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 2022 planned!

The live events calendar in Melbourne is filling up in 2022 – 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
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Vika & Linda

With their goosebump-raising harmonies and a full band behind them, the tour will be a celebration of the Bull sisters’ recent news – their first album of original material in 19 years – new album The Wait.

Friday 5 August @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Victorian State Ballet’s Beauty & the Beast

One of the world’s most loved fairy tale classics is retold through excellent staging, beautiful costumes, superb classical ballet skill and choreography which honour the spirit of this magical work – an inspiring, impacting, entertaining and memorable experience for the whole family.

Saturday 6 August @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Nigel Ng

Nigel Ng is a Malaysian stand up comedian and content creator based in London. In 2020, he went viral from his portrayal of Uncle Roger, a middle-aged Asian man reviewing an egg fried rice video. He has amassed 345 million views on his YouTube channel and a combined following of over 10 million across all his social media platforms.

Saturday 13 August @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Il Mago di Oz

Launched from the pages of L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wizard of Oz, discover composer Pierangelo Valtinoni’s quirky and wondrous new Italian opera, Il Mago di Oz. With an emphasis on childhood and its capacity to embrace the fantastic, it will speak directly to the child in all of us.

Saturday 27 August & Tuesday 30 August
@ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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The Rolling Stones Revue featuring Adalita, Tex Perkins and Tim Rogers

The Rolling Stones Revue presents Exile on Main St. starring, Adalita, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers.It is regarded as one of the greatest albums in Rock ‘n’ Roll history and one of the most defining of the Stones’ catalogue. It innovatively wove varying musical genres, instruments and even artists into a compelling rhythmic masterpiece.

Friday 2 September @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Royal Czech Ballet presents Swan Lake

The Royal Czech Ballet will visit Australia for the first time with Swan Lake…the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline with traditional choreographic revisions by Marius Pepita.

Saturday 10 September @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Omid Djalili

As a stand-up comedian, Omid has performed internationally since his 1995 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Short, Fat Kebab Shop Owner’s Son and was a Perrier Award nominee in 2002 for the first and only hour-long 9/11 themed comedy show in the world at the time.

Friday 16 September @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Pyx Lax

The voice and soul of a generation comes to Australia with a repertoire of songs which changed the musical landscape of Greece. Just like the Beatles changed western music, Pyx Lax changed Greek music forever. The song list is too huge to mention, their energy is too powerful to ignore, and their stage presence is too eclectic to disregard.

Saturday 17 September @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Tony Hadley (ex spandau ballet)

Celebrating four decades since Tony Hadley first released music with his former band Spandau Ballet, Tony and his band ‘The Fabulous TH Band’ will perform all the classic hits of Spandau Ballet and his solo material, as well as some of his favourite songs by other artists.

Sunday 18 September @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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‘Wog Boys Forever’ World Premiere with Nick Giannopoulos Live

The VIP Red Carpet World Premiere of the hilarious new comedy ‘Wog Boys Forever’ starring Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo & Sooshi Mango on the Palais Theatre Superscreen with Nick Giannopoulos performing Live on Stage before the film.

Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 September @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Umberto Tozzi

Italian Singer-songwriter Umberto Tozzi continues to enjoy worldwide recognition as one of Italy’s greatest performers with hits spanning four decades, including many used in major motion pictures. The tour will feature all his hits – ‘Gloria’, ‘Ti Amo’, ‘Stella Stair’, ‘Gente di Mare’, and ‘Tu’.

Friday 7 October @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under – Live On Stage

RuPaul, the world’s most famous drag queen, has brought her hit competition franchise to Australia and New Zealand with RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, and now the queens of season 1 are hitting the road! Prepare for an evening of eleganza extravaganza as this brand-new tour takes on venues across the country.

Friday 14 October @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Queen Bohemian Rhapsody – 50 Years On

Following hugely successful sell-out tours, Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody are returning with a brand-new show work its way through the decades, showcasing Queen’s hits from the ‘70s through to the ‘90s including ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘A Kind of Magic’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

Saturday 15 October @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Natasa Theodoridou

With ten Platinum and seven Gold albums, Natassa Theodoridou is considered to be the number one female vocalist in The Greek World of the past 20 years. With concerts on every continent and a loyal following of faithful fans, her sold out concerts are celebrated for their artistic quality, musicianship, and energy.

Sunday 16 October @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Il Volo – Live In Concert

Italian operatic pop trio II Volo will land in Australia to perform much loved tracks from across their musical catalogue, including their latest project, dedicated to Morricone.

Tuesday 18 October @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Bill Bailey – En Route To Normal

How did we get here? How do we find our way through this? And exactly who are we again? In Bill’s new show, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL, Bill ponders these and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world.

Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 October @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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James Reyne

James Reyne’s songs have provided the soundtrack to endless Australian summers, including ‘The Boys Light Up’, ‘Reckless’, ‘Beautiful People’, ‘Fall Of Rome’, and ‘Hammerhead’. Now he’ll play all those songs alongside tracks from his latest album Go On Easy.

Friday 28 October @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Air Supply – The Lost Experience 45th Anniversary

Air Supply’s albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits have sold more than 40 million copies and their songs have stood the test of time. Now they’ll bring them back to the live stage.

Thursday 1 September @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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Countdown the Musical

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Countdown is a glorious celebration and satire of the songs and acts Australia grew up with every Sunday night watching Molly Meldrum and Countdown. Take a trip back in time to those unforgettable days of Skyhooks, Sherbert, JPY, The Knack, Gary Numan and more.

Saturday 3 December @ Palais Theatre Melbourne
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A Christmas Carol

Composer Graeme Koehne (Love Burns) and librettist Anna Goldsworthy (The Magic Pudding – The Opera) adapt Dickens’ story about the importance of love, compassion, and generosity into a new Australian opera. With Koehne’s flair for lastingly memorable melodies alongside Goldsworthy’s gift for storytelling, A Christmas Carol will warm your heart.

Wednesday 14 December – Saturday 17 December @ Palais Theatre Melbourne

All of this and more is set to take over The Palais Theatre Melbourne throughout 2022 – check out everything they have on offer here.

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