What to do in Melbourne this April

Yayoi Kusama’s Flower Obsession - Triennial exhibition at NGV Melbourne

Get set for a huge month in Melbourne. From the International Comedy Festival to the NGV Triennial exhibitions, we’ve rounded up the very best of what to do in Melbourne this April.

If you though March was a busy one, brace yourself for heaps more fun. After you’ve had a browse through our top picks below, don’t forget to also check out our full wrap up of The best Autumn events in Melbourne.


What to do in Melbourne this April


What to do in Melbourne this April


NGV Triennial

A free exhibition, the NGV Triennial is a celebration of contemporary art and design practice that traverses all four levels of NGV International, as well as offering a rich array of programs.

The exhibition features the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, and explores cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture.

Our top picks include Yayoi Kusama’s Flower Obsession and Ron Mueck’s Mass exhibition.


Running until 15 April, 2018

Find out more here.



The Food Factory at Eastland

The first two weeks in April are school holidays in Melbourne, which means it’s time for kids to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and learn some awesome new cooking skills at Eastland’s super-fun activation, The Food Factory.

We’re talking cookie decorating, lamington making and learning to cook with some our city’s best chefs and bakers. Best of all, it’s lots of messy fun with no clean-up for parents!


Running throughout the April School Holidays.

Find out more here.


Ron Mueck's Mass exhibition at NGV Melbourne - NGVTriennial


Melbourne Comedy Festival

Brace yourself for lashings of LOL’s as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns!

Melbourne will once again become the happiest place on Earth, with this annual event, the International Comedy Festival. Taking over the city each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.


Running until 22 April, 2018

Find out more here.



Little Langham High Tea

Mickey Mouse is out of the Club House and has zoomed into The Langham, Melbourne for their latest instalment of their Little Langham High Tea. Disney fans, young and old, are invited to strap on their Mickey ears and experience The Langham’s, Mickey and the Roadster Racers High Tea.

It’s a gorgeous spread of Mickey & friends inspired treats and delicious drinks. I had a gorgeous morning with my little man Jack, and if you haven’t already experienced a high tea at The Langham, now is the time!


Running throughout the April School Holidays.

Find out more here.



Beautiful the Musical

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. Her music would become the soundtrack to a generation.

Beautiful has opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre and is the inspiring true story of King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Feel The Earth Move, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, One Fine Day, It’s Too Late, Tapestry and Locomotion.


Playing until June 24, 2018

Find out more here.


State Library Victoria


Resilience In Grief

The Resilience Series is a first of its kind, women’s only event where certified coaches, Megan Luscombe and The Graceful Collective’s Lucy Allen will be discussing the biggest topics of life. It’s an open space to learn from them with warmth and humour whilst letting your guard down a little (and having a few cheeky wines).

Wherever you are in your experience with grief, this is the event for you. It’s happening at the Windsor Workshop in Chapel Street.


Saturday April 21, 2018

Find out more here.
Tickets available now via eventbrite.



The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria is a free exhibition that tells the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria.

The exhibition features Ned Kelly’s armour (amazing!) and explores all aspects of daily life in Victoria throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.


Running until December 31, 2018

Find out more here.




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Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and Racing.com, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

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