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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.

Queer Play Festival EOIs

Calling all creatives, storytellers, and passionate performers! We're seeking captivating one-act plays that celebrate and honor the diverse spectrum of queer experiences for our festival in August 2024.

Applications close 16 June 2024

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Our Shows

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M is for Melbourne: The World’s Mostly*  Liveable City

M is for Melbourne: The World’s Mostly* Liveable City

M is for Melbourne, by popular online creator Julian O’Shea, takes a hilarious A to Z journey through the weird and wonderful parts of the city.

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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THE PASSION OF PAULINE: a documentary

THE PASSION OF PAULINE: a documentary

A FUNDRAISER — All ticket sales will be donated to local criminal justice non profits. A one-person rendition of a true-life criminal trial — where you become the jury, and walk out questioning everything …

NEXT ON THU 30 MAY 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 31 MAY 8:30 PM
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Just the <3 of Us: The Improvised Sitcom by The Big Hoo-Haa!

Just the <3 of Us: The Improvised Sitcom by The Big Hoo-Haa!

Improvising through the ups and downs of life!

NEXT ON SAT 01 JUN 8:30 PM
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Late to My Own Party

Late to My Own Party

In an underground bunker a few years after the end of the world, Ellen O'Connor hosts the first ever post-apocalyptic open mic night.

NEXT ON MON 03 JUN 7:00 PM
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Family Face-Off! by The Big HOO-HAA!

Family Face-Off! by The Big HOO-HAA!

A live game show with offbeat families who just love to feud!

NEXT ON SAT 08 JUN 8:30 PM
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Neptune Henriksen – Being A Woman For Money (Encore, with Q&A)

Neptune Henriksen – Being A Woman For Money (Encore, with Q&A)

Sex sells, but gender sells out. An absurd look at gender and capitalism through a queer lens from critically-acclaimed Neptune Henriksen. Encore with Q&A!

NEXT ON THU 13 JUN 7:00 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.