Past Events

Malthouse Outdoor Stage 2024

Presented by Not A Real Media Company

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Presented by Press Play

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Join Kate Jinx & Brodie Lancaster at this live recording of their hit pop culture podcast, See Also.

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Sex, dating, and relationships from the other side of 40.

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Presented by Mel & Sam

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Mel & Sam

FRI 9 FEB

Presented by Idiomatic Arts

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Underscore

SAT 10 FEB

A night celebrating bodies, dating, love and sex, beyond cancer.

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Presented by Century Artists

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Rhys & Friends

FRI 16 FEB

Presented by Century Artists

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Presented by Century Artists

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Presented by Down the Hill Studios

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Presented by Collective Artists

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Presented by Ang Fang Industries

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Season 2023

This duo is serving the tea hot ☕🔥and keeping receipts. PERIODT.

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In Bluewater, the only thing growing faster than the vineyards is the body count.

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Nosferatu

10 FEB – 5 MAR 2023

Up close and personal with one of China's most provocative exports.

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Made In China 2.0

28 FEB – 19 MAR 2023

Now I'm living in ecstasy.

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Loaded

5 MAY – 3 JUN 2023

Falling apart can bring you together.

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This Is Living

7 – 30 JUL 2023

Turns out a rare degenerative disease is just what you need to live a little #itsgivingblessed

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Telethon Kid

28 Jul – 13 Aug

Gothic and absurd, hard-hitting and hilarious, classic and contemporary

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Atlantis

25 OCT & 2 NOV

Meet Chase. You just might see yourself.

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Chase

22 Nov – 3 Dec

An immersive theatre mystery

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Hour of the Wolf

19 OCT – 17 DEC

Comedy Fest 2023

A one-human hootenanny about cow folk and cow things by one of Australia’s finest slingers of stupidity.

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Like a walking tour... If it was led by someone broke – bored – and a comedian.

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Join host Maeve Marsden and some of the festival's best comedians in celebrating the culture & creativity of the LGBTQI+ community one true story at a time.

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Roger has has written a play, and Victoria is to be the leading lady. They must now cast the remaining 72 roles.

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The Beryls: Cattle Call

30 MAR – 9 APR

A one-woman cabaret experience that’s part dinner theatre, part Fright Night spectacular.

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Real Stories, Fake News.

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A rambunctious match made on eggshells.

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Grey Arias (UK/USA)

30 MAR – 16 APR

Taste award-winning Scotchmans Hill wines with Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett

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A night of psychedelics, nuclear meltdowns, and forensic mishaps

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★★★★★ ‘This may be the best performance seen on Australian stages this year’ —The Age

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It shouldn’t be awful, is priced accordingly and will be finished by 7.30pm

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★★★★★ 'A one-hour tour de force performance from the master comedian.' —Broadway Baby (UK)

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★★★★ 'Louder than the White Stripes, more dysfunctional than Metallica and funnier than Flight of the Conchords.' —Irish Times

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The discovery of his mother’s 1946 diary leads Damian to recast his parents in a double feature of love and loss set in post-war Melbourne.

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Maybe funny, maybe not. Maybe haha, maybe hoho.

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Dr. Brown Beturns (USA)

30 MAR – 23 APR

If two girls one cup was a musical, then that would be great, but for now, there’s WET HEAT.

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HOT DEPARTMENT: WET HEAT

30 MAR – 23 APR

A genre-bending concoction of cabaret, cinema, and keytar solos with a Gen-Z twist.

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Tony Lyall's in Australia for the first time with a hand picked selection of the finest jokes ever written! (by him)

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An adventure story unlike any other and a one-woman show that pushes the boundaries of multi-character performance.

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Malthouse Outdoor Stage 2023

A celebration of indigenous cultures survival, creativity and strength.

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Happy hour just got happier, your Thursday night is on us.

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Thursdays at MOS

16 FEB – 20 APR

Celebrate the skin you’re in in a body positive festival that's taking up space.

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POOKIE

18 FEB

Presented by Premier Artists

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Presented by Press Play

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Presented by Press Play

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Presented by Press Play

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Presented by Premier Artists

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On Malthouse Outdoor Stage

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Presented by The Ang Fang Quartet

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Performance cancelled and moved to The Corner Hotel

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Presented by Beautiful Dark: The Music of Twin Peaks

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Presented by Press Play

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Performance cancelled. Ticket buyers please check your email for more information.

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Think Little Mermaid meets JAWS... an absolute massacre!

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A series of bold and irreverent conversations: no recordings, no do-overs, no holds barred

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Hirer Events 2023

A story of order and disorder, reality and appearance, and love and marriage.

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A VCE Season of Excellence Event

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These three unique women will stop at nothing to right wrongs done and pave a new path in this farce dramatic comedy.

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INSIDE OUT

5 – 7 MAY

The cult of the male genius gets a thirsty-wigged skewering.

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Masterclass

15 – 17 JUN

In a world full of commotion and clamour, 4/4 is a captivating meditation of meticulous dance.

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4/4

8 – 12 AUG 2023

VCASS Dance

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Luminous

24 Aug – 26 Aug

Season 2022

A sinkhole has opened in the ground. This is the story of a woman who climbs into it. And what she finds.

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Monsters

24 NOV – 11 DEC

Truth at all costs

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Anna K

12 AUG – 4 SEP

An offbeat comedy from Malthouse Artist in Residence Ra Chapman

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K-BOX

2 – 18 SEP

A new play by Vidya Rajan, based on the book by Melina Marchetta

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A panel discussion in partnership with the Wheeler Centre

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An epic, 250-year story to return home the captive bodily remains of First Peoples.

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The Return

13 MAY – 4 JUN

Meet Chase. You just might see yourself.

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CHASE

16 – 20 MAR

A new play by Aran Thangaratnam

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Stay Woke

25 FEB – 13 MAR

Malthouse Outdoor Stage 2022

The high wire comes to Malthouse Outdoor Stage

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Wunderage

23 – 26 MAR

Presented by Token Events

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Presented by Mistletone

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Presented by Mistletone

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Presented by Token Events

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Presented by Token Events

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Presented by Supersonic events

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Presented by Midsumma and Rawcus.

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Presented on Malthouse Outdoor Stage

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On Malthouse Outdoor Stage

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Presented by Mistletone

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Presented by RAZ Music

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Comedy Fest 2022

Presented by Live Nation

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Jason Leong: Heaty

31 MAR – 10 APR

Presented by Pietagogetter

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Bunny—Barnie Duncan

31 MAR – 10 APR

Presented by Fish and Twiner's Bait Shop. Performed by Lily Fish. Directed by Kimberley Twiner.

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Presented by Michael Griffiths

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MILKE Presents

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Comedy Festival at Malthouse

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The Anniversary

31 MAR – 17 APR

Presented by Kimmie Lovegrove

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Kungari Comedy

31 MAR – 24 APR

Comedy Festival at Malthouse

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MILKE Presents

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Presented by Maria Angelico

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Presented by Pietagogetter

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MILKE presents

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Thy – Thus – 'Twas

12 APR – 24 APR

Presented as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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Education 2022

Malthouse Education 2022

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Malthouse Education 2022

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Malthouse Education 2022

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Malthouse Education 2022

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RISING 2022

Presented by RISING

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Presented by RISING

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Manifesto

9 – 12 JUN

Hirer Events 2022

Presented by Just for Laughs Australia: Live

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Presented by Wesley College Glen Waverley

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Presented by Emsolation with Em Rusciano & Michael Lucas

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Presented by Australian Art Orchestra

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Presented by Melbourne Grammar School

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Season 2021

We're all in this together.

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S.S. Metaphor

5 – 19 DEC

A conversation about storytelling. Presented in partnership with SAARI Collective.

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An immersive theatre adventure by Malthouse Theatre

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Because The Night

23 MAR – 26 SEP

Malthouse Outdoor Stage 2021

On Malthouse Outdoor Stage

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Presented by Quiet RIOT and House of Valerie Joan

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Women of Soul

26 & 27 NOV

Presented by Mistletone

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Presented by Malthouse

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Presented by YIRRAMBOI

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Presented by YIRRAMBOI

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Presented by YIRRAMBOI Festival

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Presented by YIRRAMBOI

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Presented by Party Passport, Midsumma & YIRRAMBOI Festival

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Presented by Midsumma Festival

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Presented by the Wheeler Centre

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Presented by Archer Magazine, The Wheeler Centre, and Midsumma Festival.​

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Presented by The People of Cabaret and Midsumma Festival

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Presented by the Wheeler Centre

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Presented by the Wheeler Centre

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Presented by the Wheeler Centre

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Presented by 5AM Physical Theatre

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Presented by Rhinestone Rebel Presents

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On Malthouse Outdoor Stage

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Presented by the Wheeler Centre

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Presented by Token Events

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Presented by Chunky Move

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Presented by Token Events

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Lano & Woodley

23 FEB – 7 MAR

Presented by Token Events

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Presented by Chunky Move

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Presented by Token Events

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Presented by Chunky Move

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Presented by Chunky Move

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Presented by Penny Drop

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RVG

31 JAN

Presented by Penny Drop

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Presented by Penny Drop

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Presented by Penny Drop

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Presented by Penny Drop

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Presented by Penny Drop

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HTRK

25 JAN

Presented by Penny Drop

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Presented by Penny Drop

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Mildlife

23 & 24 JAN

Presented by Schwartz Media

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Presented by Penny Drop

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Presented by Penny Drop

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Presented by Penny Drop

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Kaiit

21 JAN

Hirer Events 2021

It's like Book Club but funny

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Presented by RISING

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Presented by RISING

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Red

26 – 29 MAY

Education 2021

Hello, World! 2021

18 – 29 OCT 2021

Malthouse Prompt Youth & Education 2021

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Season 2020

'Nihilistic, foul-mouthed and calculated to please almost no-one' — The Australian (For Loaded, Novel)

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Loaded

30 OCT

Nine ordinary people's lives in lockdown are anything but ordinary

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A rambunctious match made on eggshells

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Shakespeare’s tragedy has never been more relevant than in This Ignorant Present

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‘Damn, the real world is a hell of a writer' — Artforum

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‘Truly captivating’ — The Age

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‘A searing indictment of the law's treatment of women' — Sydney Morning Herald

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If trouble and mischief is all you live for...

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'Exceptionally funny…Glorious absurdity… Makes you hear every line afresh' — The Guardian

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Asia TOPA 2020

A new adaptation of Hao Jingfang's Hugo Award-winning novelette Folding Beijing

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★★★★ 'Chong [is] an immensely sensitive and supple theatre-maker' — Time Out (for Little Emperors)

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Made in China 2.0

27 – 29 FEB

Education 2020

Season 2019

★★★★½ 'Genius' — Theatre People

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★★★★★ 'Hilariously intelligent...damn good comedy' — The Music

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Australian Realness

16 AUG – 8 SEP 2019

★★★★ 'Ambitious and often strangely beautiful' — Time Out

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My Dearworthy Darling

2 – 18 AUG 2019

★★★★★ 'Solaris is a triumphant and emotionally vibrant production' — The Music

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Solaris

28 JUN – 21 JUL 2019

★★★★½ 'Brilliant, Bold and deeply unnerving theatre' — The Age

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Wake in Fright

21 JUN – 14 JUL 2019

Haunted house. Monument of love. Great continent. Cloudstreet is all that and more.

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Cloudstreet

6 MAY – 16 JUN 2019

Be someone else. Join The Temple.

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The Temple

3 – 26 MAY 2019

★★★★½ 'A show that takes the ground from under you, even as it entertains the hell out of you' — The Age

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Barbara and the Camp Dogs

7 FEB – 3 MAR 2019

★★★★★ 'A show I'll be thinking about for years to come' — The Age

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Special Events 2019

★★★★★ 'Fast-paced adventure' — ArtsHub

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The power and ecstasy of grief

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Skeleton Tree

16 – 23 MAR 2019

Control. Co-ordinate. Collide. Checkmate.

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Common Ground

13 – 17 MAR 2019

Education 2019

VCE Playlist / Cloudstreet

6 MAY – 16 JUN 2019

Season 2018

★★★★★ 'If there's one piece of theatre you see this year, make it Trustees' — Theatre People

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Trustees

28 SEP – 21 OCT 2018

★★★★ 'Brilliant, irreverent, autobiographical theatre' — The Age

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Ich Nibber Dibber

5 – 23 SEP 2018

'The work of a director who has come into her full powers' — The Conversation

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Blasted

24 AUG – 16 SEP 2018

★★★★ 'Accomplished, evocative stage debut' — The Guardian

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Melancholia

13 JUL – 12 AUG 2018

★★★★★ 'Fast-paced adventure that brings the house down' — ArtsHub

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★★★★½ 'Guttingly powerful' — The Music

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Brothers Wreck

8 – 23 JUN 2018

★★★★ 'Bursts off the stage' — Time Out

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Going Down

10 MAY – 3 JUN 2018

★★★★ 'The next laugh is never too far away' — ArtsHub

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Bliss

4 MAY – 2 JUN 2018

★★★★ 'A vital confrontation, extraordinary' — The Observer

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★★★★½ 'A brilliantly constructed production and compellingly performed' — ArtsHub

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Good Muslim Boy

9 FEB – 11 MAR 2018

★★★★★ 'An experience designed to beguile' — Herald Scotland

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

6 – 14 FEB 2018

Special Events 2018

'A bittersweet, heartwarming coming of age story laced with humour and irony' — American Theatre

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Generation Jeans

9 – 18 AUG 2018

★★★★★ 'Sucker punch funny. I've never seen a play quite like it' — The Scotsman

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FLEABAG

28 MAR – 22 APR 2018

Education 2018

Season 2017

★★★★ 'Pamela Rabe shines in chiselled, authoritative performance' — The Age

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The Testament of Mary

3 – 26 NOV 2017

★★★★½ 'Stylish and soulful, wild and disturbing and darkly funny' — The Age

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★★★★ 'A challenging, moving play about spectacle, difference and identity' — Limelight Magazine

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★★★★ 'Repulsive, inappropriate and often brilliant' — The Age

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You're Not Alone

1 – 13 AUG 2017

★★★★ 'A moving road trip through Australia's desert centre' — The Age

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Heart is a Wasteland

29 JUN – 16 JUL 2017

★★★★ 'A play as energised by hilarity as ferocity, by anger as anguish' — The Age

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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

16 JUN – 9 JUL 2017

★★★★★ 'Outrageously funny' — The Guardian

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Wild Bore

17 MAY – 4 JUN 2017

★★★★½ 'Magnificent on every level' — The Age

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Away

3 – 28 MAY 2017

★★★★ 'Tantalising, entertaining, ridiculous' — Herald Sun

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★★★★ 'A refreshingly urgent piece of new Australian writing' — Time Out

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The Homosexuals, or 'Faggots'

17 FEB – 12 MAR 2017

★★★★ 'Heightened, visually striking domestic melodrama' — The Age

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Little Emperors

9 – 26 FEB 2017

★★★★★ 'An hallucinatory, tech-augmented tour de force' — The Age

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Special Events 2017

'A unique two hander' — The Conversation

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Caravan

5 – 22 OCT 2017

★★★★ 'Fearlessly complex and visually arresting' — The Music

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ANTI—GRAVITY

17 – 26 MAR 2017

Season 2016

// Strips Australia bare

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Blaque Showgirls

11 NOV – 4 DEC 2016

// Is a feast of contradictions

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War and Peace

18 – 30 OCT 2016

// Pulls back the covers on teenage boys and porn

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Gonzo

21 SEP – 1 OCT 2016

// Unites two iridescent artists—musician Tim Finn and poet Dorothy Porter

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The Fiery Maze

18 AUG – 4 SEP 2016

// Pays the ultimate price for making the personal political

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Edward II

29 JUL – 21 AUG 2016

// And peer over the edge

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// That are unthinkable, are the hardest to put behind us

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The Events

21 JUN – 10 JUL 2016

Curated by THE RABBLE

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In the Bleak Midwinter

16 – 18 JUN 2016

Curated by Felix Ching Ching Ho

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// Is a stone's throw away from collapse

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The Glass Menagerie

18 MAY – 5 JUN 2016

Curated by Samara Hersch

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Dybbuk

12 – 14 APR 2016

// Worth living for

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Every Brilliant Thing

8 – 20 MAR 2016

// Proves that horror is a warm, sunny day

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

26 FEB – 20 MAR 2016

Curated by Daniel Schlussser

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Schmaltz

12 – 14 FEB 2016

// A fairytale gone rogue

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Meow Meow's Little Mermaid

28 JAN – 14 FEB 2016

Education 2023

VCE Drama / Unit 3

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VCE PLAYLIST 2023 / Nosferatu

22 FEB – 2 MAR 2023

Malthouse Education 2023

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