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Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions

7 - 24 January 2021, Melbourne Museum Plaza

Melbourne Museum, IMAX Melbourne, Melbourne Music Week—Extended and Melbourne International Comedy Festival have teamed up to present Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions. Across 12 summer nights in January, more than 120 local performers from our iconic, vibrant and beloved arts and culture community will perform live from the Melbourne Museum Plaza. 

Thursday and Sunday nights

Melbourne International Comedy Festival has programmed a lineup of Melbourne’s sharpest comedians including Josh EarlDouble DenimGeraldine QuinnDie Roten PunkteAlex Unexplainable and Garry Starr who will deliver laugh-out-loud shenanigans on Thursday and Sunday nights in January before a twilight cinematic experience with screenings of cult classics and family-friendly movies. 

With a program curated by the team at IMAX Melbourne, head back to the 80s and 90s with E.T., Gremlins, Home Alone, Alien, Back to the Future and the original Lion King under the stars. 

Friday and Saturday nights

On Friday and Saturday nights in January, MMW—Extended presents a genre-spanning line-up of outdoor shows on the Museum Plaza, uniting some of Melbourne’s favourite local musicians including DJ MzRizk, TATAFU, FLYBOY JACK (Jordan Dennis X JUJO), Bananagun, LOODs, Nui Moon, Barney McCall and more.

For the full program and to book tickets, visit the Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions x Plaza Series website here.