Events

Home to some of the world’s best sporting and art events, Melbourne is a premier destination that attracts international competitions and award-winning performances.

March 2019

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne is now playing exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director.

When: 1 March 2019 to 2 February 2020
Where: Princess Theatre

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Be it family fun at Fed Square, glittering gala events or late-night laughs at the Festival Club, there is a comedy thrill to fit everyone’s bill as comedians of all shapes and sizes take to theatres, pubs, clubs and broom cupboards citywide, shining a spotlight on the silly, the serious, the heart-breaking and the hilarious.

When: 27 March to 21 April 2019
Where: Various locations in Melbourne

April 2019

West Side Story

A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet; this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. The “Jets”, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the “Sharks”, for domination of the streets.

When: 6 to 28 April 2019
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne

Post Malone

Rising rapper and R&B singer Post Malone hit pay dirt in 2015 with his hugely popular breakout single "White Iverson," a Top 3 jam on the Hot Rap Songs chart that has racked up more than 200 million views on YouTube. Since then he's made good on the promise of that auspicious debut, generating major buzz with his 2016 mixtape August 26th and hitting the road for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Post Malone The Hollywood Dreams Tour.

When: 30 April to 2 May 2019
Where: Rod Laver Arena

May 2019

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is Australia's pre-eminent jazz festival, internationally renowned as a programmer of creativity and innovation. It showcases Melbourne's thriving jazz sector nationally and internationally, and makes a unique contribution to Melbourne's artistic reputation.

When: 31 May to 9 June 2019
Where: Various locations in Melbourne