Theatre in Melbourne & Victoria

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Melbourne Theatres & Theatre Groups

  • Altona City Theatre a Melbourne Amateur Theatre Company with three shows a year: one pantomime and two large scale musicals.
  • ARC (Amateur Repertory Company) is an established youth theatre company operating in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. It aims to involve young people (mainly ages 15-28) in all aspects of theatre performance, production and organisational activities.
  • Arts Centre Melbourne – venues include Hamer Hall, the State Theatre, the Playhouse, Fairfax Studio and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. See the website for what's on, tickets, parking and other information
  • The Australian National Memorial Theatre drama school, ballet school and shows
  • Babirra Music Theatre  non-professional music theatre company based in Melbournes South East Suburbs that specialises in the staging of older musicals & operettas that aren't regularly produced.
  • Blue Chair Theatre
  • Brighton Theatre Company, one of Melbourne's premiere amateur theatre groups just a short distance from the CBD bayside, stages a balanced programme of 4 major productions a year.
  • The Butterfly Club 204 Bank Street, South Melbourne,
  • Cloudburst Productions
  • CenterStage Geelong CenterStage Geelong is an organically grown theatre company that originated in 2010 from a small idea and alot of energy and support. The company strives to make a positive difference to theatre within Victoria as both a supporter of open auditions and proud member of the Theatre Guild of Victoria.
  • Dandenong Theatre Company
  • The Excordis Domain a company for young people
  • Fables & Frolics specialize in producing bi-lingual shows in either Italian/English or German/English with both dialogue and songs performed in the relevant languages. Shows are “fractured” fairytales presented with contemporary twists and popular culture references to engage all of today's audiences.
  • Fenestra Theatre Productions – children's and family shows, plays and theatre, funned up clowning, holiday activities and school holiday shows
  • FortyFive Downstairs – 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne. Provides an affordable and supportive inner city venue for theatre performances, music and exhibitions.
  • The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Victoria
  • Her Majesty's Theatre
  • Impro Melbourne
  • Malthouse Theatre
  • Mariner Theatres Including Princess Theatre, Regent Theatre, Comedy Theatre and Forum Theatre.
  • Melbourne French Theatre Inc. – Le Théâtre Français de Melbourne A unique Australian theatre company presenting plays in French, organising events and serving as an agency for French actors for all multimedia applications. Founded in 1977 by Michael Bula and A. David Gorrie under the patronage of His Excellency the French Ambassador to Australia
    Une troupe de thtre australienne unique qui prsente des pices en langue franaise, organise des vnements et offre un service d'agence pour les comdiens de langue franaise pour tout objet multimdiatique. Fond en 1977 par Michael Bula et A. David Gorrie sous le patronage de Son Excellence l'Ambassadeur de France en Australie
  • Melbourne Playback Theatre Company Improvisational theatre company
  • Music Theatre Australia The opera and musical theatre company, based in Melbourne, tours nationally and internationally. Past and future productions are listed and recordings are available.
  • Melbourne Theatre Company professional company, and semi autonomous department of the University of Melbourne. The theatre is wheelchair accessible, and has enhanced access for sight and hearing impaired people.
  • Monash University Academy of Performing Arts – Including the following venues, the Robert Blackwood Concert Hall and the Alexander Theatre, both located on the Clayton Campus and the George Jenkins Theatre on the Peninsula Campus.
  • Mornington Peninsula Theatre Company
  • The Music Theatre Guild of Victoria a non-profit organisation set up to support and encourage the ongoing development of non-professional musical theatre in Victoria.
  • NOVA Music Theatre – A non professional Theatre Group based in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs. Aims to present two Musicals, one to be a premiere production, each year.
  • Orchestra Victoria is the performance partner for all Melbourne seasons of Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet, and delivers free concerts and education workshops throughout Victoria via its Community Program. Delivering 185 performances to more than 230,000 people throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria each year, Orchestra Victoria is one of Australia's busiest orchestras.
  • Peridot Theatre Company Non professional company in Mt. Waverley, Melbourne performing in the Unicorn Theatre.
  • Phoenix Theatre Company is based in the City of Manningham in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Phoenix Theatre Company was established with the philosophy of integrating young performers, and older more experienced performers, from within the local community. At Phoenix we continue the philosophy that performers and production staff form the back bone of our theatrical community and we constantly encourage people to push their creative limits to their fullest potential, within a safe and structured environment.
  • Polyglot Puppet Theatre
  • SLAMS Music Theatre Company
  • Somebodys Daughter Theatre Company
  • Track Youth Theatre
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  • Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres includes shows and events at theatres around the state. Click here for the non-flash version
  • Whitehorse Musical Theatre  Non-professional musical theatre company in Melbourne's eastern suburbs providing high quality productions for lovers of musical theatre everywhere. Recent productions include “Les Miserables”, “42nd Street” and “The Sound of Music”. Details of upcoming productions, equipment and costume hire, and how to become a member can be found on the website
  • Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc WMTC Inc – formerly known as Williamstown Light Opera Company the oldest amateur musical theatre company in Melbourne is back and bigger than ever.


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