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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the place now called Victoria, and all First Peoples living and working on this land. We celebrate the history and contemporary creativity of the world's oldest living culture and pay respect to Elders – past, present and future.


While our curtains are drawn, the show will go on with free digital experiences. We’ll be sharing full length performances, artist interviews, family activities, podcasts, curated playlists and more.

Keep checking in as new programming will be regularly released for your enjoyment, or subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date.

Let us come to you, until we meet again under the Spire.

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Videos

Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor - Ali McGregor

Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor

Buckle in for two more episodes of the hilarious choose-your-own-adventure style variety show with cabaret queen, Ali McGregor. Featuring a weekly lineup of Melbourne’s best comedians, cabaret artists and burlesque performers.

Episode 3| Friday 2 October, 7.30pm
Feat. Feat. Claire Hooper, David Quirk, Zelia Rose, Parvyn & Jude Perl

Episode 4 | Friday 9 October, 7.30pm
Feat. Dilruk Jayasinha, Nath Valvo, Tina Del Twiste, Jessie Lloyd & Tanzer

Family Episode | Streaming now
Feat. Frank Woodley, The Listies, Clara Cupcakes, Dane Simpson, Dandyman


Big Night In with John Foreman: Season 2 - Christine Anu

Big Night In with John Foreman

Back by popular demand! Season two of the musical entertainment show brings six new episodes, a brand new line-up of stars and a weekly musical finale performed by the Aussie Pops Orchestra.

Winner: Time Out Melbourne’s ‘Time In Award’ for Best Livestream

Streaming Wednesdays, 7pm

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Keeping the Curtain Up

Now available for viewing at your leisure featuring interviews with special guests Lisa McCune, Lucy Durack, Alinta Chidzey and Zahra Newman.

Streaming until 31 December

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Take Over!

10 fearless and unique artistic explorations will take shape in artists’ homes across Victoria, in the lead up to their presentation at Melbourne Fringe in November. You can share in the creative process through a series of At Home Residency Showings.

Streaming Saturdays 25 July – 26 September, 2pm

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Asia TOPA Connected

Some of the boldest moments of the 2020 festival are now at your fingertips.

If you missed them, this is your chance to celebrate the creative imagination of artists and cultures across the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Asia TOPA Connected The Planet A Lament

The Planet – A Lament
By Garin Nugroho

Presented as part of Asia TOPA 2020, relive wild dance and striking film, set to an evocative song cycle from a 14-voice choir.

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Asia TOPA Connected Metal

Metal
By Lucy Guerin Inc and Ensemble Tikoro

Dancers and metal-heads share the stage in this meeting of cultures and art forms, originally presented as part of Asia TOPA 2020.

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Stories

Sink your teeth into the stories behind some of Australia’s great music moments and artists.

Wirth's Circus Scrapbook

 

Pass the Parcel: Wirth’s Circus Scrapbook

The Australian Performing Arts Collection team share their stories about the extraordinary scrapbook from Wirth’s Circus. Compiled by transport manager Charles West, it’s filled with thousands of fascinating images from times gone by, and stories waiting to be discovered.


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Podcasts

5x5x5 2020: Memory - Mabel Windred-Wornes

5x5x5: Memory

5 emerging composers. 5 new works. 5 minutes. In the midst of the global pandemic COVID-19, five outstanding emerging Victorian composers explored the theme of Memory.

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Playlists

Our Australian Music Vault curators have put together some great Australian playlists for your listening pleasure.

AMV's Listening To...

We love Australian music - past, present and future! Follow this playlist to hear what the AMV team are listening to and check in regularly to see what's currently got us hooked... we've got new songs from Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil, Washington, Daryl Braithwaite and many many more!



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Collections

 

Grand: Costumes from the Dame Joan Sutherland Collection

Grand: Costumes from the Dame Joan Sutherland Collection

Grand is a dynamic and interactive online exhibition from the Australian Performing Arts Collection – using 3D models and macro photography to create rich digital content. Explore Dame Joan Sutherland's iconic costume details in close-up, unearth historical facts and view rare footage from past performances.

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Families


Ali McGregor

Family Episode: Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor

Choose your own adventure with some of Melbourne’s favourite performers! In this special school holidays edition, Ali McGregor is joined by Frank Woodley, The Listies, Dandyman, Dane Simpson, Clara Cupcakes, and LOL Squad’s Ethan Gallagher and Patti Fawcett.

Streaming on demand until Tuesday 6 October, 10:30am

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Move, Make, Create: September School Holiday workshops

Move, Make, Create : School Holiday Workshops
Bollywood Dance
Tuesday 29 September, 2pm

These school holidays, join Bollywood dance expert Joshinder Chaggar for a free, interactive online workshop! From Mumbai to Melbourne, be introduced to vibrant wonders of this dancing style, and be lead through the basics of a fun Bollywood routine. Registrations are essential.

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Seen & Heard: Youth Hub


Seen and Heard Youth Hub

 

As we navigate through these difficult times, it will be young voices and their new narratives that shape our future. That’s why they are front and centre in Seen & Heard, our new hub of digital content made by, with and for young people aged 13-25.


Explore our new Youth Hub


 

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