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Upcoming Shows

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]
Shepparton Carols [Melbourne]
Sunday December 17, 2017

Queens Gardens, Shepparton, Shepparton VIC

Carols by Candlelight is a loved annual tradition where many generations of families and friends gather to celebrate the festive season in the beautiful setting of the Queens Gardens.

Shepparton Carols [Melbourne]
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]
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]
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]
Children’s Republic of Melbourne – 1pm Workshop [Melbourne]
Friday January 12, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne – State Theatre Rehearsal Room, Melbourne VIC

If the children of Melbourne joined together and made their own country – what would it be like?

Children’s Republic of Melbourne - 1pm Workshop [Melbourne]
Children’s Republic of Melbourne – 2pm Workshop [Melbourne]
Friday January 12, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne – State Theatre Rehearsal Room, Melbourne VIC

If the children of Melbourne joined together and made their own country – what would it be like?

Children’s Republic of Melbourne - 2pm Workshop [Melbourne]
Children’s Republic of Melbourne – 1pm Workshop (followed by Parade) [Melbourne]
Sunday January 14, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne – State Theatre Rehearsal Room, Melbourne VIC

The children of Melbourne joined together and made their own country – come and see them as they parade their flags and banners through the streets of Melbourne and present the constitution to the public.

Children’s Republic of Melbourne -  1pm Workshop (followed by Parade) [Melbourne]
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]
Children’s Republic of Melbourne Parade [Melbourne]
Sunday January 14, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne – State Theatre Rehearsal Room, Melbourne VIC

The children of Melbourne joined together and made their own country – come and see them as they parade their flags and banners through the streets of Melbourne and present the constitution to the public.

Children’s Republic of Melbourne Parade [Melbourne]
Triennial EXTRA Perspectives Discussion – The Virtual You Is The Real You: Presented by The Ethics Centre [Melbourne]
Friday January 19, 2018

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

NGV Triennial Discussions

Triennial EXTRA Perspectives Discussion - The Virtual You Is The Real You: Presented by The Ethics Centre [Melbourne]
The Cocoa Butter Club: Midsumma Special [Melbourne]
Friday January 19, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

A special cabaret and performance event curated by queers of colour.

The Cocoa Butter Club: Midsumma Special [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]
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]
Triennial EXTRA Perspectives Discussion – Leading Change: Presented by Parlour [Melbourne]
Tuesday January 23, 2018

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

NGV Triennial Discussion

Triennial EXTRA Perspectives Discussion - Leading Change: Presented by Parlour [Melbourne]
Nigella Lawson On Why Food Matters [Melbourne]
Wednesday January 24, 2018

Plenary, MCEC, South Wharf Melbourne

Culinary and cultural icon Nigella Lawson and social psychologist Hugh Mackay explore the deeper meaning of food and its connection to pleasure, meaning, belonging and creativit

Nigella Lawson On Why Food Matters [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]
Midsumma Comedy Extravaganza [Melbourne]
Wednesday January 24, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

Arts Centre Melbourne and Midsumma Festival bring you the cream of the queer comedy crop this year, with a star-studded night of camp LOLs and butch hysterics.

Midsumma Comedy Extravaganza [Melbourne]
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]
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]
Triennial EXTRA Perspectives Discussion – Keepin’ It Real: Presented by Ladies of Leisure [Melbourne]
Saturday January 27, 2018

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

NGV Triennial Discussion

Triennial EXTRA Perspectives Discussion - Keepin’ It Real: Presented by Ladies of Leisure [Melbourne]
Triennial EXTRA Perspectives Discussion – Fashion FOMO: Presented by Intent Journal [Melbourne]
Sunday January 28, 2018

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

NGV Triennial Discussion

Triennial EXTRA Perspectives Discussion - Fashion FOMO: Presented by Intent Journal [Melbourne]
‘Art Queery: On the Turbulence of Making Queer Art’ [Victoria]
Wednesday January 31, 2018

Abbotsford Convent Community Room, Abbotsford VIC

Dive deep into art ‘queery’ with this dynamic panel of nationally and internationally celebrated queer artists, and hear firsthand about their personal and professional experiences.

‘Art Queery: On the Turbulence of Making Queer Art’ [Victoria]
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]
Midsumma Event: Park Lounge [Werribee, VIC]
Saturday February 3, 2018

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]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday February 15, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

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

The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night Time [Melbourne]
Saturday February 17, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria

Direct from the UK, this acclaimed National Theatre production is the winner of five Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, including Best Play for both.

The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night Time [Melbourne]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday March 15, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

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

Storytime sessions (SLV) [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]

 

 

Past Shows

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]
Carols in Harmony Square – Dandenong [Victoria]
Friday December 15, 2017

Harmony Square, Dandenong VIC

It’s official! Santa Claus is coming to Dandenong. Come along to meet the guy in red before he disappears to the North Pole.

Carols in Harmony Square - Dandenong [Victoria]
Manningham Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]
Friday December 15, 2017

Ruffey Lake Park, Doncaster VIC

Pack a picnic rug and head to Ruffey Lake Park to celebrate the festive season with traditional carols and musical entertainment, a free family festival, and a spectacular evening fireworks display.

Manningham Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]
Pieces for Small Spaces [Melbourne]
Thursday December 14, 2017

Lucy Guerin Inc Studio, West Melbourne

Pieces for Small Spaces is a unique opportunity for five choreographers to challenge their practice, take risks and present a new short dance work as part of a professional performance season.

Pieces for Small Spaces [Melbourne]
Bayside Carols in the Park [Victoria]
Tuesday December 12, 2017

Dendy park, Brighton East, 3187, Brighton East VIC

Pack a picnic rug and head down to Dendy Park on Tuesday 12 December to celebrate the festive season.

Bayside Carols in the Park [Victoria]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Carols by Candlelight – Hume City Council [Melbourne]
Saturday December 9, 2017

Craigieburn ANZAC Park, Craigieburn, Craigieburn VIC

A fun evening for all to celebrate Christmas – Rob Mills, Hoot and Hootabelle will be joining us!

Carols by Candlelight - Hume City Council  [Melbourne]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Melton Carols by Candlelight [Melbourne]
Saturday December 2, 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]
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]
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]
Betty Grumble [Melbourne]
Thursday November 30, 2017

The Butterfly Club, Melbourne VIC

This is an ongoing womanifesto, call to arms, party, protest and long hard kiss from surreal showgurl, obscene beauty queen and sex clown – Betty Grumble.

Betty Grumble [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)
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]