Melbourne Theatres

Musicals and theatrical productions are quite popular in Melbourne. Both visitors and locals often enjoy watching a blockbuster performance at the many theatres and venues in the city.

You can watch popular world-wide musicals, performing art shows, concerts, ballet and popular performances at any of the top Melbourne theatres. In short, there’s no shortage of choices in this city.

Melbourne Theatres, Shows, Concerts & Performances

When it comes to theatres in Melbourne, the National Theatre comes is high on the the list. This theatre was originally built in 1921 and during the early 1970s, became a performance venue. Even today, this theatre is a prime venue for performing art shows, theatricals and musical productions. In addition, multi-cultural events, school dance shows and diverse performances often are shown here.

Another popular and historic theatre in the city is the Princess Theatre – built in 1886. Today, the Princess Theatre hosts some of the hottest shows in Melbourne. Guests also come here to explore its magnificent setting, amazing architecture; featuring domed roofs, a marble foyer and Victorian style.

The La Mama Theatre is another popular local theatre venue in Melbourne. Every year, the venue hosts more than 50 new productions.

State Theatre

State Theatre

One of Melbourne’s premier entertainment venue is the famous State Theatre. This unique theatre is not only a major venue for musicals and Broadway shows, but also home to some of the...

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IMAX Melbourne

IMAX theatres are commonly found all over the world, however, Melbourne’s is certainly something new and unique. This impressive theatre houses one of the world’s biggest screens...

The Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre

Melbourne’s Princess Theatre is not just an old theatre with extraordinary facilities – this grand theatre also has a magnificent history.  This century-old theatre hosts some of...

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre has been a part of Melbourne’s rich heritage since early last century. Back in 1929, this theatre first opened as an impressive palace – However, the fate of the...

Victorian Opera

Victorian Opera

Founded in 2005, the Victorian Opera is a popular opera company in Melbourne. The main source of funding was from the State government and gradually, the Victorian Opera became extremely...

Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre

Are you interested in watching a hilarious show while in Melbourne? Then look no further! Come to Melbourne’s famous Comedy Theatre for an enjoyable show. This lively theatre welcomes...

Forum Theatre

Forum Theatre

The Forum Theatre is renowned for its unique look and architecture; featuring Romanesque statues blue-sky ceiling, ornamental décor and unique structures. The Forum Theatre creates an...

Astor Theatre

Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre is movie lover’s paradise, offers something unique for all locals and visitors of Melbourne. From the theatre’s unique architecture to its projection rooms, you...

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Arts Centre

Melbourne’s rich cultural scene includes an vast mix of museums, art galleries, exhibition halls and theatres. As you explore this exciting city, you’ll be able to discover...

Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre

Melbourne’s rich cultural district features numerous art-deco style theatres and galleries – the Capitol Theatre being one of these classic theatres located in the city; featuring...

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre

The Melbourne Recital Centre is one of the best concert venues in Melbourne. This unique establishment is not only known for its renowned architecture and sculptures, but also for its wide...

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall is part of the Melbourne’s popular Arts Centre precinct and the main concert venue of the Arts Centre. Hamer Hall is the prime location for many major symphonies, plays, live...

Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre

The Malthouse Theatre is one of the oldest theatres and heritage listed sites in Melbourne. In the past, this popular building was once a famous theatre company, with a number of talented...

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

The Melbourne Theatre Company is one of the oldest professional theatre companies in the city. The company was founded back in 1953 and originally was a part of the University of Melbourne...

Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Although currently closed (due to reopen in June 2015) the Palace Theatre is one of the top live entertainment destinations in Melbourne. The venue hosts a number of live acts, performances...

Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre is a popular venue for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s productions; hosting a number of dramas, musical comedies and opera performances. Undoubtedly, the city of...

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre dates back to year 1886, and today, is listed amongst the Victoria’s most popular heritage buildings with Melbournians often referring to the theatre as ‘The...

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

The Melbourne Recital Centre is home to the popular auditorium known as the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. This centre is one of Melbourne’s biggest auditoriums, renowned for its live music...

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre

Melbourne’s vibrant cultural scene includes an array of art galleries, theatres and museums. Indeed, this urban city offers a range of intriguing historical sites and venues for all...

Australian Centre of Performing Arts

Australian Centre of Performing Arts

The Australian Centre of Performing Arts (ACOPA) is located in the heart of North Melbourne. If you drive to the northern end of the CBD, you’ll reach ACOPA in the busy Errol Street...