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Critics' choice theatre shows in Melbourne

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

On stage at Blackie Blackie Brown Malthouse
Photograph: Phoebe Powell
By Time Out editors
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Our theatre critics spend a scary amount of time sitting in dark rooms, so they usually know what's what when it comes to Melbourne's stages. Here are all their tips for 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.

What's showing this week?

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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