Shakespeare in the Park, comedy nights at the local and Opera in the Open; Melburnians are spoilt for choice when it comes to theatre. Whether in a traditional setting or under the stars, the home of the thespian is the perfect way to escape the chaos of everyday life.

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  • Bakersfield Mist

    Bakersfield Mist

    1 September - 2 September 2017

    Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is comedic theatre at its best! Gold Logie Award-winning actor John Wood is joined by Julie Nihill in this hilarious drama/comedy. Maude an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting from an op shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock and worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is! When world-class art expert arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover.

    Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is comedic theatre at its best!

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  • Mirusia – From the Heart

    Mirusia – From the Heart

    15 September - 16 September 2017

    Australian soprano Mirusia will present her new concert From The Heart. Let André Rieu's ‘Angel of Australia’ touch your heart with her songs about the heart – be it those full of love, those still looking for love or hearts broken by love.

    Australian soprano Mirusia will present her new concert From The Heart.

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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Melbourne City Ballet presents - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Friday, October 6 2017

    Melbourne City Ballet recreates the long loved story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” of a young country girl who is swept away to the magical world of Oz, where she goes on a perilous adventure to find her way home to Kansas.   This is a new ballet for the Melbourne City Ballet, with all new music, sets, costumes and the company’s largest ensemble. Don’t miss this colorful ballet.

    Melbourne City Ballet recreates the long loved story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” of a young coun

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    Palais Theatre

    This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintage, Hollywood Boulevard feel, especially on warm summer nights. The Palais Theatre has come a long way since its humble beginnings – built in 1927 as an art deco picture palace - today hosting a range of local and international acts. Featuring sell out shows from today’s biggest musicians, comedians and a range of special performances, the Palais Theatre has truly cemented itself as Australia's No. 1 theatre concert venue. See what’s on and make sure you catch a show at this superb venue.

    This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintag

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    Theatreworks and Red Stitch Actors Theatre

    Theatreworks is committed to fostering up and coming theatre talent. Located on Acland Street in the heart of St Kilda, it is focused on providing a flexible, friendly, technically equipped, well-maintained and financially viable theatre space that is supportive of emerging artists and artistic trends. Similarly, the Red Stitch Actors Theatre in St Kilda’s east aims to enrich the future of Australian theatre. The ensemble of talented actors work in collaboration with industry members to develop, curate and present work from Australia and around the world. Pay a visit to one of these emerging St Kilda theatres to be blown away by the local talent.

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    Theatreworks is committed to fostering up and coming theatre talent.

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  • The Titanic, Williamstown

    The Titanic, Williamstown

    It’s not just dinner and a show. Book the voyage of a lifetime where your night is guaranteed to be a disaster. Step back in time to a by gone era and relive the majestic grandeur that made the Titanic the ship of dreams.

    It’s not just dinner and a show.

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  •  Overlook café and bar at Astor theatre

    Overlook café and bar at Astor theatre

    The menu offers a curated selection of fine wines, craft beers and carefully considered cocktails. Sitting alongside the dashing drinks menu is a selection of food courtesy of some of Melbourne finest food purveyors, including crafted menu offerings from D.O.C, Milk The Cow, Harrow and Eaton, Doughboys and Baking Bad.

    The menu offers a curated selection of fine wines, craft beers and carefully considered cocktails

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  • The Whitehorse Centre

    The Whitehorse centre holds a diverse program to suit any taste, including plays, musicals, opera, ballet, shows for children, works by renowned Australian play writers as well new productions by up-coming writers. The centre holds a variety of function rooms that can be hired out by the public for a variety of occasions.

    The Whitehorse centre holds a diverse program to suit any taste, including plays, musicals, opera

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  • Wyndham Cultural Centre

    Wyndham Cultural Centre is the premier performing arts theatre and cultural events centre in Melbourne’s west. Also home to the Wyndham Art Gallery and Werribee Visitor Information Centre.

    Wyndham Cultural Centre is the premier performing arts theatre and cultural events centre in Melb

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  • Clock Tower Centre

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises state-of-the-art facility for the performing arts community. The theatre showcases performances, functions and events from professional touring companies for all ages. The Clock Tower also presents its own vibrant and exciting annual program of theatre and performing arts, and features a children and family program guaranteed to entertain the little ones.

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises stat

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  • The Substation

    The Substation

    The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, which actively responds to our unique building and place in Melbourne. The SUBSTATION’s program respects the original vision for the building as an asset for artists and audiences. We invite audiences and communities from across Hobsons Bay to experience The SUBSTATION’s artistic program as active participants, attendees and collaborators.

    The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, w

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  • Lantern Ghost Tours

    Lantern Ghost Tours

    Join a multi-award winning ghost tour of Hobsons Bay's most haunted locations. Visit an abandoned morgue on the Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown, be a ghost hunter for the night at Altona Homestead or discover killer locomotives at Newport Substation.

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    Join a multi-award winning ghost tour of Hobsons Bay's most haunted locations.

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    National Theatre

    Opening as the 3000 seat, Victory Theatre cinema in 1921 this city icon has come a long way - after several face lifts and notable renovations the building is now host to live music and theatre as well as home to Ballet and Drama schools. The National Theatre presents an annual calendar filled with dance, theatre and music productions. This historic and important Melbourne landmark is one of the best places to experience the live arts and culture scene.

    Opening as the 3000 seat, Victory Theatre cinema in 1921 this city icon has come a long way - aft

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    Gasworks Arts Park

    Gasworks is a vibrant arts precinct situated in picturesque Albert Park. This urban oasis of grassy parklands features a children's playground, free barbecues, sculptures, a formal native garden and attractive walkways. The Gasworks Arts facilities includes a 240 seat theatre, a rehearsal studio and performance space, community access tuition spaces, a darkroom, sculpture studio, painting studios, ceramics studios, and a gallery. Gasworks is also home to a farmers market on the third Saturday of every month, music festivals and the Summer Backyard Cinema.

    Gasworks is a vibrant arts precinct situated in picturesque Albert Park.

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