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Upcoming Shows

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

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria

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

Bambert's Book of Lost Stories (performance for school children) [Melbourne]
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]
Bunjil Place Opening & play “Children are Stinky” [Melbourne]
Saturday October 28, 2017

Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, VIC VIC

Bunjil Place Opening & play called “Children are Stinky”

Bunjil Place Opening & play "Children are Stinky" [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]

 

 

Past Shows

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]