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Upcoming Shows

Going Down Swinging Presents: Spoken Like a Champion [Melbourne]
Friday July 26, 2019

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

What do you get when you combine a niche poetry community with a campy, old-school game show?

Going Down Swinging Presents: Spoken Like a Champion [Melbourne]
Springvale Snow Fest 2019 [Melbourne]
Sunday July 28, 2019

Corner Buckingham and Balmoral avenues, Springvale, Springvale VIC, Australia

The streets will be filled with fun, snow (real and simulated), moving rides, free kids activities and market and food stalls.

Springvale Snow Fest 2019 [Melbourne]
The Red Tree (Schools Groups Only) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 1, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Based on the beloved book by Shaun Tan, follow the little red leaf into this spectacular new work of musical theatre for ages 7 and older.

The Red Tree (Schools Groups Only) [Melbourne]
The Red Tree [Melbourne]
Sunday August 4, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Based on the beloved book by Shaun Tan, follow the little red leaf into this spectacular new work of musical theatre for ages 7 and older.

The Red Tree [Melbourne]
Asia Society at NGV: The Silk Road Reimagined (NGV) [Melbourne]
Tuesday August 6, 2019

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Explore China’s ambitious One Belt One Road project and how it is transforming the region.

Asia Society at NGV: The Silk Road Reimagined (NGV) [Melbourne]
MIFF Talks – Telling Other People’s Stories (Unclassified 15+) [Melbourne]
Wednesday August 7, 2019

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

A panel of critics and filmmakers discuss if there are certain stories that cannot – or should not – be told, except by artists of a particular race, gender or lived experience?

MIFF Talks - Telling Other People’s Stories (Unclassified 15+) [Melbourne]
One the Bear (Schools Performance) [Melbourne]
Friday August 9, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Grab your Beatz and rhymes loving teen, this show is guaranteed to burst senses and expand minds!

One the Bear (Schools Performance) [Melbourne]
One the Bear [Melbourne]
Saturday August 10, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Grab your Beatz and rhymes loving teen, this show is guaranteed to burst senses and expand minds!

One the Bear [Melbourne]
Shakespeare in Love [Melbourne]
Saturday August 10, 2019

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

This award winning script has been transformed by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) into a side-splitting stage comedy with a stirring love story at its heart.

Shakespeare in Love [Melbourne]
Melbourne Uni Law Revue 2019 Presents: My Mum’s Y2k Party [Melbourne]
Friday August 16, 2019

The Open Stage, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

Melbourne Uni Law Revue 2019 Presents: My Mum's Y2k Party [Melbourne]
That’s Why the Lady Needs a Ramp! [Melbourne]
Saturday August 17, 2019

FCAC, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Honouring Stella Young through comedy and coincidence, Kate Hood plays an array of quirky characters, all wheelchair users,? to explore living with a disability? in Australia.

That’s Why the Lady Needs a Ramp! [Melbourne]
AIDA with Music by Elton John and Lyrics Tim Rice (Lilydale)[Melbourne]
Saturday August 24, 2019

Lilydale High School, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the King of Egypt.

AIDA with Music by Elton John and Lyrics Tim Rice (Lilydale)[Melbourne]
North Melbourne School of Displacement (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 31, 2019

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Put learning itself under the microscope with a series of discussions that offer vital correctives to the methods of sharing knowledge that dominate our society.

North Melbourne School of Displacement (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Portage: Shelter – Weavers Walk (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 31, 2019

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

What can we learn from each other, our environment and about ourselves?

Portage: Shelter – Weavers Walk (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Australian Realness (Malthouse Theatre) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 31, 2019

Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

A BOGAN AND BOURGEOIS BATTLE FOR A SUBURBAN BACKYARD.

Australian Realness (Malthouse Theatre) [Melbourne]
North Melbourne School of Displacement (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 1, 2019

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Put learning itself under the microscope with a series of discussions that offer vital correctives to the methods of sharing knowledge that dominate our society.

North Melbourne School of Displacement (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Deer Woman [Melbourne]
Sunday September 1, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

“My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.”  

Deer Woman [Melbourne]
A Not So Traditional Story (Schools Performance) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 5, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Adventure, laughs and contemporary Aboriginal culture.

A Not So Traditional Story (Schools Performance) [Melbourne]
How I Met My Dead Husband by Lansy Feng [Melbourne]
Thursday September 5, 2019

Bluestone Church Arts Space, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

When a determined woman chases true love, even Buddha can’t stop her.

How I Met My Dead Husband by Lansy Feng [Melbourne]
A Not So Traditional Story [Melbourne]
Saturday September 7, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Adventure, laughs and contemporary Aboriginal culture.

A Not So Traditional Story [Melbourne]
Words Nourish Neighbours (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 7, 2019

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Meaningful relationships often begin with the sharing of words and food.

Words Nourish Neighbours (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Congress (All The Queens Men) [Victoria]
Saturday September 7, 2019

Wyndham Civic Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Congress is a citizens’ assembly made especially for the people of Wyndham; a platform to celebrate diverse voices, our local community whilst championing our collective right to been seen
and heard.

Congress (All The Queens Men) [Victoria]
Laser Beak Man [Melbourne]
Friday September 20, 2019

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

The world of Laser Beak Man is brought to life in puppet form by the creative minds of Dead Puppet Society.

Laser Beak Man [Melbourne]
You Should Be Dancing  [Melbourne]
Sunday September 22, 2019

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

A non-stop, exhilarating party through the decades of dance, featuring Darebin’s dazzling dancing stars! A participatory dance performance, where audiences can learn dance moves and strut their stuff.

You Should Be Dancing  [Melbourne]
A Normal Child [Melbourne]
Friday October 25, 2019

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

If there is a new normal, everyone’s crazy and nobody’s ill.

A Normal Child [Melbourne]
Children’s Week Picnic Event (Werribee Park) [Melbourne]
Sunday October 27, 2019

Werribee Mansion, Werribee South VIC, Australia

This FREE community event is open and accessible to all and is a fun family friendly day out full of entertainment, interactive arts experiences, sporting activities, music, dancing and good times!

Children’s Week Picnic Event (Werribee Park)  [Melbourne]
Ragtime [Melbourne]
Saturday November 9, 2019

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Don’t miss RAGTIME, a musical about a new century, the golden age, an effervescent era of optimism when anything seemed possible and prospects seemed boundless.

Ragtime [Melbourne]
Unleashed Awards – Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) [Melbourne]
Thursday November 14, 2019

Melbounre Town Hall, Swanston Room, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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]
Spot [Melbourne]
Friday November 15, 2019

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Spot is one of the most loved dogs in the world, and he’s coming to Melbourne! 

Spot [Melbourne]
Exit Strategies (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Friday November 15, 2019

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Exit Strategies is about escape, change and disappearance. About the privilege of movement.

Exit Strategies (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Taking the Waters [Melbourne]
Thursday November 28, 2019

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

In this complex world, old patterns of behaviour play out, old wounds are re-exposed and ultimately, a new reality where three becomes two must be found.

Taking the Waters [Melbourne]
Wodonga Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]
Sunday December 15, 2019

Willow Park, Wodonga Victoria , Australia

Wodonga Brass presents this traditional Carols by Candlelight.

Wodonga Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]

 

 

Past Shows

Grease (School performance) [Melbourne]
Tuesday July 23, 2019

Darebin Arts Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Sandy Olsen is a goody two shoes. Danny Zuko is the leader of the greaser gang the ‘T.Birds’ from ‘Rydell High’. However when the two meet up during the summer, they fall in love

Grease (School performance) [Melbourne]
Smith Street Dreaming (Live Music Event) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 20, 2019

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

Smith Street Dreaming: One Street. Many Mobs. One Community.

Smith Street Dreaming (Live Music Event) [Melbourne]
Michael Pollan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday July 19, 2019

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Pollan’s latest investigation is more explicitly concerned than ever with changing minds.

Michael Pollan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Darebin Changing Place (launch) [Melbourne]
Friday July 19, 2019

Preston Town Hall, Preston VIC , Australia

The launch will provide community members with information about availability and location of this new facility.

Darebin Changing Place (launch) [Melbourne]
PEN Lecture: Fragile Minds (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday July 17, 2019

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Journalism is at its second crossroads in two decades: not one of means, but of privilege.

PEN Lecture: Fragile Minds (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Helpmann Awards Act II [Melbourne]
Monday July 15, 2019

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

This is a black-tie gala event, held for the very first time this year in Melbourne, will salute artistic excellence and achievement on Australian stages over the past year in every form.

Helpmann Awards Act II [Melbourne]
Helpmann Awards Act I [Melbourne]
Sunday July 14, 2019

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

For the very first time in Melbourne, the stars of the Australian live theatre and entertainment industry come together for two remarkable nights

Helpmann Awards Act I [Melbourne]
Archiving The Margins – in conversation with the artists (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 13, 2019

Arts House,North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Join a conversation with artists, researchers and creatives delving into the QUEERDOM exhibition and the community reading/making room at Arts House.

Archiving The Margins - in conversation with the artists (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Umyuangvigkaq – Emily Johnson / Catalyst (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 13, 2019

Arts House,North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Umyuangvigkaq is a place to gather ideas. This is a free event.

Umyuangvigkaq - Emily Johnson / Catalyst (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Beep [Melbourne]
Saturday July 13, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

From the makers of Grug and Grug and the Rainbow, comes a slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little.

Beep [Melbourne]
Work It – New Manifestos (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Friday July 12, 2019

Arts House,North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

The future needs imagining before it can become real.

Work It – New Manifestos (Arts House) [Melbourne]
The Cabin!  [Melbourne]
Thursday July 11, 2019

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

THE CABIN! is a horror show written by kids, for adults.

The Cabin!  [Melbourne]
Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds [Melbourne]
Thursday July 11, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

There are two sides to every story, and every story has a song.

Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds [Melbourne]
Asia Society at NGV: From Qin to Xi (NGV) [Melbourne]
Thursday July 11, 2019

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Consider how China’s perception of itself has changed since the time of the terracotta warriors burial in the Qin Dynasty to the China we see under President Xi Jinping today.

Asia Society at NGV: From Qin to Xi (NGV) [Melbourne]
Exhibition Opening – Future Assembly (Arts House) [Melbourne]
Wednesday July 10, 2019

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Wherever people rise up, words fly too.

Exhibition Opening -  Future Assembly  (Arts House) [Melbourne]
AYDF2019 Industry Forum – “Why Youth Dance?” [Melbourne]
Wednesday July 10, 2019

Meat Market Stables, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

The Think Tank Program is designed for dance leaders, professional artists and teachers

AYDF2019 Industry Forum - "Why Youth Dance?" [Melbourne]
Pass it On: Preserving Australian Indigenous Languages – NAIDOC [Melbourne]
Tuesday July 9, 2019

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

What do we gain from knowing and learning First Nations words? And how can we embed more traditional language into the daily lives of all Australians?

Pass it On: Preserving Australian Indigenous Languages - NAIDOC [Melbourne]
NAIDOC Week Flag Raising [Melbourne]
Tuesday July 9, 2019

Wyndham Civic Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Let’s work together for a shared future.

NAIDOC Week Flag Raising [Melbourne]
Big Gay Brunswick Party [Melbourne]
Friday July 5, 2019

Rubix, Brunswick VIC, Australia

On July 5th, Fannys at Franny’s and CLOSET will return to Brunswick for a big, gay sequel after our sold-out first foray.

Big Gay Brunswick Party [Melbourne]
Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends [Melbourne]
Friday July 5, 2019

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Grab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate interactive event at Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends.

Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends [Melbourne]
The Young King [Melbourne]
Friday July 5, 2019

Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts (Monash Uni, Clayton), Melbourne Victoria, Australia

What kind of King would you be?

The Young King [Melbourne]
Wunderage – Circus Oz [Melbourne]
Saturday June 29, 2019

Meat Market, North Melbourne , Australia

Dive into a mesmerising world of total circus as the astonishing spectacle of Wunderage unfolds around, beside and above you.

Wunderage - Circus Oz [Melbourne]
Artist Networking Event (KILN) [Melbourne]
Thursday June 27, 2019

The Channel, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

The Art of Pride is central to the experience of expressing ourselves.

Artist Networking Event (KILN) [Melbourne]
EWF x The Waiting Room Arts Company: Spaced [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 25, 2019

Loop Project Space & Bar, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Tonight, we witness Spaced, a creative experience combining visual art and spoken word poetry, and ask the age-old question, “If there was a magic pill that could cure your disability, would you take it?”

EWF x The Waiting Room Arts Company: Spaced [Melbourne]
Amazing Babes (EWF) [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 25, 2019

The Melba Speigletent, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

It’s Amazing Babes’ sixth anniversary and we’re back by popular demand.

Amazing Babes (EWF)  [Melbourne]
The Kiln Arts Sector Networking Event (KILN) [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 25, 2019

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Arts Centre Melbourne hosts an industry night that welcomes any and all from the arts sector. Come meet our programming team and find out how we operate and curate the work that gets presented on our stages.

The Kiln Arts Sector Networking Event (KILN) [Melbourne]
TNA’S THIS IS HOW WE DO IT – Indie Practice Exchange (KILN) [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 25, 2019

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Delve into current processes for making art and living life as a creative practitioner.

TNA’S THIS IS HOW WE DO IT – Indie Practice Exchange  (KILN) [Melbourne]
Pride Month: Moments of Pride exhibition
Monday June 24, 2019

Drummond Street Services, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Come along and celebrate Pride month with queerspace at MOMENTS OF PRIDE, an exhibition celebrating LGBTIQA+ Pride.

Pride Month: Moments of Pride exhibition
When The Light Leaves [Melbourne]
Friday June 21, 2019

La Mama Courthouse, Carlton Victoria, Australia

Death is wild and unpredictable, when it comes to the end of my life, my trust is with myself.

When The Light Leaves [Melbourne]
Safe Theatre for Independents (KILN) [Melbourne]
Thursday June 20, 2019

Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Safe Theatres Australia (STA) is an initiative committed to creating theatrical workspaces that are free of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination; workspaces that are safe for everyone.

Safe Theatre for Independents (KILN) [Melbourne]
Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 19, 2019

Howler Bar, Brunswick VIC, Australia

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]
Opening Night: Speaking Truth to Power (EWF [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 19, 2019

Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

How loud are the lies of the powerful, yet how strong are the voices speaking truth?

Opening Night: Speaking Truth to Power (EWF [Melbourne]
The State Of Deaf Arts (KILN) [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 19, 2019

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

A panel featuring six Deaf independent artists.

The State Of Deaf Arts (KILN) [Melbourne]
Why we need an Australian Charter of Human Rights (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday June 17, 2019

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Australia is the only western democracy without a Charter of Human Rights or an equivalent legal protection. What’s holding us back?

Why we need an Australian Charter of Human Rights (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
The Learnings of Embedding Access in Creativity (KILN) [Melbourne]
Monday June 17, 2019

Arts Centre Playhouse Stalls, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Join Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews, lead creatives behind Queen Kong, and multitalented performer Emma J Hawkins as they share their learnings and experiences about creating performance with access embedded at its heart.

The Learnings of Embedding Access in Creativity  (KILN) [Melbourne]
Terracotta Warriors + CAI GUO-QIANG (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday June 15, 2019

NGV International, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

A dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present.

Terracotta Warriors + CAI GUO-QIANG (NGV) [Melbourne]
Just Not That Many – Real Talk Panel (KILN) [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 11, 2019

Arts Centre Playhouse Stalls, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Representation matters: discuss, debate, celebrate, elevate!

Just Not That Many - Real Talk Panel (KILN) [Melbourne]
Cloud Street PART TWO (Malthouse Theatre) [Melbourne]
Friday June 7, 2019

Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Haunted House, Monument of Love, Great Continent. Cloudstreet is all that and more! (Encounter the epic story of Cloudstreet in two parts).

Cloud Street PART TWO  (Malthouse Theatre) [Melbourne]
Double Booked Club: Melanie Cheng and Omar Sakr (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday June 7, 2019

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Double Booked returns in June, with a conversation between two superb Australian writers.

Double Booked Club: Melanie Cheng and Omar Sakr (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Cloud Street PART ONE (Malthouse Theatre) [Melbourne]
Thursday June 6, 2019

Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Haunted House, Monument of Love, Great Continent. Cloudstreet is all that and more! (Encounter the epic story of Cloudstreet in two parts).

Cloud Street PART ONE (Malthouse Theatre) [Melbourne]
The Future Of Inclusive Leadership (KILN) [Melbourne]
Thursday June 6, 2019

Playhouse Stalls, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

What is arts inclusivity and who is leading the way in Australia?

The Future Of Inclusive Leadership (KILN) [Melbourne]
Sobering Thoughts: Public Drunkenness Reform in Victoria [Melbourne]
Wednesday June 5, 2019

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Panellists will discuss the reasons for the disastrous long-standing impasse on the issue and share their thoughts on the momentum behind the new push for reform.

Sobering Thoughts: Public Drunkenness Reform in Victoria [Melbourne]
The Last Avant Garde (KILN) [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 4, 2019

Playhouse Stalls, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Where are all the Australian Deaf and disabled performing artists? What do we want?

The Last Avant Garde (KILN) [Melbourne]
Big Ideas, Big Impact (NGV) [Melbourne]
Monday June 3, 2019

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

BIG IDEAS, BIG IMPACT: creating understanding through International cultural projects.

Big Ideas, Big Impact (NGV) [Melbourne]
Little Kids Day In (Playgroup Victoria) [Melbourne]
Monday June 3, 2019

Scienceworks, Spotswood VIC, Australia

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

Little Kids Day In (Playgroup Victoria) [Melbourne]
Muriel’s Wedding The Musical [Melbourne]
Sunday June 2, 2019

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Undateable. Unemployable. Unstoppable.

Muriel's Wedding The Musical [Melbourne]
For You: Darren Sylvester’s Music (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday June 1, 2019

NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Sylvester is a truly multidisciplinary artist who works in staged photography, sculpture, video, installation, performance and music.

For You: Darren Sylvester’s Music (NGV) [Melbourne]
Jazz Assembly [Melbourne]
Thursday May 30, 2019

The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

All speeches at this event will be Auslan interpreted. (Join the Jazz Assembly in the world premiere of a brand new piece of music commissioned specially for this chorus of voices).

Jazz Assembly [Melbourne]
BLAKWIZ 2019 [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 29, 2019

Fitzroy Town Hall, Fitzroy VIC, Australia

BlakWiz is the deadliest live quiz show, with trivia questions that connect the dots all the way to the Dreamtime.

BLAKWIZ 2019 [Melbourne]
Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories Coming Out Launch Party [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 29, 2019

Melba Speigeltent, Collingwood Victoria, Australia

Join us in celebrating the launch of Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories, the highly anticipated collection of new Australian LGBTQ+ fiction for young adult readers!

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories Coming Out Launch Party [Melbourne]
Taryn Simon in Conversation (NGV) [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 28, 2019

NGV International, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Taryn Simon is widely recognised as one of the most exciting and renowned conceptual artists of her time,

Taryn Simon in Conversation (NGV) [Melbourne]
TEDx TALK: How cities become resource efficient (Ballarat) [Victoria]
Sunday May 26, 2019

Helen MacPherson Smith Theatre, Lydiard St Nth , Australia

Ana will be presenting her TEDx Talk from Hamburg and will also engage the audience with some Q&A afterwards.

TEDx TALK: How cities become resource efficient (Ballarat) [Victoria]
Charlotte Smith Fashion Show (Ballarat Heritage Weekend) [Victoria]
Sunday May 26, 2019

Civic Hall, Ballarat Victoria, Australia

This year, Charlotte Smith surrounds herself with some of Australia’s most exciting entertainers

Charlotte Smith Fashion Show (Ballarat Heritage Weekend) [Victoria]
Radio Play Live: A Tangled Web (Ballarat) [Victoria]
Saturday May 25, 2019

Art Gallary of Ballarat, Ballarat Victoria, Australia

Once again performers from Ballarat National Theatre take you back to a time

Radio Play Live: A Tangled Web (Ballarat) [Victoria]
The Sitzprobe [Melbourne]
Friday May 24, 2019

Lithuanian Club, Melbourne, North Melbourne VIC , Australia

Now in its third year, UMMTA is proud to be producing 4 snippets of music Theatre work in ‘The Sitzprobe’ at the Lithuanian Club

The Sitzprobe [Melbourne]
Cai Guo-Qiang in Conversation (NGV) [Melbourne]
Friday May 24, 2019

NGV International, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Contemporary artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, create all new art works inspired by his home country’s culture and its enduring philosophical traditions, including a monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.

Cai Guo-Qiang in Conversation (NGV) [Melbourne]
Return to Escape from Woomera [Melbourne]
Friday May 24, 2019

Meat Market, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Sixteen years ago a group of Australians rocked the political landscape with Escape from Woomera, a video game putting players in the shoes of a refugee escaping detention

Return to Escape from Woomera [Melbourne]
The Believers Are But Brothers [Melbourne]
Thursday May 23, 2019

Arts House, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

A recipe for the end of the world: take men, politics and the internet. Stir gently.

The Believers Are But Brothers [Melbourne]
Storytelling, Narrative and Art Form – a Panel Discussion [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 22, 2019

The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Yarra City Arts presents an evening of conversation about the power of storytelling through different art forms, and the morals and ethics associated with telling stories.

Storytelling, Narrative and Art Form - a Panel Discussion [Melbourne]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 22, 2019

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne , Australia

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

Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Green Day’s American Idiot – The Musical [Melbourne]
Friday May 17, 2019

Doncaster Playhouse, Doncaster VIC, Australia

Green Day’s explosive, award-winning Broadway phenomenon American Idiot is getting set to take Doncaster by storm.

Green Day's American Idiot - The Musical [Melbourne]
Emerging Writers’ Festival (launch) [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 15, 2019

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers.

Emerging Writers’ Festival (launch) [Melbourne]
Showcase Victoria [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 15, 2019

Karralyka Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

The two-day event provides a unique platform for producers, artists and theatre-makers to make connections and showcase their work to a wide range of venue managers and programmers with the ultimate aim of facilitating touring.

Showcase Victoria  [Melbourne]
The Gruffalo [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 14, 2019

Drum Theatre, Dandenong VIC, Australia

“Beg, borrow or steal tickets. Your kids will love you for it.” – Stage Whispers

The Gruffalo [Melbourne]
Showcase Victoria [Melbourne]
Tuesday May 14, 2019

Karralyka Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

The two-day event provides a unique platform for producers, artists and theatre-makers to make connections and showcase their work to a wide range of venue managers and programmers with the ultimate aim of facilitating touring.

Showcase Victoria  [Melbourne]
Mary Norris: From Comma Queen to Greek Geek [Melbourne]
Monday May 13, 2019

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

In her latest book, Greek to Me, Norris shares her love of all things Greek. Of course, it’s about language ….

Mary Norris: From Comma Queen to Greek Geek [Melbourne]
Daddy [Melbourne]
Sunday May 12, 2019

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC, Australia

Featuring Joel Bray’s trademark confection of conversation, dance and all-you-can-eat audience participation, Daddy is a sweet feast with a deadly aftertaste.

Daddy  [Melbourne]
Plenty serious TALK TALK [Melbourne]
Sunday May 12, 2019

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne VIC, Australia

Taking dance theatre and weaving in threads of stand-up, visual art, multimedia and performance, this production has dazzled and charmed audiences since its 2018 premiere.

Plenty serious TALK TALK  [Melbourne]
Wakey Wakey [Melbourne]
Saturday May 11, 2019

Red Stitch Actors Theatre, St Kilda VIC, Australia

But, so, there’s the plan, some idea, and then there’s nature, and you, everyone, you adjust. And your life, is the adjustment.

Wakey Wakey [Melbourne]
VCE Top Acts 2019 [Melbourne]
Friday May 10, 2019

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Victoria, Australia

The concert comprises stunning performances by young performing artists. The performances will be selected from Top Class 2019; a concert series of works presented in February and March.

VCE Top Acts 2019 [Melbourne]
Peking Duk (Kwame + Kira Puru) [Melbourne]
Friday May 10, 2019

Melbourne Arena, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Australia’s favourite duo Peking Duk return in 2019 with their Biggest Tour Ever – and they are providing Auslan access!

Peking Duk (Kwame + Kira Puru) [Melbourne]
Whale [Melbourne]
Thursday May 9, 2019

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

Here’s what you need to know: The ocean is rising. We caused it. We’re going to fix it but someone has to die. 

Whale [Melbourne]
Paul Holdengraber and Susan Orlean on Libraries [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 8, 2019

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne , Australia

What do libraries mean to us – as public places and civic institutions? Why do attacks on libraries evoke a special kind of horror?

Paul Holdengraber and Susan Orlean on Libraries [Melbourne]
Antony Beevor: History and Hubris [Melbourne]
Monday May 6, 2019

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne , Australia

For his troubles, he’s been knighted and he’s topped bestseller lists, but he’s also sometimes hit raw nerves at home and abroad.

Antony Beevor: History and Hubris [Melbourne]
Forbidden Laughter (WEAVE) [Melbourne]
Sunday May 5, 2019

Abbotsford Convent – Industrial School, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Forbidden Laughter celebrates the powerful performance medium of Butoh, inviting audiences to experience surreal narratives within a bizarre and mysterious installation at the rustic Industrial School, Abbotsford Convent. 

Forbidden Laughter (WEAVE) [Melbourne]
(un) Australian [Melbourne]
Saturday May 4, 2019

Guild Theatre, Union House, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Four Letter Word Theatre gives you a Double Bill show offering two unique responses to a term that highlights the prejudice and paradox, the illusion, delusion and confusion at the heart of the Australian psyche.

(un) Australian [Melbourne]
DIS RUPT (Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival ) [Melbourne]
Saturday May 4, 2019

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank VIC, Australia

Experience a youth-driven, Blak arts intervention as dis rupt takes over Hamer Hall for a groundbreaking afternoon of live music, performance and visual arts.

DIS RUPT (Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival ) [Melbourne]
Dhonielle Clayton: The Art of Inclusion [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 1, 2019

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

If books function as tools of empathy, what happens when we never see ourselves in them, let alone at the centre of a story?

Dhonielle Clayton: The Art of Inclusion [Melbourne]
Peter Singer in the Rowden White Library [Melbourne]
Wednesday May 1, 2019

Rowden White Library, University of Melbourne VIC 3010, Australia

Free, all welcome, no need to book.

Peter Singer in the Rowden White Library [Melbourne]
YARN: A Thread Project for the Community with Jessie Deane [Victoria]
Wednesday May 1, 2019

Old Shire Offices, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Special event art project workshops

YARN: A Thread Project for the Community with Jessie Deane [Victoria]
Rachel Kushner: The Mars Room [Melbourne]
Tuesday April 30, 2019

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne , Australia

Rachel Kushner is among America’s brightest literary stars.

Rachel Kushner: The Mars Room [Melbourne]
AFL Anzac Day Match – pre and post match entertainment [Melbourne]
Thursday April 25, 2019

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond VIC, Australia

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

AFL Anzac Day Match - pre and post match entertainment [Melbourne]
F-Word Address: Alison Whittaker (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 24, 2019

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

The F Word Address is our annual talk from an outstanding Australian woman on a pressing feminist issue.

F-Word Address: Alison Whittaker (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tim Minchin – Back [Melbourne]
Tuesday April 23, 2019

Palais Theatre, St Kilda, St Kilda Victoria, Australia

(SOLD OUT)TIM MINCHIN, internationally renowned award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, will return to the Australian stage with his first national tour since 2012.

Tim Minchin - Back [Melbourne]
Dirty Diana (MICF) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 18, 2019

Storyville, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Diana Nguyen just wants more work in the entertainment industry. She wants to buy a house and raise her fantasy children. And she suspects that if Pauline Hanson could focus more on Asians again she might be able to keep her dreams alive

Dirty Diana (MICF) [Melbourne]
Dr. Duck Bulk Billing [Melbourne]
Thursday April 18, 2019

Speakeasy HQ, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Sketch comedy stalwarts Dr. Duck are back with a new show of all-new sketches. Clever, witty, sharp and satirical.

Dr. Duck Bulk Billing [Melbourne]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 18, 2019

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne , Australia

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

Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
WIL ANDERSON – Wil Informed [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 17, 2019

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Wil’s reputation for delivering an outstanding, brand-new hour of comedy every year speaks for itself. He has sold out Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre for the last 11 years which surely has to be some kind of record. 

WIL ANDERSON - Wil Informed [Melbourne]
CAL WILSON – Gifted Underachiever [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 17, 2019

Victoria Hotel, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Cal’s been at this whole life thing for a while now, but she still hasn’t quite nailed it. How can you reach your potential when someone left it on the top shelf?

CAL WILSON – Gifted Underachiever [Melbourne]
Foil, Arms & Hog – CRAIC-LING Tour [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 17, 2019

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne , Australia

CRAIC-LING is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a tutorial in how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about drunken monks and a step by step guide in how to kill an actor.

Foil, Arms & Hog - CRAIC-LING Tour [Melbourne]
Fog Theatre Presents – SIGNATURE [Melbourne]
Wednesday April 17, 2019

Temperance Hall, South Melbourne Victoria, Australia

A multidimensional mandala made up of mash-ups, mojos and meditations

Fog Theatre Presents - SIGNATURE [Melbourne]
Alice Tovey: Garbage Monster (MICF) [Melbourne]
Sunday April 14, 2019

The Butterfly Club, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Alice Tovey’s new show, Garbage Monster, explores the parts of ourselves and our society that we hide away. 

Alice Tovey: Garbage Monster (MICF) [Melbourne]
‘F**king A’ by Suzan Lori-Parks [Melbourne]
Saturday April 13, 2019

Space 28, Performing Arts Building,, Southbank VIC, Australia

Echoing Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Parks’ Brechtian epic tells a mesmerizing tale of vengeance, violence, and sacrifice through both story and songs.

'F**king A' by Suzan Lori-Parks [Melbourne]
The Listies R.O.F.L.S.H.A.L.B.O.W.C.O. [Melbourne]
Saturday April 13, 2019

Beckett Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Gratuitous, ridiculous, hilarious, and possibly hazardous, Melbourne’s maestros of kids’ comedy return to the Festival.

The Listies R.O.F.L.S.H.A.L.B.O.W.C.O. [Melbourne]
Tyler Tolman LIVE [Melbourne]
Saturday April 13, 2019

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Tyler Tolman will be sharing with you the latest science and what is actually causing our bodies to regenerate, renew, rebuild and restore; called RejuvenEssence.

Tyler Tolman LIVE [Melbourne]
Sarah Keyworth Dark Horse (MICF) [Melbourne]
Friday April 12, 2019

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

In her brilliant debut hour, Sarah questions how this girl is being raised and reflects on her own upbringing, identity and sexuality.

Sarah Keyworth Dark Horse (MICF) [Melbourne]
Up Next [Melbourne]
Friday April 12, 2019

The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria VIC, Australia

A stand-up comedy night presenting Australia’s funniest young comedians.

Up Next [Melbourne]
Single Asian Female by Michelle Law [Melbourne]
Thursday April 11, 2019

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

A heartfelt-comedy about family, culture and the strength of women. “Joyful, and laugh-out-loud funny from start to end…” Suzy Wrong

Single Asian Female by Michelle Law [Melbourne]
Geraldine Hickey Things Are Going Well (MICF) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 11, 2019

Imperial Hotel, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Geraldine does things like mushroom hunting now, even though she doesn’t really like Mushrooms. Clearly things are going well.

Geraldine Hickey Things Are Going Well (MICF) [Melbourne]
Claire Healy Truth or Claire (MICF) [Melbourne]
Thursday April 11, 2019

Campari House, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Claire’s favourite dinosaur is a Pterodactyl. Other favourite things include going to Aldi, her murderous goldfish Gavin, fighting the patriarchy, and cheese. 

Claire Healy Truth or Claire (MICF) [Melbourne]