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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.

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Genesis

Genesis

A religious girl and a not-so-religious boy, Izzy and Paul spent a childhood intertwined; enamoured by the universe above them and spurred by an insatiable intrigue for that world beyond their own.

NEXT ON TODAY 7:00 PM
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Grass

Grass

A dark comedy exploring the social pressures placed on two friends who have found themselves on different paths.

NEXT ON TODAY 8:30 PM
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Chook

Chook

An experimental performance work that asks "What has the chicken done for us, and what can we do for the chicken?"

NEXT ON TODAY 8:30 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 28 FEB 8:00 PM
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Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Revue MEGA ENCORE EXTRAVAGANZA

Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Revue MEGA ENCORE EXTRAVAGANZA

A damn entertaining, highly arousing celebration of performance art.

NEXT ON FRI 28 FEB 8:30 PM
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Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit

Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit

Step into the world of a classic English murder mystery, complete with mysterious characters, devilish red herrings, clever clues, and an amateur sleuth always on hand to outsmart local law officials and solve the case themselves.

NEXT ON SAT 29 FEB 8:30 PM
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Going Down: How to Stay on Top When You’re Getting Sucked Below

Going Down: How to Stay on Top When You’re Getting Sucked Below

A satirical look at the rise of the influencer and modern day spiritual leader; life coach, spirit guide, author and entrepreneur

NEXT ON MON 02 MAR 7:00 PM
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Marlene Dietrich: Perfect Illusion

Marlene Dietrich: Perfect Illusion

Most of us know something about her. The glamour, the gaze, the voice. The many lovers. The ambiguous sexuality. All true.

NEXT ON MON 02 MAR 8:30 PM
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Home of Indie Theatre

Join us for a drink, a show, or both. Or several of both.

Established in 1999 the Club is the best place to see young rising stars, household names, and the odd big fancy superstar who misses the feeling of performing to an intimate crowd.

We have between two and eight shows every night, our program changes weekly, new shows come up daily, and it’s perfectly ok to make visiting a habit.

Our bars serve award-winning cocktails in rooms decked out by an enormous collection of kitsch.

Producers, we want your shows.

With over 1100 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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Gift Vouchers

Give your friends the choice to come see any one show (regardless of ticket price) and pick a drink from our menu. At $50 per person, it's a great way to give people you love a night they'll love.

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Our members enjoy $1 off every drink, discounted tickets to most of our shows, and a pretty membership card (ooooh).

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