There’s heaps happening around the glorious state of Victoria this month, giving anyone enough reason to venture south.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or seeking some of the best theatre and comedy laughs in Australia, there are three key events you need to know about.
Thinking about visiting Victoria this month? These upcoming events should even help convince someone to come with you…
What’s that faint revving of engines you can hear in the background? Only the sound of Formula 1’s finest getting in gear for the 2017 events in Melbourne.
The Australian F1 action pulls into Melbourne’s Albert Park on 23 March, with races seeing us through to 26 March.
That’s four big days of motorsport action, with just as many off-track activities to justify the ticket price for even enthusiastic F1 newbies.
Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne – book tickets
Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over the city between 29 March and 23 April, with 556 shows across 100 venues including Melbourne Town Hall, The Coopers Malthouse, Trades Hall, The Greek Centre, ACMI, The Forum, Howler, The Comedy Theatre, Imperial Hotel and The Famous Spiegeltent.
Leading the incredible lineup are comedians Daniel Kitson, Eddie Perfect, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott, Joel Creasey, Jason Byrne, Ruby Wax, Jenny Eclair, Dave Hughes and Wil Anderson, plus hundreds more.
The festival won’t be short of the finest Aussie talent either, with the program including Merrick Watts, Justin Hamilton, Eddie Perfect, Dane Swan, Gossling (yes, Gossling and Tommy Little), Zoë Coombs Marr, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott, Rove, Joel Creasey, Lawrence Mooney, Frank Woodley, Wil Anderson, Aunty Donna, Nazeem Hussain, Matt Okine, Sam Simmons, Sarah Kendall, Tom Ballard, Luke McGregor, Dave Thornton AND Hannah Gadsby.
Plus, there’s family activities and other special events include Gala for Oxfam, Upfront, RAW Comedy, Deadly Funny, Comedy Confab, The Great Debate and the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow, which officially kicks off the festival on Wednesday 29 March.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – full show listings and tickets
The Book of Mormon has earned itself a gleaming 5-star customer rating with Ticketmaster theatre-goers, as well as countless glowing reviews from critics since opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.
You can read 5 things we learned after watching The Book of Mormon but in short, it’s the hottest ticket in Australian theatre right now!
With nine Tony Awards, four Olivier Awards and a Grammy to its name, The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries (Elder Price and Elder Cunningham) who are sent to Ugandan to try to convert citizens to Mormon religion. One is a go-getter, the other, a socially awkward geek-type. Faced with the reality of famine, illness, violence and poverty, the pair quickly realise their mission isn’t quite so straight-forward.
The Book of Mormon, Princess Theatre, Melbourne – book tickets
For more upcoming events in Victoria, head to Ticketmaster.com.au/visitvictoria.