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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  • What was that

    What Was That?

    Until 7 July 2017

    Theatrical production performed at night in the Werribee Park Mansion. Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy. Two actors as 'Maggie' the head maid and 'Mr Duncan' the head butler will guide you through the mansion and the story unfolds as you move from room to room. This is an exciting event full of surprises and ends with a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink. 

    Theatrical production performed at night in the Werribee Park Mansion. Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy.

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  • MAP 57 – St Kilda’s Winter Garden

    15 June - 30 July 2017

    Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls, an antique spiegeltent full of stunning shows, carnival rides, quirky sideshows, a Central Park style ice rink, sparkling lights and roaring fires and you have with warmth and wonder of MAP 57 – St Kilda’s Winter Garden. 

    Presented by The Gardeners of Unearthly Delights, MAP 57 will be THE winter destination for Melbourne’s inner South this year.

    Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls

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  • Movies at PRACC - Trolls

    Thursday, 6th July 2017

    Stuck for school holiday ideas?  Join us here for Movies at PRACC this school holidays for a special screening of Trolls. Unlike the other cinemas, we have free face painting, indoor jumping castle and much more.  All for just $10 a ticket!

    Stuck for school holiday ideas? Join us here for Movies at PRACC this school holidays for a special screening of Trolls.

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  • School Holiday Fun with Wind in the Willows

    Saturday, 8 July 2017

    Relive the enchanting children’s tale of the value of friendship these school holidays when The Wind in the Willows comes to the Bowery Theatre, St Albans. Starring Shaka Cook from the film Jasper Jones, The Wind in the Willows is a fantastic, larger than life adventure.

    Relive the enchanting children’s tale of the value of friendship these school holidays when The Wind in the Willows comes to the Bowery Theatre, St Albans.

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  • Thérèse Raquin

    Thérèse Raquin

    Thursday, 13 July 2017

    Thérèse Raquin is a superb examination of corrupted morals, set in the notoriously dingy backstreets of Paris in the late 19th century. Thérèse lives a life of servitude and is married off to her sickly cousin in a loveless, arranged marriage. But her life is suddenly turned around when her husband’s friend, Laurent, arrives and they begin a passionate, feverish affair. What follows in this masterpiece of French literature makes for a gripping, corseted thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

     

    Thérèse Raquin is a superb examination of corrupted morals, set in the notoriously dingy backstreets of Paris in the late 19th century.

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  • Family movie fun night – Jurassic World

    Family movie fun night – Jurassic World

    Saturday, 15 July 2017

    Movies at PRACC presents the first ever family movie fun night. Join us for a fun night of glow in the dark mini golf and even a reptile encounter, just to get you in the mood for the movie, Jurassic World. All this for just $10!

    Movies at PRACC presents the first ever family movie fun night.

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  • PROVOCARÉ

    PROVOCARÉ

    20 July – 30 July 2017

    Step into a provocative world of music, theatre and mind-altering art, featuring international world-renowned acts performing across the entire precinct and taking the diverse day and intriguing after-dark world of Chapel Street to a completely unexpected new level.

    Step into a provocative world of music, theatre and mind-altering art, featuring international world-renowned acts performing across the entire precinct

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  • Multicultural Night

    Multicultural Night

    Thursday, 20 July 2017

    Lalor is a diverse and vibrant suburb. Join us for an evening of entertainment from the colourful array of groups who make up the Lalor community. No matter what your cultural background, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at this fun-filled event.

    Lalor is a diverse and vibrant suburb.

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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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  •  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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    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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