Arts Centre Melbourne has announced the cancellation of all scheduled performances and events and temporary closure of its buildings to the public, commencing midnight Sunday 15 March, 2020.

In accordance with the federal government’s escalation of the coronavirus precautionary measures, effectively banning all static public gatherings of more than 500 people in an effort to limit the spread of the virus, Opera Australia is cancelling the remainder of its Sydney summer season.

Cirque du Soleil has decided to postpone Melbourne performances of its show KURIOS until 15 April, 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about non-essential mass gatherings, organisers have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Full list of nominations for the 37th Annual Green Room Awards

Melbourne's Arts Industry once again converges at the iconic Comedy Theatre to celebrate and applaud the accomplishments of its talented community at The 37th Annual Green Room Awards.

Declan Greene

Griffin Theatre Company has announced playwright, director and dramaturg Declan Greene as the next Artistic Director of the Company.

Courage is at the core of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships and this year; nine exceptional mid-career artists have been announced as 2019 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows.

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Cathedral | State Theatre Company of SA

It's a brave actor that takes on a single hander. The challenge of remembering lines, and holding audience's attention alone on stage for an hour and a half is a gargantuan one. But the actor is not alone.

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Charlotte and Scully delivered a thoughtful, funny, and moving new play that balanced toilet humour with hard-hitting, timely content.

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Movement artist Yumi Umiumare is out of the box and not easy to classify with a particular style. 

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The greatest remixed love story ever told and West End award-winning anthemic pop musical, & JULIET, will make its Australian premiere at the Regent Theatre from February 2023 in a new production exclusive to Melbourne.

Entries for $10,000 Playwright’s Award Close Soon

In November 2021, Newcastle’s premier theatre production house, The Very Popular Theatre Company, launch its inaugural $10,000 playwright’s award, which is open to applicants across Australia.