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The best of Melbourne theatre, film, art and music reviews and news

Brunswick Music Festival

Brunswick Music Festival

Merri-bek dwellers are spoiled for choice when it comes to musical talent, never more than during the annual Brunswick Music Festival, when international and...

Brunswick
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Things to do in Melbourne

Theatre now on in Melbourne

Rent
5 out of 5 stars

The next generation of music theatre stars shine in this ode to survival and community

Southbank
The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

3 out of 5 stars

Pip Williams’ best-selling novel comes to the stage with impressive design and standout performances but nothing much to say

Southbank
Meet Me at Dawn

Meet Me at Dawn

4 out of 5 stars

A couple marooned on an island try to navigate their way home, but uncover they've forever lost the reality they once knew

Southbank
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Latest in music

Aespa

Aespa

The South Korean hyperpop girl group Aespa is coming to Melbourne in September – here's how to join the waitlist

Dom Dolla

Dom Dolla

You better start saving up, because Dom Dolla is returning to Melbourne for his largest-ever shows

Flemington

Latest theatre and dance reviews

The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

3 out of 5 stars

Pip Williams’ best-selling novel comes to the stage with impressive design and standout performances but nothing much to say

Southbank
Rent

Rent

5 out of 5 stars

The next generation of music theatre stars shine in this ode to survival and community

Southbank
Meet Me at Dawn

Meet Me at Dawn

4 out of 5 stars

A couple marooned on an island try to navigate their way home, but uncover they've forever lost the reality they once knew

Southbank

Latest film reviews

Stopmotion

Stopmotion

4 out of 5 stars

An animator’s act of creation turns into a Francis Bacon-esque nightmare in this brilliantly inventive horror

Dahomey

Dahomey

4 out of 5 stars

The return of stolen antiquities from Paris to Benin becomes a magical journey in this Golden Bear-winning docu-fiction

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

4 out of 5 stars

Stone Age settlers encounter evil in 45,000 BC’s answer to The Blair Witch Project

The Outrun

The Outrun

4 out of 5 stars

Saoirse Ronan astounds as a young woman searching for grace in the face of addiction

Your guide to art in Melbourne

Where to buy art in Melbourne

Where to buy art in Melbourne

Maybe you're OK with bare walls and prefer to keep things minimalistic, or maybe that one Pulp Fiction poster you've had since university still has...

Your guide to theatre in Melbourne

Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

Melbourne is blessed with a wealth of theatres, from the grand old dames like the Princess Theatre, to the kooky hidden gems; no city in Australia can lay...

Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

Melbourne is blessed with a wealth of theatres, from the grand old dames like the Princess Theatre, to the kooky hidden gems; no city in Australia can lay...

Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

Where to sit in Melbourne's theatres

Melbourne is blessed with a wealth of theatres, from the grand old dames like the Princess Theatre, to the kooky hidden gems; no city in Australia can lay...

The top 10 moments in Hamilton

The top 10 moments in Hamilton

It's the kind of show that encourages and rewards obsessive fandom, and part of that is the numerous showstopping, fist-punching moments sprinkled throughout.

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