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Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Never fear Bunjil Place is here with a selection of shows that'll put a smile on everyone's dial!

We get it, Christmas shopping can be hectic as - spending hours finding a car park at the shops, battling the crowds, only to find that the candle/DVD/random knick-knack you wanted to buy Grandma is sold out. Disaster!

It doesn't have to be that way - why not give them the gift of entertainment instead? Just pop down to our Box Office, or hit up our website, and do all your Christmas shopping in one amazing 'place'! Our 2022 line up has something for everyone, whether, it's comedy, music, dance (we even have a sneaky treat for Grandma!)....orrrrr you could just grab them a voucher and let them choose - ho, ho, ho, Santa's got nothing on you!

Dinner and a show anyone?

  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Summer SymphonySaturday 29 January 2022
    Experience a summer symphony at Bunjil Place when the MSO returns to our Theatre with a delightful assortment of popular classical music. Guests can also purchase a Performance + Fine Dining Experience for only $70.00 per person. This includes a delicious 3-course dining option that has been expertly curated by our in-house chef.

Bunjil Place presents a delightful assortment of shows in 2022

  • Magic BeachSunday 30 January 2022
    At our beach, at our magic beach…Alison Lester’s classic book comes to life in a wonderful world of text, song, light, shadow and movement for kids and their adults to enjoy.
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival -  Neighbourhood SessionsSaturday 19 March 2022
    Like your laughs local? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival steps out of the CBD and into our 'hood, showcasing some of the biggest names in comedy alongside the country's best new talent.
  • Black CockatooSaturday 19 March 2022
    Inspired by the true story of legendary First Nations cricketer Johnny Mullagh and Australia’s first ever international sporting team. This is not just a story about cricket – this is story of strength, resistance, hope and possibility.
  • The 13-Storey TreehouseSunday 3 & Monday 4 April 2022
    Would you please welcome to the stage... Andy and Terry! Here is your chance to see the first show in the award-winning ‘Treehouse’ series with the return of the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant, runaway success, 'The 13-Storey Treehouse'.
  • The Wharf Revue: Can of WormsThursday 7 April 2022
    The Wharf Revue team of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott is back with Amanda Bishop. They have baited their hooks and are opening another can of worms on a new wharf, to trawl for every political flathead, groper or yellowtail that floats into view.
  • Girls with AltitudeSaturday 23 April 2022
    The world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus is bringing their brand-new show to Bunjil Place! From the environment to equality, the young acrobats of the Fruit Flies propose new perspectives on the future using their famously exuberant mix of youthful energy and high-level circus skills.
  • Slap. Bang. Kiss.Tuesday 3 May 2022
    Shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and included on the VCE Drama Playlist for 2022, this new play is from multi-award-winning playwright Dan Giovannoni (Merciless Gods) tracks three young people whose stories kickstart a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?
  • Guess How Much I Love YouWednesday 11 May 2022
    Join the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons, in a dazzling new stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s beloved 'Guess How Much I Love You' books.
  • Edward the EmuMonday 8 & Tuesday 9 August 2022
    Edward and Edwina both wonder if there is more to life than being an emu but after adventures beyond the enclosure, they discover that the best thing you can be is… you!
  • Jane EyreSaturday 20 August 2022
    Witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a faithful yet fiercely original new stage adaptation from the nationally-renowned shake & stir theatre co (Animal Farm, Dracula).
  • ThemThursday 25 & Friday 26 August 2022
    From multiple-award winning playwright Samah Sabawi comes a compelling tale of survival, friendship, and the things we are willing to do to protect the ones we love.

Gift ideas for families

  • Bluey's Big Play The Stage ShowTuesday 11, Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 January 2022
    This is Bluey’s Big Play. And it’s really for real life!
  • Teeny Tiny SteviesSunday 8 May 2022
    Teeny Tiny Stevies are bringing their 2020 ARIA Award Winning “Thoughtful Songs For Little People” album tour (known as: A Thoughtful Tour) to our theatre.
  • Victorian State Ballet: The Little MermaidSaturday 21 & Sunday 22 May 2022
    A fairy tale classic re-imagined with colourful costumes, exhilarating solos and pas de deuxs from the stunning leading couple!
  • Victorian State Ballet: The Snow QueenSaturday 8 & Sunday 9 October 2022
    Enjoy a magical experience with your family and friends, delighting in the beauty and splendour of stunning sets, costumes and icy magic lighting. Pure delight!

Gift ideas for people who love to laugh

  • Daniel Connell - I've Had A Flare UpSaturday 22 January 2022
    Award nominated stand-up comedian Daniel Connell - as seen on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala and Kinne Tonight - is bringing his 2021 MICF sell out show to our place for one night only.
  • Arj Barker Comes CleanSaturday 12 February 2022
    Be prepared for some home truths, some vague truths and some information none of us are ready to hear, but won’t be able to forget any time soon, because Arj brings the hilarity and lots of it.
  • Michael Shafar - 110%Friday 18 March 2022
    After sold out shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Michael Shafar is bringing his critically acclaimed show to Bunjil Place for one night only!
  • Ross Noble - On the GoFriday 25 March 2022
    Science has proved laughter can induce a Zen-like state similar to meditation but can contemplation, reflection and self-discovery be achieved by thinking every and all the thoughts at once. Nobody knows or cares but let’s hope so because Ross is always on the go and will be smashing ideas together in the pursuit of fun.
  • Stephen K Amos - Before and LaughterThursday 14 April 2022
    It may be nearly two years later than planned – but who cares? How would you feel about joining Stephen for a beautiful night of fun, laughter and putting the world to rights? Or more importantly, how could you refuse!
  • Jimeoin: Turn It Up!Friday 6 May 2022
    He's back! A brilliant evening of world-class comedy from the Irishman internationally celebrated as one of live stand-up’s true masters. Don’t miss this hilarious show!
  • Urzila Carlson: It's PersonalFriday 3 & Saturday 4 June 2022
    Welcome to the days of mind your own business and don’t comment on others business. Not their gender, sex-uality, body, hair, education or career. Also, welcome to the days of total oversharing on social media, but STILL, mind your own business. We want to talk about things and want everyone to know IT’S PERSONAL!
  • Effie in Better Out Than InFriday 1 July 2022
    In 2020 the world stopped spinning. The Sh*t hit the fan and there was NO toilet paper to clean it up. And we were all sent to our rooms.

Gift ideas for the music lovers

  • The Traveling Wilburys SessionsSunday 20 February 2022
    Music director Sam See has assembled a knockout band featuring James Black, Lindsay Field , Glyn Mason, Angus Burchall and Paul Cartwright. Together they will re-imagine the songs of the Traveling Wilburys.
  • The Piano MenFriday 4 March, 2022
    Back due to popular demand - prepare to be taken on a musical journey through some of the greatest songs ever written by piano legends Billy Joel and Elton John.
  • The Big ChillSaturday 5 March 2022
    The one thing that all generations have is the soundtrack that accompanied their rush towards the inevitable. It means everything.
  • Cadd & MorrisFriday 11 March 2022
    Prepare for a relentless sequence of hit songs, laughter and mockery. Never scared to take a jab at each other, on or off the stage, Brian Cadd and Russell Morris now know each other affectionately as “The Turtle without a Shell” and “The Cheshire Cat”. You figure out which is which!
  • Behind the Barricades with Kasey Chambers & Busby MarouWednesday 4 May 2022
    One of the best things we have in life are friendships. True connections produce moments that inspire and shape us. Getting together to share stories and a laugh is one of the most special things we can all experience and when you’re Kasey Chambers, Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou, those get-togethers inevitably involve a beach campfire, some fishing, a few guitars and great songs. 
  • Bjorn Again: Mamma Mia! Here we go again!Saturday 14 May 2022
    Send out an SOS to all your friends!! Bjorn Again are bringing the silks, white boots and Swedish love back to our place for their Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Australian Tour!
  • Rockaria The ELO ExperienceThursday 19 May 2022
    A captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Jeff Lynne’s The Electric Light Orchestra.
  • 50 Years of the Carpenters, Sunday 29 May 2022
    Karen Carpenter possessed the voice of an angel and provided the soundtrack to many of our lives. Experience Australia’s own stunning vocalist Laura Davidson and her All-Star Band as they recreate The Carpenters’ exquisite arrangements and lush harmonies.
  • Shake Rattle 'n' RollSunday 17 July 2022
    Cruise back to those timeless, rockin,’ boppin’ 50’s & 60’s for an electrifying 2 hour party of your favourite jukebox hits in the only rock ‘n’ roll concert show of its kind!
  • Queen Forever: Break Free 2022 TourSaturday 6 August 2022
    After their sell out show in 2019 Queen Forever are BACK with a new show!

...and for those who appreciate something a little different

  • 12 Angry Men, Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 February 2022
    The award-winning Windmill Theatre Company presents a modern-day classic like you’ve never seen before.
  • Casey Philharmonic Orchestra: Star Wars ExtravaganzaSunday 20 March 2022
    John Williams wrote some epic music for Star Wars! Join us as the Casey Philharmonic Orchestra play it all. Who doesn’t know and love the main theme from the original movie?
  • Celtic Illusion ReimaginedTuesday 28 June 2022
    Immerse yourself in one of the most unique productions touring the world. Celtic Illusion, the Irish dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA by storm will celebrate its 10 year anniversary with a nationwide tour of Australia in 2021.
  • World of Musicals!Friday 15 July 2022
    The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway back to Australia with a brand-new show.

Daytime Music Theatre 2022 Season 1

We've just announced our stellar 2022 Season 1 line up for Daytime Music Theatre - check out the amazing performers we've got coming to Bunjil Place next year and buy someone special a ticket to their faves!

Our Season Passes make it really easy and affordable to grab a show or enjoy the whole season. Did we mention that the ticket includes a complimentary morning tea served in our stunning foyer underneath our magnificent gridshell? Or perhaps a show + lunch package is more their thing? Dine in style over a delicious two course meal in our Function Centre after a show and help them make a whole day of it!

Gift the Gift of Choice - Bunjil Place Voucher

Nothing says 'Merry Christmas' than a gift they can choose themselves! Pick up a Bunjil Place Voucher online or at the Box Office service desk. Vouchers are valid for three years and can be used to purchase tickets to any show at Bunjil Place - the perfect way to give the gift of arts and entertainment without the bother of checking timetables.