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Melbourne Musicals 2024: It’s Showtime

Scattered across the heart of the CBD, a dazzling array of Melbourne musicals await! 

From classic plays to cutting-edge productions, discover the dynamic and ever-evolving pulse of Melbourne’s thriving theatrical community.

In this post, we explore all of the current and upcoming Melbourne musicals and theatre shows with details on each of the stunning theatre venues. We’ve included accessible features such as the number of steps, lift access and hearing aids available.

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Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Melbourne Musicals And Theatre Shows 2024

Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre is a historic and iconic entertainment venue, situated on Collins Street in the heart of the city. Opening its doors in 1929, the theatre boasts a stunning Art Deco design, characterized by its intricate detailing and grand architecture.

Current and upcoming shows

WICKED (2 Mar – 25 Aug 2024) – The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle.

WICKED - melbourne musical
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The Australian Ballet: Oscar © (13 Sept – 24 Sept 2024) – Christopher Wheeldon’s “Oscar©,” is a full-length production exclusively commissioned for The Australian Ballet. Renowned for his innovative and awe-inspiring productions, Wheeldon presents a captivating narrative centred around the legendary humourist, Oscar Wilde.

The Australian Ballet presents Études (2 Oct – 9 Oct 2024) – Witness the precision and grace of Études, a classic ballet piece, followed by the thought-provoking contemporary work, Circle Electric. 

Sister Act (3 Nov – 29 Dec 2024) – Follow Deloris, a disco diva on a journey of self-discovery in a convent, where she transforms the lives of the sisters with her infectious energy and soulful music. With original songs by acclaimed composer Alan Menken and a nod to the golden era of Motown and disco, Sister Act is a feel-good extravaganza that will have you singing along and tapping your feet. 

Beetlejuice (From May 2025) – Experience the darkly hilarious world of Beetlejuice come to life on stage at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne. Based on the iconic Tim Burton film, this eight-time Tony Award-nominated musical promises a jaw-dropping funhouse of irreverent and reckless entertainment.

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Sister Act at Regent Theatre from November 2024
Sister Act at Regent Theatre from November 2024

Regent Theatre Accessible Features

  • Accessible seating options.
  • Standard foyer access involves 14 steps with thick handrails.
  • Another 6 steps with handrails to access the inner-stalls foyer and auditorium.
  • Step-free access and a lift are available via staff members.
  • There is no lift access to the Dress Circle at the Regent Theatre.
  • Access to toilets in the Stalls – 16 stairs, with handrails, down to the Female toilets and 21 stairs, with handrails, down to the Male toilets. 
  • Assistive listening devices are available.
  • Support and assistance animals are welcome at the Regent Theatre.
  • Some shows will schedule captioned and/or AUSLAN-interpreted performances.
  • Dedicated staff to assist and accommodate patrons with mobility challenges.
  • Accessible restrooms.
  • Further comprehensive and detailed information on accessibility features can be found here.
  • Information is available on the official website regarding the venue’s accessibility features.

Getting there

Train: Flinders Street Station, 350-metre walk
Trams: 16, 48, 5, 86
Buses: 234, 251, 350, 605, 907
Driving: Closest Flinders Gate Car Park, 172-192 Flinders Street

Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000,  (03) 9299 9860

Melbourne musicals at Regent Theatre
Regent Theatre front entrance steps

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre, a historic venue inaugurated in 1886, is renowned for its elegant architecture and has been a prominent hub for various theatrical performances over the years. A truly iconic and beautiful Melbourne theatre.

Current and upcoming shows

Beauty And The Beast (27 Jun – 13 Oct 2024) – A beloved theatrical production that brings the classic fairy tale to life on stage. Based on the timeless Disney animated film, the musical tells the enchanting story of Belle, a bright and kind young woman, who finds herself in an enchanted castle with the Beast, a prince cursed to live in monstrous form.

Melbourne Musicals Beauty Beast
BOOK TICKETS Beauty and the Beast 27 June – 13 October 2024

Her Majesty’s Theatre Accessible Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible entrances and ramps.
  • Designated accessible seating available.
  • There is no lift access; zero steps to the Stalls and main foyer; 26 steps to Dress Circle Door 4; 36 steps to Dress Circle Door 5; 58 steps to Grand Circle.
  • Hearing assistance systems, including induction loops and assistive listening devices.
  • Accessible restrooms.
  • Guide dogs are permitted.
  • Trained staff available to assist patrons with disabilities.
  • Clear signage and information available.

Getting there

Train: Parliament Station, 300-metre walk
Trams: 48, 5
Buses: 251, 302, 304, 309, 350, 906, 907
Driving: Closest located at 59 Lonsdale St, Melbourne. 

Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, (03) 8643 3300

Princess Theatre

The Princess Theatre, gracing the city since 1886, stands as a historic gem and continues to enchant audiences with its stunning architecture and diverse array of theatrical productions.

Current and upcoming shows

Sunset Boulevard (21 May – 11 Aug 2024) – A magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Having been discarded by Hollywood with the advent of ‘talkies’, legendary silent movie star Norma Desmond is tortured by her longing for a return to the big screen. 

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical (21 Sept – 1 Dec 2024) – Experience the inspiring life story of Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who didn’t just break the rules – she rewrote them.

Tina, Princess Theatre, Melbourne Musicals
Tina at Princess Theatre 21 Sept – 1 Dec 2024

Princess Theatre Accessible Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible entrances and ramps.
  • Designated accessible seating areas.
  • There is no lift access to the Dress Circle, access requires 33 steps with thick handrails. 
  • There is no lift access to the Grand Circle, access requires (directly from the Stalls foyer) 69 steps with handrails or (via the Dress Circle foyer) 33 steps to the Dress Circle, then 40 steps to Grand Circle, 73 steps total.
  • Hearing loop systems and assistive listening devices.
  • Accessible restrooms.
  • The website provides very comprehensive and detailed information on accessibility features, read here.
  • Trained staff available to assist individuals with mobility challenges.
  • Clear signage and information provided to guide visitors with various accessibility requirements.

Getting there

Train: Parliament Station, 150-metre walk
Buses: 302, 304, 350, 906
Driving: Closest Wilson Parking – 180 Russell St Car Park

Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, (03) 9299 9800

Athenaeum Theatre

The Athenaeum Theatre, nestled on Collins Street, stands as a cultural landmark with a rich history dating back to 1839. This historic venue has evolved over the years to host a diverse range of performances, from live theatre productions to musical events.

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Current and upcoming shows

Cirque Bon Bon (11 – 19 Jul 2024)

Elvis: A Musical Revolution (27 Jul – 11 Aug 2024) – Witness the life and legacy of Elvis Presley unfold through a high-energy production.

Candlelight Concert: Best of Joe Hisaishi (Fri 13 Sep 2024) – Discover the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Melbourne.

Candlelight Concert: A Tribute to Taylor Swift (Thur 26 Sep 2024) – Enjoy the music of Taylor Swift at Athenaeum Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight. Book tickets here.

Menopause The Musical® (16 – 20 Oct 2024) – Join the fun at Athenaeum Theatre with Menopause The Musical® – a side-splitting parody featuring classic tunes and women’s stories.

View all of the upcoming shows at Athenaeum Theatre here.

Athenaeum Theatre Accessible Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible entrances and ramps.
  • There are limited accessible seats available in the stalls.
  • There is no lift access to the Dress Circle & Upper Circle seating areas.
  • Hearing loop systems and assistive listening devices.
  • Accessible restrooms.
  • Trained staff available to assist individuals with mobility challenges.
  • Clear signage and information to guide visitors with various accessibility needs.

Getting there

Train: Flinders Street Station, 400-metre walk
Trams: 16, 19, 48, 57
Buses: 216, 22, 234, 250, 251, 350, 605, 907
Driving: The closest parking is located in Flinders Lane

Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000,  (03) 9650 1500

Athenaeum Theatre
Athenaeum Theatre

Comedy Theatre

The Comedy Theatre, located on Exhibition Street, is renowned for its rich history and continues to be a popular destination for comedy performances and theatrical shows.

Current and upcoming shows

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (29 Jun – 21 Jul 2024) – In this jet-black comedy featuring some of the most cracking dialogue and savage one-liners ever written for the stage, real-life couple, Kat Stewart and David Whiteley play Martha and George, whose marriage is served up to their unwitting guests, played by Emily Goddard and Harvey Zielinski, as a taste of the humiliations and the inevitable compromises to come. 

SIX The Musical (2 Aug – 20 Oct 2024) – In this high-octane 80-minute musical experience, the feisty Tudor queens boldly rewrite five hundred years of history.

Troy Hawke (Fri 7 Feb 2025) – Step back in time with Troy Hawke, the moustachioed motivator of the high street. Laugh out loud as he takes you on a comedic adventure with The Greeters Guild.

View all of the upcoming shows at Comedy Theatre here.

SIX The Musical Melbourne
Book tickets to SIX The Musical

Comedy Theatre Accessible Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible entrances and ramps.
  • Designated accessible seating.
  • There is no lift access to the Dress Circle. Access is via 19 steps with handrails.
  • Hearing loop systems and assistive listening devices.
  • Accessible restrooms.
  • The website provides very comprehensive and detailed information on accessibility features, read here.
  • Trained staff available to assist individuals with mobility challenges.
  • Clear signage and information provided to guide visitors with various accessibility requirements.

Getting there

Train: Parliament Station, 250-metre walk
Trams: 3, 96
Buses: 302, 304, 350, 905, 906
Driving: The closest parking is located in Flinders Lane

Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, 1300 111 011

Southbank Theatre

Southbank Theatre, a contemporary cultural venue, is celebrated for its modern design and role in hosting a diverse array of theatrical productions. This includes some of the best Melbourne musicals out there.

Current and upcoming shows

English (29 Jul – 24 Aug 2024) – Directed by Tasnim Hossain and starring Osamah Sami, this production promises laughter, tears, and a newfound appreciation for the power of communication.

Topdog/Underdog (23 Aug – 21 Sep 2024) – Witness the gripping tale of sibling rivalry and self-discovery, expertly brought to life by Damon Manns and Ras-Samuel. Directed by the legendary Bert LaBonté, this acclaimed production offers a perfect blend of comedy and tragedy.

Cost of Living (14 Sep – 19 Oct 2024) – Experience the raw emotions of human connection in “Cost of Living” at The Sumner in Southbank.

My Brilliant Career (7 Nov – 18 Dec 2024) – Experience the wild electric energy of Sybylla Melvyn’s story brought to life with this contemporary musical adaptation.

The Almighty Sometimes, Southbank Theatre, great for musicals Melbourne
The Almighty Sometimes, Southbank Theatre Melbourne

Southbank Theatre Accessible Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible entrances and ramps.
  • Designated accessible seating areas.
  • Hearing loop systems and assistive listening devices.
  • Accessible restrooms.
  • Most shows have dates which offer assistance such as audio descriptions, tactile tours, open captioning, closed captioning and Auslan interpreted performances.
  • Very clear information is available on the official website for each performance regarding the accessibility features and offerings.
  • Trained staff available to assist individuals with mobility challenges.
  • Clear signage and information to guide visitors with varying accessibility requirements.

Getting there

Train: Flinders Street Station, 300-metre walk
Trams: 1
Buses: 305
Driving: Nearest car parking includes Arts Centre Melbourne, Wilson’s Parking Southgate, Riverside Quay or Eureka car parks.

Southbank Theatre, 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006, (03) 8688 0800

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne, a cultural hub situated on the banks of the Yarra River, stands as a premier venue hosting a variety of artistic performances and events. Including some of the best musicals Melbourne has to offer.

Current and upcoming shows

Victorian College of the Arts Music Theatre Showcase (19 Aug 2024)

Sweeney Todd (14 – 21 Sept 2024) – Considered one of the most powerful, dramatic and theatrical horror tales ever set to music, this masterpiece of musical theatre will leave hearts racing and spines tingling long after the final curtain falls.

Disco Dancer (27 – 28 Sept 2024) – Get ready to groove to the beat of Disco Dancer – The Musical, the Bollywood sensation that is set to light up stages across Australia for a strictly limited season. Experience a visual feast of vibrant colours, iconic 80s fashion, and show-stopping dance sequences inspired by the timeless film performed in Hindi. 

Peter and the Starcatcher (12 – 24 Nov 2024) – Experience the joy of this theatrical spectacle with over 100 unforgettable characters, puppetry, live music, and technical wizardry.

Find all upcoming shows and musicals at Arts Centre Melbourne here.

Sweeney Todd, Arts Centre Melbourne
Sweeney Todd, Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne Accessible Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible entrances and ramps for convenient entry.
  • Free wheelchair hire is available.
  • Designated accessible seating areas with optimal views.
  • Hearing loop systems and assistive listening devices..
  • Accessible restrooms.
  • Trained staff available to assist individuals with mobility challenges.
  • Comprehensive accessibility information provided on the venue’s website for visitors to plan their experience accordingly.

Getting there

Train: Flinders Street Station, 350-metre walk
Trams: 16, 3
Buses: 251, 302, 350, 605, 907
Driving: Arts Centre Melbourne has an undercover car park located at 4 Sturt Street.

Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004, 1300 182 183, www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

Venue for musicals Melbourne

Candlelight Concerts

An enchanting night of classical instruments. Discover the beauty of Candlelight Concerts in iconic venues across Melbourne, showcasing a variety of musical genres under the soft glow of candlelight.

Read about our Candlelight Concert experience here.

Various dates and venues. Read more here.

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