Arts News

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival releases 2017 program

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will run from Sunday July 9 to Sunday July 16. For the full 2017 schedule, visit the MDFF website.

Cirque du Soleil return with 'Avatar' inspired Melbourne show

It runs at Rod Laver Arena from Thursday November 2 - Sunday November 5, and Friday November 10 - Sunday November 12. Tickets via Ticketek. 

Love Live Music 60 Second Film Competition winner announced

Visit AMIN's website to watch entries from the competition's runner-up and five other finalists.

Winners revealed for SoundKILDA 2017

Read out feature with Client Liaison talking about this year's SoundKILDA here. 

Spiritualized, Pussy Riot Theatre and more lead Supersense 2017 program

Don't miss Supersense 2017 when it hits Arts Centre Melbourne from Friday August 18 - Sunday August 20. For more information and tickets, head to the Arts Centre Melbourne website.

Acclaimed Amy Winehouse tribute show leads 2017 Thornbury Theatre Winter Program

Catch The Amy Winehouse Story: Back In Black at the Thornbury Theatre on Friday June 2. Tickets available from Oztix. For more information about Back In Black, or any of the Thornbury Theatre's upcoming programs, head to their website.

George Orwell's '1984' captures anxiety and confusion in a Big Brother world

1984 comes to The Comedy Theatre from Friday June 2 to Saturday June 10 with previews on Wednesday May 31 and Thursday June 1.

Cabaret royalty Bridget Everett and Murray Hill team up for Melbourne show

Don't miss this international double-headliner at the Yarraville Club on Wednesday June 7. Tickets via Yarraville Laughs.

La Mama Theatre is turning 50 and celebrating with a festival of theatre

La Mama's 50th birthday Mini-Fest will run from Monday July 10 to Sunday August 13. Their 50th birthday party and book launch will be at La Mama Theatre on Saturday August 12. Tickets for both events are via La Mama Theatre.

The music of Zelda to be performed live in Melbourne show

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses will be performed live at Hamer Hall on Sunday September 3. Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster from Monday May 29.

S-Town’s Brian Reed to chat murders, mysteries and mazes in 2017 Melbourne show

Brian Reed comes to the Athenaeum Theatre on Wednesday July 26. Prep yourself by listening to S-Town here.

Jerry Seinfeld announces final Melbourne show

His final show will go down on Monday August 7 at Hisense Arena. This is the final show that will be added to Seinfeld’s tour. Tickets via Ticketek.  

Live music photography installation to cover AC/DC lane

Catch it from Friday May 19 - Sunday May 28 at AC/DC Lane, out the front of Cherry Bar. 

An ice skating rink is coming to Federation Square for winter

The Fed Square River Rink will open from Saturday July 1 to Sunday July 23 from 10am - 10pm. Prices start at $15 with tickets available online from Saturday June 3 or from the Box Office on the day. For more information, visit the event page.

Vinyl sales, vintage fashion and vegan produce combine for new Melbourne market

Footscray Finds comes to the Footscray Library Car Park every third Sunday from 8am to 1pm. For more info and to apply for your own stall, head here.

Greek-inspired play ‘Poetic License’ returns with 2017 Melbourne season

Outer Urban Projects present Poetic License at fortyfivedownstairs from Tuesday June 20 until Saturday June 24. For tickets and session times head to the venue website.

This Melbourne exhibition takes place in complete darkness

Dialogue in the Dark opens at Docklands on Friday June 2. Tickets via Ticketmaster. 

The new theatre production developed for children with complex disabilities

Down to Earth comes to Arts Centre Melbourne on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11. 

A unique first dedicated LGBTI+ mental health centre to open in Melbourne

The Mind Equality Centre will be open at Northside Clinic from Tuesday May 23. For more information about Mind Australia, head to their website.

Thando to star in musical celebrating David Bowie and Freddie Mercury

You can catch Bowie and Mercury Rising from July 26-30 at Chapel off Chapel. Tickets here.

A National Geographic animal photography exhibition is coming to Melbourne

Catch it at Leopard Lodge, Melbourne Zoo from July 1 - October 1. You can purchase tickets here. 

Fairy Floss Melbourne set for Autumn/Winter catwalk and party

It's all going down Saturday May 13 at Fairy Floss Melbourne, 240 Brunswick Street. Learn more about the brand here. 

New NGV exhibition uncovers Buddhist principles and Zen philosophy in a fresh context

Buddha’s Smile comes to NGV International from Friday June 2 until Sunday October 8.

The Melbourne play capturing the fury of womanhood in the 21st Century

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. comes to the Malthouse Theatre from Friday June 16 until Wednesday July 19.

Pint of Science are bringing experts to Melbourne pubs to chat about the world

The festivals take over the three venues from Monday May 15 until Wednesday May 17. Check out the Pint of Science website for more info.

Four of Hollywood’s brightest comedians are performing live in Melbourne

The star-spangled lineup comes to the Comic’s Lounge on Thursday June 15, Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17. Tickets via Frontier Comedy.

Melbourne Museum join forces with Academy Award-winning studio to tell the secret life of bugs

It's all going down from June 23 - October 15 at the Melbourne Museum. More details here. 

PechaKucha Night unleashes creative presentations in Melbourne

Catch PetchaKutcha Night at Bella Union on Wednesday May 3. Tickets on the door or via the Bella Union website.