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The Butterfly Club is a small theatre in the heart of Melbourne. We have plenty of shows, award-winning foyer bars, and an enormous collection of kitsch.

Comedy Festival 2024

Our Melbourne International Comedy Festival program is on sale and it's simply huge.

With a whopping 224 performances and the not-so-humble brag of having staged last year's Most Outstanding show, this is where you'll find the best comedy in town.

Mar 25 - Apr 21 2024

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Our Shows

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Op Shop ‘Till You Drop

Op Shop ‘Till You Drop

A brand new comedy musical, featuring an original score composed by Victoria Angelique Mertzanidis (she/they).

NEXT ON TODAY 5:30 PM
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Karate Man – A Live-Action Video Game

Karate Man – A Live-Action Video Game

Karate Man is the world’s first playable video game comedy show, created by absurdist sketch superstars Bruno Dubosarsky and Daniel Scarratt.

NEXT ON TODAY 5:30 PM
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Meaty Sue’s Big Farma

Meaty Sue’s Big Farma

Big Farma is an absurd, silly and queer show with a Kath and Kim twist.

NEXT ON TODAY 7:00 PM
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Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit MICF 2024

Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit MICF 2024

It’s Agatha Christie, improvised! After a sell-out Comedy Festival run last year, the award-winning festival favourite Murder Village is back with more cunningly improvised whodunnits.

NEXT ON TODAY 7:00 PM
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The Von Donk Family Old-Timey Vaudeville Revue

The Von Donk Family Old-Timey Vaudeville Revue

Louisa and Andy Von Donk relive their family’s vaudeville glory days, from silent film to 80s synth, after their parent’s untimely death in a freak tap-dance mishap.

NEXT ON TODAY 8:30 PM
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DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

Armed with a guitar, a mic and her shit list, Australia's No.1 artist and poet Sez invites you on her journey to find enlightenment via the bogs of this great nation.

NEXT ON TODAY 8:30 PM
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Neptune Henriksen – Being A Woman For Money

Neptune Henriksen – Being A Woman For Money

Sex sells, but gender sells out. An absurdist look at gender, desirability, and capitalism through a queer lens, from critically-acclaimed Neptune Henriksen.

NEXT ON TODAY 10:00 PM
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F**k Around And Find Out If It's Any Good

F**k Around And Find Out If It's Any Good

Hello! It’s me Sydney’s laziest drag queen Brendan Hanc*ck and you are indecently invited to my show! Told on a grand piano (digital yamaha) expect a few camp numbers, a love letter to lesbians and a dash of debauchery from “a notorious homosexual” (Time Out Sydney)

NEXT ON TODAY 10:00 PM
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Producers, we want your shows.

With over 1200 performances every year, we are always on the lookout for new shows. If you are a producer (or self-produced artist) we’d love to hear from you.

With no minimum hire fee, free rehearsals, free front-of-house, free merch sales, and other assorted perks, the Club is a great place to get your work on stage without breaking the bank.

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Help us out

If you are in a generous mood, please consider supporting our work with a donation! Every little bit goes a long way in helping us stage independent artists, and provide a great place for musicians, writers, singers, actors, techs, and so many more to develop their craft.