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.
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Malthouse artistic director Matthew Lutton has expressed an ongoing desire to tell and retell Australia’s iconic mythologies; those narratives that have become embedded in one way or another in the collective culture. To this end, we’ve seen an electric...Drama Until Saturday June 2 2018
This is a review of the Sydney Theatre Company season of Going Down. The production is now playing at Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne. Contemporary Australian city life bursts off the stage with playfulness and incisive commentary in Going Down, a new play...Drama Until Sunday June 3 2018
Every ten minutes someone in Australia attempts to kill themselves; every four hours, someone succeeds. The rate among Australians of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent is 2.5 times higher for males and 3.4 times higher for females. In her...Drama Friday June 8 2018 - Saturday June 23 2018
Helen Bidou: Enter the Spinnaker Lounge
After being nominated for the Barry Award at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Helen Bidou's show is back for an encore performance. Here's our five-star review of the Comedy Festival season. I didn’t write any words down in the Spinnaker...Comedy festival Saturday June 30 2018
Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death
Is there anything Nakkiah Lui can’t do? The playwright, commentator, actor and director has done more in the five years since her first play than most artists manage in a lifetime. She’s written plays that dig into Australia’s darkest corners with the...Drama Thursday July 5 2018 - Sunday July 29 2018
Ich Nibber Dibber
What happens when you put three people in a room, and they commit to talking to each other for the next ten years? This celebration of friendship, nonsense and women-in-theatre, by Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor and Natalie Rose – who have been working...Drama Wednesday September 5 2018 - Sunday September 23 2018