Black
With its spectral bodies and sea of words, all floating about in the chiaroscuro of memory, Anna Tregloan's Black is a difficult work to categorise.

acrobat
smaller poorer cheaper may be intimate, but it is certainly not small, poor or cheap. This is an eclectic mix of death-defying feats, clowning, physical comedy and dark humour.

Soweto Gospel Choir
Voices ring out in Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, English and Afrikaans, singing songs from different faiths and nations, singing of the past, of hope, politics, heartache, joy and celebration.

The Crucible
It is particularly appropriate that Arthur Miller’s modern classic The Crucible should be part of New Theatre’s 75th Anniversary season, as in 1958 the company was one of the first in Australia to stage it.

Macbeth: the Contemporary Rock Opera
The show is at its best when it indulges in the naturally dark world of betrayal and courtly intrigues, as it succeeds in drawing you into the twisted minds of the Macbeth’s.

Parramatta Girls
In Alana Valentine’s humourous yet tragic and ultimately uplifting play, Parramatta Girls, a group of former inmates of a juvenile detention centre reunite to expunge their demons.

Puppet Up! | Jim Henson Company
Following in the footsteps of many acclaimed American TV and film celebrities, Jim Henson’s furry little friends have taken their familiar charm to the stage.

Glow
Bandaged in white crepe, performer, Sara Black, twists her limbs with the precision of a surgeon’s knife to the hypnotic beeping of the industrial sonic landscape.

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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.