Performance dates & times

Opening Night
Sunday 31 December

From 27 December


Weekday Matinees

Wed & Thu Eve

Opening Night

Fri & Sat Eve

Weekend Matinees

1:00 PM

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

8:00 PM

2:00 PM


Wednesday 27 Dec

Thursday 28 Dec

1:00 PM & 7:30 PM

7:30 PM

Running time 2 hours and 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Price range

Concession and Children's pricing is available for Tuesday - Thursday performances only.

Child: aged 2-15 years

Concession applies to Pensioner and Senior Card holders, please present card upon arrival.




$59.90 – $139.90

$59.90 – $89.90


All online orders are subject to a Service Charge of up to $8.50 per order, plus any optional additional postage charges

Arts Centre Melbourne Members do not pay the $8.50 Service Charge when booking tickets online. Join today to enjoy this saving and other benefits of membership!

IMPORTANT: Authorised ticket agencies for this event are Arts Centre Melbourne, Ticketmaster, Showbiz, What’s On Live, Groupon, Helloworld, Virgin Holidays and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Other ticket selling websites (eg: Viagogo) are not an authorised ticket agent for this event. Tickets purchased through these unauthorised ticket agencies may not be valid for entry and may be sold to you at a premium to the standard ticket price. To be guaranteed valid tickets for entry to this event, book only through Arts Centre Melbourne, Ticketmaster, Showbiz, What’s On Live, Groupon, Helloworld, Virgin Holidays and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

Dream Lover is NOW PLAYING at Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, only until 4 March. No extension possible.

“Spectacular, 4.5 Stars. Dream Lover Hits all the High Notes"Herald Sun
"A fantastic show, a winner, a truly great production” 3AW
"David Campbell is Mesmerising” Weekend Notes
“A brilliant story with brilliant music and a brilliant cast”Noise 11
“A truly spectacular show”Classic Melbourne

Dream Lover reveals the extraordinary story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor, Bobby Darin.

Starring David Campbell, Marina Prior and Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee, plus Martin Crewes, Marney McQueen and Rodney Dobson.

Directed by Simon Phillips, the show presents great hits from the 50s and 60s including 'Mack The Knife', 'Beyond the Sea' and the multi-million-seller, 'Dream Lover'.

This musical captures the glamour and passion of the big band era, the Rat Pack in Vegas and the Golden Age of Hollywood – a time of trail-blazing stars, knock-out fashions and life-changing events.

Featuring a sensational cast with over 40 on stage including an 18-piece big band, Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical is a big show with a big score and a big heart.

Don’t miss Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, a true story stranger than fiction and far beyond the song.

Melbourne's Summer Musical
Exclusive to the Arts Centre Melbourne only until 4 March.

Based on an original concept and stage play by Frank Howson and John Michael Howson
Adapted for the stage by Frank Howson with Simon Phillips and Carolyn Burns


Bobby Darin
David Campbell
Sandra Dee
Hannah Fredericksen
Steve Blauner
Martin Crewes
Marney McQueen
Rodney Dobson


Director and Stage Adaptation
Simon Phillips
Original Concept & Stage Play & Stage Adaptation
Frank Howson
Original Concept & Stage Play
John Michael Howson OAM
Set Designer
Brian Thomson
Musical Supervisor
Guy Simpson
Andrew Hallsworth
Costume Designer
Tim Chappel
Sound Design
Michael Waters
Lighting Designer
Paul Jackson
John Frost AM
Gilbert Theatrical