Elders, artists, human rights activists, young leaders and outlaws.

Tribunal (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Deadly 60 Down Under [Melbourne]
Sunday January 21, 2018

Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, VIC VIC

LIMITED TICKETS – this summer Steve will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals!

Deadly 60 Down Under [Melbourne]
Deadly 60 Down Under [Melbourne]
Sunday January 21, 2018

Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, VIC VIC

LIMITED TICKETS – this summer Steve will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals!

Deadly 60 Down Under [Melbourne]
Butterfly Lounge: Auslan interpreted performance [Albury, NSW]
Wednesday January 24, 2018

Commercial Club Albury (Auditorium), Albury NSW

The Other Theatre Company presents an Auslan interpreted theatrical performance of an original play by Alexander Gibbs with music by Katja Jorgensen and Tony Smith.

Butterfly Lounge: Auslan interpreted performance [Albury, NSW]
Briefs: Close Encounters (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Wednesday January 24, 2018

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

Having glitter-bombed the globe, the world’s hottest boylesque stars return in a sci-fi spectacle of flirty, filthy fabulousness.

Briefs: Close Encounters (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Deadly 60 Down Under [Melbourne]
Thursday January 25, 2018

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank VIC

LIMITED TICKETS – this summer Steve will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals!

Deadly 60 Down Under [Melbourne]
Gillette ODI Series 2018, Fourth ODI [SA]
Friday January 26, 2018

Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide South Australia

Australia v England ODI Series 2018, 4th ODI – Adelaide Oval

Gillette ODI Series 2018, Fourth ODI  [SA]
Australia Day Celebrations (Whittlesea Council) [Melbourne]
Friday January 26, 2018

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]
Whitehorse Australia Day Concert [Melbourne]
Friday January 26, 2018

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]
Wild Bore (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Friday January 26, 2018

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

The subversive, hilarious and frequently misunderstood Zoë Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott return the slings and arrows to their senders in a biting and hilarious take on arts criticism.

Wild Bore (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Fleabag (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Friday January 26, 2018

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

Filthy, funny and unflinching, Fleabag’s modern anti-heroine tackles lust, grief and guinea pigs.

Fleabag (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Barber Shop Chronicles (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Saturday January 27, 2018

York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Camperdown NSW NSW

Heart-warming and hilarious, Barber Shop Chronicles explores the stuff of life with sharp insight, upbeat music and laugh-out-loud humour.

Barber Shop Chronicles (Sydney Festival) [Sydney]
Gillette ODI Series 2018 – Fifth ODI [WA]
Sunday January 28, 2018


Australia v England ODI Series 2018, 5th ODI

Gillette ODI Series 2018 - Fifth ODI  [WA]
For The Love Of Mrs. Brown [Melbourne]
Saturday February 3, 2018

Plenary, MCEC, South Wharf Melbourne

For all Mrs Browns’ die-hard fans, you are in for the biggest treat. For those who haven’t experienced Mrs Brown’s Boys live, For the Love of Mrs. Brown it is not to be missed.

For The Love Of Mrs. Brown [Melbourne]
Top Girls (STC) [Sydney]
Thursday March 15, 2018

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Whip-smart, funny, and ultimately very moving, Top Girls was written in London in 1982, with the cut-throat era of Thatcherism only just beginning.

Top Girls (STC) [Sydney]
78 Storey Treehouse [Melbourne]
Saturday April 14, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

It just keeps getting taller and taller!

78 Storey Treehouse [Melbourne]
78 Storey Treehouse – School Groups Only [Melbourne]
Friday April 20, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

It just keeps getting taller and taller!

78 Storey Treehouse - School Groups Only [Melbourne]
Kaleidoscope [Sydney]
Friday April 27, 2018

The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Discover a joyous, uplifting circus experience that is sure to captivate the whole family.

Kaleidoscope [Sydney]
Billionaire Boy [Sydney]
Saturday April 28, 2018

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Everyone assumes Joe’s money has bought him happiness, but what he really needs is a friend.

Billionaire Boy [Sydney]
Creature [Melbourne]
Saturday May 12, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

“This is so stunningly beautiful and touching “children” of all ages should come away with a smile” – Susan Hetherington, ABC

Creature [Melbourne]
Aladdin [Brisbane]
Saturday May 12, 2018

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Brisbane QLD

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

Aladdin [Brisbane]
The Children (STC) [Sydney]
Thursday May 17, 2018

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

The play has been the toast of London and is on its way to Broadway. In it, Kirkwood creates a touching and richly detailed study of three people coming to grips with choices they made decades ago.

The Children (STC) [Sydney]
The Wizard of Oz [Melbourne]
Friday June 29, 2018

The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Don’t miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat featuring over 40 on stage!

The Wizard of Oz [Melbourne]
Wilde Creatures [Sydney]
Tuesday July 10, 2018

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Come on a fantastic journey through palaces, forests and beyond in this exciting new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales.

Wilde Creatures [Sydney]
The Hunting of the Snark [Sydney]
Friday July 20, 2018

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Come on an impossible voyage to find the mythical snark in the wonderful world of Lewis Carroll.

The Hunting of the Snark [Sydney]
The Long Forgotten Dream (STC) [Sydney]
Thursday August 23, 2018

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

You can’t bury the past. This is a sweeping family story that examines four generations of history in a rural community.

The Long Forgotten Dream (STC) [Sydney]
The Harp in the South – Part 1 (STC) [Sydney]
Monday September 24, 2018

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay NSW

A great Australian novel. A landmark theatre event. A portrait of Sydney as it once was.

The Harp in the South - Part 1 (STC) [Sydney]
The Harp in the South – Part 2 (STC) [Sydney]
Monday September 24, 2018

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay NSW

The world premieres of The Harp in the South: Part One and The Harp in the South: Part Two are designed to be enjoyed as one unforgettable, epic theatrical experience.

The Harp in the South - Part 2 (STC) [Sydney]
Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories [Sydney]
Saturday October 6, 2018

The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Discover the truly magnificent story of an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing.

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories [Sydney]
The Snow Dragon [Sydney]
Thursday October 11, 2018

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

The perfect theatre show for little children with big imaginations.

The Snow Dragon [Sydney]
Accidental Death of an Anarchist (STC) [Sydney]
Thursday October 11, 2018

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

A play as absurd and paranoid as the times in which we live (and features an all-female cast led by some of the country’s funniest comedians!)

Accidental Death of an Anarchist (STC) [Sydney]
Yo Diddle Diddle [Sydney]
Sunday October 14, 2018

The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

A hilarious hip hop infused adventure of one cow and her desire to jump over the Moon.

Yo Diddle Diddle [Sydney]
The Wharf Revue (STC) [Sydney]
Thursday December 6, 2018

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay NSW

“Frequently dark, sophisticated and as well as being awfully it’s also totally idiotic and hilarious.”
Stage Noise

The Wharf Revue (STC) [Sydney]
A Cheery Soul (STC) [Sydney]
Thursday December 13, 2018

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

When do-gooders go bad!

A Cheery Soul (STC) [Sydney]

 

 

Past Shows

This is your black life: Kodie vs Cope ST [Sydney]
Thursday November 23, 2017

Glebe Library, Glebe Sydney NSW

A night of art, comedy, political satire, awkward teenage confessions and Redfern gossip from Cope ST Collective.

This is your black life: Kodie vs Cope ST [Sydney]
Men’s Ashes 2017-18, First Test AUS v ENG [Brisbane]
Thursday November 23, 2017

Gabba, Woolloongabba QLD

Australia v England Test Series 2017/2018, 1st Test – Gabba, Brisbane!

Men's Ashes 2017-18, First Test AUS v ENG [Brisbane]
As You Like It [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 22, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourn Victoria

An all-singing-and-dancing cast of fifteen bring you Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy

As You Like It [Melbourne]
F-Word Address: Jane Gilmore (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 22, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Part feminist stocktake, part personal reflection, Gilmore tackles the year that was, as she examines how the media has chosen to represent – or misrepresent – women in 2017.

F-Word Address: Jane Gilmore (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
The Gruffalo [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 22, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Limited tickets only! 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]
Speak Your Mind: Race [Sydney]
Tuesday November 21, 2017

Newtown Library, Newtown NSW

This panel explores the diversity of Australia through fiction, memoir and non-fiction writing.

Speak Your Mind: Race [Sydney]
Australia Women v England Women Twenty20 Series [Canberra]
Tuesday November 21, 2017

Manuka Oval, Griffith ACT

Australia Women v England Women Twenty20 Series

Australia Women v England Women Twenty20 Series  [Canberra]
Much Ado About Nothing [Melbourne]
Monday November 20, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourn Victoria

You’ll laugh and cry from start to finish as they navigate their way to love in this hilarious production which turns Pop-up Globe into an uproarious house party.

Much Ado About Nothing [Melbourne]
Michael Leunig On Antidotes To Dark Times [Melbourne]
Monday November 20, 2017

Clarendon Auditorium, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf VIC

Cartoonist and philosopher Michael Leunig discusses how we can look with tenderness and humour at the daily parade of human horrors, wonders and absurdities.

Michael Leunig On Antidotes To Dark Times [Melbourne]
We’re Queer Here Public [Melbourne]
Monday November 20, 2017

Artplay Birrarung Marr, Melbourne Vic

We’re Queer Here puts the queer human, body and thinking at the foreground of a night of art, collusion, creativity and community.

We're Queer Here Public [Melbourne]
c3 Gallery – Ruth O’Leary + Burchill/McCamley [Melbourne]
Saturday November 18, 2017

c3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford VIC

Artist Talk: Ruth O’Leary + Burchill/McCamley

c3 Gallery - Ruth O'Leary + Burchill/McCamley [Melbourne]
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery – Auslan Tour [WA]
Saturday November 18, 2017

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery – University of Western Australia, Crawley WA

Join a FREE tour in Auslan of the current exhibitions on display guided by a gallery staff member and interpreter.

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery - Auslan Tour [WA]
Montages Exhibition Launch – Casula Powerhouse [Sydney]
Friday November 17, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is pleased to present all eight montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and her long-time collaborator Gary Hillberg.

Montages Exhibition Launch - Casula Powerhouse [Sydney]
Equal-Love: Marriage Survey LIVE Results Announcement [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 15, 2017

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Equal Love will be hosting a LIVE RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT from 9:00am (result expected at 10:00am)

Equal-Love: Marriage Survey LIVE Results Announcement [Melbourne]
Women’s Ashes Test, Day-Night [North Sydney]
Thursday November 9, 2017

North Sydney Oval, North Sydney NSW

Women’s Ashes Test, Day-Night Test

Women's Ashes Test, Day-Night [North Sydney]
Speak Your Mind: Technology [Sydney]
Tuesday November 7, 2017

Newtown Library, Newtown NSW

This panel explores surveillance, connectivity, the changing workplace and the role of technology in consumerism.

Speak Your Mind: Technology [Sydney]
Black Lives Matter (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Saturday November 4, 2017

Plenary, MCEC, South Wharf Melbourne

Learn more about the achievements and broader goals of #blacklivesmatter … and how we can translate the lessons of the movement to face and fight entrenched inequality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in AUS.

Black Lives Matter (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wendy Harmer Curates Exhibition Launch – Casula Powerhouse [Sydney]
Saturday November 4, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Best-selling author, comedian and ABC Radio Sydney Mornings presenter Wendy Harmer will be stepping into the Casula Powerhouse Collection of over 5,000 artworks

Wendy Harmer Curates Exhibition Launch - Casula Powerhouse [Sydney]
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]
Law School Live (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday November 3, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

You might think you have issues with talking to your parents about sex – but really, you probably have less than Benjamin Law and Jenny Phang do.

Law School Live (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Music: Count Us In – Celebration Day [Melbourne]
Thursday November 2, 2017

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

Be a part of this event where over half a million Australian students all stop and sing the same song, on the same day, at the same time.

Music: Count Us In - Celebration Day [Melbourne]
Connected Arts Exhibition [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 31, 2017

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

CONNECTED Art Exhibition Celebration is a free event for the people of Victoria

Connected Arts Exhibition [Melbourne]
Dream Night – Melbourne Zoo [Melbourne]
Saturday October 28, 2017

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville VIC

LIMITED TIX – (TICKET INFO COMING SOON) – Dream Night give kids with a disability opportunity to connect with animals and take part in fun activities in a safe and controlled environment.

Dream Night - Melbourne Zoo [Melbourne]
Diary of a Wombat (Relaxed Performance) [Perth]
Saturday October 28, 2017

Octagon Theatre, Perth, Crawley 6009 WA

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her.

Diary of a Wombat (Relaxed Performance) [Perth]
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]
Bunjil Place Opening & play “Children are Stinky” [Melbourne]
Saturday October 28, 2017

Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, VIC VIC

FREE EVENT! Bunjil Place Opening & play called “Children are Stinky”

Bunjil Place Opening & play "Children are Stinky" [Melbourne]
Kevin Rudd in Conversation with Kerry O’Brien (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 26, 2017

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Kerry O’Brien and Rudd will talk leadership, legacy and Labor and they will discuss Rudd’s hopes and ideas for the future of this country, its place in the region, and in the world.

Kevin Rudd in Conversation with Kerry O’Brien (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories (School Groups)[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 (School Groups)[Melbourne]
Harry Who? The True Heroes of Hogwarts (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday October 25, 2017

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Celebrating 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with a night of storytelling, music, reading and revelry.

Harry Who? The True Heroes of Hogwarts (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
The Future of Storytelling – How are evolving digital technologies impacting the way we tell stories? [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 24, 2017

ACMI, Melbourne VIC

What does the future of storytelling look like?

The Future of Storytelling - How are evolving digital technologies impacting the way we tell stories? [Melbourne]
Corponomy, Eisa Jocson  (Liveworks 2017) [Sydney]
Sunday October 22, 2017

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

From pole dancing to macho dancing; from hostess to princess studies, Jocson’s performances unpack identity and gender formation, seduction politics and Filipino social mobility. 

Corponomy, Eisa Jocson  (Liveworks 2017) [Sydney]
YES Fest – Rally for Marriage Equality & Festival in the Park [Melbourne]
Sunday October 22, 2017

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Equal Love’s final event as part of our YES Fest Campaign for Marriage Equality is on Sunday 22 October and is proudly supported by The Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Equality Campaign.

YES Fest - Rally for Marriage Equality & Festival in the Park [Melbourne]
CommBank Women’s Ashes, ODI – AUS v ENG [Queensland]
Sunday October 22, 2017

Allan Border Field – Crosby Park, Albion QLD

A massive Ashes summer begins in Brisbane with the first match and ODI of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series

CommBank Women’s Ashes, ODI – AUS v ENG [Queensland]
The Second Woman, Nat Randall  (Liveworks 2017) [Sydney]
Saturday October 21, 2017

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

The Second Woman was named as one of Guardian Australia’s “10 most groundbreaking shows by women” in 2016. This enthralling performance and cinematic experience – coming to Sydney for the first time – is not to be missed. 

The Second Woman, Nat Randall  (Liveworks 2017) [Sydney]
The Bodyguard The Musical [Melbourne]
Friday October 20, 2017

The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Hailed as ‘LONDON’S BEST MUSICAL’ by UKs Magic FM, And ‘THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN’ by The Sunday Mirror.

The Bodyguard The Musical [Melbourne]
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]
Tree of Knowledge, Christian Thompson  (Liveworks 2017) [Sydney]
Thursday October 19, 2017

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

A rich solo performance that transforms dreams, memories and aspirations into surreal gestures, invoking a world where tradition, pop culture and media continually collide.

Tree of Knowledge, Christian Thompson  (Liveworks 2017) [Sydney]
Unleashed Awards – Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 19, 2017

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

This event recognises and celebrates the genuine impact young people have made to the biggest social and economic challenges of our time.

Unleashed Awards - Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) [Melbourne]
Horrible Harriet [Perth]
Wednesday October 18, 2017

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

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

Horrible Harriet [Perth]
Stasis [Perth]
Tuesday October 17, 2017

The Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge Perth

A dark new sci-fi comedy about finding solace in isolation.
 

Stasis [Perth]
TSOL LIVE – Letting Go [Melbourne]
Monday October 16, 2017

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Explore how letting go, relinquishing control and self-acceptance contribute to a meaningful life in this unique live event, featuring Sarah Wilson, Hugh Mackay and Brigid Delaney.

TSOL LIVE - Letting Go [Melbourne]
Festival of Questions (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Sunday October 15, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Join us for a day of storytelling, comedy, debate, discussion and … possible disarray. We’ll open our minds and mind the whole world’s business. #festivalofQs

Festival of Questions (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Spring Festival [Melbourne]
Sunday October 15, 2017

Whitehorse Civic Centre Precinct, Nunawading Victoria

SPRING IS HERE, LET’S CELEBRATE! Celebrate the return of warmer weather at Whitehorse City Council’s ever popular Spring Festival

Spring Festival [Melbourne]
Rebecca Thomas + Meredith Turnbull Artist Talk [Melbourne]
Saturday October 14, 2017

c3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford VIC

Rebecca Thomas and Meredith Turnbull will discuss the development of their project SHE TURNS

Rebecca Thomas + Meredith Turnbull Artist Talk [Melbourne]
Filthy Rick [Melbourne]
Friday October 13, 2017

Guild Theatre, Parkville

Filthy Rick is a adapted, devised, collaborative, chaotic bastard of a play- Presented by Melbourne University Shakespeare Company (MUSC)

Filthy Rick [Melbourne]
Richard Flanagan in Conversation (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday October 9, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Join one of Australia’s leading literary talents on his exploration into the meaning, and the problem, of truth.

Richard Flanagan in Conversation (Wheeler Centre) [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]
AWAY [Perth]
Saturday October 7, 2017

Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco WA 6008

Set in the summer of ’67 – ’68 three families leave the comforts of home for a holiday and return forever changed…

AWAY [Perth]
Casula Powerhouse Launch [Sydney]
Saturday October 7, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

We invite you to come and join us as we showcase the latest season of exhibitions at Casula Powerhouse.

Casula Powerhouse Launch [Sydney]
Boorhaman Residency Project [Melbourne]
Saturday October 7, 2017

Dis-used Boorhaman Primary School (Directly opposite Boorhaman CFA), Boorhaman VIC

This is a day-long opportunity to view and interact with works from the artists.

Boorhaman Residency Project [Melbourne]
Sexually Transmitted Debt [Melbourne]
Thursday October 5, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

When a person has finally made the break from his or her abuser, they may still be mired in the former partner’s debt – often with little legal recourse.

Sexually Transmitted Debt [Melbourne]
Coming Back Out: Elder LGBTQI+ (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday October 4, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

How can LGBTI+ elders know and assert their rights as they navigate the complex, confusing and sometimes intimidating aged care system?

Coming Back Out: Elder LGBTQI+ (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Eddie Ayres – Danger Music [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 3, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Learn more about Eddie Ayres’ and his new book “Danger Music” – Join him for a discussion of culture, adventure and gender.

Eddie Ayres – Danger Music [Melbourne]
Wanda and Mel (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Sunday October 1, 2017

The Butterfly Club, Melbourne VIC

This show will have truth bombs and deep parental relationship realness, while sharing the unique, crazy bond that exists between mother (single) and daughter.

Wanda and Mel (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Rainbow Paradiso (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Sunday October 1, 2017

Artplay Birrarung Marr, Melbourne Vic

An anything-goes interactive performance party where young people of any and every flavour are welcome

Rainbow Paradiso (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Rainbow March for Marriage Equality [Melbourne]
Sunday October 1, 2017

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Be a part of turning Swanston Street into a giant rainbow!

Rainbow March for Marriage Equality [Melbourne]
Awards Night & After Party/Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
Saturday September 30, 2017

North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne

You know what they say – it ain’t over til the last mirror ball has been packed away. Lucky we’ve got a few spares up our sleeve.

Awards Night & After Party/Melbourne Fringe [Melbourne]
O Vertigo (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 30, 2017

St Michael’s Anglican Church, North Carlton VIC

Explore the world of Dance Theatre in this tightly absurd take on self discovery.

O Vertigo (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
AFL Grand Final – pre and post match entertainment [Melbourne]
Saturday September 30, 2017

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond VIC

Auslan interpreters will be present for pre and post match entertainment at the MCG.

AFL Grand Final - pre and post match entertainment [Melbourne]
Kaleidoscope [Brisbane]
Saturday September 30, 2017

The Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank QLD

This work is a circus piece which explores life through Ethan’s eyes, with shafts of colour and light; a dazzling kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope [Brisbane]
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]
The Mudcrabs Tri-Hard (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 28, 2017

Guild Theatre, Parkville

Join Mudcrabs as they present three one-act plays featuring the best comedy writing the University of Melbourne has to offer.

The Mudcrabs Tri-Hard (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
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]
For The Ones Who Walk Away (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 28, 2017

Siteworks, Brunswick Victoria

An installation takes over SITEWORKS, Brunswick, inviting audiences to roam the rooms of an abandoned institution in search of the traces of the ones who walked away.

For The Ones Who Walk Away (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
The Onion of Knowledge – Rough Science (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 28, 2017

Imperial Hotel, Melbourne Victoria

Featuring demonstrations, music and a good helping of “Why do I need to know this, anyway?!” (Warning: Contains course language)

The Onion of Knowledge - Rough Science (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
BIRDFOXMONSTER [Sydney]
Thursday September 28, 2017

Carriageworks, Eveleigh NSW

birdfoxmonster is a multi-sensorial dining experience created through a new collaboration between Studio A and Erth.

BIRDFOXMONSTER [Sydney]
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]
State of Play: Political Art in 2017 (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 28, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Is art inherently political? When are artists seen as legitimate political commentators and when are they dismissed?

State of Play: Political Art in 2017 (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Killjoy (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 27, 2017

Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood Victoria

KillJoy dances with truth and fantasy, politics and reality, sexuality and secrets. Come join the evolution!

Killjoy (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
TRAPS: a romantic comedy for the modern sociopath (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 27, 2017

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

TRAPS is a romantic comedy with a black heart about the pursuit of true love, self-harm and a 400kg saltwater croc called Polly.

TRAPS: a romantic comedy for the modern sociopath (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Writers on Wednesdays: Getting Published in Literary Journals [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 27, 2017

Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne VIC

Learn how to work with a editors, publishers, designers and publicists to take your written word and share it with the world.

Writers on Wednesdays: Getting Published in Literary Journals [Melbourne]
Scott’s BMX Trick Bike Show [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 26, 2017

Rabbit Hole at the Emerald City (Meat Market) Venue, Melbourne VIC

Almost everybody has ridden a bike.  Scott can ride a bike in ways you have never dreamed.

Scott’s BMX Trick Bike Show [Melbourne]
The Kabooms are Ridonkulous (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 26, 2017

The Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray Victoria

An interactive, chaotic and colourful hour looking at storytelling, literature and improv. It’s never the same show twice!

The Kabooms are Ridonkulous (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Pick’n’Mix (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 24, 2017

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

We’re bringing you the ultimate pick ‘n’ mix sampler of the most exciting acts from across the festival.

Pick’n’Mix (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Australian Dance Awards [Melbourne]
Sunday September 24, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Get ready for a night of excitement, entertainment and hilarity hosted by cabaret star, Yana Alana and dance sensation Benjamin Hancock.

Australian Dance Awards [Melbourne]
The Onion of Knowledge – Rough Science (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 23, 2017

Imperial Hotel, Melbourne Victoria

Featuring demonstrations, music and a good helping of “Why do I need to know this, anyway?!” (Warning: Contains course language)

The Onion of Knowledge - Rough Science (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Fanaticus (Melbourne Fringe Festival) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 23, 2017

Three Degrees – QV Square, Melbourne VIC

A wild and playful public collision of contemporary performance and street basketball.

Fanaticus (Melbourne Fringe Festival) [Melbourne]
Legally Blonde [Melbourne]
Saturday September 23, 2017

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

Legally Blonde: The Musical tells the story of Delta Nu Sorority Sister Elle Woods, and her amazing trip in pursuit of sexy man Warner Huntington III.

Legally Blonde [Melbourne]
The Lavender Scare | Queer Screen Film Fest 2017 [Sydney]
Saturday September 23, 2017

Event Cinema George St Sydney, Sydney CBD NSW

A fascinating insight to a time that should be better known and a chance to better understand part of the global history of the LGBTIQ movement and culture.

The Lavender Scare | Queer Screen Film Fest 2017 [Sydney]
Faith (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Friday September 22, 2017

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

A celebration of the world’s most unholy queer icon: George Michael

Faith (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Coburg Carnivale [Melbourne]
Friday September 22, 2017 - Saturday September 23, 2017

Victoria Street Mall Precinct, Coburg VIC

This year’s Coburg Carnivale will have an exciting program of participatory and live art experiences that promise to tantalise the senses.

Coburg Carnivale [Melbourne]
Big Heart [Melbourne]
Thursday September 21, 2017

Theatre Works, St Kilda, St Kilda

This is the story of a woman who adopts a child from each of the continents. She believes she offers the children a better life, free from poverty, war, or neglect

Big Heart [Melbourne]
Terror [Brisbane]
Wednesday September 20, 2017

Playhouse – QPAC, South Brisbane Queensland

Terror is a thrilling courtroom drama that has been stirring debate across the globe.

Terror [Brisbane]
Longform Society #3: The Art of the Celebrity Profile (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 20, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

This meeting of the Longform Society will discuss and dissect the writing that celebrates our ongoing fascination with celebrity.

Longform Society #3: The Art of the Celebrity Profile (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
The Moth StorySlam (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 19, 2017

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

With storytellers chosen at random, the night could go in any direction – tales of heartache and woe, joy and power, curiosity, faith, hope

The Moth StorySlam (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Mark Manson On The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Monday September 18, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Join internationally celebrated blogger and author Mark Manson as he asks us to take an active role in living a better life, with a healthy dose of pessimism. 

Mark Manson On The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Future Futures (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 17, 2017

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

We’re peering into our crystal mirror-ball and visualising the future.

Future Futures (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
I’m Fine (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 17, 2017

The Butterfly Club, Melbourne VIC

If you’re a capable, high-achieving person with a sound sleep pattern and a strong coping mechanism, then this show is not for you.

I'm Fine (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Hyper-Fragility (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 16, 2017

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC

Melbourne’s most interesting artists come together to poke at white fragility.

Hyper-Fragility (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular -6.30pm [Melbourne]
Saturday September 16, 2017

Hisense Arena, Melbourne Victoria

A dazzling arena production guaranteed to delight the whole family!

2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular -6.30pm [Melbourne]
Per Te [Brisbane]
Saturday September 16, 2017

The Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank QLD

Exclusive Australian premiere of astonishing circus and physical theatre.

Per Te [Brisbane]
2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular -1pm [Melbourne]
Saturday September 16, 2017

Hisense Arena, Melbourne Victoria

A dazzling arena production guaranteed to delight the whole family!

2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular -1pm [Melbourne]
Fela Kuti: Opposite People (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday September 15, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Join discussion about the life and complex legacy of Fela Kuti, who was an exceptional artist and activist.

Fela Kuti: Opposite People (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Soothplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 14, 2017

Hares & Hyenas Cafe, Fitzroy

A high-quality, hilarious show that is guaranteed to be unlike anything else you will see this festival!

Soothplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
John Safran in conversation with writer and comedian Daniel Burt [Melbourne]
Thursday September 14, 2017

Rowden White Library, University of Melbourne VIC 3010

Free event – An entertaining and thought-provoking talk in the Rowden White Library

John Safran in conversation with writer and comedian Daniel Burt [Melbourne]
AC Grayling On Democracy’s Crisis [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 13, 2017

Melbourne City Conference Centre, Melbourne VIC

What are the merits of representative democracy today? What is the future of democracy? Is there a viable alternative?

AC Grayling On Democracy’s Crisis [Melbourne]
Write-ability: Finding the Form [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 13, 2017

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Writers with disability who attend this free session will go in the draw to win a Writers Victoria membership and mentorship with a professional author (donated by Karen Andrews).

Write-ability: Finding the Form [Melbourne]
Aladdin – Schools Groups Only [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 13, 2017

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Special Screening for Schools Groups – get your schools group together and come to see Aladdin! It will sweep you into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.

Aladdin - Schools Groups Only [Melbourne]
Paul Roos and Karen Lyon in Conversation (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday September 11, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

In his new book, Here It Is, Roos reflects on more than 30 years in football, recounting tales from the coaching box and the club room

Paul Roos and Karen Lyon in Conversation (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Artist conversation No 1 Isadora Vaughan & Kate Hill [Melbourne]
Saturday September 9, 2017

c3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford VIC

Artists discuss their project “Fall Line” working in and outside of the gallery and their engagement with ideas of learning, guidance and the process of peer to peer mentoring.

Artist conversation No 1 Isadora Vaughan & Kate Hill [Melbourne]
An Afternoon with Simon Napier-Bell [Melbourne]
Saturday September 9, 2017

The Pavilion – Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

In Britain he worked alongside Beatles and Stones managers Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham, taking notes and observing the workings of the music industry which he later applied to his artists whom all became household names.  

An Afternoon with Simon Napier-Bell [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]
What We Do After Dark Clare Holland [Sydney]
Sunday September 3, 2017

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

In her role as Managing Director of independent youth broadcaster FBi Radio, Clare Holland is committed to fostering and supporting Sydney music, arts, and culture

What We Do After Dark Clare Holland [Sydney]
Kirstin Shirling: Compassion As Activisim at The Studio [Sydney]
Sunday September 3, 2017

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

The refugee crisis makes many people feel helpless –but Kirstin Shirling proves one person can make a difference

Kirstin Shirling: Compassion As Activisim at The Studio [Sydney]
SlutWalk 2017 March [Melbourne]
Saturday September 2, 2017

Victorian State Library, Melbourne VIC

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

SlutWalk 2017 March [Melbourne]
Melbourne University Law Revue: Sketchual Healing [Melbourne]
Friday September 1, 2017

Guild Theatre, Parkville

An annual sketch comedy show written, directed and performed by students that has been running for over 40 years

Melbourne University Law Revue: Sketchual Healing [Melbourne]
Fish by Rollercoaster Theatre Company [Melbourne]
Friday September 1, 2017

Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood Victoria

The world is trembling and we’re expected to just go on working, playing, spending, dreaming. We know something’s fishy. We can smell it.

Fish by Rollercoaster Theatre Company [Melbourne]
Janet Mock – Visibility and Voice [Melbourne]
Thursday August 31, 2017

Deakin Edge, Melbourne VIC

Mock draws on her experience as a journalist and prominent trans woman to speak about the power of storytelling in media, popular culture and more…

Janet Mock - Visibility and Voice [Melbourne]
THE MABO ORATION – 25th Anniversary [Queensland]
Monday August 28, 2017

The Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank QLD

The Mabo Oration is a biennial event presented by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and QPAC

THE MABO ORATION – 25th Anniversary [Queensland]
Black Swan Theatre 2018 Season Launch [Perth]
Monday August 28, 2017

Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth WA

2018 Season Launch

Black Swan Theatre 2018 Season Launch [Perth]
MTC 2018 Launch [Melbourne]
Monday August 28, 2017

Hammer Hall, Melbourne, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

Melbourne Theatre Company  2018 Season Launch.

MTC 2018 Launch [Melbourne]
AND FIRE CAME DOWN (Book Launch) [Melbourne]
Sunday August 27, 2017

Federation Square, Melbourne VIC

Join us for the launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down

AND FIRE CAME DOWN (Book Launch) [Melbourne]
Backstage Tour – Arts Centre Melbourne [Melbourne]
Sunday August 27, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

We reveal the secrets of the theatre in this guided tour through backstage rooms, hidden passageways and technical contraptions that are unknown to most visitors.

Backstage Tour - Arts Centre Melbourne [Melbourne]
Out Of Character – Mudfest [Melbourne]
Saturday August 26, 2017

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

Cristina is a 3rd year English and Theatre Studies major. She is interested in feminist theatre and comedy. Her current life’s ambition is to investigate the potential for opera-rap fusion as a musical genre.

Out Of Character - Mudfest [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]
Equal Love Rally and Mass Illegal Wedding [Melbourne]
Saturday August 26, 2017

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

This August marks thirteen years since the Marriage Act was amended to restrict marriage rights to heterosexual couples. 

Equal Love Rally and Mass Illegal Wedding [Melbourne]
Disability in the Arts (panel) – Mudfest [Melbourne]
Friday August 25, 2017

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

Panellists: Sasha Cheryllyn Chong, Jess Kapuscinski-Evans, Christian Tsoutsouvas

Disability in the Arts (panel) - Mudfest [Melbourne]
Self Preservation – Mudfest [Melbourne]
Friday August 25, 2017

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

Self Preservation is a play about the complicated relationship that folks with a chronic illness have with the medication that keeps them alive.

Self Preservation - Mudfest [Melbourne]
Tunnel Vision – Mudfest [Melbourne]
Thursday August 24, 2017 - Saturday August 26, 2017

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

Exploring the nature of friendship, intimacy and belonging.

Tunnel Vision - Mudfest [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]
The Coven – Mudfest [Melbourne]
Thursday August 24, 2017

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria

Mudfest has grown to encompass all forms of artistic expression. Presented every two years by the University of Melbourne Student Union.

The Coven - Mudfest [Melbourne]
The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man (Schools Only Groups) [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 (Schools Only Groups) [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)
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]
Camelot [Sydney]
Friday August 18, 2017

Seymour Centre, Chippendale NSW 2008

It is the story of the marriage of England’s King Arthur to Guinevere, played out amid the pageantry of Camelot.

Camelot [Sydney]
Dignity Of Risk – ATYP [Sydney]
Friday August 18, 2017

ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf, Sydney NSW

Some people are thought to be too fragile, too vulnerable or just not ready. Which is fine until you realise … actually, it isn’t. That’s the point of growing up!

Dignity Of Risk - ATYP [Sydney]
An Almost Perfect Thing [Perth]
Thursday August 17, 2017

The Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge Perth

Canadian playwright Nicole Moeller’s award-winning drama is a dark, thought-provoking psychological thriller about possession and desire and our “right” to the truth.

An Almost Perfect Thing [Perth]
Krista Tippett On Conscience [Melbourne]
Thursday August 17, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

How can we live connected, conscious and perhaps even spiritual lives in this dawning secular age? Where should we look for good ideas and moral guidance?

Krista Tippett On Conscience [Melbourne]
HART [Darwin, NT]
Wednesday August 16, 2017

Brown’s Mart Theatre, Darwin NT NT

‘Beautiful, heartbreaking and liberating storytelling.’ Aussie Theatre

HART [Darwin, NT]
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]
Midwinta Gala 2017 [Melbourne]
Saturday August 12, 2017

Plaza Ballroom (located under Regent Theatre, Melbourne VIC

Midwinta has become a highly anticipated night in Melbourne’s queer cultural calendar, featuring an exclusive line-up of soon-to-be-revealed special guest entertainers to keep you in the mood.

Midwinta Gala 2017 [Melbourne]
Deafferent Theatre: Open Rehearsal [Melbourne]
Saturday August 12, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

Come and join us for this open rehearsal, observing our process and the creation of a new theatre work in live time.

Deafferent Theatre: Open Rehearsal [Melbourne]
1984 [Perth]
Saturday August 12, 2017

His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth WA

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

1984 [Perth]
Fridays are Better than Mondays [Sydney]
Friday August 11, 2017

Performance Space; Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray VIC

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is holding a free arts showcase, Fridays are better than Mondays, as part of Due West: Immersive Arts Festival.

Fridays are Better than Mondays [Sydney]
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]
Armour Day 2017 Panel [Sydney]
Saturday August 5, 2017

107 Projects, Redfern

An afternoon of musing, investigation, and information sharing with a cohort of industry professionals gathered by Self Help Arts.

Armour Day 2017 Panel [Sydney]
New Slang – Wil Wagner (solo) + Bridget Allan [Melbourne]
Friday August 4, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

A very intimate show with important new Australian artists. Don’t wait – tickets will sell fast for this one.

New Slang – Wil Wagner (solo) + Bridget Allan [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)
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]
‘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]
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]
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]
Disrupted Festival [Perth]
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Sunday July 30, 2017

State Library of Western Australia, Perth WA

Disrupted Festival of Ideas is a weekend of free conversations, intimate walking tours, live music and creativity

Disrupted Festival [Perth]
Gertrude Street Projection Festival (projection art by Deaf artist, Luke King) [Melbuorne]
Friday July 28, 2017

The Catfish, Fitzroy VIC

Musicians 4 Hearing are back bringing a mash of beats, art, projection and Auslan. Co-headlined by Melbourne shakers, Squidgenini and SO.Crates.

Gertrude Street Projection Festival (projection art by Deaf artist, Luke King) [Melbuorne]
Peter Singer On What Really Matters [Melbourne]
Friday July 28, 2017

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

How should we make ethical choices? Do our choices matter?

Peter Singer On What Really Matters [Melbourne]
Funemployed – Living with Yourself as a Writer [Melbourne]
Wednesday July 26, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

There’s more to writing than word counts and dollars. How does one handle rejection, self-doubt, anxiety, jealousy and the other internal wrestling matches and not turn creepy?

Funemployed - Living with Yourself as a Writer [Melbourne]
Writing Science Fiction Workshop [Melbourne]
Sunday July 23, 2017

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Looking to learn the ins and outs of Science Fiction? Want to know how to create convincing and immersive alternative worlds?

Writing Science Fiction Workshop [Melbourne]
We All Know What’s Happening [Melbourne]
Saturday July 22, 2017

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

This new work sees Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms collaborate with seven young people in Melbourne in response to Australia’s ongoing relationship with Nauru.

We All Know What’s Happening [Melbourne]
Every Dog Will Have Its Day [Sydney]
Saturday July 22, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

See a group exhibition of ten contemporary Australian artists exploring the emotional connection between people and dogs.

Every Dog Will Have Its Day [Sydney]
TRIBUNAL [Melbourne]
Friday July 21, 2017

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

This compelling collaborative work addresses Australia’s history by telling the parallel stories of Indigenous Australia and newly arrived refugees.

TRIBUNAL [Melbourne]
Blood on Silk: Last Seen [Sydney]
Friday July 21, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

An installation that investigates the emotional landscape that carers and visitors have with the hospital environment experience.

Blood on Silk: Last Seen [Sydney]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Dancehouse [Melbourne]
Friday July 7, 2017

Dancehouse, North Carlton VIC

Dancehouse performance

Dancehouse [Melbourne]
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]
John Clarke: A Celebration [Melbourne]
Sunday July 2, 2017

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

At this public memorial at the Melbourne Town Hall, John’s friends, colleagues and collaborators will celebrate his life and work in an evening of readings, stories and music.

John Clarke: A Celebration [Melbourne]
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]
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

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]
EXHIBITIONS: Head on Photo Festival [Sydney]
Friday May 5, 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW

Spy/Spy is a cross-look at Cannes Film Festival 2015 & 2016.

EXHIBITIONS: Head on Photo Festival [Sydney]
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]
Boss Award Night (FYA) [Melbourne]
Tuesday November 15, 2016

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

EVENT: BOSS AWARD NIGHT – MELBOURNE

Boss Award Night (FYA) [Melbourne]
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]
ARTS CENTRE SCHOOL PROGRAM LAUNCH [Melbourne]
Tuesday November 8, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

ARTS CENTRE SCHOOL PROGRAM LAUNCH – MELBOURNE

ARTS CENTRE SCHOOL PROGRAM LAUNCH [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]
Othello [Brisbane]
Tuesday October 11, 2016

Arts Centre Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion.

Othello [Brisbane]
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]