Hello Melbourne Winter 2018 Online


Featured Event: Mamma Mia! The Musical

10/07/2018 to 16/09/2018

Over 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, in a stunning new production, you are invited to fall in love all over again!
Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Princess Theatre 163-181 Spring Street Melbourne
1300 111 011





01/06/2018 to 07/10/2018
ACMI invites you to venture down the rabbit hole into an enchanted world, where expectations are upended and curiosity is rewarded.
Commencing in Lewis Carroll’s drawing room, visitors are handed their own Lost Map of Wonderland, a physical and digital device unlocking surprising experiences during their exhibition journey and beyond.
ACMI Fed Square Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets Melbourne
03 8663 2200…

01/06/2018 to 30/06/2018
Good Food Month
Good Food Month’s events feature only the best of the best. International and home-grown chefs, restaurants and collaborations will set Melbourne on fire with the smells, taste and electrifying intensity that only Good Food Month can deliver.
Federation Square Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets

06/06/2018 to 23/06/2018
Bring It On – The Musical
The Musical will take you on a high-flying journey that’s filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness.
With a colourful assortment of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive choreography with aerial stunts, this hilarious, universal story is sure to be everything that you hoped for and nothing like you expected.
Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000


09/06/2018 to 07/10/2018
MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
MoMA at NGV will explore the emergence and development of major art movements, and represent more than 130 years of radical artistic innovation.
The exhibition will also reflect the wider technological, social and political developments that transformed society during this period, from late nineteenth century urban and industrial transformation, through to the digital and global present.
NGV International 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
03 8620 2222…


20/06/2018 to 30/06/2018
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre – Swan Lake
With magnificent sets, lavish costumes and a company of 60, the prestigious Russian Ballet Company presents a truly enchanting production of the classic tale, Swan Lake.
Swan Lake tells the love story of Prince Siegfried and the beautiful Swan Princess, Odette, who has fallen under the spell of the evil wizard Baron von Rothbart. Truly the world’s most loved and beautiful ballet, this is traditional classical ballet at its best, wrapped in Tchaikovsky’s glorious and unforgettable music.
Princess Theatre 163-181 Spring Street Melbourne
03 9299 9800


to 26/08/2018
Vikings: Beyond the Legend
Vikings: Beyond the Legend brings this rich, often-misunderstood culture to life, debunking stereotypes and providing a fascinating insight into Viking domestic life, rituals and beliefs.
Over 400 artefacts come together to form the largest collection of its kind displayed in Victoria.
Melbourne Museum 11 Nicholson Street Carlton VIC 3053 Touring Hall, Lower Ground Floor
13 11 02


29/06/2018 to 15/07/2018
Circus Oz Precarious
Circus Oz tumbles into Melbourne in their 40th year with a brand new show, Precarious. This year, the Circus Oz Big Top will be nestled within the trees beside the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, presenting a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 100 Birdwood Avenue Melbourne VIC 3004 The Big Top, Southern Cross Lawn
132 849


29/06/2018 to 08/07/2018
Melbourne Rare Book Week
A celebration of literature and the importance of the printed word in this UNESCO City of Literature. Come along to free lectures, library tours and exhibitions, workshops and Australia’s preeminent Rare Book Fair, with exhibitors from Australia, USA, UK and Japan.
The University of Melbourne 230 Grattan Street Parkville VIC 3010 Events held across the city. See website for details.
03 9654 8506




02/07/2018 to 13/07/2018
Kids Can Cook – Little Superheros
These winter school holidays Sheraton Melbourne offers their Kids Can Cook event – this time inspired by Little Superheros. Kids will learn the art of pastry while their parents get to enjoy an afternoon tea. All kids (and adults) are invited to attend the afternoon tea dressed as their favourite Superhero.
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel 27 Little Collins Street Melbourne
03 9290 1056…



The Big Bubble Show
Starring the UK’s incredible Samsam Bubbleman, holder of ten Guinness World Records, and seen by hundreds of thousands worldwide.
Combining astonishing bubble magic, side-splitting comedy, audience participation and dazzling lighting to create a unique mesmerising theatrical experience for the young and young-at-heart. It’s bubble-tastic school holiday fun!
Athenaeum Theatre188 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 1500


to 15/07/2018
Escape the Gaol
These winter holidays children are invited to participate in Escape the Gaol, an immersive and educational activity aimed at ages six and up.
Participants will have the opportunity to become inmates and must explore the Gaol to discover all the necessary clues to create the perfect escape plan, without being discovered by the prison guards.
Old Melbourne Gaol 377 Russell Street Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9656 9889…


11/07/2018 to 14/07/2018
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR., follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
The University of Melbourne
230 Grattan Street Parkville VIC 3010 Union House Theatre
03 8199 8344


13/07/2018 to 12/08/2018
Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show
Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical. It has been performed worldwide in over 30 countries in every continent and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Her Majesty’s Theatre 219 Exhibition Street Melbourne
Contact details


to 15/07/2018
The Wizard of Oz
Don’t miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat, including songs like Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow, Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead, If I Only Had a Heart, We’re Off to See The Wizard and The Merry Old Land of Oz.
Regent Theatre 191-197 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000


28/07/2018 to 29/07/2018
Open House Melbourne Weekend
Over 200 buildings, homes and venues around Melbourne will open their doors for the 11th Open House Melbourne weekend.
Tours are free, but some require bookings. Please check individual venue listings for details and Open House Melbourne’s website for the full list of July talks and events.
03 8648 8612


31/07/2018 to 05/08/2018
Irish Celtic
A thrilling Irish dance show is set to get feet tapping in Melbourne as Irish Celtic makes its debut.
Featuring the finest performers from the top Irish dance companies, Irish Celtic showcases thrilling and spectacular high energy dance routines with explosive rhythms and nail-biting precision.
Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman Street Southbank The Palms
1300 795 267




01/08/2018 to 05/08/2018
Ballet Preljocaj: Snow White
This lush, full-length story ballet by celebrated French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj – awarded Best Ballet at the 2017 Helpmann Awards – Don’t miss your chance to see this truly unique take on a classic in the opulent confines of Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre this August.’Dark, modern and gripping…a must-see production’ – Limelight
Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3004…


02/08/2018 to 19/08/2018
Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is a film-lover’s paradise. See international premieres, red carpet glamour and the best local, national and international cinema.
Forum Theatre 150-162 Flinders Street Melbourne Check the festival program to find session times and venue details.


to 11/08/2018
We Protest!
Rowdy, impassioned mobs have frequently and conspicuously occupied roads, parks and open spaces in central Melbourne, demonstrating their concerns around all manner of political and social issues.
We Protest! presents an overview of this rude history. Protesters opposing the introduction of military conscription, annual May Day marches celebrating workers’ rights, demonstrations for Aboriginal rights –
peaceniks, dairy farmers, taxi drivers, loggers, vegans, Sikhs and gay liberationists all make an appearance in this exhibition curated by Malcolm McKinnon.
City Gallery Melbourne Town Hall Ground floor 100 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000…


Field of Women
Be a part of Australia’s biggest stand against breast cancer at Breast Cancer Network Australia’s Field of Women at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Field of Women will be held prior to the Round 21 AFL match between Melbourne and the Sydney Swans. Family activities commence in Yarra Park outside the MCG from 11am with Field of Women taking place inside the ground at 1pm.
Everyone is invited to participate As well as raising awareness by bringing breast cancer statistics to life, Field of Women also reminds women, men and families affected by breast cancer they are not alone.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
120 Brunton Avenue Jolimont VIC 3002
1800 500 258


to 26/08/2018
AFL Sunday Funday
Sunday Funday returns with a bang in 2018 where kids general admission to the MCG and Etihad Stadium will once again be free on Sundays.
Children under 15 years can experience live some of the most exciting AFL games this season for free when accompanied by an adult or guardian.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) 120 Brunton Avenue Jolimont VIC 3002 Also at Etihad Stadium
03 9657 8888


31/08/2018 to 07/09/2018
Melbourne Fashion Week
Melbourne Fashion Week is one of the largest and most popular consumer fashion events in Australia. This event provides a launching pad for emerging and established designers, models and brands.
The program includes a mix of ticketed and free events across Premium Runways, Garage Runways, exhibitions, pop-up runways, showcases, brand activations and independent fashion events.n
Melbourne Town Hall
90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000


31/08/2018 to 07/09/2018
Melbourne Fashion Week
One of the largest and most popular consumer fashion events in Australia. Presenting spring/summer ready-to-wear collections, MFW creatively showcases Melbourne as an iconic destination for fashion, retail, design and hospitality.
The uniquely Melbourne event provides a launching pad for emerging and established designers, models and brands.
Melbourne Town Hall 90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Melbourne Day
Show your pride and get behind the events and activities celebrating our City Day.
Melbourne was founded on August 30 when settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in 1835.


Melbourne Fringe
Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, we create a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of our great city.



Mozart’s Jupiter and More
Experience neo-classical works alongside masterpieces from the classical period under the masterful baton of Benjamin Northey in this special evening at the Melbourne Town Hall,
After her recent thrilling sell-out Town Hall performances, Australian pianist Andrea Lam returns to the Melbourne stage to perform Mendelssohn’s beautiful First Piano Concerto.
Melbourne Town Hall 90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9929 9600…


The Capulets and the Montagues
Love and tragedy intertwine in Bellini’s take on the original heartbreaker. Unmistakable melodies soar with rich lyricism and sublime beauty as inevitable devastation unfolds on stage.
The rarely-heard masterpiece draws two of Australia’s finest singers home as Romeo and Juliet: internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup and soprano superstar Jessica Pratt.
Experience the exhilaration as pure electricity fills Hamer Hall for one night only.
Hamer Hall 100 St Kilda Road Southbank
1300 182 183…

22 /09/2018 to 2 October 2018
Royal Melbourne Show
Celebrating 162 of years of bringing the country to the city this year, the Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest showcase of agriculture and is conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).
Visitors to the Royal Melbourne Show will be entertained all day with a huge range of all-inclusive, interactive and fun activities and attractions.