Theatre & Entertainment:

If you love the theatre then Melbourne is right for you! With several to choose from right around the city, you won’t be short on choices….here are a few.

St Kilda:

Palais Theatre:

The Palais Theatre hosts the best rock bands, great Australian artists, comedy events, supports charity fundraising events & a whole lot more! The building itself is an Art Deco masterpiece & looks out onto St Kilda beach.

Red Stitch

Red Stitch has emerged as one of Australia's most successful independent theatre companies, unique in its ensemble structure, managed and staffed largely by the actors, with a core team of dedicated technical and design crew. It’s a great way to break from the commercial theatre scene.

The Astor Cinema:

Only a quick walk from Habitat HQ, this cinema is a Grand Old style Cinema with state of the art equipment and an amazing atmosphere. Renown for its Classic and Cult movie scene, more than just going to the movies, this is an experience.

Melbourne City:

The Arts Centre

You’ll definitely notice this landmark, the famous ‘spire’ holds a great theatre for Symphony Orchestras, ballets, large scale theatre productions and much more!

Her Majesty’s Theatre:

This is one of the Australia’s leading theatres, and Melbourne’s home to the world’s greatest musicals.

Regent Theatre:

This historical theatre was built as on of the grand picture palaces of the time. The Regent Theatre has been and continues to be home to many world renowned theatre productions including The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Singin’ in the Rain and Wicked!

Princess Theatre:

Australia’s most popular theatre, built in 1886, the Princess Theatre has hosted many of the world’s most successful stage productions, including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Mama Mia! and The Producers.

The Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre produces and presents Australian contemporary theatre and there is a vast choice of plays, dance and music on offer….check out the student rush details for cheaper tickets too!

Hoyts Cinema:

Looking to watch a movie? Head to Hoyts on Lonsdale St for a movie, remember every Tuesday is CHEAP Tuesday!


Cinema Nova:

Offering the very best in new release arthouse films together with upmarket commercial releases, regular special film events and festivals, all in a warm, intimate environment of architecturally challenging design.

La Mamma Theatre:

One of the only theatres left in Victoria working solely for the artists and in particular young and developing ones, La mamma offers cheaper tickets for a more intense, intimate theatre experience.