What's on Melbourne

  • 20 Jan

    Australia Open 2020

    Be open to anything at Australian Open 2020.

    Watch, cheer and play your way through fourteen days of on and off court action and entertainment. Catch the world’s best tennis stars when they return to Melbourne Park and enjoy all the live music, food and activities on offer around the grounds. There’s something for everyone – you don’t have to know tennis to love the tennis!

    Watch the first set and dance to the last. The AO Live Stage returns in 2020 with a huge line-up of local and international artists. Last year’s performances included Craig David, Angus & Julia Stone, Bastille and JET. Who will take the stage in 2020? Come bounce with us to find out.

    Or looking for the perfect way to entertain the kids across the school holidays? Australian Open 2020 has kids covered. The AO Ballpark is back to delight your little champions – if you thought the tennis was intense, you should see the waterpark! And the best bit? Kid’s ground passes are just $5. Plus, thanks to ANZ the first 7,000 kids on Thursday 23 January will go FREE!*

    If you’re a tennis fan the all new Practice Village is a must visit, featuring prime practice court viewing of all your favourite players – up close and personal. Sit back, enjoy the tennis on court and on the big screen. The Practice Village serves up plenty of food, shade and action. This is as close as you can get to the world’s best as they prepare for Grand Slam glory.

    The biggest upset is missing out.

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  • 2020 Melbourne New Year Fireworks

    Let's meetup to watch 2020 Melbourne New Year Fireworks from Docklands. Please remember to bring a jacket as it tends to get a little cold in Docklands. The City of Melbourne presents an annual New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular and free entertainment in the city. Come into the city and celebrate the dawning of the New Year at Melbourne’s largest free public celebration!

    This is a Free Event!

  • CHICAGO

    A true New York City Institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the slickest dancing in town. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO's sexy, sassy score includes "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle". No wonder CHICAGO has been honoured with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. It would be a crime to miss it!

    Location:Arts Centre Melbourne

    100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

    Website: https://chicagothemusical.com.au/tickets/melbourne/

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    January 2019

    Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne is coming exclusively to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director. The production has won 22 major theatre awards in the UK since opening in July 2016 in London. It makes its Broadway premiere in April 2018.

    Written by BAFTA and Olivier award winner Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony Award winner John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, bringing together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.

    It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

    While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison and music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. International Casting Consultant is Jim Carnahan and Australian casting is by Janine Snape CGA. Executive Producer of the Australian production is Michael Cassel.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

    Venue: Melbourne’s Princess Theatre

    Website: www.harrypottertheplay.com/au

  • Broadsheet

    Through breaking news, features, event guides and insight from industry experts, Broadsheet is the authority on the cultural life of your city. We’re here to keep you across the goings on around town and to cover, analyse and comment on it all with accurate reporting, sharp photography and clear, clean design.

    Our aim is not simply to tell you about a restaurant opening – we’ll spend time in the kitchen, chatting with chefs over the clatter of pans, and to the designers while poring over their drawings. What we’re excited about is not led by breathless hyperbole, but specifics. We don’t need to tell you your city has great cafes. But by telling you who’s making them great, and why, and where you can find them, we want to add to your insight into what makes the city tick.

    There’s no exact science here; at the end of the day we’re writing about what we like. But we think that’s important.

    On Broadsheet you’ll find daily coverage of the most talked-about openings and big-ticket events alongside the emerging, the lesser-known, and the people, businesses and movements that may have been overlooked, but are no less worthy of your attention.

    We’ll keep you across the simple must-haves, too – what’s worth seeing in the galleries, or where’s the best place in town to buy a tailored suit.

    We’re excited about the cities we cover. New shops, bars and restaurants continue to open, festivals pop-up every other week and decision-makers take our culture seriously. Subscribe to the newsletter and don’t forget keep in touch.

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  • Concrete Playground

    With incredible places, events and news at your fingertips, think of Concrete Playground as a personal concierge for your social life.

    Concrete Playground is a digital city guide that helps you find the best and most interesting things happening on around you. Launched in 2009, Concrete Playground now connects with a wide and engaged audience in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington.

    Our collective of editors and contributors cast a critical eye over our cities and provide the highest standard of filtered cultural content. We handpick the most electrifying experiences, sort the signal from the noise, profile new innovators and review the latest openings honestly and independently. Browse through our restaurants, bars, shops, events and guides to discover your new favourite places.

    We believe your city is only as good as you make it. That's why we think globally and play locally so that you have access to the most inspiring ideas and trends from around the world. Exploring and dissecting the latest issues affecting your cultural life, Concrete Playground has you covered, every day, and on any occasion.

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