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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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Kabaret Dietrich

Nikki Nouveau unveils the captivating life of Marlene Dietrich through song and story, reimagined through her famous character Lola Lola from the classic 1930s film The Blue Angel.

NEXT ON SAT 20 JAN 7:00 PM
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Cell, Block Tango: Showtunes on Modern Dating

This is a cabaret about the perils and pitfalls of modern dating featuring sassy showtunes weaved around monologues about jilted dates, ticking clocks and the wild world of Tinder.

NEXT ON SAT 20 JAN 8:30 PM
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Grant Busé: To Err On A G String

The perfect Sunday session, featuring an hour of original musical comedy from artist Grant Busé.

NEXT ON SUN 21 JAN 5:30 PM
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Out of Character

A theatrical, musical ride that considers how women are portrayed in literature, in ways that are fascinating, hilarious and disturbing in equal measure.

NEXT ON TUE 23 JAN 7:00 PM
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When I Awoke

The international premiere of an original Australian chamber opera by James Christensen. (Yes. A new opera. On our tiny, tiny stage).

NEXT ON TUE 23 JAN 8:30 PM
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A Silly Little Symphony

Through snippets of sonatas, tiny tunes and mini-minuets, you’ll hear everything from great orchestral pieces to the sweetest concertos. On one tiny little instrument!

NEXT ON THU 25 JAN 7:00 PM
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iDenTITTY

A cabaret adventure into the world of breast ownership. One woman, two boobs (and one piano man).

NEXT ON THU 25 JAN 8:30 PM
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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 26 JAN 8:00 PM
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Cabaret, comedy, cocktails.

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.

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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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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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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 the best way to give people you love a night they'll love.

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