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.
Our Fringe program is on sale featuring a metric tonne of outstanding shows, for three packed weeks in October 😍
CHECK THEM OUT
Get It Together
Alister Kingsley is a musical comedian, actor and organisationally challenged person in recovery.
Mutton is the New Lamb – a trans de-mythology
Is she still around? … still not acting her age and dressing inappropriately? We have the photos to prove it.
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.
The Saturday Experiment: Lifespan
Grow with an improvised character from the cradle to the grave.
MAD MONDAY - Piano Bar
For one night only, legendary piano man Dr Trevor Jones takes over our showroom for the ultimate sing-along piano bar.
The Show With The Magician In It
Braydon J. Taylor explores the simplicity and vulnerability of the human brain through a 60min accolade of comedy, magic & mind bending moments.
Wickedly fun Burlesque Life Drawing on Tuesdays.
Human of the Year: Regina Spektor Tribute Show
Love, love, love Regina with Elizabeth Lynch-Berends as she performs her favourite Regina Spektor songs and Spektor inspired originals.
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.
We are in the thick of putting together our Curated Summer Program (Dec-Feb) showcasing a tapestry of talents, from the laugh-out-loud hilarious to the deeply moving. Your show should definitely be in it.
Applications close October 15 2023
HAVE A GO
EOIs for the Melbourne Improv Festival in January are open! If you are an improviser or improv troupe, we want to hear from you.
Applications close November 12 2023
Adelaide Fringe 2024
Oh dear, we are running a whole lot of spaces over in Adelaide for the 2024 Fringe! If you are in the mood to perform in the world's second biggest fringe festival, click on that button and apply via our corporate daddy Enter Closer.
Applications are open
LET'S DO THIS
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.