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!

Our Fringe program is on sale featuring a metric tonne of outstanding shows, for three packed weeks in October 😍


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.


Summer Program

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


Improv Festival

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


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.