Even though Jagged Little Pill – The Musical is based on the album of the same name, it is as far from a “jukebox musical” as anything could be.

The Wedding Singer is a joyous celebration of the 80s – of shoulder pads and hair-do’s that would block out the sun.

Callan, the creative mind behind the New Year’s Eve broadcast on BBC television for the year ending 1977, and lurching into 1978 was not at his tightly scripted best.

It was a cosy set up with a two seater couch on the small stage the MC, Bob Gordon in an armchair and just to the side a keyboard manned by Mark Ralph.

Project Animo is a new dance collective whose dancers and supporters come from Australia's top ballet and contemporary companies. The pedigree couldn't be higher. 

Triple X is based on Glace Chase’s life experience and there is no doubting the raw honesty in the writing and her performance as Dexie.

There is nothing I could write that would convey the unbridled enthusiasm of the Opening Night audience at Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.


Black Brass is a play, personal and political, told through music and song that spans continents, colonisation and culture, and all the complexities that encompasses.

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Albion | Secret House and New Ghosts Theatre Company

Albion gives us a real family, capricious, irresponsible humans in a mess.

Under the Paris Sky | Georgia Darcy

Darcy has an incredible voice and an obvious passion for French language particularly. She is not a native speaker yet has an intimate knowledge of its tones and subtleties.

Maps and Journeys: The World's First Astronomers

The rustle of leaves, cleansing and enlivening the stage, cultures coming together through the sound of the Didgeridoo: close your eyes and feel the passing of the moon, the sun and the earth awakening. The marriage of sounds coming from the musicians – storytelling never sounded so beautiful.

Stravinsky’s Ballets | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

It is an amazing tour de force to perform all three of Stravinsky’s early ballets in the same concert. A tour de force for the conductor, for the orchestral players, and for the audience.

Laurinda | Melbourne Theatre Company

High school. It’s a place many of us do not wish to revisit. Awkward teenage years, hormones, and the unspoken rules that decide who reigns supreme in the social structure effect all students throughout their tenure.

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Melbourne Fringe calling for volunteers

After two roller coaster years of emotions, delays, and setbacks, we are excited to announce that Melbourne Fringe will be returning for 2022. More than ever, we need superstar volunteers to help run the joint and bring their magic sparkle to our fantastic Fringe Festival Hub and Signature Events across Melbourne. 

Watch Kiev's Pro-Act Festival live

The fighting may be continuing in war torn Ukraine but one theatre company is determined that its annual festival will take place in Kyiv this month and it is inviting theatre lovers and theatre companies across the world to join in.

2023 SLV Fellowships

State Library Victoria is offering creatives and scholars a share in $190,000 to support in-depth inquiry into the State Collection and bring fresh perspectives to Victorian life and history, as part of the 2023 Fellowships program.