Following sold-out seasons in Sydney, the breathtaking musical Once makes its long-awaited return to Melbourne to make you fall in love all over again!

Once is an enchanting tale about a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up, when a charismatic Czech piano-player takes a sudden interest in his music. Set on the streets of Dublin and featuring an outstanding ensemble of performers playing their instruments live on stage, Once is a tender love story about reaching for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

Based on the movie of the same name by John Carney, Once features a book by Enda Walsh and music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová. It's the only Broadway show with music that won an Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award® (including Best Musical).

Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company and featuring songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning song ‘Falling Slowly’, this spellbinding musical will have you holding your breath from beginning to end.


The running time is 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

Book by                      Music & Lyrics by
Enda Walsh                Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney

By arrangement with Music Theatre International (Australasia)

Directed by Richard Carroll

Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company




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Visit the Box Office at the Princess Theatre, 163 Spring Street, Melbourne, open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

During the season, the Comedy Theatre box office is located at 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. This box office is open 1.5 hours prior and ½ hour after a show performance start time.


For all bookings and enquiries: 1300 11 10 11

Operating Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm AEST


For more information on accessible bookings, please call 1300 11 10 11 – option 2.


The performance of Once on Saturday 27 May at 2pm will be Auslan interpreted. To book tickets with the best view of the interpreter, please visit here.

Tickets can also be booked by calling 1300 11 10 11 (option 2) between Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, (national relay service text)


The performance of Once on Saturday 3 June at 2pm will be Audio Described. To book tickets that include headsets, please visit here.

Tickets can also be booked by calling 1300 11 10 11 (option 2) between Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.