Hello there.

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.

Melbourne Fringe!

Celebrating 40 years of Melbourne Fringe with a metric ton of outstanding shows, for three packed weeks from October 3 to 23 😍

OMG YES PLEASE

Our Shows

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Magic!(ish)

Magic!(ish)

A magic show within a ritual spell to forever change the way you view the world. Laugh, cry, book therapy. You will never be the same.

NEXT ON TODAY 7:00 PM
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Drawing Straws

Drawing Straws

Wickedly fun Burlesque Life Drawing on Tuesdays.

NEXT ON TODAY 7:30 PM
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KOVID RAT KABARET

KOVID RAT KABARET

A KOVID RAT in isolation on a treadmill of self-exploration, craving a thrill of a rat race rage. Yet once released back into race, the other rats’ shit it cannot face and scuttles back into his cage.

NEXT ON TODAY 8:30 PM
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This Show’s Not About You

This Show’s Not About You

Thomas Bleach wants to make sure everyone knows that he has an ex boyfriend, and that his life is like an early 2000’s Katherine Heigl movie.

NEXT ON THU 29 SEP 7:00 PM
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Thirsty Thursdays - Piano Bar

Thirsty Thursdays - Piano Bar

Our free entry sing-along piano bar hosted by Trevor Jones! Put in a request, have a delicious drink, sing along to some of the greatest tunes on the planet.

NEXT ON THU 29 SEP 8:45 PM
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Frankly Winehouse

Frankly Winehouse

Dust off your f*** me pumps, spruce up the beehive and immerse yourself in the soaring legend that is the tale of Miss Amy Winehouse.

NEXT ON FRI 30 SEP 7:00 PM
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The Big HOO-HAA!

The Big HOO-HAA!

Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. This is a popular show in a tiny theatre: book ahead.

NEXT ON FRI 30 SEP 8:30 PM
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Buy the Cow

Buy the Cow

Getting married is always a huge production. Getting married in the middle of a global pandemic is just asking for trouble!

NEXT ON MON 03 OCT 5:30 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

It's been a tough couple of years. If you are the heir to a mining fortune, or if you happen to have a secure job and some cash to spare, please consider throwing some our way on GoFundMe:

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