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Music


Play School Show Time

Play School Show Time

Play School Show Time invites Australia's most iconic artists and entertainers to perform special renditions of a song, story, skit or nursery rhyme! Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra, Casey Donavan, The Cat Empire, Josh Pyke and more.

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Vika & Linda Bull Akilotoa Album Launch

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Kids Marathon

Take a musical adventure across the globe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra! The MSO Kids Marathon is a celebration of music making, conducting and creativity.

Streaming Saturday 11 July, 10am – 1pm

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Vika & Linda Bull Akilotoa Album Launch

Vika & Linda Bull | Akilotoa Album Launch

The supremely talented sister duo have released their very first best-of album. It’s available to buy or stream everywhere, and to celebrate Vika and Linda hosted a virtual launch party.

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival Career Development Panels - Old Media, New Media

Melbourne International Jazz Festival Career Development Panels | Old Media, New Media

A discussion by experts in their field, covering online communities, media relationships and putting them together to help musicians and those working in music build their professional profile and navigate the media landscape.

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ABC Australia | In Concert Together

An hour of music presented as part of National Reconciliation Week 2020. Featuring First Nations artists Busby Marou, Alice Skye and Jimblah, hosted by Christine Anu, and organised by Reconciliation Australia.

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ACO Homecast

ACO | HomeCasts

An immersive Digital Season by Australian Chamber Orchestra featuring new recordings, live streamed performances, access to archival and never-released footage, specially curated playlists, in-depth interviews and more.

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Archie Roach | Back to Charcoal Lane Series

Much loved singer songwriter Archie Roach was to embark on his final nationwide tour including Hamer Hall in May. Now from his kitchen table Archie celebrates 30 years of his award-winning debut album, Charcoal Lane - every week hear his yarns about the songs from the album, along with some special guests.

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The State of Music

An online series of free weekly gigs with your favourite local musos. Featuring exclusive interviews alongside live performances, join a host of household names and the hottest emerging talent from the front row comfort of home.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace

‘Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace’, is based on the Resistance Wars southwest of Melbourne and sung entirely in the ancient dialects of the Gunditjmara people.

Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Scheherazade

Streamed live from Hamer Hall this March, featuring Bloch's Schelomo and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes


Fatboy Slim | Live at Sidney Myer Music Bowl

In January this year, the prolific producer Fatboy Slim's epic live show was captured at The Bowl in all its glory. Be ready to Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Lounge Room Sessions

The Lounge Room Sessions

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier gave us an epic concert at Hamer Hall in June, and now they host an array of Australian artists each performing a set live from their lounge rooms.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights on Facebook


Mama Alto

Sound Gallery Sessions

A concert series live-streamed from Monash University. The line-up includes a bunch of artists who’ve recently performed on our stages, from Thando to Allara and Brent Watkins.

Streaming on Wednesdays at 7pm


MSO Live

MSO Live | Keep The Music Going

Until you can join them again in a concert hall, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will #keepthemusicgoing online and continue their mission to share great music.

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Comedy


Easey Comedy At Home

Easey Comedy At Home

Easey Comedy returns every Thursday night on the internet! Hosted by Adam Hills and Zoomed LIVE into living rooms across Australia and the Universe. Fresh line-ups every week showcasing the best & brightest names in comedy.

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MICF Judith Lucy | The Big Three-Oh!

Judith Lucy on Australians, and men. Recorded at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of a six-part series made exclusively for The Comedy Channel.

Duration: 3.5 minutes


MICF Anne Edmonds | 2019 Gala

Anne Edmonds on dealing with a rough heckler at a gig. Recorded on 20 March 2019 at The Palais Theatre, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

Duration: 3.5 minutes


MICF Georgie Carroll | 2019 Gala

Georgie Carroll opens up about her past surgeries, injuries and chickpeas. Recorded on 20 March 2019 at The Palais Theatre, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

Duration: 4 minutes


MICF Daniel Sloss | 2017 Gala

Daniel Sloss on homosexuality in animals. Recorded on 22 March 2017 at The Regent Theatre for ABC, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

Duration: 4.5 minutes


Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2020

MICF | Some Light Relief

To celebrate the Melbourne International Comedy Festival we love, the team will be sharing a clip each day from Festivals gone by. The clips will feature artists who would have been appearing at this year’s Festival.

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Variety & Cabaret


BLEED

BLEED

A new festival from Arts House and Campbelltown Arts Centre. Our everyday is saturated with digital, but how does online feel? Running until 30 August, this is a space to watch/listen/read/think your way through the strangeness of an IRL and URL existence.

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Geelong Arts Centre presents Tripod

Geelong Arts Centre | Where Creativity Meets At Home

A collection of livestreamed performances via Facebook. One particular highlight, has been Tripod - a loosely choreographed and expertly timed comedy show.

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Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined

Get in the groove by streaming this year’s special online Festival, with new performances each week. In week 6, Bec Reid and Tristram Meecham host the theme ‘More than human’ featuring Lemony S Puppet Theatre.

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Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night - Episode 1

This cult show was scheduled at The Famous Spiegeltent for Melbourne International Comedy Festival, but is now online for your viewing pleasure!

Duration: 1 hour


Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night - Episode 2

The second online edition of this cult show celebrates some of the most iconic artists based in NYC, who have all performed here in Australia.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes


Kerrie and Dolly’s House Party

Check out freshly launched JOY TV! Their new entertainment variety show is hosted by Kerrie Stanley and Dolly Diamond, livestreaming every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm.

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Words & Ideas


Spun Stories – The Untold

Spun Stories – The Untold

FOJAM showcases the diversity and vitality of Jewish culture. Spun Stories, one of the most popular programs at last year’s festival, is steaming online on Thursday 16 July at 8pm. Six unique individuals from the local community tell their untold stories.

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Multicultural Matters: Rising to the Challenge

Multicultural Matters: Rising to the Challenge

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Victoria University and City of Melbourne bring together a panel to discuss social readjustment, community identity and building a more inclusive community. Access the stream with password MM2020.

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2020 Emerging Writers Festival

Emerging Writers' Festival 2020

This year, the Emerging Writers’ Festival was presented entirely online - accessible anywhere, anytime by anyone with an internet connection. Live events have finished, however various content is still accessible online.

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Opera


Opera Australia: Madama Butterfly

Opera Australia | Madama Butterfly – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (2014)

Ever since it fluttered onto the world's stages in 1904, Puccini’s Japanese tragedy has moved and fascinated audiences in equal measure. This bold and beautiful staging reveals exactly why the world can’t get enough of Madama Butterfly.

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Step back in time with Dame Joan Sutherland

Opera Australia | Step back in time with Dame Joan Sutherland

Watch archival footage of some of the remarkable performances behind three incredible costumes worn by Dame Joan Sutherland over her 40-year career. These costumes belong to the Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne.

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Opera Australia | Turandot: An Essential Guide

Turandot brought an exotic world of poetry and myth to our stage in December, and now you can re-live its magnificent musical moments with this listening guide.

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Opera Australia | La Bohème: An Essential Guide

La Bohème’s deeply emotive musical saga was performed in our State Theatre in 2018. Explore insights behind the music of Puccini's masterpiece with this listening guide.

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Opera Australia | Staging an Opera

Ever wondered how much work goes into an opera production? Head backstage and back in time as OA chronicles how The Pearlfishers took shape.

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OA TV

OA | TV: Opera Australia on Demand

Experience some of Opera Australia’s grandest productions from the comfort of your own home for free.

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Virtual Victorian Opera

Virtual Victorian Opera

Victorian Opera continue to reimagine the potential of opera for everyone during COVID-19 isolation. Tune in for new and archival content weekly to nourish your soul.

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Theatre


Melbourne Theatre Company: Backstage Banter

MTC Now | Backstage Banter

Join actors Fiona Choi, Nadine Garner, Louise Siversen, Michael Wahr and Izabella Yena as they discuss their career highlights, memorable auditions and theatrical superstitions.

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Australian Theatre

MTC Now | Southbank Theatre Virtual Tour

Take a peek behind the scenes with this unique all access tour. Explore the dressing rooms, stand on the stage, climb up to the lighting bridge and more, all with clickable behind-the-scenes content.

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Australian Theatre

Australian Theatre

ABC iview and Australia Theatre Live bring your favourite Australian theatre to you at home, for a limited time only.

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Bryony Kimmings - I am falling in love with you and its making me do stupid things

I am falling in love with you and its making me do stupid things

UK artist Bryony Kimmings floored us with I’m A Phoenix, Bitch last year, developed in residency as part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s inaugural Kiln. In her new performance, she unravels during lockdown.

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Dance


The Australian Ballet Coppelia

The Australian Ballet | Coppélia

Love triumphs over all in this comedy of errors and mistaken identity. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fantastical short stories, Coppélia is a sparkling tale of magic and mischief that has charmed audiences worldwide.

Available 5pm Thursday 9 – Thursday 23 July

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Warumuk: in the dark night

Warumuk - in the dark night

A collaboration between The Australian Ballet and Bangarra Dance Theatre, which premiered at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2012. The creation of this new work took inspiration from traditional Aboriginal stories. Streaming until midday 30 July 2020.

Available until midday 30 July 2020.

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ADAPTDance

ADAPT Online-only

Sign up for your ticket to Australian Dance Theatre’s special online-only season for 2020. They are streaming one of Garry Stewarts most well-known works for a 48 hour period each, fortnightly on a Friday.

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Chunky Move AM:PM HOME

Chunky Move | AM:PM HOME

Make the most of Chunky Move’s free online classes, to continue your movement practice at home!

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Rawcus | Alone Together

Rawcus | Alone Together

An ensemble of performers with and without disabilities, Rawcus, has been working in an online rehearsal room. Dancing together from lounge rooms, kitchens and backyards, while discovering new ways to find connection, meaning and creativity.

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The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet

Feast your eyes on all things Ballet from their digital season to behind the scenes content, master classes, tours and interviews with artists and staff.

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Film


Africa on Air

Radio presenter Stani Goma offers a unique perspective on the changing face of African music and culture in Melbourne today. The short documentary, directed by Tom Lowe, is part of the 2020 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Online.

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ACMI Virtual Cinémathèque

ACMI | Virtual Cinémathèque

Missing Melbourne Cinémathèque? While it can't replace the joy of being in the cinema, you can hold a weekly movie night at home. Details of film selections will be announced on Tuesdays via ACMI’s social channels.

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Mojo Film Festival

Schizy Inc | Mojo Film Festival

Under the theme ‘Life Interrupted’ the gala online screening features 15 short films by filmmakers with lived experience of mental health, for World Schizophrenia Day 2020. Heidi Everett, who led The Nexus Project as part of The Kiln 2019, is one of the artists featured.

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