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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
A collection of livestreamed performances via Facebook. One particular highlight, has been Tripod - a loosely choreographed and expertly timed comedy show.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ever wondered how much work goes into an opera production? Head backstage and back in time as OA chronicles how The Pearlfishers took shape.
Experience some of Opera Australia’s grandest productions from the comfort of your own home for free.
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.
Join actors Fiona Choi, Nadine Garner, Louise Siversen, Michael Wahr and Izabella Yena as they discuss their career highlights, memorable auditions and theatrical superstitions.
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.
ABC iview and Australia Theatre Live bring your favourite Australian theatre to you at home, for a limited time only.
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.
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
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.
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.
Make the most of Chunky Move’s free online classes, to continue your movement practice at home!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.