Event calendar

Melbourne is full of literary activity with something happening every night of the week. Explore the calendar below, use the category tags to focus in on what you like or use our search box to zero in on your interests.

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The Darkening Sky

4 August 2021 to 14 August 2021
Richard Murphet

THE DARKENING SKY is a contemporary neo-noir thriller set in the inner suburbs of Melbourne and spanning...

Animal Farm

17 August 2021 to 29 August 2021
James Jackson & Elizabeth Brennan

Why do we to suffer? 

There is only one answer: MAN. 

We are being robbed of everything. 

The Thesis

19 August 2021 to 28 August 2021
Ciara Thorburn / Alex Theatre

The Thesis
Written and Performed by Ciara Thorburn
Directed by Fraser Hooper


1 September 2021 to 11 September 2021
Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman

What do you do when you find out your father tried to kill your mother?


15 September 2021 to 25 September 2021
Chris Beckey

PROPHETX is a spectacle of misfit, a love letter to those whose lives speak truth to authority despite the...

Gone Girls

21 October 2021 to 30 October 2021
Gasworks Arts Park
Gasworks Arts Park

Julia Gillard and Julie Bishop team up to take down the Patriarchy.

Paper Stars

3 November 2021
Book by Grace Chapple & Miranda Middleton...

Everyone knows her as the woman who created Mary Poppins, but who was P.L Travers before she became famous...