Theatre & Dance

Latest Melbourne theatre and dance reviews and previews

What's on stage in August
Theatre

What's on stage in August

Shake off the cold with some seriously strong performances and brand new works this month

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Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones

This fully realised take on a modern Australian classic is inter-generationally good theatre

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Disgraced

Disgraced

The most harrowing response to social and religious identity the theatre can muster

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Nine ways Melbourne Festival will transform the city
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Nine ways Melbourne Festival will transform the city

Check out our highlights from Melbourne Festival's explosive 2016 program

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Theatre, dance, musicals and opera on now in Melbourne

A guide to Melbourne's theatre scene

The best new and upcoming Melbourne shows
Theatre

The best new and upcoming Melbourne shows

Our critics' picks for theatre, musicals, opera and dance in Melbourne

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The best new and upcoming musicals
Theatre

The best new and upcoming musicals

From indie shows to international blockbusters, here are the musicals you should book in to see

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Latest Melbourne theatre reviews
Theatre

Latest Melbourne theatre reviews

Check out the latest theatre, musical, opera and dance reviews from Time Out's critics

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How to get cheap theatre tickets in Melbourne
Theatre

How to get cheap theatre tickets in Melbourne

View from the cheap seats: a Time Out Melbourne guide to play-going for penny-pinchers

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Arts Centre Melbourne
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Arts Centre Melbourne

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Melbourne Theatre Company
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Melbourne Theatre Company

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Malthouse Theatre
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Malthouse Theatre

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Arts House
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Arts House

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Melbourne Recital Centre
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Melbourne Recital Centre

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Lunch at The Press Club

Chef, restaurateur and Masterchef judge George Calombaris’ restaurant The Press Club is the pinnacle of class – an intimate, 32-seater restaurant serving modern Greek at a devilishly affordable price. And if you’re deliberating when the perfect moment to enjoy the deliciousness of this five star restaurant would be, we’re recommending give lunch a try. Open Monday through to Saturday from midday to 3pm, lunch time at The Press Club should be on every Melbournian foodie’s bucket list. Grab a quick lunch from the $40 express set menu which includes two courses and a glass of Hellenic wine, or select from tasting menus which start from two courses at $35pp, three courses at $45pp or four courses at $60pp. Better yet, visit on a Saturday and opt for the Saturday lunch tasting menu which treats you to six courses for just $90pp. Minimalist in size but enormous in flavour, The Press Club high end Greek food at it’s very best.

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