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Upcoming Shows

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
PEN International Lecture: The War on Journalism (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday June 18, 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Oil Babies (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 16, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

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

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria

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

Prize Fighter (Darebin Arts) [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 Victoria

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

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]
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]
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]
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]
Tim Winton On Toxic Masculinity (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Friday March 23, 2018

Plenary, MCEC, South Wharf Melbourne

An exclusive evening with acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton as he delivers a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity.

Tim Winton On Toxic Masculinity (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Harmony Fest – 2018 Intercultural Cities Gala Dinner [Ballarat, VIC]
Friday March 23, 2018

Mecure Ballarat, Golden Point VIC

This a ticketed event that brings the entire community together to celebrate Ballarat’s wonderful diversity!

Harmony Fest - 2018 Intercultural Cities Gala Dinner [Ballarat, VIC]
The Presidents Pen (Wheeler Centre)[Melbourne]
Tuesday March 20, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

Cunnane discusses what it’s like writing the words that would shape hearts and minds of a nation, and the world. He’ll also share his thoughts on the American presidency then and now.

The Presidents Pen (Wheeler Centre)[Melbourne]
Cover Up (Panel Discussions) [Melbourne]
Sunday March 18, 2018

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

What makes a great book cover, who decides and how do they know?!

Cover Up (Panel Discussions) [Melbourne]
Kids ArtyFarty Festival [Melbourne]
Sunday March 18, 2018

Sills Bend in Warringal Parklands, Heidelberg VIC

Come to Banyule’s annual kids Arts Festival where everyone gets to play, create, experiment and have fun!

Kids ArtyFarty Festival [Melbourne]
THE PLAGUE: Contemporary Art Through Social and Political Uncertainty (Panel Discussions) [Melbourne]
Saturday March 17, 2018

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Melbourne Art Book Fair

THE PLAGUE: Contemporary Art Through Social and Political Uncertainty  (Panel Discussions) [Melbourne]
Architecture in its Continuums (Panel Discussions) [Melbourne]
Saturday March 17, 2018

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Architecture in its Continuums is a new publication written by Leon van Schaik AO that is concerned with the fundamental nature of architecture, its relation to society, and the ways in which it is practiced, researched and taught.

Architecture in its Continuums (Panel Discussions) [Melbourne]
Colonial Encounter: Resistance and Resurgence [Melbourne]
Saturday March 17, 2018

NGV, Melbourne Victoria

Prof Lynette Russell considers the lives and cultures of Australian people before Europeans arrived on the continent in the 18th century and their responses to the often cataclysmic events that accompanied colonialism.

Colonial Encounter: Resistance and Resurgence [Melbourne]
Experience Casey [Victoria]
Saturday March 17, 2018

Bunjil Place, Narre Warren VIC

Come and see the culturally vibrant and diverse community of Casey. 

Experience Casey [Victoria]
Kill Climate Deniers – FOLA (Festival of Live Art) [Melbourne]
Friday March 16, 2018

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

A performance-lecture-cum-DJ-set, delivering the explosive, action-heavy journey into climate politics you’ve been waiting for!

Kill Climate Deniers - FOLA (Festival of Live Art)  [Melbourne]
Landing – FOLA (Festival of Live Art) [Melbourne]
Friday March 16, 2018

Melbourne City Baths, Melbourne VIC

Sign on and suit up – a range of performers and speakers, and those new to swimming, will guide you and cheer you on, in a collective contemplation of home and histories of Australian immigration.

Landing - FOLA (Festival of Live Art)  [Melbourne]
Twerkshop – FOLA (Festival of Live Art) [Melbourne]
Friday March 16, 2018

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

Performance artist Caroline Garcia instructs you in the bootylicious basics of dancing with your pelvis while taking you through twerking’s history within the African diaspora

Twerkshop - FOLA (Festival of Live Art)  [Melbourne]
Wowzzzeee – FOLA (Festival of Live Art) [Melbourne]
Friday March 16, 2018

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

Wowzzzeee unites people through the making and wearing of onesies! Become part of the Wowzzzeee universe with a wowzzzeee of your own – a onesie with the WOW factor!

Wowzzzeee - FOLA (Festival of Live Art)  [Melbourne]
Worktable – FOLA (Festival of Live Art) [Melbourne]
Friday March 16, 2018

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

New-Zealand-born and Brussels based Kate McIntosh (All Ears) is guided by her ongoing fascinations with the misuse of objects, playfulness with audiences and offbeat humour.

Worktable - FOLA (Festival of Live Art)  [Melbourne]
Rest Area – FOLA (Festival of Live Art) [Melbourne]
Friday March 16, 2018

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC

Rest Area is the invocation and repetition of a familiar desire and a familiar gesture. In the back of a stationary truck, discover an unlikely bedchamber, where you’re invited into a stranger’s embrace.

Rest Area - FOLA (Festival of Live Art)  [Melbourne]
Bombshells [Melbourne]
Thursday March 15, 2018

Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray VIC

Six women are about to explode. Which one are you? Join the mother, the dumpee, the drama nerd, the bride, the widow and the diva as they balance gladness, sadness and madness.

Bombshells [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]
Feather Permitting: Jim Robbins on Birds (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday March 13, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

A riveting investigation into the world of birds and into our connection with them.

Feather Permitting: Jim Robbins on Birds (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Chillout Carnival Day [Melbourne]
Sunday March 11, 2018

Daylesford – Victoria Park, Daylesford VIC

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

Chillout Carnival Day [Melbourne]
Good Muslim Boy [Melbourne]
Friday March 9, 2018

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria

An irreverent but tender memoir of a father, a son and a question of faith.

Good Muslim Boy [Melbourne]
International Women’s Day #PressforProgress Wyndham [Werribee]
Thursday March 8, 2018

Wyndham Civic Centre, Werribee VIC

Wyndham City would like to invite you to join with us to celebrate International Women’s Day.

International Women's Day #PressforProgress Wyndham [Werribee]
Fifth Estate – Jacqui Lambie (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday March 6, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria

In her new memoir, “Rebel with a Cause”, Jacqui Lambie shares her story in detail.

Fifth Estate – Jacqui Lambie (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Gender Imbalance in the Music Industry (AMV) [Melbourne]
Thursday March 1, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC

Australian Music Vault Talks

Gender Imbalance in the Music Industry (AMV) [Melbourne]
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire [Melbourne]
Monday February 26, 2018

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

When do words inspire and when do they incite? When is speech free, and when is it hateful? Fighting words, funny words, insulting words and incendiary words – for better or for worse, language moves us and it matters.

The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire [Melbourne]
Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Melbourne]
Thursday February 22, 2018

Howler Bar, Brunswick VIC

Join host Maeve Marsden, along with a 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.

Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Melbourne]
“Blood on the Southern Cross” tour [Ballarat, VIC]
Thursday February 22, 2018

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Ballarat Victoria

Blood on the Southern Cross is an exciting, night-time sound-and-light show, telling the important story of the Eureka Uprising.

"Blood on the Southern Cross" tour [Ballarat, VIC]
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night Time (Schools Group) [Melbourne]
Wednesday February 21, 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 (Schools Group) [Melbourne]
Irvin Yalom On The Meaning of Life [Melbourne]
Sunday February 18, 2018

Plenary, MCEC, South Wharf Melbourne

Learn from one of the most prominent psychotherapists and thinkers of our time, and an invitation to explore the deepest questions about meaning and fulfilment in our lives.

Irvin Yalom On The Meaning of Life [Melbourne]
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 February 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]
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]
We Are Here (Exhibition Tour) Midsumma [Melbourne]
Saturday February 3, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

In this special exhibition curated by Angela Bailey, artists bring their own sensibilities of identity and practice to interpreting these collections, and bring to life actual or imagined queer histories.

We Are Here (Exhibition Tour) Midsumma [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]
Midsumma Horizon [Melbourne]
Friday February 2, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Travel to the past, celebrate the future and make history on the closing weekend of Midsumma Festival.

Midsumma Horizon [Melbourne]
KillJoy – Destroy the Fantasy (@midsumma) [Melbourne]
Friday February 2, 2018

The Melba Speigeltent, Collingwood

Enter an explosion of sequins, circus and irreverence backed up by an all-star live band. KillJoy dances with truth and fantasy, politics and reality, sexuality and secrets. Come join the Evolution!

KillJoy - Destroy the Fantasy (@midsumma) [Melbourne]
AntigoneX (Midsumma Festival) [Melbourne]
Thursday February 1, 2018

Theatre Works, St Kilda

He loved himself. She loved her brother. (Adult content (which might include Nudity, Sex scenes, Trigger warnings, Coarse language); Nudity; Violence )

AntigoneX (Midsumma Festival) [Melbourne]
Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize: Artist Talk [Melbourne]
Thursday February 1, 2018

No Vacancy, QV Gallery, Melbourne VIC

Since its inauguration in 2016 the Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize has quickly established itself as the nation’s leading queer art award and exhibition.

Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize: Artist Talk [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]
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]
Midsumma Pride March [Melbourne]
Sunday January 28, 2018

Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne

Gather your friends and allies together as we take to St Kilda’s Fitzroy Street, to rejoice in our diversity and achievements, at Victoria’s annual queer march @midsumma

Midsumma Pride March [Melbourne]