Performance dates & times

Tuesday 22 Feb
7:30 PM
Wednesday 23 Feb
7:30 PM
Thursday 24 Feb
7:30 PM
Friday 25 Feb
7:30 PM
Saturday 26 Feb
1:00 PM, 7:30 PM
Monday 28 Feb
7:30 PM
Tuesday 1 Mar
7:30 PM

Running Time Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (including an interval)

Price range

$39.00 - $159.00
$39.00 - $149.00
$39.00 - $154.00
30 & Under
Subscription sales for The Who’s Tommy are no longer available through Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are back with a vengeance.

An electrifying fusion of theatre and rock ’n’ roll, the Australian premiere of The Who's Tommy is set to blow the roof off Melbourne's rock 'n' roll stomping ground, St Kilda's Palais Theatre.

In 1969, The Who's rock opera concept album, Tommy, was a ground-breaking success that sold over 20 million copies and revolutionised how rock'n'roll fused with theatrical works like film, opera and musicals.

The story of Tommy follows our hero's traumatic childhood which leaves his senses paralysed but with a bewildering gift of pinball wizardry. It's this talent that catapults him to international superstardom in an inspiring story of hope, healing, and triumph over adversity.

The Who's Tommy is a multi-award-winning musical of raw energy and smash hits. Featuring a powerhouse soundtrack with music and lyrics by The Who’s guitarist and vocalist Pete Townshend, get ready to rock with numbers like ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Acid Queen’.

Be one of the first to experience this true sensation!


Your safety and wellbeing

You will be required to provide vaccination status proof at the point of entry. Face masks are required indoors for people aged 8 years and over. Our venues are operating at their maximum allowable capacity so you may be seated next to other patrons. Read more about our COVIDSafe measures

Book with confidence

For tickets booked through Arts Centre Melbourne, if a performance is cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, you can receive a full refund. Tickets can also be exchanged for another performance date, subject to availability.


Creative team

Roger Hodgman
Musical Director
Jack Earle
Dana Jolly
Set Designer
Christina Smith
Costume Designer
Isaac Lummis
Lighting Designer
Matt Scott
Sound Designer
Peter Grubb
Video Designer
Jamie Clennett
Associate Musical Director
Phoebe Briggs


Mat Verevis
Captain Walker
Matt Hetherington
Mrs Walker
Amy Lehpamer
Cousin Kevin
Vincent Hooper
Uncle Ernie
Kanen Breen
The Gypsy (Acid Queen)
Paul Capsis
Four-Year-Old Tommy
Hamilton Binnie Garcia
Ten-Year-Old Tommy
Elijah Slavinskis, Will Wiseman
Featured Ensemble
Mark Doggett, Mark Hill, Nicole Melloy, John O’Hara
Darcey Eagle, Joshua Gordon, David Hammond, Savannah Lind, Anna Mallows, Adam Noviello, John Reed, Dean Schulz, Darren Tyler, Stephanie Wall, Jun Woodfield

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