The Saturday Experiment: Thunderdome

Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9 & 16

The Saturday Experiment: Thunderdome

Carried across the summer winds, an epic cry heralds the return of an icon. “Thunderdome… Thunderdome...”

After smashing onto the scene in 2022, Thunderdome – the highest stakes tournament in Melbourne improv – is back. Across three gruelling heats, two high-octane semi-finals and a December 16th grand finale, the best of the best will fight for glory. In the end, just one improvising supergroup will rule the wasteland.

Choose your favourite team and back them as they traverse this tournament of terror. There will be scores to settle and gauntlets to run. Watch as HOO-HAA’s improvising comedians face challenges chosen by their competitors, the MC, and even you – the audience. Live comedy doesn’t get more high stakes than this…


Saturday 04 November 2023 8:30pm
Saturday 11 November 2023 8:30pm
Saturday 18 November 2023 8:30pm
Saturday 02 December 2023 8:30pm
Saturday 09 December 2023 8:30pm
Saturday 16 December 2023 8:30pm


Full $31
Concession $27
Member $27
Group (6+) $27


Arrive Early

At least 30 minutes before the show. Our performances start bang on time and it takes a hot second to welcome you into the building.

Under 18s

The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Under 18s can only attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.