Perform at The Butterfly Club
We present north of 1200 performances of 200 productions every year, many of them new works. Our model is to present short seasons (six performances or fewer) of shows that suit an intimate environment, in one of two dedicated performance spaces that seat 76 and 48 patrons each. We also occasionally stage longer runs, during peak times such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe.
Instead of charging a fixed hire fee or a minimum guarantee, we underwrite the cost of the venue and charge a fee on tickets sold. If your season doesn't sell any tickets, you won't owe us a cent for the space.
Our shows involve a single performer or small cast, go for 50-60 minutes, have no interval, and rely on clever writing and confident delivery to convey the artist's message. The content of every show is entirely at your discretion, and we make no secret of having a soft spot for cabaret performances that satirise or reflect on contemporary life.
Get in touch
To apply for a season at The Butterfly Club, write down as many of the items below as you can. Don't panic if you don't have all of it - even if you don't have most of it - send us what you do have and we'll get started. Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk.