Events in Melbourne

Wondering what’s on in Melbourne? Book your accommodation at Novotel Melbourne on Collins and you’ll find yourself near the top event venues in the city, including the Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, Etihad Stadium, Rod Laver Arena and more. From sporting events and holiday celebrations to concerts, waterfront festivals, sailing regattas and more, there’s something for everyone. 

And there’s so much more to explore in Melbourne and the surrounds – let Visit Victoria be your inspiration and tour guide!

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    16 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2020

    Based on the original new story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the critically acclaimed play currently screening at the Princess Theatre.  The play, which is presented in two parts, follows Harry Potter's life as a now overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father of three school-aged children who are struggling under the weight of the family legacy.  This play is exclusive to Melbourne and concludes in March 2020, so book your tickets today.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    9 Aug 2019 - 31 Jan 2020

    In a world of pure imagination, Roald Dahl's marvellous tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, come to life in the brand-new Broadway musical.

    The candy man, Willy Wonka, and his Oompa-Loompas are only in Melbourne until the end of November.  Book your Tickets here.

  • War Horse

    10 Jan - 2 Feb 2020

    War Horse, the unforgettable theatrical event from the National Theatre of Great Britain, based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, is returning to Melbourne in 2020. 

    This remarkable story is of courage, loyalty and friendship tells the story of a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of WWI. 

    Book your tickets here to view this powerfully moving and imaginative drama at the Regent Theatre.

  • Australian Open

    20 Jan - 2 Feb 2020

    The Ausralian Open tennis tournament, held in the midst of Melbourne's summer, is set to be another exciting experience for all tennis lovers.  

    Reserve your seat in either Rod Laver Arena or Margaret Court Arena to experience the best of the AO with Stadium Tickets.  Or grab a Ground Pass to get access to all outdoor courts, the AO Live Stage, the AO Ballpark as well as the all-new Practice Village.

    It's not just about the tennis at the AO.  Music fans will be kept happy with Billy Idol confirmed to be part of the line-up for the AO Live Stage.  There are also many delicious dining  & court side experiences to enjoy.

  • Moomba

    6 - 9 Mar 2020

    The iconic Moomba Festival showcases a jam-packed, fun-loving and family-friendly program of events and activities along the banks of the Yarra.

    Release your inner adrenaline junkie on the carnival rides, check out world-class athletes water ski and wakeboard down the river, enjoy performances from talented artists, catch the wacky Birdman Rally and much more at Moomba Long Weekend.

  • Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
    12 Mar - 13 Apr 2020

    Cirque du Soleil will return to Melbourne from March 2020 with its most acclaimed touring show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

    Kurios will premiere under their signature Big Top on 12 March 2020 in Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse. Written and directed by Michel Laprise, Kurios is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm, set in the latter half of the 19th century, reality is quite relative indeed as your perception of it is utterly transformed.

    Book your tickets here.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup Final

    15 Nov 2020

    The ICC T20 World Cup is cricket’s ultimate prize in the fastest growing format of the game.

    The fixture will be one of six Super 12 stage matches held at the MCG in a schedule that also includes India against 2016 finalists England on 1 November. Defending champions West Indies will also feature twice in Melbourne.

    The final will fittingly be held at the world's biggest cricket stadium, the MCG in the evening of Sunday 15 November 2020.