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Once the Musical

Tickets for Once the Musical

Comedy Theatre (Melbourne)


Following a sell-out season in 2019, the spectacular production of Once the Musical is back to grace Australian stage in 2021. Based on John Carney's eponymous film, Once the Musical follows the moving love story of an Irish buscar who falls for a piano-playing Czech immigrant.

The original broadway production of Once the Musical was written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Starring Australian musical theatre stars Toby Francis and Stefanie Caccamo, the critically acclaimed Australian version of Once the Musical is directed by Richard Carrol with musical direction by Victoria Falcone.

As the only Broadway show in history to have music that won the Academy Award, the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award and the Tony Award, Once the Musical's phenomenal musical score, breath-taking dance routines and heartfelt love story continues to enthrall audiences around the world. Grab your tickets now for an unforgettable theatrical experience!

  • Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Age recommendation: 10+
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A heartbroken Dublin musician is busking on the streets of Dublin and has given up his dreams of making it. Yet when he meets a young Czech immigrant mother, who earns a living selling flowers, his life is changed forever. Sharing a deep love of music, the two instill a sense of hope and dreams in one another, leading to them falling hopelessly in love. A story told through spine-tingling ballads, Once the Musical is an unconventional yet moving love story which will move your heart.

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Once the Musical Tickets Australia

Friday & Saturday Evenings:

Type of TicketPrice
Standard A Reserve$110
Concession A Reserve$88
Group 8+ A Reserve$95
Standard B Reserve$99
Concession B Reserve$79
Groups 8+B Reserve$95

Tuesday-Thursday + Matinees & Sunday Evenings

Standard A Reserve
Concession A Reserve
Groups 8+ A Reserve
Standard B Reserve
Concession B Reserve
Groups 8+ B Reserve

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Cheap Tickets and Discounts

If you are looking for cheap tickets for this sell-out production of Once the Musical, these can be found at the edge of the Stalls, especially in Row Q or Row R, as there is slightly restricted viewing. Alternatively you can find discounted Once the Musical tickets at the back of the Dress Circle as this section is furthest away from the stage.

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Once the Musical Cast Australia 2021

The Musical cast is made up of members Toby Francis,Stefanie Caccamo,Victoria Falconer,Tamlyn Henderson, Deirdre Khoo, Jay Laga’aia, Drew Livingston,Abe Mitchell,Rupert Reid,Patrick Schnur,Alec Steedman, Jennifer Trijo.

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The Comedy Theatre Melbourne

The Comedy Theatre Melbourne address is: Wilson Parking, Parkade, 34-60 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

  • Train: the closest train station to the Comedy Theatre Melbourne is Parliament Station.
  • Tram: easily take a tram along Bourke Street which is then only a short walk from Collins or Swanston Street.
  • Bus: all of the buses which go from the city centre will take you to the Comedy Theatre Melbourne.
  • Taxi: you can access several taxi ranks on Exhibition Street.
  • Car:there are discounted parking rate to Marriner Group patrons.


For any access booking please call (03) 9299 9800

Getting to the theatre

There is a ramp into the theatre at the front doors and security or Front House Staff who can assist you.

Inside the theatre

There is not a lift in the Comedy theatre and the Stalls is the only accessible area of the theatre, so please book it.

Hearing impairments

There is a hearing loop available and people with a hearing aid will need a T Switch.

Accessible Facilities

There are several accessible facilities available including toilets in the Stalls and the main foyer.

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Once the Musical Australia Dates & Tickets


Friday 4 June, Saturday 5 June & Sunday 6 June


Thursday 10 June - Friday 6 August


No shows from Wednesday 23 June - Friday 3 July.

Performance Times

  • Tuesdays-Saturdays: 7.30pm
  • Sundays: 5pm (7.30pm on days with matinee)
  • Wednesday matinees (7 July & 4 August): 2pm
  • Saturday matinees (all dates in season): 2pm
  • Sunday matinees (4 & 18 July, 1 August): 1pm
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What is the running time for Once the Musical?

The running time for Once the Musical is 2 hours 25 minutes.

Is Once the Musical going on tour in 2021?

One the Musical is showing at the Comedy Theatre Melbourne but it not officially going on tour.

What is Once the Musical about?

Once the Musical is a love story which follows the story of an Irish busker and a Czech flower seller who fall in love with one another and bond over their passion for music.

What awards has Once the Musical won?

Who is in the cast of Once the Musical Australia 2021? Once the Musical’s awards include 8 Tony Awards, 4 Drama Desk Awards, 1 Academy Award and 1 Olivier Award

Who is in the cast of Once the Musical Australia 2021?

The cast of Once the Musical 2021 consists of The Musical cast is made up of members Toby Francis,Stefanie Caccamo,Victoria Falconer,Tamlyn Henderson, Deirdre Khoo, Jay Laga’aia, Drew Livingston,Abe Mitchell,Rupert Reid,Patrick Schnur,Alec Steedman, Jennifer Trijo. 

Which songs are in Once the Musical?

Once the Musical songs include “Leave”, “Falling Slowly”, “The North Strand”, “The Moon”, “Ej, Pasa, Pada, Rosicka”, “If You Want Me”, “Broken Hearted Hoover”, “Say It To Me Now”, “Gold”, “Sleeping”, “When Your Mind’s Made Up”, “It Cannot Be About That”. 

Who wrote Once the Musical?

Once the Musical is based on a book written by John Carney and the musical’s music and lyrics as written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

Who directed Once the Musical Australia?

Once the Musical Australia is directed by Ricard Carroll and Victoria Falconer.

When did Once the Musical premiere?

Once the Musical premiered on Off-Broadway in 2011.

Where is Once the Musical set?

Once the Musical is mostly set in Dublin.

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Falling Slowly - Once The Musical (Phoenix Theatre London)

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The cast of Once performing at the 2012 Tony Awards

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Once (Australia)

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240 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia, Melbourne1

1NOTE: approximate address. The only address that is completely valid is the one shown on the tickets


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