• SHOWING: 23/08/2017 - 03/09/2017
    The Material Thought

    Join local and international early-career makers in exploring and observing the making process.

  • SHOWING: 23/08/2017 - 03/09/2017
    Labour Exchange

    How do you value and item and what would you trade for it? 5 hours of gardening? A dinner with your family? Something you have made? Explore themes of value and trade with Labour Exchange

  • SHOWING: 29/08/2017 - 29/08/2017
    Radiant Pavilion Exhibition Launch

    Join Radiant Pavilion for the exhibition launch of Oomph!, The Material Thought, In and Out of Light and Labour Exchange.

  • SHOWING: 01/09/2017 - 01/09/2017
    Biggest Ever Blokes' Lunch Melbourne

    The third Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch Melbourne, proudly presented by Sportsbet, will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Meat Market. About 400 men and women will get together over some seriously tasty food, wine and craft beer. We’ll talk frankly about men’s health, raise some serious coin for prostate cancer research and probably make some new mates while we’re at it.

  • SHOWING: 02/09/2017 - 02/09/2017
    Mould: A Cheese Festival

    Mould Cheese Festival is a celebration of handmade Australian cheese. The best producers from around the country, including Bruny Island, Yarra Valley Dairy, That’s Amore, Lartisan, Pecora Dairy, Grandvewe and more will showcase their produce at North Melbourne’s Meat Market with bonus cooking demonstration, masterclasses and a well-stocked bar. This is an 18+ event.

  • SHOWING: 14/09/2017 - 24/09/2017

    "Like a random box of pick and mix lollies, Circalicious delivers surprise after surprise and is an awe-inspiring showcase of some of the finest circus acts on offer in Melbourne." Arts hub.

  • SHOWING: 14/09/2017 - 01/10/2017
    Emerald City - as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival

    Emerald City is back for 2017! With an amazing selection of performances to dazzle your senses, there’s something for young and old. Stay tuned for details as this amazing festival program is revealed.

  • SHOWING: 15/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
    The Feather Pillow

    Enter the macabre world of South America’s own “Edgar Allen Poe”, short story writer Horacio Quiroga and his classic tale The Feather Pillow. You are invited to step inside this experiential roller coaster-ride of Gothic-esque horror. This chilling fable comes to life in a theatrical event!

  • SHOWING: 16/09/2017 - 16/09/2017
    In the Shape of a Square

    In the Shape of a Square provides listeners with a rare chance to enjoy dynamic aural soundscapes by composers such as Philip Glass, Sofia Gubaidulina and Toru Takemitsu. This performance will explore contemporary approaches to chamber music for flutes and for strings that emphasise contemplation, minimalism and gesture. Supported by RMIT Link Arts and Culture.

  • SHOWING: 19/09/2017 - 24/09/2017
    Naughty Hands: Signs of love, lust & insults

    Let your hands do the dirty talk with Adelaide's funniest Deaf guy, Barry Priori. He’ll take you on a journey into the R rated side of the Deaf world and by the end of the night you’ll be signing your favourite naughty words in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Everything is interpreted, so no one misses out.

  • SHOWING: 19/09/2017 - 24/09/2017
    The Measure of a Man

    How do you measure a man? Is it the way he walks, the way he talks? Told in Roach's humorous, raw and deeply candid style, The Measure of a Man will stare into the heart of one man's sexual anxieties and pull out the stories we try to shy away from – stories often shrouded in embarrassment or shame.

  • SHOWING: 19/09/2017 - 24/09/2017
    Fafi D'Alour & The Delinquents

    You’re invited to escape into the wonderful world of Fafi D’Alour & The Delinquents. A wild emporium of exceptional vocals and breathtaking movement. Accompanied by powerful women in music; such as Nina Simone, Etta James and Amy Winehouse. This show is sure to set your senses ablaze! Join us in a firework of femininity and bedazzlement as we define the dreamscape of your utmost desires.

  • SHOWING: 20/09/2017 - 23/09/2017
    Orpheus Turns

    Follow. Turn. Turn again.

  • SHOWING: 23/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
    Trash Test Dummies

    Family, comedy and circus show that's sure to clean up!

  • SHOWING: 23/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
    Hazel's Circus Suitcase

    Can you fit a whole circus in a suitcase? Can you juggle with your toes? One clever woman - with help from you - creates a spectacular circus show featuring juggling, shadow puppets, plate spinning and clown.

  • SHOWING: 25/09/2017 - 28/09/2017
    Scott's BMX Trick Bike Show

    Aimed at kids between the ages of 5 and 13 and features an ambitious finale with five audience members jointing Hone on stage to triumphantly ride the bike all at once. Accompanied by beautiful virtuosic tunes from the exquisite Ania Reynolds (Musical Director, Circus Oz) and in his performance debut, 8 year old, Oliver Hone, Scott's BMX Trick Bike Show will inspire the next generation.

  • SHOWING: 26/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
    #OWNIT! Street Art Exhibition 2017

    Melbourne loves street art! As part of Emerald City’s performing arts events at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017, the #OWNIT! Street Art Exhibition showcases emerging Melbourne, Australian and International artists: street / graffiti art, stencils, paste up, sticker bombers and street art photography

  • SHOWING: 26/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
    May Contain Sex Scenes

    Charming, cheeky, exciting and enlightening: this interactive physical theatre experience is a bold ode to body-love and the playful pursuit of pleasure. May Contain will delve into your darkest fantasies and leave you deeply, deeply satisfied.

  • SHOWING: 26/09/2017 - 28/09/2017
    Scatter-Brains & Doodle-Heads

    A dynamic double-bill of contemporary dance, theatre and quirk. 'Scatter-Brains & Doodle-Heads' is a collaboration of 2 separate, yet equally as enticing works, by Vanessa Northcott and Damian Meredith (Movement Decor), displayed as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017!

  • SHOWING: 26/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
    Third Degree Burnie - Fire is Cool and Magic is Hot!

    Smoking hot comedy magician Third Degree Burnie brings his sold-out show to the Gingerbread House in Emerald City for the 2017 Melbourne Fringe. ‘Fire is Cool and Magic is Hot’ is fun filled interactive 45 minutes of magic, illusions and a touch of fire. Only 4 shows in Melbourne before preparing for a world tour commencing in Las Vegas, so this is one Melbourne Fringe act you don’t want to miss!

  • SHOWING: 27/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
    The Baby Farmer

    Set against the backdrop of London's East End during the 1870's, The Baby Farmer explores the isolation and spiraling madness that surrounds 6 year old Agatha May and her mentally ill mother Winnifred Alcorn. "...discomforting, gripping, ominous – and fantastic." - Miriam K, Kryztoff RAW

  • SHOWING: 29/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
    BOGUS – Contemporary Dance Production

    ‘Bogus’ is a contemporary dance work celebrating a story of transformation, innocence, childhood and the importance of imagination. Through dynamic movement the piece highlights the constant change and development of the human mind and the growth of independence and strength in each individual.

  • SHOWING: 04/10/2017 - 17/10/2017

    100 is an exhibition profiling Melbourne´s centenarians through portraits created by skilled young artists. Produced by Embraced Inc in association with Arcare Aged Care and The Victorian Seniors Festival, this project is about bringing the community together through unique inter-generational interactions.

  • SHOWING: 12/10/2017 - 14/10/2017
    Patrick Studios Australia - Queen

    Join Patrick Studios Australia for the 2017 Full Time Performing Arts End of Year Showcase ‘Queen’. Celebrate the achievements and growth of our talented dancers as they showcase their creativity and skill in a selection of outstanding performance pieces.

  • SHOWING: 16/10/2017 - 17/10/2017
    Patrick Studios Australia - GREEEAASSSSEEE

    On at Meat Market, 'Greeaaassssee' highlights the skill, creativity and accomplishments of our talented dancers and creative professionals. Join us for high-energy performances of all of your favourite Grease hits with a Patrick Studios Australia twist.

  • SHOWING: 21/10/2017 - 22/10/2017

    Junipalooza 2017 is a celebration of all things gin, with dozens of makers in one room, sharing their love and know-how of the drink. They'll be offering samples of their juniper-laced spirits and generally having a good natter about all things gin, accompanied by a great bar serving up amazing cocktails, a dedicated masterclass area and a range of talks and guests.

  • SHOWING: 26/10/2017 - 03/11/2017
    The Solander Box

    The Solander Box is a showcase of 2017 graduate talent from RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Photography).

  • SHOWING: 28/10/2017 - 28/10/2017
    Spring Vegan Festival

    Vegans take Meat Market! Save the date! Shopping, food, art, cinema and more.

  • SHOWING: 25/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
    Low Rez Presents The Best of British

    Low Rez will be performing their annual concert this year once more at the Melbourne Meat Market. With 2 performances at 3pm and 7:30 pm on 25th November 201



  • SHOWING: 15/12/2016 - 15/12/2016
    PLGRM Presents The Crash Survivor

    PLGRM’s final event for the year presents their latest film, ‘The Crash Survivor'. Alongside two separate unreleased films, the evening will explore the psychological effects caused by road trauma, and the way forward for Australians on the road.

  • SHOWING: 10/11/2016 - 12/11/2016
    The Book of Daughters

    Presented across three nights, The Book of Daughters is a large-scale sonic media performance cycle comprising nine 20-40 minute shows created by 29 maverick sound artists and musicians in various creative combinations. Audiences pay for a night of three 20-40min shows, presented across two stages in the Meat Market main space.

  • SHOWING: 05/11/2016 - 05/11/2016
    Mr Black Espresso Martini Festival

    Mr Black – the world's foremost coffee liquor – will play host to hundreds of coffee and liquor loving Victorians at this delicious gathering. With caffeinated creations from some of Australia's best bars and coffee shops, food trucks, tunes and coffee pong, come and celebrate the miracle of coffee for one day only at the Espresso Martini Festival.

  • SHOWING: 10/10/2016 - 20/10/2016
    The Home Within

    Step inside a structure that combines the weight of architecture and the ephemerality of organic life. Web-like lines of textured red string pulse like a billion veins, but en masse they form walls as straight and solid as a slide-rule. Are the borders between this building’s exterior and interior any more reliable than our own?

  • SHOWING: 06/10/2016 - 12/10/2016
    The Dark Chorus

    Lucy Guerin unleashes a dance premiere that will enfold you in the embrace of darkness.

    The dramatic chorus is both the voice of the people and of your most intimate thoughts, a moving sculpture of bodies and concepts made flesh. From the mind of one of Australia's most renowned choreographers springs a commanding new work that reaches back to the roots of ancient theatre to create something entirely of the now.