Artistic Director, Brett Sheehy has unveiled the program for his fourth and final Melbourne Festival.

The Faculty of the VCA & MCM has announced that Mr Oscar Hammerstein III will headline a Symposium titled, Rodgers and Hammerstein: Understanding the Phenomenon on Monday 13 August at the Victorian College of the Arts. 

The 26th Melbourne International Comedy Festival award winners were announced last night.

The judges for the 15th Annual Barry Awards - who include industry professionals and media came to a consensus on the shortlist late last night.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle today launched the 26th Melbourne International Comedy Festival at the Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Arts Centre Melbourne Chief Executive Judith Isherwood today announced that due to illness all four performances by cabaret artist Meow Meow next week at The Famous Spiegeltent have been cancelled.

Melbourne Festival today announced the appointment of Josephine Ridge as the incoming Creative Director of the Festival. She will succeed Brett Sheehy, whose fourth and final Festival will be presented in October.

In 2012 PlayWriting Australia brings the National Play Festival to Melbourne for the first time, running 22 – 25 February at the Malthouse Theatre.

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