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Around the Globe: News and Events: October 2 – 8

By Claire Hammond

Mark your calendars and save the dates, check out these live entertainment and theatre events and news occurring around the globe this week.


Melbourne Festival 2017, Australia, October 4 – 22

Melbourne Festival is a major international arts festival and a celebration of dance, theatre, music, circus, visual arts, multimedia, outdoor and free events held each October in a number of venues across Melbourne, Australia.

Dublin Theatre Festival, UK, until Oct 15

Explore the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival programme – 18 days of live performance showcasing pioneering international productions, engaging and provocative Irish work, theatre for children, as well a series of critical talks, artist development programmes and industry events.

Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Australia, October 5 – 8

Save the date! Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back in the spotlight, taking centre stage in Ballarat. For the sixth year in a row, this unique regional festival brings the best of cabaret entertainment into the heart of Ballarat with shows in the Ballarat Mining Exchange, Ballarat’s Mechanic Institute and the Lost One’s Basement Bar. Acts have been handpicked by the 2017 Artistic Director Fiona Scott Norman and every artist is at the top of their game – offering quality, creativity, originality and fun – ensuring a festival packed with great cabaret entertainment.