If you’re looking for some fun stage productions to keep you busy this festive season, then Melbourne is the place to be. From Christmas-themed musicals to immersive experiences, each performance will leave you in a standing ovation! Make sure you book your tickets soon, and we’ll see you in the audience of these 5 must-see theatre shows in Melbourne.
Get ready to spice up your holiday season at the hottest Christmas event in town. A Very Naughty Christmas at the Alex Theatre will be jam packed with festive fun and sexy Santas. Arriving in Melbourne on December 7 2023, this production is the perfect way for adults to get into the Christmas spirit. The production includes stand-up comedy, singing, dancing, burlesque, and skits all with a salacious edge. Let loose and indulge in some adult-only fun with a live band, eight performers and Christmas classics as you’ve never heard them before.
📍Where: The Alex Theatre
🗓️When: December 7 to 23
This multisensory experience has taken over The Austral in Collingwood, a historic theatre from the 1920s. Hop aboard the E.V. Nautilus, and descend into the underwater world of Love Lust Lost. This adults-only experience features a multi-layered plot, drawing inspiration from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and Heart of Darkness. Meet nine characters, and discover the lengths they will go to in pursuit of love and lust. This immersive performance features music, spoken word, dance, circus, soundscapes and even scent. With secret rooms, hidden bars, and puzzles to solve, no two experiences will be the same.
📍Where: The Austral
🗓️When: Now Until December 16
The five-time Tony Award winner and West End sensation, A Christmas Carol, is returning to the Comedy Theatre this festive season. Enjoy the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, as he is visited by the ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Written by Jack Thorn (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and directed by Matthew Warchus (Matilda the Musical), this interpretation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol should definitely be on your Christmas to-do list.
📍Where: The Comedy Theatre
🗓️When: Now until January 7 2024
Sing along to 22 of ABBA’s greatest chart-topping hits in Mamma Mia! the musical. The plot follows the story of a young girl who is unsure who her father is, and to find out, secretly invites the three possible men to her wedding. Including songs like Dancing Queen, Voulez-Vous and Money Money Money, you will be up out of your seat in no time. Be whisked away to Greece by this production that has been seen by over 65 million people around the world. Whether you loved ABBA in the 80s, or you’re a younger fan, this uplifting musical is great for the whole family.
📍Where: The Princess Theatre
🗓️When: Now until December 10
Calling all bohemians! You’re invited to celebrate truth, beauty, freedom and love at the spectacular Moulin Rouge! The Musical! See Baz Luhrmann’s sensational film come to life on stage, and watch the romance unfold between a handsome young composer and a cabaret star. This glitzy show is packed with over 70 songs that will have you tapping your toes. Look forward to tracks like Lady Marmalade, Single Ladies, Chandelier and more!
📍Where: Regent Theatre
🗓️When: Now until February 4, 2024