Your Guide to Seeing ‘Hamilton’ in Australia
History is happening…in Australia! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s boundary-breaking musical has wowed Aussie audiences.
After performances in Sydney, Hamilton now transfers to Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, with performances from 15 Mar. 2022. Enter for a chance to win $10 Hamilton Melbourne lottery tickets, exclusively on TodayTix.
The show has become something of a phenomenon since it opened in New York in 2015, and it has racked up countless awards, including Tonys, Grammys, Oliviers, and more. Featuring a cast of diverse Australasian talent, the musical brings a fresh and inventive take to historical representation.
Excited to experience what everyone’s talking about? Get ready to see Hamilton with the 10 steps below.
Number 1: Enter the Hamilton $10 Lottery on TodayTix
Tickets to Hamilton at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne are selling fast! If you’re looking for a great way to snag last-minute tickets at a special price, you can enter to win the chance to purchase up to two $10 tickets to see Hamilton at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. The Lottery opens each week for entries, and you can learn more about how to enter the Hamilton $10 Lottery here.
Number 2: Listen to the original cast recording
Cue up the Broadway cast recording on Spotify, and get ready to experience all of the music live at the show! You definitely don’t have to know the songs before you go, but there are a lot of words packed into two-and-a-half hours so a primer is always helpful if you want it.
Number 3: Read more about American history
You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy Hamilton, and while the show is a good intro to some U.S. history basics, here are a few things to know about the founding of America and Hamilton that might be new information to Australians!
Number 4: Get to know the Australian cast of Hamilton
Everyone who stars in Hamilton puts their own special spin on a role, and the amazing Australian cast is no different! Learn more about the actors who will be portraying Hamilton, his wife Eliza, his friend-turned-nemesis Aaron Burr, and more here.
Number 5: Learn more about the show’s journey
Did you know Hamilton originally wasn’t going to be a Broadway show? Lin-Manuel Miranda originally conceived the story as a hip-hop mixtape, and he first performed one of the songs at the U.S. White House in 2008. Learn more about the show’s journey to the stage here.
Number 6: Take a (virtual) tour of Hamilton’s New York
As the Schuyler sisters sing in the show, “History is happening in Manhattan,” and there are several landmarks throughout the city that contain Hamilton’s history. Take a virtual tour through the city to learn more about the mark Hamilton left on the Big Apple!
Number 7: Fact check the show
Wonder what parts of Hamilton are theatrical? The whole show is based in real history, but there are a few small tweaks for dramatic purposes. Learn more about some of the creative license here.
Number 8: Figure out how to get to the theatre
Heading to the theatre to see the show? Make sure you know how to get there, and plan to arrive early. Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne is located at 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Number 9: Share your experience on social media
Before the curtain rises, make sure you share your excitement — you’re in the room where it happens! Snap a pic outside the theater, and tell everyone why you can’t wait to see Hamilton. Don’t forget to tag @TodayTix and @HamiltonAustralia with #HamiltonAu.
Number 10: Enjoy the show (Covid-safe, of course)!
Get ready to take it all in and watch Hamilton in Melbourne. The show fuses contemporary sounds with history, and you’ll definitely leave the theatre humming more than one tune.
To ensure a COVID safe experience, please familiarise yourself with the venue’s COVID Safety Plan (hyperlink to: COVID Safety Plan – Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre), which includes information on checking-in when upon arrival, entry times & amenities available. All ticket holders are required to wear a mask during the performance.
Enjoy the show!