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Critics' choice theatre shows in Melbourne

The best new and upcoming Melbourne theatre, musicals, opera and dance

Maggie McKenna and Ben Bennett in in Sydney Theatre Company and
Photograph: Lisa Tomasetti
By Time Out editors

Book in for the best Melbourne shows with our guide to new and upcoming theatre. Our theatre critics recommend the best shows to see right now, as well as the upcoming shows that we haven't seen yet, but think are going to set your heart racing.

For more Melbourne theatre information, check out our latest reviews and our guide to scoring cheap theatre tickets.

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Production shot at The Lady in the Van
Photograph: Jeff Busby
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Theatre in Melbourne this week

Wondering what to see in Melbourne this week? Check out our guide to the theatre, opera, musicals and dance shows on Melbourne's stages for the next seven days.

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