As the event's capital of Australia, Melbourne offeres a range of international and iconic events such as Australian Open, Formula 1 Grand Prix, Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne Cup, AFL Grand Final and many more. Throughout the year, Melbourne hosts exceptional arts and cultural events, community markets, family events and indulging food and wine events. Pullman Melbourne on Swanston is on the doorstep of it all!
The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town! For three and a half weeks in March and April the city loads up on laughs, with comedians hitting stages across the city and further afield.
The Festival has something to tickle everybody's funny bone with free family entertainment, world-class special events, trail-blazing solo shows and late-night fun. Celebrate the joyful, the inspiring and the silly at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!
'This is the best time of the year to be in Melbourne – there are endless forms of comedy to enjoy, the city is teeming with funny, interesting people from all over the world.
25 March till 19 April 2020
If you're searching for the perfect restaurant before heading to the theatre, then look no further than Eva's Restaurant & Bar.
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Eva's Restaurant & Bar is only minutes from Melbourne's vibrant East End Theatre District including the Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre and Comedy Theatre.
Eva's offers Melbourne pre-theatre diners a discounted set menu including a glass of house wine for bookings made prior to 6:30pm for an hour and a half seating.
2 Course - $50 | 3 Course - $60
NGV Friday Nights returns this summer during the Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibition, paying homage to the 1980s and New York downtown. DJs spotlight an 80s music moment each week, from disco, post-punk, hip hop to new wave, mixed with drag performances, classic cocktails, New York City street food and an 80s dance floor in the NGV Garden to wrap up the night.
Until 10 April 2020
Set up along the north bank of the Yarra River, the festival will light up Melbourne with bigger-than-life custom-built lanterns, a variety of stalls showcasing Asian culture, traditions and cuisines, and a full weekend of entertainment.
The festival displays will include nine major lantern light installations, with the 'Eternal Dragon' as the centrepiece plus Majestic Flying Cranes, the Panda Village and Bamboo Walk.
19 ~ 22 March 2020
The 33rd Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, Melbourne's largest celebration of Greek culture, arts, food and entertainment takes over Lonsdale street.
Australia's longest-running Greek festival returns featuring some of the country's most talented performers, musicians, dancers, chefs, cooks and competitors for a weekend of Greek-flavoured fun!
There will be something for the entire family to enjoy including children's rides and activities as well as an endless array of mouth-watering Greek culinary delights!
Until 1 March 2020
The Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival returns to Federation Square in February 2020.
The festival honours the tradition of the Obon, a festival to give thanks to one's ancestors, which includes the Bon Dance.
There will be arts and crafts, as well as traditional acts such as Taiko drumming and Okinawan folk music. There will be best dressed awards, and a raffle of traditional festival games such as yo-yo and toy-fishing, with economy tickets to Tokyo on offer.
Experience the vibrancy of Japanese culture which is sure to entertain the whole family.
23 February 2020
A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all the jazz, one show-stopping song after another and the slickest dancing in town.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago's sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. No wonder Chicago has been honoured with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.
Until 23 February 2020
The newly redeveloped Junction Oval will host five Group Matches, including hosts Australia against arch-rivals New Zealand on March 2 in what will be both team’s last opportunity to push for a semi-final berth. The White Ferns will play three matches at the Junction Oval, including a clash against India on February 27.
The final at the MCG on 8 March 2020, International Women’s Day, presents Australia with the ground breaking opportunity to set a new world record for attendance at a women’s sporting event.
21 Feb ~ 8 March 2020
This is a show that treats the Beatles songs with the love and respect they deserve - four brilliant singers accompanied by The Day Tripper Band and Strawberry Fields orchestra.
With more than 40 musicians and singers on stage, All You Need Is Love is a grand show in a grand setting. Presented by Australia’s leading producers of Beatles shows (The White Album concert, Let It Be, Beatles back2back), the set list showcases 30 Beatles masterpieces.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now playing exclusively at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
Find out more on their website
Sit & relax in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens, whilst enjoying your favourite movies on the big screen.
Find out more and book your tickets today!
Spend summer nights watching your favourite artists in the lush outdoor surrounds of Melbourne Zoo.
Find out more by visiting the website
The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne. The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events held each year, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
Join us and experience Melbourne at its best! For more information & for your tickets, visit the AO website
Watch Elton John, an English singer, song writer, pianist and composer, performing live in Melbourne. A great chance to meet, see and enjoy the live performance of this singer, on the 15th of December.
Find out more here
Cirque du Soleil is back in Melbourne next March, with KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities!
Recognized over the world, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke imagination, invoke senses and provoke emotions. Discover the highly creative and artistic shows from Cirque du Soleil.
Book your tickets and stay with us at Pullman Melbourne on Swanston!
Also known as "The G", The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest cricket ground by capacity. Walking distance from Pullman Melbourne on Swanston, or a tram ride away on route 70 tram, be sure to enjoy a range of major sporting events hosted at The MCG year round.
Find out more on The MCG's website
The Royal Botanic Garden, located on the southern side of the Yarra River, extends across 36 hectares of land. It is home to almost 50 000 individual plants and is a must-see as you visit Melbourne.
There is a range of tours and activities for all ages, so discover more by visiting the Royal Botanic Garden website.
The Gardens are accessible on foot or jump on a tram in the free tram zone.
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