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Upcoming Shows

Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Melbourne]
Wednesday July 25, 2018

Howler Bar, Brunswick VIC

Join a diverse line up of stars and strangers for a night of queer stories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour, hosted by Maeve Marsden.

Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Melbourne]
Polygraph [Melbourne]
Thursday July 26, 2018

Theatre Works, St Kilda

Based on a series of interwoven true stories, Polygraph is a play noir: part metaphysical thriller, part murder mystery and part love story.

Polygraph [Melbourne]
Contest – Opening Night – invite only [Melbourne]
Thursday July 26, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

Special event – opening night

Contest - Opening Night - invite only  [Melbourne]
Craft Lab+ (Closing Celebration) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 28, 2018

Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Bundoora VIC

CLOSING CELEBRATION (Drop in at any time during public hours to work on your piece, there will also be a number of facilitated craft classes run by Ramona Barry – 19 May to 29 July)

Craft Lab+ (Closing Celebration) [Melbourne]
That was Then, This is Now: Towards a New Modern (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 28, 2018

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

MoMA and the city that never sleeps – Lecture Series

That was Then, This is Now: Towards a New Modern (NGV) [Melbourne]
Contest (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 28, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

A sweaty play about the petty and the profound, the mundane and the mythic, Contest asks how we might be with each other if we don’t have to win.

Contest (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Springvale Snow Fest 2018 [Melbourne]
Sunday July 29, 2018

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.

Springvale Snow Fest 2018 [Melbourne]
The Great Illusionist (Schools groups) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 2, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

A tale of daring and willpower, the importance of a good assistant, and of course, a white rabbit!

The Great Illusionist (Schools groups) [Melbourne]
Contest (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 2, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

A sweaty play about the petty and the profound, the mundane and the mythic, Contest asks how we might be with each other if we don’t have to win.

Contest (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Midwinta Gala 2018 (Midsumma) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 4, 2018

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Midwinta Gala 2018

Midwinta Gala 2018 (Midsumma) [Melbourne]
The Great Illusionist [Melbourne]
Sunday August 5, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

A tale of daring and willpower, the importance of a good assistant, and of course, a white rabbit!

The Great Illusionist [Melbourne]
MIFF Talks – Urban Design and Film: Building the cities of tomorrow [Melbourne]
Thursday August 9, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

A free event exploring cinema’s stylised visions of future cities, from the machinery of Metropolis to the mind-bending experiments of Dark City.

MIFF Talks - Urban Design and Film: Building the cities of tomorrow [Melbourne]
An Ideal Husband [Melbourne]
Saturday August 11, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Successful politician Sir Robert Chiltern has it all – money, power and the love of his adoring wife. But when the mysterious Mrs Cheveley threatens to expose a dark secret from his past, will his reputation, career and marriage be ruined?

An Ideal Husband [Melbourne]
The A1 Darebin Art Salon (Exhibition Opening) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 11, 2018

Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Bundoora VIC

The A1 Darebin Art Salon celebrates art, expression and creativity within our community. Works must be recent or new and artists must live, work or study in the City of Darebin. Works must be no larger than A1 size.

The A1 Darebin Art Salon (Exhibition Opening) [Melbourne]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 16, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

The Storytime program is for children aged 3-5 years, their parents and carers.

Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Oil Babies (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 16, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

Blending lyrical, rapid-fire text with poetic imagery and domestic drama, Oil Babies is a dangerous, pithy and at times comedic work that speaks directly to the concerns we hold now.

Oil Babies (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Spice Trails (Immersive Live art work / dinner) [Melbourne]
Friday August 24, 2018

FCAC Gabriel Gallery, Footscray VIC

Spice Trails is an immersive live art series of performative dinners and installations created by artist Rasha Tayeh.

Spice Trails (Immersive Live art work / dinner) [Melbourne]
Twin Peaks: Conversations with the Stars [Melbourne]
Saturday August 25, 2018

Palais Theatre, St Kilda, St Kilda Victoria

An exclusive and unique CONVERSATION WITH THE STARS of Twin Peaks.

Twin Peaks: Conversations with the Stars [Melbourne]
The Boy From Oz [Melbourne]
Sunday August 26, 2018

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Southbank Victoria

The iconic Australian musical, The Boy from Oz, turns 20 in 2018, and to celebrate we’re staging a new production. 

The Boy From Oz [Melbourne]
2:20AM [Melbourne]
Friday August 31, 2018

Richmond Theatrette, Richmond Yarra VIC

2:20 AM is drawn from Lister’s own experience of losing a family member to suicide, along with real stories of people directly impacted by suicide.

2:20AM [Melbourne]
MTC 2019 Launch [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 4, 2018

Hammer Hall, Melbourne, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

Melbourne Theatre Company  2019 Season Launch.

MTC 2019 Launch [Melbourne]
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium – Schools Performance [Melbourne]
Thursday September 6, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly, in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.  

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium - Schools Performance [Melbourne]
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium (Families Performance) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 9, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly, in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.  

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium (Families Performance) [Melbourne]
Chicago [Melbourne]
Friday September 14, 2018

Doncaster Playhouse, Doncaster VIC

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail.

Chicago [Melbourne]
Blasted [Melbourne]
Saturday September 15, 2018

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Blasted will give Malthouse Theatre audiences the chance to experience the power and controversy of Sarah Kane, and the play that shook the world.

Blasted [Melbourne]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 20, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

The Storytime program is for children aged 3-5 years, their parents and carers.

Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Have You Tried Yoga? (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 20, 2018

The Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray Victoria

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? (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
George’s Marvellous Medicine [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 26, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

The much loved book by Roald Dahl bounds off the page in this spectacular live show.

George’s Marvellous Medicine [Melbourne]
Mamma Mia [Melbourne]
Friday September 28, 2018

Princess Theatre, Melbourne VIC

(Limited Tickets!) On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Mamma Mia [Melbourne]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 18, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

The Storytime program is for children aged 3-5 years, their parents and carers.

Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Prize Fighter (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 18, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing.

Prize Fighter (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Crossing Over With John Edward [Melbourne]
Thursday November 8, 2018

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank 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]
Ophelia [Melbourne]
Thursday November 22, 2018

Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray VIC

So you think you know Hamlet? A hilarious rethink of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy – only this time Ophelia gets all the best lines.

Ophelia [Melbourne]
Moral Panic (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday November 22, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC

This savage new performance work from the award-winning team behind GROUND CONTROL (Next Wave 2016) and ANGRY SEXX (Melbourne Fringe 2014), asks how do we tear down the monument of masculinity, and what tools can we find in the dirt?

Moral Panic (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Melbourne]
Saturday December 1, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

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 [Melbourne]
Wodonga Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]
Sunday December 16, 2108

Willow Park, Wodonga Victoria

Wodonga Brass presents this traditional Carols by Candlelight.

Wodonga Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]

 

 

Past Shows

Making the World Modern: The Museum as Advocate (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 21, 2018

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

MoMA and the city that never sleeps – Lecture Series

Making the World Modern: The Museum as Advocate (NGV) [Melbourne]
Julius Caesar [Melbourne]
Saturday July 21, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans, will direct a production that’s seething with rage, leaving audiences breathless at how quickly violence reveals the fragility of democracy.

Julius Caesar [Melbourne]
Smith Street Dreaming (Live Music Event) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 21, 2018

The event is on the corner of Smith and Stanley Street, Collingwood VIC

ONE STREET – MANY MOBS – ONE COMMUNITY

Smith Street Dreaming (Live Music Event) [Melbourne]
The Pirates of Penzance (School performance) [Melbourne]
Friday July 20, 2018


Forest Hill College Performance

The Pirates of Penzance (School performance) [Melbourne]
PEN International Lecture: The War on Journalism (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday July 16, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Since 9/11, the number of journalists who have been imprisoned for their work has risen steadily.

PEN International Lecture: The War on Journalism (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Melbourne Fringe Info Session [Melbourne]
Monday July 16, 2018

The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria VIC

Our year-round hard-core hands-on support for artists, will help every step along the Great Road of the Festival – and beyond.

Melbourne Fringe Info Session [Melbourne]
Mapping Modernity: Inventing the Story of Modern Art (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 14, 2018

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

MoMA and the city that never sleeps – Lecture Series

Mapping Modernity: Inventing the Story of Modern Art (NGV) [Melbourne]
Circus Oz – Precarious [Melbourne]
Saturday July 14, 2018

The Big Top – Southern Cross Lawn, Melbourne Gardens VIC

Circus Oz Big Top will be nestled within the trees beside the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, presenting a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages.

Circus Oz - Precarious [Melbourne]
The Hunting of the Snark [Melbourne]
Saturday July 14, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

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

The Hunting of the Snark [Melbourne]
The Talk (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday July 12, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

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 (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
CITIES ON THE EDGE: Michael Kimmelman (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 7, 2018

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Join Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of The New York Times, for a talk about the challenges and opportunities facing cities around the world. (Lecture with Q and A)

CITIES ON THE EDGE: Michael Kimmelman (NGV) [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic [Melbourne]
Friday July 6, 2018

Hisense Arena, Melbourne Victoria

Celebrate the legacy of Disney in this ice skating spectacular!

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic [Melbourne]
Take Charge: Autonomy in Older Age (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday July 3, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Join us for a frank and compassionate conversation about dignity and autonomy for older Australians.

Take Charge: Autonomy in Older Age (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Carrion – FOLA (Festival of Live Art) [Melbourne]
Saturday June 30, 2018

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

Drawing on queer and ancestral mythologies, Carrion collides distant past with far future, heralding the changes that lie waiting inside us.

Carrion - FOLA (Festival of Live Art)  [Melbourne]
House of Bernarda Alba [Melbourne]
Saturday June 30, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

One of Australia’s most eminent and awarded playwrights takes Lorca’s classic tragedy out of the villages of Spain and into the heat of rural Western Australia.

House of Bernarda Alba [Melbourne]
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]
Emerging Writers’ – Subversion and Disability [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 26, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

From writing the body, to reconceptualising disability and deafness, to dark YA fantasy and more, explore ways to subvert, defy and reimagine conventions about writing and disability.

Emerging Writers' - Subversion and Disability [Melbourne]
QTIPOC presents: Race and Community Care (Panel event) [Melbourne]
Saturday June 23, 2018

Curate Space (level 6), Melbourne, VIC VIC

What is happening locally to support LGBTIQA+ communities of colour and communities of faith?

QTIPOC presents: Race and Community Care (Panel event) [Melbourne]
Emerging Writers’ Festival – 5×5 Rules of Writing [Melbourne]
Saturday June 23, 2018

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

Kicking off the conference, our five festival ambassadors share their five rules for writing. Whether you’re emerging, emerged or somewhere in between, these gems of advice are bound to get you inspired.

Emerging Writers' Festival - 5×5 Rules of Writing [Melbourne]
Brothers Wreck [Melbourne]
Friday June 22, 2018

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

Ruben is full of anger and dancing on the edge. His sister Adele has already lost one brother, and will not lose another.

Brothers Wreck [Melbourne]
Mari Andrew On Growing Up (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Friday June 22, 2018

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

New Yorker Mari Andrew shares how resilience and a sense of humour can help us survive the tumultuous journey to adulthood. 

Mari Andrew On Growing Up (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Mari Andrew On Growing Up (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 20, 2018

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

New Yorker Mari Andrew shares how resilience and a sense of humour can help us survive the tumultuous journey to adulthood. 

Mari Andrew On Growing Up (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Experimenta Social 18 (ACMI) [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 20, 2018

ACMI X – #Level 4, Southbank, VIC 3006 VIC

Creating performances based on the investigation of multi-sensory perceptions and creative provocations, they are paving the way for inclusive arts practice.

Experimenta Social 18 (ACMI) [Melbourne]
Emerging Writers’ Festival – Opening Night [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 19, 2018

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria

To launch the 2018 Emerging Writers’ Festival, some of today and tomorrow’s most exciting and celebrated voices will examine our histories and imagine the stories of the future.

Emerging Writers' Festival - Opening Night [Melbourne]
Reclaim Princes Park Vigil [Melbourne]
Monday June 18, 2018

Princes Park, Carlton Nth VIC

Princess Park is a beautiful place, a wonderful space for the community to enjoy and we ask you to join us to pay our respect and to RECLAIM THE PARK.

Reclaim Princes Park Vigil [Melbourne]
An Inconvenient Racial Truth (NGV Talk) [Melbourne]
Sunday June 17, 2018

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

New York Times award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice, Nikole Hannah-Jones and actress Shareena Clanton discuss politics and race in a live discussion

An Inconvenient Racial Truth (NGV Talk) [Melbourne]
Making Waves: The Changing Shape of Australian Feminism (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 13, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

What can younger Australian feminists learn from older feminists, and vice versa?

Making Waves: The Changing Shape of Australian Feminism (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
PAW Patrol Live [Melbourne]
Monday June 11, 2018

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC 3001

X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!”

PAW Patrol Live [Melbourne]
Beautiful [Melbourne]
Saturday June 9, 2018

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

The inspirational true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to global superstar.

Beautiful [Melbourne]
NRL State of Origin 1 [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 6, 2018

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond VIC

Nothing hit’s you like Holden State of Origin in Melbourne! The pre match speeches will be Auslan interpreted at the ground.

NRL State of Origin 1 [Melbourne]
The Long Game: Women in Sport Today (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 5, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

How are ideas, and our expectations, around gender and sport evolving? And how does sport inform our sense of self? Who gets to play, and who gets to win, in the field of sports?

The Long Game: Women in Sport Today (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Little Kids Day In (Playgroup Vic) [Melbourne]
Monday June 4, 2018

Scienceworks, Spotswood VIC

Little Kids’ Day In will be a fun day especially for kids aged 5 and under, their parents and carers. (Auslan session runs from 11am-1pm)

Little Kids Day In (Playgroup Vic) [Melbourne]
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday June 1, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

A collection of truly diverse stories – sometimes surprising and funny, often confronting and always illuminating – that paint a rich and detailed picture of what it means to come of age as an Aboriginal Australian.

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Small and Loud [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 30, 2018

The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria VIC

Small and Loud offers emerging theatre writers, performers, comics and musicians the opportunity to try out their freshest ideas that are still in development when they’re ready to be tested in front of an intimate live audience.

Small and Loud  [Melbourne]
Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 30, 2018

Howler Bar, Brunswick VIC

Join a diverse line up of stars and strangers for a night of queer stories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour, hosted by Maeve Marsden.

Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Melbourne]
Hugh Mackay On The Good Society (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 30, 2018

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

You will leave this event with new ideas and insights about how courage, wisdom and imagination can lead us towards a more compassionate, less anxious society.

Hugh Mackay On The Good Society (TSOL) [Melbourne]
My Dear Niece –  American Suspense [Melbourne]
Saturday May 26, 2018

Art Gallery Of Ballarat, Ballarat Central VIC

Experience the thrill of a radio suspense drama played out before your eyes.

My Dear Niece -  American Suspense [Melbourne]
Memoir in a Year: Synopsis and Pitch [Melbourne]
Saturday May 26, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

While synopses and pitches are useful marketing tools, they can also play a much more important role.

Memoir in a Year: Synopsis and Pitch [Melbourne]
Wild Tongue Vol. 2 – How Should an Artist Be? (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 19, 2018

Southbank Library, Southbank VIC

Expect open dialogues about racism, ableism, misogyny, transphobia, queerphobia, unacknowledged class privilege and an understanding of their influence on mental health.

Wild Tongue Vol. 2 – How Should an Artist Be? (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Apokolypsis (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Friday May 18, 2018

The Substation, Newport Victoria

Four performers. One hundred apocalypses. Sixty minutes.

Apokolypsis (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
MYRIAD [Melbourne]
Friday May 18, 2018 - Saturday May 19, 2018

Library At The Dock, Melbourne Victoria

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

MYRIAD [Melbourne]
Wayfind – Panel Discussion (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Thursday May 17, 2018

West Space, Melbourne VIC

Features site-specific installations, interventions and improvised performance works – designed to connect audiences to the indirect and not so subtle politics inherent in everyday architecture.

Wayfind – Panel Discussion (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
This Alien Nation (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

In an increasingly connected world where the question of immigration is often an anxious or heated one, being a newcomer can be uncomfortable, funny and weird. But it also makes for some great stories.

This Alien Nation (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: Not Another Slide Night [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 15, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

The Emerging Writers’ Festival launches its 2018 programme with a night of performances that reimagine the past and paint a picture for the future.

Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: Not Another Slide Night [Melbourne]
Canine Choreography (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 12, 2018

Testing Grounds, Southbank VIC

A performance that is shared equally between dog and handler..this work highlights the intimate and instinctive connection between humans and dogs.

Canine Choreography (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Ritual #9 (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 12, 2018

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Brunswick VIC

Set to the rhythm of the sun, we start by paying our respects to Country and Elders before setting off on our pilgrimage across the Festival. Each day of Next Wave, a new artist leads us through a new Ritual.

Ritual #9 (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Kickstart Helix Information Session (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 12, 2018

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Brunswick VIC

Meet Next Wave programmers, ask questions, and hear about how to put together a killer application for the next Next Wave.

Kickstart Helix Information Session (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Ruby’s Wish [Melbourne]
Saturday May 12, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

An overactive imagination just might save your life!

Ruby's Wish [Melbourne]
Plastic Shakespeare (Melb Uni) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 12, 2018

Guild Theatre, Parkville

PLASTIC SHAKESPEARE continues the MUSC tradition of reconfiguring Shakespeare in inclusive, interesting and playful ways

Plastic Shakespeare (Melb Uni) [Melbourne]
Creature – An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo [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 - An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo [Melbourne]
VCE Top Acts 2018 [Melbourne]
Friday May 11, 2018

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Victoria

The grand finale of the VCE Season of Excellence 2018, Top Acts showcases extraordinary performances by VCE composers, dancers, musicians and actors.

VCE Top Acts 2018 [Melbourne]
Ruby’s Wish (Schools Groups) [Melbourne]
Friday May 11, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

An overactive imagination just might save your life!

Ruby's Wish (Schools Groups) [Melbourne]
Creature – An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo – SCHOOLS ONLY [Melbourne]
Friday May 11, 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 - An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo - SCHOOLS ONLY [Melbourne]
2018 Stonnington Jazz Gala [Melbourne]
Thursday May 10, 2018

Malvern Town Hall, Malvern VIC

Be entertained by special performances from musicians featured throughout the festival whilst enjoying sumptuous cheese and wine among friends.

2018 Stonnington Jazz Gala [Melbourne]
Artist Talk/Yarning Circle (for “Not Good Place” & “Bloodlines”)- Next Wave [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick VIC

The artists of these two exhibitions are jointly delivering an Artist Talk/Yarning Circle together. Come and learn from them.

Artist Talk/Yarning Circle (for "Not Good Place" & "Bloodlines")- Next Wave [Melbourne]
Jennifer Egan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

At the Athenaeum Theatre in May, plunge into a discussion of history, hope and American upheaval with this exceptional author.

Jennifer Egan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Johann Hari On Connection (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 8, 2018

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

Instead of relying on medication, for Depression, does the answer lie in changing the way that we’re living?

Johann Hari On Connection (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Crunch Time – Counterpilot (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Darebin Arts, Preston VIC

Tough decisions must be made, but at the end of the day we’ve all got to eat. Crunch Time is a performative dinner party designed to model the processes of democracy.

Crunch Time - Counterpilot (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Daydreamer Wolf – Next Wave [Melbourne]
Saturday May 5, 2018

St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford VIC

How is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience?

Daydreamer Wolf - Next Wave  [Melbourne]
Hello, Beautiful! [Melbourne]
Friday May 4, 2018

Theatre Works, St Kilda

Hannie Rayson’s one-woman show Hello, Beautiful! This hilarious and personal evening with one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights will make you feel as if you’ve been listening to stories told by your new best friend.

Hello, Beautiful! [Melbourne]
Next Wave – Festival Opening Party [Melbourne]
Thursday May 3, 2018

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Brunswick VIC

Come over to our place and get your Festival off to a cracking start, courtesy of our friends at Archie Rose!

Next Wave - Festival Opening Party [Melbourne]
Next Wave – Welcome to Country [Melbourne]
Thursday May 3, 2018

Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick VIC

Set to the rhythm of the sun, we start by paying our respects to Country and Elders before setting off on our pilgrimage across the Festival. Each day of Next Wave, a new artist leads us through a new Ritual.

Next Wave - Welcome to Country [Melbourne]
Your President, Eileen Myles (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

An undeniable, unclassifiable and prolific talent, Eileen Myles writes poetry, fiction (most famously, Chelsea Girls), non-fiction and art criticism.

Your President, Eileen Myles (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Big Dance 2018 – Victory Park, Castlemaine [Melbourne]
Sunday April 29, 2018

Victory Park, Castlemaine VIC

A celebration of dance for all ages and all levels of ability.

Big Dance 2018 - Victory Park, Castlemaine [Melbourne]
Big Dance 2018 – Melba Park, Lilydale [Melbourne]
Sunday April 29, 2018

Melba Park, Lilydale VIC

A celebration of dance for all ages and all levels of ability.

Big Dance 2018 - Melba Park, Lilydale [Melbourne]
Big Dance 2018 – Federation Square [Melbourne]
Sunday April 29, 2018

Federation Square, Melbourne VIC

A celebration of dance for all ages and all levels of ability.

Big Dance 2018 - Federation Square [Melbourne]
Refuge Lab – Mapping the Pandemic Public Workshop [Melbourne]
Saturday April 28, 2018

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

Step into the control room with artists, experts and emergency services to help us build an imaginary scenario as we map out how a rapidly spreading infectious disease might affect Melbourne.

Refuge Lab - Mapping the Pandemic Public Workshop [Melbourne]
Priscilla Queen of the Desert [Melbourne]
Saturday April 28, 2018

The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Based on the Oscar-winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert [Melbourne]
Memoir in a Year: Protecting Yourself [Melbourne]
Saturday April 28, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

What is the emotional cost of writing memoir, and how do you cope with the fallout?

Memoir in a Year: Protecting Yourself [Melbourne]
Risky Business (Malthouse) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 26, 2018

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

An audio-describer, a short statured performer, a wheelchair-using actor, and an award-winning poet with Marfan Syndrome take to the stage. What could possibly go wrong?

Risky Business (Malthouse) [Melbourne]
AFL Anzac Day Match – pre and post match entertainment [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond VIC

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

AFL Anzac Day Match - pre and post match entertainment [Melbourne]
Betty Grumble Love & Anger (MICF) [Melbourne]
Sunday April 22, 2018

The Coopers Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre, Southbank Melbourne

“Transformative and Wild! SEE GRUMBLE!” – Peaches 

Betty Grumble Love & Anger (MICF) [Melbourne]
The Gasometer Hotel [Melbourne]
Sunday April 22, 2018

The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood Victoria

TBA

The Gasometer Hotel [Melbourne]
PO PO MO CO – MICF [Melbourne]
Friday April 20, 2018

Trades Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Melbourne’s hottest queer comedy troupe, slathering audiences with intoxicating queer madness.

PO PO MO CO - MICF [Melbourne]
Sophie Willan (MICF) [Melbourne]
Friday April 20, 2018

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Both brutally honest and gloriously unpredictable, UK rising star Sophie Willan makes bold, unapologetic work that is raucously funny and completely original.

Sophie Willan (MICF) [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]
Larry Dean (MICF) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 19, 2018

Cube – ACMI, Melbourne

With a cheeky, charming and unique observational style, Larry explores his life as a working-class, gay Glaswegian with hilarious honesty

Larry Dean (MICF) [Melbourne]
Martin Seligman On Hope & Helplessness (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 19, 2018

Plenary, MCEC, South Wharf Melbourne

In dark times, the idea of hope can seem revolutionary. Living in a dangerous, unpredictable and rapidly changing world can leave us feeling helpless. But there are reasons to be hopeful.

Martin Seligman On Hope & Helplessness (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 19, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

The Storytime program is for children aged 3-5 years, their parents and carers.

Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Wil Anderson – WILEGAL (MICF) [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 18, 2018

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

“Bravo. Go see it.” 5 stars! The Age

Wil Anderson – WILEGAL (MICF) [Melbourne]
Weave Movement Theatre – Artists with a Disability (Melbourne)
Sunday April 15, 2018

Abbotsford Convent Community Room, Abbotsford VIC

Weave Movement Theatre is a disability inclusive ensemble of artists who also live with a disability

Weave Movement Theatre -  Artists with a Disability (Melbourne)
Kirsty Webeck (MICF) [Melbourne]
Saturday April 14, 2018

Imperial Hotel, Melbourne Victoria

Lately she has been realising that things aren’t always what she first thought they were and her brand new show I Get It Now is the hilarious culmination of these discoveries.

Kirsty Webeck (MICF) [Melbourne]
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]
Foundations of Theatre Interpreting – WORKSHOP [Melbourne]
Saturday April 14, 2018 - Sunday April 15, 2018

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

This is a unique 2 day workshop for interpreters and language consultants.

Foundations of Theatre Interpreting - WORKSHOP [Melbourne]
Steve Bugeja (MICF) [Melbourne]
Friday April 13, 2018

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Immature? Unprepared? Scared of teenagers? Steve Bugeja was perfect for the job.

Steve Bugeja (MICF) [Melbourne]
Fin Taylor Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey (MICF) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 12, 2018

ACMI, Melbourne VIC

The Centre’s fallen out of Western politics. Fin Taylor picks it up, dusts it off and mounts a full attack on the present-day Left and its moral high ground.

Fin Taylor Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey (MICF) [Melbourne]
Mudcrabs Go Wild (MICF) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 12, 2018

Guild Theatre, Parkville

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

Mudcrabs Go Wild (MICF) [Melbourne]
Randy’s Anti-Crisis (MICF) [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 11, 2018

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Randy quit comedy, found God and moved to the suburbs. Now he’s furious.

Randy's Anti-Crisis (MICF) [Melbourne]
Tommy Little – THE LAST KING OF STUPID (MICF) [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 11, 2018

The Forum Downstairs, Melbourne, VIC 3000 VIC

Tommy Little is as stupid as they come. Lucky for the rest of us stupid makes for great comedy

Tommy Little – THE LAST KING OF STUPID (MICF) [Melbourne]
Cal Wilson – HINDSIGHT (MICF) [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 11, 2018

Banquet Room, Victoria Hote, Melbourne VIC

Cal’s made some awful decisions – relationships, jobs, the ‘90s. She’s made some great ones as well, she just didn’t realise at the time. People say that everything happens for a reason, but what if it’s just a terrible reason?

Cal Wilson – HINDSIGHT (MICF) [Melbourne]
The 35th Annual Green Room Awards [Melbourne]
Monday April 9, 2018

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria

Join Melbourne’s Arts Industry at the iconic Comedy Theatre on the 9th of April as they celebrate and applaud the achievements of their talented peers.

The 35th Annual Green Room Awards [Melbourne]
Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude [Melbourne]
Monday April 9, 2018

Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran VIC

Fun for the whole family as Garfield tries and find adventure.

Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude [Melbourne]
The Travelling Sisters Toupé (MICF) [Melbourne]
Sunday April 8, 2018

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria

Masterfully combining physical comedy, characters and original music, The Travelling Sisters are ‘insane geniuses of sketch comedy’.

The Travelling Sisters Toupé (MICF) [Melbourne]
Jordan Shanks A Life: MT(MICF) [Melbourne]
Saturday April 7, 2018

Lithuanian Club, Melbourne, North Melbourne VIC

Jordan Shanks (friendlyjordies) is a satirist comedian, live radio host and YouTube video/podcast creator. 

Jordan Shanks A Life: MT(MICF) [Melbourne]
Geraldine Hickey – Plucky (MICF) [Melbourne]
Saturday April 7, 2018

Imperial Hotel, Melbourne Victoria

We’ve all got fears and anxieties, Geraldine is plucky enough to face hers.

Geraldine Hickey - Plucky (MICF) [Melbourne]
Ability Fest [Coburg, VIC]
Saturday April 7, 2018

Coburg Velodrome, Coburg VIC

A charity music festival with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help young Australians with disabilities across the country!

Ability Fest [Coburg, VIC]
Jeez Louise #MeToo (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 5, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

In an industry that encourages rawness and vulnerability via humour and personal storytelling, where is the ‘too far’ line in terms of personal revelations?

Jeez Louise #MeToo (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
AFLW Season Wrap 2018 (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday March 27, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

This lineup of experienced Australian Rules journalists (and fans) will unpack the highs and lows of the year in women’s footy.

AFLW Season Wrap 2018 (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Children’s Theatre Interpreting Workshop [Melbourne]
Saturday March 24, 2018

St Martins Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra VIC

Michelle Ashley & James Blyth have worked together as interpreter and consultant on a number of productions, and will share with you their approaches and strategies when interpreting for children and their families.

Children's Theatre Interpreting Workshop [Melbourne]
A MASTERCLASS WITH MARC BREW [Melbourne]
Saturday March 24, 2018

TEMPERANCE HALL, South Melbourne VIC

Lead by Marc Brew, this masterclass is an inclusive and accessible opportunity for artists, performers, dancers, movers, theatre-makers and choreographers with and without disability.

A MASTERCLASS WITH MARC BREW [Melbourne]