Best performances in Melbourne

Check out the top performances in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Palais Theatre
1. Palais Theatre
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26 local reviews
Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9525 3240
Establishment
Gayle
5 min walk to great bands and performances
Jai
Great music and live performance in historic theatre
Alanna
The Palais is one of Melbourne's grand old theatres, and worth a visit just for the location. There are a stea…
1. Palais Theatre
1. Palais Theatre
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26 local reviews
Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9525 3240
Gayle
Gayle
5 min walk to great bands and performances
Jai
Jai
Great music and live performance in historic theatre
Alanna
Alanna
The Palais is one of Melbourne's grand old theatres, and worth a visit just for the location. There are a steady stream of local and interna…
2. Royal Botanic Gardens
2. Royal Botanic Gardens
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245 local reviews
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
(03) 9252 2300
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KT
Fabulous historic gardens to visit. Bring a picnic. In summer they have Shakespeare and Wind in the Willows pe…
Mike
Very popular, especially on weekends. Lots happens in the Botanical Gardens during the summer months- open air…
Shamil & Sumudu
Get lost exploring Melbourne's finest garden. The running track around the outer perimeter is just as (if not …
2. Royal Botanic Gardens
2. Royal Botanic Gardens
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245 local reviews
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
(03) 9252 2300
KT
KT
Fabulous historic gardens to visit. Bring a picnic. In summer they have Shakespeare and Wind in the Willows performance. The bats chow down …
Mike
Mike
Very popular, especially on weekends. Lots happens in the Botanical Gardens during the summer months- open air cinemas, plays and musicals, …
Shamil & Sumudu
Shamil & Sumudu
Get lost exploring Melbourne's finest garden. The running track around the outer perimeter is just as (if not more) famous. Just ask locals …
3. Arts Centre
3. Arts Centre
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78 local reviews
Arts Centre
Establishment
Jody
Usually have high end performances in here as well as the Hamer Hall which is next door. Ballet & classical. U…
Sue
At the Arts Centre there is music, shows, theatre, and plenty of restaurants for before or after the performan…
Jacklyn
Australia's largest and busiest performing arts venues, the Arts Centre stages more than 4400 performances and…
3. Arts Centre
3. Arts Centre
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78 local reviews
Arts Centre
Jody
Jody
Usually have high end performances in here as well as the Hamer Hall which is next door. Ballet & classical. Usually has a free exhibition o…
Sue
Sue
At the Arts Centre there is music, shows, theatre, and plenty of restaurants for before or after the performance if you wander down Southban…
Jacklyn
Jacklyn
Australia's largest and busiest performing arts venues, the Arts Centre stages more than 4400 performances and public events at its three ve…
4. Melbourne Arts Centre
4. Melbourne Arts Centre
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8 local reviews
Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9281 8000
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Pat
The Sidney Myer Music Bowl has architectural importance and is rare as the largest, purpose built, permanent o…
Madlen
There are free classical concerts in summer and regular concerts or performances. Take a picnic and listen. It…
Linton
Music festivals and live shows
4. Melbourne Arts Centre
4. Melbourne Arts Centre
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8 local reviews
Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9281 8000
Pat
Pat
The Sidney Myer Music Bowl has architectural importance and is rare as the largest, purpose built, permanent outdoor performance venue in Au…
Madlen
Madlen
There are free classical concerts in summer and regular concerts or performances. Take a picnic and listen. It is beautiful.
Linton
Linton
Music festivals and live shows
5. Melbourne Recital Centre
5. Melbourne Recital Centre
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14 local reviews
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
(03) 9699 3333
Establishment
Mark & Mike
Melbourne Recital Centre is an acclaimed music destination combining architectural innovation and acoustic per…
Zoran
Melbourne Recital Centre is an acclaimed music destination combining architectural innovation and acoustic per…
Andi
If live music performance is your thing. This place showcase the best performances in Melbourne and hosts inte…
5. Melbourne Recital Centre
5. Melbourne Recital Centre
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14 local reviews
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
(03) 9699 3333
Mark & Mike
Mark & Mike
Melbourne Recital Centre is an acclaimed music destination combining architectural innovation and acoustic perfection with two world-class p…
Zoran
Zoran
Melbourne Recital Centre is an acclaimed music destination combining architectural innovation and acoustic perfection within its two world-c…
Andi
Andi
If live music performance is your thing. This place showcase the best performances in Melbourne and hosts internationally acclaimed performa…
6. Southbank Theatre
6. Southbank Theatre
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9 local reviews
140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank
Closed now
(03) 8688 0800
Establishment
Zoran
Southbank Theatre is the principal home of Melbourne Theatre Company, hosting the annual season of up to 12 pl…
Song
The home of Melbourne Theatre Company, hosting the annual mainstage season, Education performances and other p…
Alice
Book into a theatre show here. Often Melbourne Theatre company do shows here and for under 30's tickets are $3…
6. Southbank Theatre
6. Southbank Theatre
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9 local reviews
140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank
Closed now
(03) 8688 0800
Zoran
Zoran
Southbank Theatre is the principal home of Melbourne Theatre Company, hosting the annual season of up to 12 plays, as well as NEON NEXT, the…
Song
Song
The home of Melbourne Theatre Company, hosting the annual mainstage season, Education performances and other productions for families and yo…
Alice
Alice
Book into a theatre show here. Often Melbourne Theatre company do shows here and for under 30's tickets are $30.
7. Arts Centre Melbourne
7. Arts Centre Melbourne
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7 local reviews
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Open now
(03) 9281 8000
Establishment
Simon
Australia's largest performing arts venue. See what's on, book tickets, view an exhibition, take a tour and ma…
Jackie
Australia's largest performance arts venue.
Mark
Melbourne's iconic performing arts theatre
7. Arts Centre Melbourne
7. Arts Centre Melbourne
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7 local reviews
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Open now
(03) 9281 8000
Simon
Simon
Australia's largest performing arts venue. See what's on, book tickets, view an exhibition, take a tour and marvel at the unique arts and en…
Jackie
Jackie
Australia's largest performance arts venue.
Mark
Mark
Melbourne's iconic performing arts theatre
8. Hamer Hall
8. Hamer Hall
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14 local reviews
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9281 8000
Establishment
Andi
World Concerts Performances
Jamie
Hamer Hall is a 2,661 seat concert hall, the largest venue in the Arts Centre complex, used for orchestra and …
Donna
Beautiful Hamer Hall on the Yarra River is Arts Centre Melbourne's premier venue for orchestra and chamber mu…
8. Hamer Hall
8. Hamer Hall
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14 local reviews
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9281 8000
Andi
Andi
World Concerts Performances
Jamie
Jamie
Hamer Hall is a 2,661 seat concert hall, the largest venue in the Arts Centre complex, used for orchestra and contemporary music performance…
Donna
Donna
Beautiful Hamer Hall on the Yarra River is Arts Centre Melbourne's premier venue for orchestra and chamber music. It seats 2,661. Hamer Ha…