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NEW AT MLIVE

Created with the aim of making the performing arts accessible to Melbourne’s diverse communities, MLIVE is a year-round program of events spanning across a range of genres including theatre, jazz, classical music, dance, musicals, and children’s theatre.

Dance & Movement

Dust

DANCENORTH WITH LIMINAL SPACES

PART OF WEIGHTLESS: A DANCE SERIES. Dust takes a deep and daring dive into how, through the lottery of birth,
 we inherit the architecture of restriction and opportunity. Award-winning Dancenorth …

Dates & venue

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Alexander Theatre

Dust

PART OF WEIGHTLESS: A DANCE SERIES. Dust takes a deep and daring dive into how, through the lottery of birth,
 we inherit the architecture of restriction and opportunity. Award-winning Dancenorth …

Dance & Movement
Music

Archie and Paul

ARCHIE ROACH WITH PAUL GRABOWSKY

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Archie Roach is one of Australia’s most treasured performers. For close to 30 years his recorded output has gifted the country with a …

Dates & venue

Sun 26 May 2019

Alexander Theatre

Archie and Paul

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Archie Roach is one of Australia’s most treasured performers. For close to 30 years his recorded output has gifted the country with a …

Music
Music

Solo for Duet

EVE EGOYAN

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Canadian artist Eve Egoyan is a piano virtuoso like no other and this is light years away from your average concert. In exploring …

Dates & venue

Tue 21 May 2019

Sound Gallery

Solo for Duet

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Canadian artist Eve Egoyan is a piano virtuoso like no other and this is light years away from your average concert. In exploring …

Music
Comedy

Smokestack

TOM BALLARD, ZOE COOMBS MARR, ROD QUANTOCK & SPECIAL GUESTS

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. An evening of comedy, songs and ideas. Comedian Tom Ballard declares: ‘As a progressive person, I’m pro-progress and aggressive towards people who are …

Dates & venue

Fri 17 May 2019

Alexander Theatre

Smokestack

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. An evening of comedy, songs and ideas. Comedian Tom Ballard declares: ‘As a progressive person, I’m pro-progress and aggressive towards people who are …

Comedy
Music

Songs of Freedom

FEATURING THANDO, SOPHIE KOH, N’FA JONES AND MORE

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Protest music has accompanied every period of progress over the last century. The power of the song has enabled the complex and the …

Dates & venue

Fri 24 May 2019

Jazz Club

Songs of Freedom

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Protest music has accompanied every period of progress over the last century. The power of the song has enabled the complex and the …

Music
Children & Families

The Young King

Slingsby

PART OF FAMILY FIESTA: WEEKEND OF EVENTS. By Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom. A naive boy raised by goat herds is discovered to be heir to …

Dates & venue

Fri 05 Jul 2019

Fri 05 Jul 2019

Fri 05 Jul 2019

Sat 06 Jul 2019

Sat 06 Jul 2019

Sat 06 Jul 2019

Sound Gallery

The Young King

PART OF FAMILY FIESTA: WEEKEND OF EVENTS. By Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom. A naive boy raised by goat herds is discovered to be heir to …

Children & Families
Theatre

Whale

Fleur Kilpatrick and Katrina Cornwell

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Can you imagine a world where political inaction and industry lobbying has brought the earth to the point of catastrophe? Can you imagine …

Dates & venue

Thu 16 May 2019 -
Preview

Fri 17 May 2019

Sat 18 May 2019

Sound Gallery

Whale

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. Can you imagine a world where political inaction and industry lobbying has brought the earth to the point of catastrophe? Can you imagine …

Theatre
Music

Wavelength II

OK EG

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. When we asked independent Australian performing artists for submissions to develop new work on the theme of progress we were impressed but not …

Dates & venue

Fri 24 May 2019

Sound Gallery

Wavelength II

PART OF PROGRESS: A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS. When we asked independent Australian performing artists for submissions to develop new work on the theme of progress we were impressed but not …

Music
Music

Tomoe Kawabata

Piano Recital

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR: A PIANO RECITAL SERIES. Since moving to Australia in 2002, Tomoe Kawabata, an internationally sought-after recitalist, concert and chamber musician, has been doing …

Dates & venue

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Sound Gallery

Tomoe Kawabata

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR: A PIANO RECITAL SERIES. Since moving to Australia in 2002, Tomoe Kawabata, an internationally sought-after recitalist, concert and chamber musician, has been doing …

Music
Music

Soweto Gospel Choir

Presented by Andrew Kay & Associates

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. The Soweto Gospel Choir is nothing short of an international treasure. While steadfastly true to their roots in the birthplace of South …

Dates & venue

Tue 03 Sep 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Soweto Gospel Choir

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. The Soweto Gospel Choir is nothing short of an international treasure. While steadfastly true to their roots in the birthplace of South …

Music
Children & Families

Sound of Drawing – Free Event

Polygot Theatre

PART OF FAMILY FIESTA: WEEKEND OF EVENTS. Polyglot Theatre, an Australian leader in creating experiential and interactive theatre, will present Sound of Drawing, which promises to change the way children …

Dates & venue

Sat 06 Jul 2019 - 4:00pm, drop in, it's FREE

Sun 07 Jul 2019 - 4:00pm, drop in, it's FREE

Alexander Theatre, Sound Gallery, Jazz Club

Sound of Drawing – Free Event

PART OF FAMILY FIESTA: WEEKEND OF EVENTS. Polyglot Theatre, an Australian leader in creating experiential and interactive theatre, will present Sound of Drawing, which promises to change the way children …

Children & Families
Classical Music

Symphonie Fantastique

MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Musical enchantment from Mendelssohn’s ethereal music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream sets the scene for Saint-Saëns’ captivating Cello Concerto No. 1. It …

Dates & venue

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Symphonie Fantastique

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Musical enchantment from Mendelssohn’s ethereal music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream sets the scene for Saint-Saëns’ captivating Cello Concerto No. 1. It …

Classical Music
Music

Russian Masters

Monash Academy Orchestra

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. It’s strange to think that we can now comfortably enjoy as ‘favourites’, two works that were born of extreme mental anguish. The …

Dates & venue

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Russian Masters

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. It’s strange to think that we can now comfortably enjoy as ‘favourites’, two works that were born of extreme mental anguish. The …

Music
Classical Music

Revolution

Monash Academy Orchestra

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Symphonies don’t come any more ‘progressive’ than Beethoven’s ‘Fifth’. It is hard to imagine hearing it for the first time, but in …

Dates & venue

Sun 19 May 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Revolution

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Symphonies don’t come any more ‘progressive’ than Beethoven’s ‘Fifth’. It is hard to imagine hearing it for the first time, but in …

Classical Music
Theatre

My Brilliant Career

A new musical by Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank

Based on the legendary coming-of-age novel by Miles Franklin, the musical adaptation of My Brilliant Career takes us into the world of fiery misfit Sybylla as she wrestles against the …

Dates & venue

Fri 18 Oct 2019 - Preview

Sat 19 Oct 2019 - Preview

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Thu 24 Oct 2019

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Alexander Theatre

My Brilliant Career

Based on the legendary coming-of-age novel by Miles Franklin, the musical adaptation of My Brilliant Career takes us into the world of fiery misfit Sybylla as she wrestles against the …

Theatre
Classical Music

Music Under Dictatorship

Monash Academy Orchestra

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Eivind Aadland is one of Scandinavia’s most respected conductors and his recordings of the complete orchestral works of Grieg are seen as …

Dates & venue

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Music Under Dictatorship

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Eivind Aadland is one of Scandinavia’s most respected conductors and his recordings of the complete orchestral works of Grieg are seen as …

Classical Music
Classical Music

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. The clarinet is known as the smooth talker of the orchestra; capable of stunning warmth and beauty. Experience its dynamic versatility showcased …

Dates & venue

Fri 05 Apr 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. The clarinet is known as the smooth talker of the orchestra; capable of stunning warmth and beauty. Experience its dynamic versatility showcased …

Classical Music
Classical Music

Mozart 29

MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Not interested in playing first or second fiddle, MSO Principal Violist Chris Moore leads the band in this concert, which features music …

Dates & venue

Fri 31 May 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Mozart 29

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Not interested in playing first or second fiddle, MSO Principal Violist Chris Moore leads the band in this concert, which features music …

Classical Music
Classical Music

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Ray Chen is Australia’s golden boy of the violin: winning hearts around the world with his incredible skill and charming stage presence. Chen …

Dates & venue

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. Ray Chen is Australia’s golden boy of the violin: winning hearts around the world with his incredible skill and charming stage presence. Chen …

Classical Music
Dance & Movement

Lullaby

PANTA REI DANSETEATER

PART OF WEIGHTLESS: A DANCE SERIES. Norway’s celebrated and imaginative dance company Panta Rei takes its name from the ancient Greek philosophy ‘everything flows’. When you encounter the group’s trademark …

Dates & venue

Fri 06 Sep 2019

Alexander Theatre

Lullaby

PART OF WEIGHTLESS: A DANCE SERIES. Norway’s celebrated and imaginative dance company Panta Rei takes its name from the ancient Greek philosophy ‘everything flows’. When you encounter the group’s trademark …

Dance & Movement
Music

Luke Howard

PIANO RECITAL

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR: A PIANO RECITAL SERIES. Luke Howard, like German composer Nils Frahm, writes and performs music that falls somewhere just outside classifications like ‘minimalist’ …

Dates & venue

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Sound Gallery

Luke Howard

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR: A PIANO RECITAL SERIES. Luke Howard, like German composer Nils Frahm, writes and performs music that falls somewhere just outside classifications like ‘minimalist’ …

Music
Dance & Movement

I Wish Her Well

PANTA REI DANSETEATER

PART OF WEIGHTLESS: A DANCE SERIES. Four women, a collection of stories, several hourglasses and a mirror. In their Australian debut, one of Norway’s most admired and skilful dance theatre …

Dates & venue

Fri 06 Sep 2019

Fri 06 Sep 2019

Alexander Theatre

I Wish Her Well

PART OF WEIGHTLESS: A DANCE SERIES. Four women, a collection of stories, several hourglasses and a mirror. In their Australian debut, one of Norway’s most admired and skilful dance theatre …

Dance & Movement
Children & Families

I See You Like This – Free Event

Jessica Wilson

PART OF FAMILY FIESTA: WEEKEND OF EVENTS. Jessica Wilson’s enchanting I See You Like This is a mobile photo studio in which children art-direct a creative portrait directly onto their …

Dates & venue

Fri 05 Jul 2019 - 3:30pm, drop in, it's FREE

Sat 06 Jul 2019 - 3:30pm, drop in, it's FREE

Sun 07 Jul 2019 - 3:30pm, drop in, it's FREE

Alexander Theatre, Sound Gallery, Jazz Club

I See You Like This – Free Event

PART OF FAMILY FIESTA: WEEKEND OF EVENTS. Jessica Wilson’s enchanting I See You Like This is a mobile photo studio in which children art-direct a creative portrait directly onto their …

Children & Families
Music

Elyane Laussade

PIANO RECITAL

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR: A PIANO RECITAL SERIES. Described by the New York Times as ‘a pianist with dazzling power and an impeccable sense of style’, US-born …

Dates & venue

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Sound Gallery

Elyane Laussade

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR: A PIANO RECITAL SERIES. Described by the New York Times as ‘a pianist with dazzling power and an impeccable sense of style’, US-born …

Music
Music

Chichester Psalms

Monash University Singers | Presented by the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. The Chichester Psalms have proved to be one of Leonard Bernstein’s most enduring and best-loved works. Deliberately marrying Christian and Judaic liturgical …

Dates & venue

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Robert Blackwood Hall

Chichester Psalms

PART OF SYMPHONIC: AN ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL SERIES. The Chichester Psalms have proved to be one of Leonard Bernstein’s most enduring and best-loved works. Deliberately marrying Christian and Judaic liturgical …

Music
MLIVE

Benjamin Martin

PIANO RECITAL

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR: A PIANO RECITAL SERIES. Pianist and composer Benjamin Martin is as intelligent a musician as you’re ever likely to come across. In this …

Dates & venue

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Sound Gallery

Benjamin Martin

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR: A PIANO RECITAL SERIES. Pianist and composer Benjamin Martin is as intelligent a musician as you’re ever likely to come across. In this …

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