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Music & performing arts


  • The Temptations, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Whether you're into opera, contemporary dance or live music, stand-up comedy or performance art, Melbourne's cultural calendar is packed with concerts, plays, gigs, festivals and openings to keep you entertained and challenged all year round.

Spend a summer night at the Myer Music Bowl with the renowned Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, visit the new Melbourne Recital Centre to hear soloists and ensemble groups, or experience the wonder of Opera Australia's productions.

Laugh it up at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, celebrate music and performing arts in all its forms at the Melbourne International Arts Festival or uncover new talent at the Fringe.

Hit the town and catch everything from rock, indie and electro to country, jazz, swing and blues by local heroes and international performers at Melbourne's stunning array of pubs, clubs and concert venues offering live music all through the week.

Discover dance that intrigues and delights, from the internationally acclaimed Australian Ballet to contemporary companies like Lucy Guerin Inc and Chunky Move.