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  • 1. Australian Ballet

    Southbank | Dance

    In the 2,000-seat State Theatre at the Arts Centre, the Australian Ballet stages five programs annually, and presents visiting celebrity dancers...Read More

  • 2. Comedy Theatre

    City Center | Theater

    Revues and plays are staged at the Comedy Theatre, which along with the Princess, Regent, and Forum theaters is owned by the Marriner Group...Read More

  • 3. Half-Tix

    City Center | Theater

    This ticket booth in the Melbourne Town Hall sells tickets to theater attractions at half price on performance days. It's open Monday 10–2,...Read More

  • 4. Hamer Hall

    Southbank | Music

    This is Melbourne's premier concert venue and home to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. ...Read More

  • 5. Her Majesty's Theatre

    City Center | Theater

    Her Majesty's Theatre, which opened in 1886, hosts international musicals like Strictly Ballroom and Singin' in the Rain . ...Read More

  • 6. La Mama Theatre

    Carlton | Theater

    La Mama puts on innovative and contemporary Australian productions in a bohemian theater. A second performance space is the Carlton Courthouse...Read More

  • 7. Melbourne Park

    City Center | Music

    Big-name, crowd-drawing contemporary artists perform at Melbourne Park. ...Read More

  • 8. Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Southbank | Music

    The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs year-round in the 2,600-seat Hamer Hall. ...Read More

  • 9. Melbourne Theatre Company

    Southbank | Theater

    Australia's oldest professional theater company stages up to 12 productions per year in various venues around the city, including the Southbank...Read More

  • 10. Opera Australia

    Southbank | Opera

    Opera Australia has regular seasons, often with performances by world-renowned stars. The length and time of seasons vary, but all performances...Read More

  • 11. Playbox at the CUB Malthouse Company

    Southbank | Theater

    The city's second-largest company, the Malthouse Theatre, stages about 10 new or contemporary productions a year. The CUB Malthouse is a flexible...Read More

  • 12. Princess Theatre

    City Center | Theater

    An ornate, 1886 wedding cake–style edifice (complete with its own "friendly" ghost that is said to haunt the dress circle area), the Princess...Read More

  • 13. Regent Theatre

    City Center | Theater

    An ornate 1920s building, the Regent originally opened to screen movies but nowadays presents mainstream productions, including The Lion King...Read More

  • 14. Sidney Myer Music Bowl

    City Center | Music

    Open-air concerts take place December through March at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. ...Read More

  • 15. Theatre Works

    St. Kilda | Theater

    This theater concentrates on contemporary Australian plays. ...Read More

  • 16. Summer Fun in the Parks

    Music

    Summer Fun in the Parks, which runs January–March on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, brings green spaces across the city alive with the...Read More

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