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Malthouse Theatre

  • Theatre
  • Southbank
  1. Malthouse Theatre 2016 exterior day photograph courtesy Malthouse photographer credit Tim Grey
    Photograph: Malthouse/Tim Grey
  2. Malthouse Merlyn Theatre 2019 supplied image
    Photograph: Malthouse/Charlie Kinross

Time Out says

This former brewery, gifted to the arts by Carlton and United in 1986, is the home of Malthouse Theatre – Melbourne’s innovative producer of new Australian work. The building has two theatre spaces: the 500-seat Merlyn theatre and 180-seat Beckett Theatre.

The onsite cafe and bar should take care of all your snacking, dining and drinking needs.


113 Sturt St

What’s on


  • Drama

Malthouse Theatre is set to kick off its exciting 2023 season, with a collection of awe-inspiring, provocative shows for all sorts of tastes – and one of the first cabs off the rank is based on the prolific 1922 silent film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.  Malthouse's Nosferatu is writer Keziah Warner’s exhilarating gothic drama starring Jacob Collins Levy and Sophie Ross – and it will be hitting the theatre in February 2023 as part of the new season.  Set in Bluewater, a mining town in Tasmania, the story follows the journey of locals as they desperately try to restore the town by putting their faith in a mysterious investor. As the town is revitalised with new vineyards and flush with money, a series of horrors emerge, and are swept under the rug for the sake of the town’s future.  With a set and costume design by Romanie Harper, this is one ghoulish tale you want to see. Nosferatu will run at the Malthouse Theatre from February 10 to February 26, 2023. Tickets are on sale now. Looking for more theatre? Here are the best shows to see in Melbourne this month.

Made in China 2.0

  • Drama

One of the first productions of Malthouse Theatre’s 2023 program, Made in China 2.0 is a part pop culture lecture, part dramatic performance.A collaboration between Emma Valente and Wang Chong – one of Beijing’s most significant theatre directors – Made in China 2.0 is an intimate exploration of Chong’s creative process for making cutting-edge art back home and abroad, during uncertain times. Intricately exploring the role of the artist and provocateur, it's set to get audiences talking. This show comes to the Malthouse after the sell-out success of Little Emperors in 2017, so you know you're in for a thought-provoking night. Made in China 2.0 will run at the Malthouse Theatre from February 28 to March 19, 2023. Tickets are on sale now.

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