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Upcoming Shows

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

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne , Australia

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

Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
‘Ross & Rachel’ by James Fritz (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 20, 2018

Theatre Works, St Kilda VIC, Australia

*No knowledge of the TV series Friends is required to enjoy this show. For those devotees, this is the one that you didn’t see coming…

'Ross & Rachel' by James Fritz (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Have You Tried Yoga? (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 20, 2018

The Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray Victoria, Australia

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]
AGMC Conference [Melbourne]
Friday September 21, 2018 - Sunday September 23, 2018

St Kilda Town Hall,, St Kilda Victoria, Australia

The Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC)

AGMC Conference [Melbourne]
Liane Moriarty (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday September 21, 2018

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne , Australia

Liane Moriarty writes smart, sexy suburban satire – and it’s made her a huge, if reluctant, star.

Liane Moriarty (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Koo Koo the Bird Girl by Sarah Houbolt (opening) [Melbourne]
Friday September 21, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

Sarah brings you a haunting, captivating, visceral experience of the beauty of difference in this one woman show.

Koo Koo the Bird Girl by Sarah Houbolt (opening) [Melbourne]
Cosi [Melbourne]
Friday September 21, 2018

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Cosi will captivate the audience with gripping performances, that take you on a humbling journey of life within the walls of a rehabilitation centre.

Cosi [Melbourne]
A Weekend For Everybody (Darebin Arts) Northcote Town Hall [Melbourne]
Saturday September 22, 2018 - Sunday September 23, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC, Australia

Join in a Deaf dance party, or bust a move in the world’s smallest nightclub at Melbourne Fringe event, A Weekend for Everybody.

A Weekend For Everybody (Darebin Arts) Northcote Town Hall [Melbourne]
Coburg Carnivale [Melbourne]
Saturday September 22, 2018

Victoria Street Mall Precinct, Coburg VIC, Australia

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]
Eva Rothschild In Conversation (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 22, 2018

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Rothschild will explore her interest in the social aspect of sculpture and play, along with the influence in minimalism, classical architecture and popular culture

Eva Rothschild In Conversation (NGV) [Melbourne]
My Island Dream 2018 #MID2018 [Melbourne]
Saturday September 22, 2018

Enjoy Venue, Sunshine North VIC, Australia

My Island Dream (MID) is back in 2018 and it’s going to be epic. This year we are going to have the biggest PASIFIKA celebration brought to you by the young people of Westside Pasifika for the young peoples of the West!

My Island Dream 2018 #MID2018 [Melbourne]
Window Shopping (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 22, 2018

Vincent Care (Out the front of), Glenroy VIC, Australia

OFFICE will give a public lecture focusing on the street as a public space, questioning its role and value in our rapidly changing society.

Window Shopping (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Edgy, Contemporary, Feminist, and Fabulous! (MFF) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 22, 2018

Hare Hole, Fitzroy VIC , Australia

Don’t stop talking honey because we sure won’t! #ECFF is here and wants you to be part of the conversation.

Edgy, Contemporary, Feminist, and Fabulous! (MFF) [Melbourne]
Get F*NKED (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 22, 2018

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Brunswick VIC , Australia

Join us for a Fierce, Fevered, and Effing-unbelievable Party. Wear what you want, dance how you choose. Let’s Get F*NKD.

Get F*NKED (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Healesville Sanctuary Access (NWDP) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 23, 2018 - Saturday September 29, 2018

Healesville Zoo, Badger Creek VIC, Australia

In celebration of National Week of Deaf People (23-29 September) Auslan interpreters will be onsite at Healesville Sanctuary between 11am-3pm each day of the week

Healesville Sanctuary Access (NWDP) [Melbourne]
Colour Correction (Dance) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 23, 2018

Dancehouse, Melbourne Australia, Carlton North VIC, Australia

The relationship we have with colour is as much social and political as it is sensorial and emotional. It is sometimes selective, sometimes unavoidable, but always symbolic.

Colour Correction (Dance) [Melbourne]
The Good Person Recipe [Melbourne]
Sunday September 23, 2018

Club Voltaire, North Melbourne VIC , Australia

What would you do if you could make people nicer? The Good Person Recipe combines food, receipts and a touch of salt to cook up an intimate play about one waitress’ struggle to preserve her goodness.

The Good Person Recipe [Melbourne]
Pushing The Limits [Melbourne]
Monday September 24, 2018

Artplay Birrarung Marr, Melbourne Vic, Australia

Push your practice to the limits, be guided through the process of creating extraordinary experimental work for children using Live Art principles as a toolbox for creation.

Pushing The Limits  [Melbourne]
City of Ballarat – Little Languages Program (Storytime) [Ballarat, VIC]
Tuesday September 25, 2018

City of Ballarat Library, Ballarat VIC, Australia

Little Languages Program – more info coming soon

City of Ballarat -  Little Languages Program (Storytime) [Ballarat, VIC]
George’s Marvellous Medicine [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 26, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

George’s Marvellous Medicine [Melbourne]
Floating Key (MFF) [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 26, 2018

Lithuanian Club, Melbourne, North Melbourne VIC , Australia

This multimedia poetic experience investigates the steps foraged to elevate our voices then and now.

Floating Key (MFF) [Melbourne]
Antony//Cleopatra (MFF) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 27, 2018

Second Story Studios, Collingwood VIC, Australia

Focusing on the nature of celebrity and the role of gender in modern politics ‘antony//cleopatra’ is a pop art queer theory mashup, acting as both tribute and interrogation of Shakespeare’s version of history and femininity

Antony//Cleopatra (MFF) [Melbourne]
Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Wodonga, VIC]
Thursday September 27, 2018

Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre, Wodonga VIC , Australia

Enter the raucous, radical, wildly funny world of Queerstories and enjoy an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line-up of stars and strangers.

Queerstories (Maeve Marsden) [Wodonga, VIC]
Bighouse Dreaming (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 27, 2018

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Brunswick VIC , Australia

RACE. CLASS. SEX. DRUGS. VIOLENCE. INCARCERATION. POVERTY.
THE PSYCHIC MAELSTROM OF COLONISATION.

Bighouse Dreaming (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Mamma Mia [Melbourne]
Friday September 28, 2018

Princess Theatre, Melbourne VIC, Australia

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

Mamma Mia [Melbourne]
AFL Grand Final – pre and post match entertainment [Melbourne]
Friday September 28, 2018

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond VIC, Australia

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

AFL Grand Final - pre and post match entertainment [Melbourne]
Mudcrabs Presents: MindQuest – Journey Into Forever [Melbourne]
Friday September 28, 2018

Guild Theatre, Parkville , Australia

The Vortons are devouring the universe and only a bewildered crew of no-hopers – led by a hundred-year-old playwright – can save the day.

Mudcrabs Presents: MindQuest - Journey Into Forever [Melbourne]
Koo Koo the Bird Girl by Sarah Houbolt [Melbourne]
Friday September 28, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

Sarah brings you a haunting, captivating, visceral experience of the beauty of difference in this one woman show.

Koo Koo the Bird Girl by Sarah Houbolt [Melbourne]
Maximumrocknroll (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Friday September 28, 2018

Arts House – Festival Club, North Melbourne VIC, Australia

Get ready for circus, dance, comedy, cabaret and chaos from the best human beings they can mash together.

Maximumrocknroll (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Gillian Triggs: Speaking Up (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 4, 2018

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne , Australia

There’s no denying her commitment to the human rights framework, and her belief that Australia needs its own Bill of Rights.

Gillian Triggs: Speaking Up (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Polly Borland In Conversation (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday October 6, 2018

NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE (Exhibition Space), Melbourne VIC, Australia

Polly Borland’s more recent works see her exploring more abstract and surreal imagery.

Polly Borland In Conversation  (NGV) [Melbourne]
Past, Present & Future Queer Australia (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 9, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

In this panel discussion, we’ll discuss some ideas for marking LGBTI+ History Month in Australia. We’ll also discuss the work of Australians – including activists, archivists and academics – who have shaped our queer past and present.

Past, Present & Future Queer Australia (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
The Banquet of Cleopatra (talks and performances) [Melbourne]
Sunday October 14, 2018

NGV International, MELBOURNE VIC, Australia

The audacious power plays and tumultuous love affairs of the last Queen of Egypt have captivated artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers for more than 2000 years.

The Banquet of Cleopatra (talks and performances) [Melbourne]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 18, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne , Australia

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

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

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC, Australia

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

Prize Fighter (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Hell Is Other People [Melbourne]
Saturday October 20, 2018

The Melba Speigeltent, Collingwood , Australia

Raw. Honest. Brave. Theatre. Circus. Dance.

Hell Is Other People [Melbourne]
Whitehorse Spring Festival [Melbourne]
Sunday October 21, 2018

Whitehorse Civic Centre Precinct, Nunawading Victoria, Australia

Celebrate all the fun, fabulous and quirky talents that make Whitehorse great!

Whitehorse Spring Festival [Melbourne]
The Banquet of Cleopatra (talks and performances) [Melbourne]
Sunday October 21, 2018

NGV International, MELBOURNE VIC, Australia

The audacious power plays and tumultuous love affairs of the last Queen of Egypt have captivated artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers for more than 2000 years.

The Banquet of Cleopatra (talks and performances) [Melbourne]
2018 CONNECTED Art Exhibition (Celebration Event) [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 23, 2018

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

CONNECTED Art Exhibition Celebration is a free event for the people of Victoria

2018 CONNECTED Art Exhibition (Celebration Event) [Melbourne]
Anne Summers: Her Story (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 25, 2018

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne , Australia

Anne Summers is a person of phenomenal energy and copious talent. She’s an editor, a publisher, a writer, an activist and, for many, the godmother of Australian feminism.

Anne Summers: Her Story (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Children’s Week Picnic event (Werribee Park) [Melbourne]
Sunday October 28, 2018

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]
The Banquet of Cleopatra (talks and performances) [Melbourne]
Sunday October 28, 2018

NGV International, MELBOURNE VIC, Australia

The audacious power plays and tumultuous love affairs of the last Queen of Egypt have captivated artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers for more than 2000 years.

The Banquet of Cleopatra (talks and performances) [Melbourne]
Crossing Over With John Edward [Melbourne]
Thursday November 8, 2018

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank VIC, Australia

(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]
Midsumma Festival 2019 (program launch) [Melbourne]
Wednesday November 14, 2018

Meat Market, North Melbourne , Australia

Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival returns in 2019, running from 19 January to 10 February.

Midsumma Festival 2019 (program launch) [Melbourne]
Ophelia [Melbourne]
Thursday November 22, 2018

Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray VIC, Australia

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

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

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC, Australia

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]
CIRCUS OZ – Rock Bang [Melbourne]
Saturday November 24, 2018

Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Part rock concert, part side-splitting comedy and smashed together with acrobatic punk anarchy!

CIRCUS OZ  - Rock Bang [Melbourne]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Melbourne]
Saturday December 1, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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]
Whitehorse Carols [Melbourne]
Sunday December 16, 2018

Whitehorse Civic Centre Precinct, Nunawading Victoria, Australia

Get into the Christmas Spirit with this family friendly event for the whole family.

Whitehorse Carols [Melbourne]
Whitehorse Australia Day Concert [Melbourne]
Saturday January 26, 2019

Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading Victoria, Australia

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

Willow Park, Wodonga Victoria , Australia

Wodonga Brass presents this traditional Carols by Candlelight.

Wodonga Carols by Candlelight [Victoria]

 

 

Past Shows

Acting Out: Art that Changes the World (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Join us for this free conversation at the Wheeler Centre, as we delve into the fine balance of art and activism – from creativity and accessibility to strategy.

Acting Out: Art that Changes the World (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Come Together: Rethinking Art & Citizenship (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Monday September 17, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

What role can art play in transforming democracies? How can theatre and performance act as a vehicle to test drive new realities? And what happens when children are not students – but researchers and collaborators?

Come Together: Rethinking Art & Citizenship (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Situational Awareness (Sofie Prints) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 15, 2018

Highlander Bar, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Sofie has had numerous appearances at not only the Melbourne Fringe but also in Edinburgh.

Situational Awareness (Sofie Prints) [Melbourne]
2018 Victorian State Schools Spectacular (6:30pm) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 15, 2018

Hisense Arena, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Experience Melbourne’s biggest professionally staged song and dance phenomenon, the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, a dazzling arena production guaranteed to entertain the whole family.  

2018 Victorian State Schools Spectacular (6:30pm) [Melbourne]
Blasted [Melbourne]
Saturday September 15, 2018

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria, Australia

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]
2018 Victorian State Schools Spectacular (1:00pm) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 15, 2018

Hisense Arena, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Experience Melbourne’s biggest professionally staged song and dance phenomenon, the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, a dazzling arena production guaranteed to entertain the whole family.  

2018 Victorian State Schools Spectacular (1:00pm) [Melbourne]
Curators Lectures – Baldessin / Whiteley: Parallel Visions Exhibition (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 15, 2018

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne VIC , Australia

Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions is a visually exciting and innovative blockbuster exhibition that brings together for the first time the work of these two giants of Australian art.

Curators Lectures – Baldessin / Whiteley: Parallel Visions Exhibition (NGV) [Melbourne]
Situational Awareness (Sofie Prints) [Melbourne]
Friday September 14, 2018

Highlander Bar, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Sofie has had numerous appearances at not only the Melbourne Fringe but also in Edinburgh.

Situational Awareness (Sofie Prints) [Melbourne]
Chicago [Melbourne]
Friday September 14, 2018

Doncaster Playhouse, Doncaster VIC, Australia

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

Chicago [Melbourne]
Future’s Eve (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 13, 2018

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Brunswick VIC , Australia

Bring in the fembots! The sex slaves, domestic servants, ideal women! Enter the realm of robot ethics in this one-woman, one roomba show about sex, technology, and man-made women.

Future's Eve (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Adam Hills Best Foot Forward [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank VIC, Australia

Adam Hills has always put his best foot forward which has earned the witty and charming comedian (and now author) adoring fans all over the world. 

Adam Hills Best Foot Forward [Melbourne]
Meet Me at the Intersection (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

It’s a book of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors of various ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexualities and abilities.

Meet Me at the Intersection (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium (Families Performance) [Melbourne]
Sunday September 9, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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]
Curators Lectures – Baldessin / Whiteley: Parallel Visions Exhibition (NGV) [Melbourne]
Saturday September 8, 2018

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne VIC , Australia

Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions is a visually exciting and innovative blockbuster exhibition that brings together for the first time the work of these two giants of Australian art.

Curators Lectures – Baldessin / Whiteley: Parallel Visions Exhibition (NGV) [Melbourne]
Melbourne University Law Revue Production [Melbourne]
Friday September 7, 2018

Guild Theatre, Parkville , Australia

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

Melbourne University Law Revue Production [Melbourne]
Germaine Greer On Consent (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 6, 2018

Plenary, MCEC, South Wharf Melbourne, Australia

Modern society is deeply attuned to the issue of consent. We refuse to turn a blind eye to the pervasive nature of predatory behaviour and to the intractable statistic that one in five women will experience sexual violence.

Germaine Greer On Consent (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium – Schools Performance [Melbourne]
Thursday September 6, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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]
MTC 2019 Launch [Melbourne]
Tuesday September 4, 2018

Hammer Hall, Melbourne, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Melbourne Theatre Company  2019 Season Launch.

MTC 2019 Launch [Melbourne]
A Future For All of Us [Melbourne]
Monday September 3, 2018

ACMI, Melbourne VIC, Australia

A Future For All of Us – Melbourne – Hosted by Senator Richard Di Natale

A Future For All of Us [Melbourne]
Braiding Knowledge [Melbourne]
Monday September 3, 2018

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf VIC, Australia

Braiding Knowledge is an interactive day-long forum

Braiding Knowledge [Melbourne]
2:20AM [Melbourne]
Friday August 31, 2018

Richmond Theatrette, Richmond Yarra VIC, Australia

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

2:20AM [Melbourne]
Hypothetical: What If? [Melbourne]
Thursday August 30, 2018

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

Explore the format of hypothetical disaster drills and ask: What if a rapidly spreading contagion threatened Melbourne?

Hypothetical: What If? [Melbourne]
Dangerous Opinion: An Evening with Maureen Dowd (NGV) [Melbourne]
Sunday August 26, 2018

NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, Maureen Dowd, talks frankly with her friend and colleague, Julia Baird, about gender and politics in the age of Trump.

Dangerous Opinion: An Evening with Maureen Dowd (NGV) [Melbourne]
The Boy From Oz [Melbourne]
Sunday August 26, 2018

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Southbank Victoria, Australia

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

The Boy From Oz [Melbourne]
West Writers: In Parallel Universes (MWF) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 25, 2018

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Sharing stories from Melbourne’s west, Footscray Community Arts Centre’s West Writers Group will exhibit the works of their collective.

West Writers: In Parallel Universes (MWF) [Melbourne]
Tastings (UMSU) [Melbourne]
Friday August 24, 2018

First Floor, Union House, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Biennial showcase of short student written works

Tastings (UMSU) [Melbourne]
Spice Trails (Immersive Live art work / dinner) [Melbourne]
Friday August 24, 2018

FCAC Gabriel Gallery, Footscray VIC, Australia

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

Spice Trails (Immersive Live art work / dinner) [Melbourne]
Rowden White Library Celebration [Melbourne]
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Rowden White Library, University of Melbourne VIC 3010, Australia

Celebrate the 80th Birthday of this library. 

Rowden White Library Celebration [Melbourne]
Carnival of Futures [Melbourne]
Friday August 17, 2018

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

One-on-one micro-performances that dance around questions, insights and predictions of our personal and collective futures.

Carnival of Futures [Melbourne]
Oil Babies (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 16, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote VIC, Australia

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]
Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 16, 2018

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne , Australia

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

Storytime sessions (SLV) [Melbourne]
1% (MIFF film – intro to film and Q&A after film) [Melbourne]
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Palace Kino Cinemas, Melbourne VIC , Australia

Australia’s answer to Sons of Anarchy sends Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee and Aaron Pedersen into a brutal bikie turf war.

1% (MIFF film - intro to film and Q&A after film) [Melbourne]
The A1 Darebin Art Salon (Exhibition Opening) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 11, 2018

Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Bundoora VIC, Australia

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

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

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

MIFF Talks - Urban Design and Film: Building the cities of tomorrow [Melbourne]
MIFF Talks – Blak screens and blak voices: First Australian filmmakers [Melbourne]
Tuesday August 7, 2018

The Cube, ACMI, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

A free event featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers discussing their approach to cinema in front and behind the camera.

Panellists include Jack Charles, Beck Cole, Rob Collins, Cecilia Lewis, Curtis Taylor and Linda Yarrowin; moderated by Albert Wiggan.

MIFF Talks - Blak screens and blak voices: First Australian filmmakers [Melbourne]
The Great Illusionist [Melbourne]
Sunday August 5, 2018

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

The Great Illusionist [Melbourne]
Midwinta Gala 2018 (Midsumma) [Melbourne]
Saturday August 4, 2018

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Midwinta Gala 2018

Midwinta Gala 2018 (Midsumma) [Melbourne]
Contest (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday August 2, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

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

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

The Great Illusionist (Schools groups) [Melbourne]
Springvale Snow Fest 2018 [Melbourne]
Sunday July 29, 2018

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 2018 [Melbourne]
Contest (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Saturday July 28, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

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

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

MoMA and the city that never sleeps – Lecture Series

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

Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Bundoora VIC, Australia

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

Craft Lab+ (Closing Celebration) [Melbourne]
Contest – Opening Night – invite only [Melbourne]
Thursday July 26, 2018

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

Special event – opening night

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

Theatre Works, St Kilda VIC, Australia

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

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

Howler Bar, Brunswick VIC, Australia

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

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

MoMA and the city that never sleeps – Lecture Series

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

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

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

ONE STREET – MANY MOBS – ONE COMMUNITY

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


Forest Hill College Performance

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

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

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

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

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

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

MoMA and the city that never sleeps – Lecture Series

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

The Big Top – Southern Cross Lawn, Melbourne Gardens VIC, Australia

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

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

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria, Australia

The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be.

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

NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

Hisense Arena, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Celebrate the legacy of Disney in this ice skating spectacular!

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

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

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

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

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

Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

House of Bernarda Alba [Melbourne]
The Wizard of Oz [Melbourne]
Friday June 29, 2018

The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Don’t miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat featuring over 40 on stage!

The Wizard of Oz [Melbourne]
Emerging Writers’ – Subversion and Disability [Melbourne]
Tuesday June 26, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

Curate Space (level 6), Melbourne, VIC VIC, Australia

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

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

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

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

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

Malthouse Theatre, Southbank Victoria, Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

Princes Park, Carlton Nth VIC, Australia

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

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

NGV, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia

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

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

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond VIC, Australia

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

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

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

Scienceworks, Spotswood VIC, 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 Vic) [Melbourne]
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday June 1, 2018

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

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

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

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

Howler Bar, Brunswick VIC, Australia

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

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

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

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

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

Art Gallery Of Ballarat, Ballarat Central VIC, Australia

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

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

Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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 , Australia

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, Australia

Four performers. One hundred apocalypses. Sixty minutes.

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

Library At The Dock, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

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

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

West Space, Melbourne VIC, Australia

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, Australia

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, Australia

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, Australia

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 , Australia

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 , Australia

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, Australia

An overactive imagination just might save your life!

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

Guild Theatre, Parkville , Australia

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, Australia

“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, Australia

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, Australia

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, Australia

“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]