Spend a night at the theatre with some of the best shows and plays across Australia!

February is a great month to enjoy some of the best theatre and musical productions in Australia. From Broadway’s biggest blockbusters to fringe hits, there is something for everyone in this diverse and exciting lineup of shows.

Whether you are looking for a classic tale, a contemporary comedy, or a thrilling drama, here are the best plays and musicals to watch in Australia this February 2024:


Best Plays and Musicals in Sydney:

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One of the most famous musicals of all times, Wicked is a sensational production from start to finish. The Broadway hit tells the untold story of the Land of Oz before Dorothy arrived, giving audiences a new side to the Emeral City, Glinda the Good, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Coming to Australia for the first time since 2015 due to popular demand, this show is a magical and enchanting spectacle, playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. With powerful songs, stunning sets, and incredible performances, you’ll be ‘defying gravity’ after a viewing of Wicked!

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Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, NSW 2009 Until Sunday 04 February 2024
<strong>Elvis: A Musical Revolution</strong>
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Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Celebrate the life and legacy of the King of Rock and Roll with this biographical musical extravaganza. From his humble beginnings to his global fame, this show explores the music and personality of Elvis Presley, playing at the State Theatre in Sydney from early February. Featuring 40 of Elvis’ glittering hits, shake, rattle and roll with Elvis: A Musical Revolution this February!

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State Theatre, 49 Market St, Sydney, NSW 20009 From Sunday 04 February 2024

Best Plays and Musicals in Melbourne:

<strong>Moulin Rouge! The Musical</strong>
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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Pop the Champagne, bohemians. After celebrating stellar reviews and a sold-out premiere season in Melbourne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is back in Melbourne at the iconic Regent Theatre. This jukebox musical carries the frenetic energy and heart of the film onto the stage, with plenty of classic songs from the film as well as new additions from the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna. For one of the most exciting musicals in Melbourne, grab a seat at Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

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Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Until Sunday 04 February 2024
<strong>Grease the Musical</strong>
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Grease the Musical

This is the one you want, Melbourne! Based on the rip-roaring musical comedy of the same name, Grease the Musical brings an electrifying performance this January at Her Majesty’s Theatre, transporting you to a world of high school sweethearts, unforgettable music, and all the leather you could dream of! Featuring all the classic songs you know and love, you’ll be hopelessly devoted to Grease the Musical this February!

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Her Majesty's Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 From Sunday December 31 2023

Best Plays and Musicals in Adelaide:

<strong>Miss Saigon</strong>
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Miss Saigon

The epic musical from the creators of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon tells the story of Kim, a Vietnamese girl who falls in love with an American soldier during the Vietnam War. A modernised version of the 1904 opera Madam Butterfly, this tragic love story was a hit when it first released in 1989 with the 2017 revival finally making its way to Australian shores. With a powerful score and spectacular staging, this show is a gripping and emotional experience, playing at Festival Theatre in February 2024!

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Festival Theatre, King William St, Adelaide, SA 5000 Ends Saturday 03 February 2024

Best Plays and Musicals in Perth:

<strong>& Juliet</strong>
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& Juliet

What if Romeo’s ending was Juliet’s beginning? That is the set up for one of the most exciting new musicals to hit Australian theatres, & Juliet. This coming-of-age jukebox musical comes to life with hits from Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and even Ariana Grande, helping to tell an exciting new chapter for Juliet Capulet. Running for only six weeks at Crown Theatre, & Juliet is a must-see musical in Perth this February 2024!

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Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood, WA 6100 Ends Thursday 08 February 2024

Best Plays and Musicals in Brisbane:

<strong>Chicago the Musical</strong>
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Chicago the Musical

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, get your jazz hands ready for the titillating tale of Chicago the Musical. Starting from Tuesday 02 January, enjoy a glamorous tale of murder, greed, adultery all to some of the greatest showtunes to ever be sung on Broadway. The musical follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who kills her lover and goes on a whirlwind adventure through the legal system. Tango on over to the Lyric Theatre for this scorching hot masterpiece in Brisbane.

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Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Melbourne St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 From Tuesday 02 January 2024
<strong>Beauty and the Beast</strong>
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Beauty and the Beast

The beloved and timeless Disney musical Beauty and the Beast returns to the stage with stunning costumes, sets, and all your favourite songs. Follow the journey of Belle, a young woman who finds herself in a mysterious castle with a cursed prince and his enchanted servants in this classic tale of love. Direct from West End and now playing at Lyric Theatre in Brisbane, be a guest at this magical show for the whole family!

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Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Melbourne St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 From Thursday 15 February 2024

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This article was first published on September 06 2023. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on January 31 2023.