What's On in Melbourne

Your local guide to all things sport, culture, music and more! 

Book of Mormon

15October Daily shows until Sunday 15th October 2017

The Mormons are here!

The much acclaimed musical from the creators of South Park has arrived, and is NOW PLAYING at Princess Theatre Melbourne. Experience the entertainment and laughs that The Book of Mormon has to offer, right here in Melbourne.

Easy to get to from ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments, make a night of it and book your Melbourne theatre accommodation today!

Now showing until 15th October 2017. For more information, and Book of Mormon ticket purchase click here.

Cirque du Soleil - TORUK

02November Daily shows until Sunday 12th November 2017

Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning arena spectacular.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, you can experience this storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility. 

Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora. 

Don’t miss this exciting live experience! To complete your Cirque experience, stay at ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments after the show, book here.

Spring Racing Carnival

11November Saturday 4th - Saturday 11th November 2017

October and November are a lively time of year in Melbourne when the Spring Racing Carnival is in full swing!

The first main race of the season is the BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival on Saturday 21st October 2017.

In November, the Melbourne Cup Carnival brings a full 8 days of action in Flemington, with the race that stops the nation right in the middle. Here are the key dates that you must not miss:

Saturday 4th November 2017: AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Tuesday 7th November 2017: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

Thursday 9th November 2017: VRC Oaks Day

Saturday 11th November 2017: Emirates Stakes Day

Take a look at our Spring Racing Carnival package, here.



From the producers of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, another Disney classic has hit Melbourne!

This childhood favourite is playing at Her Majesty's Theatre until Sunday 14th January 2018.

Get your tickets here.

Our tip: Why not stop for a quick bite at ibis Kitchen on your way to the show? With a new food and drinks menu, there is sure to be something to take your tastebuds on a magic carpet ride!

Australian Open

28January Monday 15 January - 28 January 2018 at Melbourne Park

Hit Melbourne and join in the excitement that this city has to offer during the iconic sporting event, the Australian Open.

Stay at ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments with easy access to trams on Elizabeth Street, making it a stress-free journey to Melbourne Park.

For more information on the event or to buy tickets, visit the official Australian Open website.

Photo credit to Visit Victoria.