Spotlight On: The events you can’t miss at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre

From Tony-Award winning musicals to celebrations of Australian culture – The Palais Theatre has a jam-packed 2023 planned!

The live events calendar in Melbourne is filling up in 2023 – and Palais Theatre in Melbourne has a schedule that you don’t want to miss.

From musicals for rock music lovers to the best in classical music and sounds from right around the globe; if you’re looking for a night out we’ve got you sorted.

If you’ve never been to the Palais Theatre, now is the time. Just visiting the St Kilda icon is a truly unforgettable experience – and that’s before we event tell you about the world class events they have lined up.

Check out Angus & Julia Stone performing in Sept 2017. Image credit: Ian Laidlaw

Yiruma Live in Oceania 2023

South Korean pianist and composer Yiruma is celebrating 23 years since his debut album with a new recording, The Rewritten Memories. It features brand-new orchestral arrangements of some of his best-loved works from the past two decades, including the globally popular “River Flows In You”.

Fri 1 Dec 2023

The Cruel Sea

To celebrate the anniversary of their landmark album, The Cruel Sea are set to reunite for a national tour this November/December, featuring Tex Perkins (Vox), Jim Elliot (Drums), Ken Gormley (Bass) and Dan Rumour (Guitar), together with Matt Walker (Guitar) filling in for the much-loved & revered James Cruickshank.

Sat 2 & Sun 3 Dec 2023


Morrissey is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in British pop, as well as one of the greatest lyricists of his generation, and today he has announced Australian headline shows in December for the ‘40 Years of Morrissey’ tour.

Mon 4 & Tue 5 Dec 2023


American new wave legends DEVO will be performing their last-ever Australian appearances saying Goodbye to 50 years of De-Evolution.

Wed 6 Dec 2023

The Legendary Reza Sadeghi

Reza Sadeghi is a Persian pop singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the most popular Persian singers. He is praised for his vocals and songwriting, which are mainly about the subject of love.

Fri 8 Dec 2023


Sung in English Faith, knowledge and power collide in this brand new opera by Richard Mills that examines the fortunes of one of the world’s greatest thinkers. A complex life which came into conflict with the political and religious powers of the day, Galileo is a searching meditation amidst questions of faith in a violent, hostile and uncertain world.

Wed 20 Dec 2023

Alireza Ghorbani

Ghorbani also boasts experience in cinema and television, having contributed to popular television serials in Iran. He is recognized as one of Iran’s most active traditional contemporary singers.

Sun 28 Jan 2024

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell is the reggae and pop collective responsible for serving up hits including Red Red Wine and Kingston Town.

Tue 30 Jan 2024


Voltaire’s satirical tale of mindless optimism springs to life through a brilliant score from famed, West Side Story composer, Leonard Bernstein.

Thu 8 – Sat 10 Feb 2023

Nick Giannopoulos

Nick Giannopoulos the creator and star of some of Australia’s most successful Stage shows, TV series & Films will be appearing live on stage in his brand new one man comedy show WOG LIFE which will feature his hilarious stand up plus two of Nick’s most popular stage characters – The Cleaning Lady & The Taxi Driver.

Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb 2024

Russell Howard

Russell Howard, “one of the world’s top comedians”(Sunday Times) is on his way to Australia in 2024. As we reel from one global crisis to the next, join Russell, ‘the uplifting Comedy King’, as he puts the world to rights in his own uniquely hilarious way.

Wed 21 & Thu 22 Feb 2024

An Evening With Daniel O’Donnell

The Irish singing legend is promising a wonderful show full of Irish standards, and classics from the popular music songbook; and these concerts, like Daniel’s previous tours are certain to sell out.

Thu 29 Feb 2024

Graham Nash Sixty Years Of Songs & Stories

Legendary artist Graham Nash, as a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Graham Nash will be joined on stage by his longtime musical partners, Shane Fontayne and Todd Caldwell, performing favorites from across his sixty-year career.

Thu 7 Mar 2024

The Human League, Dare!

The Human League celebrate their iconic synth-pop masterpiece DARE!, by performing the album in full, alongside other anthems and classics from across their extensive back catalogue.

Sat 9 & Thu 14 Mar 2024

Gilberto Gil

Brazilian Legend Gilberto Gil will perform a special show to bid his musical farewell to Australia. This concert is a celebration of Gil’s sixty-year career with a repertoire chosen from down the decades.

Tue 12 Mar 2024

In Conversation with Bethenny Frankel

Don’t miss the extraordinary Bethenny Frankel – Entrepreneur, Producer, philanthropist, bestselling author, and CEO of lifestyle brand Skinnygirl. Witness her candid conversation about unparalleled success, from brand building prowess to memorable moments on Real Housewives of New York and The Apprentice.

Fri 15 Mar 2024

Jessica Mauboy – Yours Forever Tour 2024

Experience the heart of Australia with Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Yours Forever’ Tour. This isn’t just a concert series; it’s a homecoming. Mauboy, who first stole our hearts on ‘Australian Idol’ and now nurtures new talent on ‘The Voice’, is returning to her roots, both musically and geographically.

Sat 16 Mar 2023

The Gala for Oxfam

Join us as we gather the Festival’s brightest stars on the iconic Palais stage for a one-off, never to be repeated, night of nights. The Gala is not just a comedy extravaganza; it’s a powerful force supporting Oxfam’s mission to eliminate poverty and tackle global inequality.

Wed 20 Mar 2024

Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow is the ultimate kick-off to nearly four weeks of uninterrupted comedy brilliance! Prepare to be dazzled by a star-studded line-up featuring comedy royalty from around the globe, as well as a special few of the soon-to-be-stars guaranteed to be making waves in April.

Wed 27 Mar 2024

Eric Nam

American-Korean artist, musician, actor and TV personality ERIC NAM has announced his highly-anticipated return to Australia in 2024 for his House On A Hill tour with special guest Keenan Te.

Sat 30 Mar 2024

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band, a supergroup of rock, country, and blues, returns to Bluesfest with their incredible music and 11-member ensemble. Susan Tedeschi’s unique vocals and Derek Trucks’ renowned guitar skills make them a must-see!

Wed 3 Apr 2024

Elvis Costello & the Imposters

Declan Patrick MacManus OBE, known professionally as Elvis Costello, is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. He has won multiple awards in his career, including two Grammy Awards in 1999 and 2020, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist.

Thu 4 Apr 2024

Aaron Chen

“Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one’s garden.” Voltaire “You are allowed to put whatever you like in your blurb. It doesn’t even have to describe the show.” Aaron

5 – 11 April 2024

A Kind of Hush: The Magic of Karen Carpenter

Join Kate Noonan, Melinda Schneider and Abby Dobson with an all-female band, as they recreate the much loved, multi-award-winning music of Karen Carpenter.

Thu 18 Apr 2024

Massimo Ranieri

Massimo Ranieri, the celebrated Italian singer and actor, boasts an illustrious 50-year career that has left an indelible mark on the entertainment world.

Fri 19 Apr 2024

Songs From The Canyon

Songs From The Canyon is a night of music from Laurel Canyon including the songs of Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Beach Boys, Carole King, The Doors, The Byrds, The Mamas and the Papas and more.

Sat 20 Apr 2024

Dawn French is a Huge Twat

Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, returns to the stage with her one-woman stand-up show ‘Dawn French is a Huge Twat’ playing at Palais in April 2024.

Tue 23, Wed 25 & Fri 26 Apr 2024

The Imperfects

After their hugely successful debut live show tour of Australia in 2023, The Imperfects are back on the road again in 2024 for their biggest show yet.

Sat 11 May 2024


Eireborne’s unique fusion of live rock music with a live band and the world’s best Irish dance and tap dancers has captivated audiences around the world. This all-Australian production features a talented cast of 20 of the best Irish, tap and ballroom dancers in the world. All dancing completely live with no mimed tap!

Fri 17 May 2024

Boney M – The Farewell Tour

BONEY M’s insanely catchy songs mixed with the glitz and glamour of the disco era gave them an incredible run of chart toppers. They have sold over 150 million records worldwide making them one of the bestselling artists of all time.

Sat 15 & Sun 16 Jun 2024

ARC presents Led Zeppelin IV

ARC present Led Zeppelin IV marks the band’s fifth national outing preceded the unanimously praised and sold-out tours paying homage to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (2023), Neil Young’s Harvest (2022), The Beatles’ Let It Be (2021) and the extended dates of their debut tour, The Beatles’ Abbey Road (2019-2020).

Fri 28 June 2024


The world’s most popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles! Are bringing their ARIA award winning live show back for their annual arena tour as they embark on their biggest & brightest show yet!

Sat 6 & Sun 7 July 2024

Victorian Opera – La Rondine (The Swallow)

Poignant, wistful, and romantic, La Rondine stands as an operatic masterpiece by the renowned composer of La Bohème, Giacomo Puccini.

Thu 8 & Sat 10 Aug 2024

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle returns to Australia in February 2022 with her ‘Decades’ tour, which celebrates 35 years of her solo career. Her incredible career started in 1978 with the Go-Go’s where she achieved instant stardom with hits including ‘We Got The Beat’ and ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’.

20 – 21 Sep 2024

Victorian Opera – Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is a new opera by Jonathan Mills, based on Murray Bail’s beloved novel. It is part Australian fairy tale, part sonorous evocation of the Australian bush. In this dappled landscape lurks both beauty and wonder.

16 – 19 Oct 2024

All of this and more is set to take over The Palais Theatre Melbourne throughout 2023 & 2024 – check out everything they have on offer here.

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