Our Shows

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Regular Nights

Glee

Glee Club

No solos, no microphones, no auditions, and no show ponies – just a big group sing of some of the best pop music on the planet.

NEXT ON TODAY 6:30 PM
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Straws

Drawing Straws

Wickedly fun Burlesque Life Drawing on Tuesdays.

NEXT ON TODAY 7:30 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 22 FEB 8:00 PM
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Fab Fridays

Our free weekly piano bar featuring some of Melbourne's best entertainers. Did we mention it's free?

NEXT ON FRI 22 FEB 10:30 PM
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Starting in February

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Creatures of the Deep

A journey beneath the surface to meet a plethora of beautiful, wild sea creatures who are given a voice to share their unique perspective beneath the waves.

NEXT ON TOMORROW 7:00 PM
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Don’t Be A C***: This Is How

Julia Rorke is a Sydney born kombucha enthusiast who’s always known her destiny: telling people how 2 be less shit.
But she’s never gone pro. Until now.

NEXT ON TODAY 8:30 PM
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James Harnden: All About Me

NEXT ON SAT 23 FEB 5:30 PM
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Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer

Ireland’s brightest new comedian, Joanne McNally hits the stage in Melbourne for the first time, fresh from her sell-out run in Edinburgh, with her hysterical and whip-smart look on life, love and lies we tell ourselves.

NEXT ON MON 25 FEB 5:30 PM
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Funny Music Mondays

Comedy rock duo PickUp hosts a new line-up every week. Entry is free and the bar is open throughout. If it’s funny and it’s musical; it’s here.

NEXT ON MON 25 FEB 6:00 PM
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Two Hearts

Written by Laura Lethlean and directed by Katie Cawthorne, this is a potent and atmospheric play that asks: can you ever really rid yourself of the people you once loved?

NEXT ON MON 25 FEB 7:00 PM
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Bedtime Stories for Girls

Framed by a deceptively casual slumber party, this play penetrates the confronting psychological landscape of young female sexual identity.

NEXT ON MON 25 FEB 8:30 PM
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No Smoke No Mirrors

An intriguing evening of magical entertainment from one of Australia’s most unique and accomplished master magicians.

NEXT ON MON 25 FEB 8:30 PM
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Demi Lardner would like to cordially invite you to her newest personal meltdown and try some new stuff you will hopefully tolerate.

NEXT ON WED 27 FEB 7:00 PM
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Agency

Emesha is an 90's kid raised on RAGE, VHS tapes and Eastern European melancholy. Join her on a fun and colourful adventure through her childhood.

NEXT ON THU 28 FEB 7:00 PM
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Starting in March

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The Global Citizen

A hilarious Australian theatrical production set inside the hyper-glossed walls of a fictional department store.

NEXT ON MON 04 MAR 5:30 PM
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Wellness

A social satire exposing the prejudices we as a society still allow and encourage in spite of our contemporary ideals of acceptance and inclusivity.

NEXT ON MON 04 MAR 7:00 PM
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Maidenhead

A blackly comedic play about one woman's battle with rogue poops, faltering romance, and how hard it is to become who you already were.

NEXT ON MON 04 MAR 8:30 PM
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Kiss

A young couple's relationship is tested when they unexpectedly become guardians of a capricious teenager.

NEXT ON MON 04 MAR 8:30 PM
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Lifeboat

A show about the stories we tell ourselves and each other about where we come from and our dreams for the future.

NEXT ON TUE 05 MAR 5:30 PM
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Sudan

Sudan is the story of the last male white rhino on earth.

NEXT ON WED 06 MAR 7:00 PM
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El Vito! A one woman show

A story within a story, the passion of Latin-America is brought to you in the most intimate and unique way.

NEXT ON MON 11 MAR 7:00 PM
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People Suck: A Musical Airing of Grievances

This hilarious and all too relatable musical explores the many, many ways in which people are just the worst.

NEXT ON MON 11 MAR 8:30 PM
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Digging Deeper: Secrets of the Neo-COALonial Movement Unearthed!

Is global worming real or imagined? Who is Melbourne’s greatest Nemesis? How amazing is coal, and how un-Australian is it to not love the COALition, and Adani? And Billionaires?

NEXT ON MON 18 MAR 8:30 PM
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Manwatching

No rehearsal, no preparation, no holds barred; this show is the thoughts of one woman when she thinks about sex with men. A different man every night is charged with reading her script aloud, sight unseen, in front of an audience – you!

NEXT ON MON 18 MAR 8:30 PM
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The Other Side of 25

A musical comedy about Amory. She's stuck, pregnant, on the other side of 25.

NEXT ON WED 20 MAR 7:00 PM
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Sir David and his Animals

The magic of Sir David Attenborough live on stage!
Watch as two hapless but enthusiastic clowns recreate extraordinary scenes of the natural world.

NEXT ON THU 21 MAR 5:30 PM
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Scotland!

A wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland!

NEXT ON THU 21 MAR 8:30 PM
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Son of a Bitch

Felix Castaner, an aspiring stand up comedian is performing a show when his overbearing mother shows up un-announced. Failing to make her leave the stage they continue the show as mother and son. What could possibly go wrong?

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 5:30 PM
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Any Sugar

Full of wit, warmth and plenty of whiskey, Any Sugar is a musing on the nature of love that would have Jane Austen rolling in her grave.

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 5:30 PM
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The Worst Little Warehouse in London

In this hysterical and off the wall cabaret, Lala Barlow and Robbie Smith are two wide eyed koalas fresh off the boat, looking for the perfect place to call home. Over 55-minutes, relive their year living at Unit 1 Daisy Mill as they discover high ceilings, bathroom baskets and very thin bedroom walls.

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 7:00 PM
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Rocky The Third

Come witness one of cinema's most inarticulate heroes become one of Shakespeare's most verbose in this heavyweight epic.

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 7:00 PM
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Innes Lloyd: DRACULA

Comedy duo Innes Lloyd take on DRACULA! A tale that has been retold, parodied, sequelled, theatre restaurant-ed and, frankly, done-to-death.

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 8:30 PM
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Onstage Dating

Bron is going on first dates. Live onstage!
Volunteer to be part of the action or watch from the safety of your seat as Bron takes modern romance to the next level - all in front of the audience!

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 8:30 PM
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Odette: Baby Daddy!

Perth FRINGE WORLD 2018 Best Comedy nominee Odette! is the fun, feisty, incredibly fertile cleaning lady everybody loves to love!

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 10:00 PM
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Feral

Dr. Feral, assistant to the infamous Dracula, shares revealing and personal stories of his life as a vampire's b.a.e.

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 10:00 PM
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Funny Music Mondays MICF

This is the late-night party on Mondays at the Festival.

NEXT ON MON 25 MAR 11:15 PM
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Starting in April

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Taco Knight in: A Knight’s Taco

Whoever heard of double bass comedy? You have now. Join modern-day jester Taco Knight as she delights the masses with original songs about tattoos, tofu, existentialism and everything in between.

NEXT ON MON 01 APR 5:30 PM
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Ovariacting: A Period Drama

Get padded up for an evening of all things menstruation as you fight the good fight to help men and women everywhere talk about the bloody elephant in the room. Period.

NEXT ON MON 01 APR 5:30 PM
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Wool! A History of Australia’s Wool Industry: The Musical

Behind every great sheep is a shearer. Behind every great shearer is a loving family great at admin. Behind every great family, there's a Governor intent on taking them down.

NEXT ON MON 01 APR 7:00 PM
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Woman of the Hour

A legendary artist, muse and woman of the stage shares an intimate retrospective of her life in the limelight. Can she contain her extravagant glamour in the modest furnishings of a festival show and go for an hour without picking up a bottle of gin?

NEXT ON MON 01 APR 7:00 PM
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Taranoia

A new folk-rock comedy-cabaret by acclaimed songwriter and comic Tara Leigh Dowler, full of original earworms and pulp-goth attitude, chronicling too many trips to the emergency room.

NEXT ON MON 01 APR 8:30 PM
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Bella Green is Charging For It

This show answers all the questions you didn't know you had about sex work. Like why is paying for sex so similar to ordering a salad? And how can you wear Uggs while still being a cold, hard dominatrix?

NEXT ON MON 01 APR 10:00 PM
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Laurie Black: Space Cadette

Bored of nuclear war, corrupt politicians and plastic seas? Want to get away from it all? Join alien babe cabaret queen Laurie Black and her spaceship-synthesiser.

NEXT ON FRI 05 APR 10:00 PM
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Tone Death: A Ghost Musical

Halfway through their set, a comedian dies on stage, adding them to the ranks of a small group of ghosts who live in the theatre.

NEXT ON MON 08 APR 5:30 PM
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Three Guards on Manus Island

An hour of wildly silly yet fiercely logical sketches and songs.

NEXT ON MON 08 APR 5:30 PM
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Jude Perl: I Have A Face

In her fifth solo show, Jude Perl is embarking on an adventure to solve all of our collective inner angst.

NEXT ON MON 08 APR 8:30 PM
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Small Tales of Little Mercy

The Reverend Martin Dunlop invites all and sundry to the Little Mercy Chapel and Refectory for a dose of ol’ time storytelling to save your sweet immortal soul.

NEXT ON FRI 12 APR 7:00 PM
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Alice Tovey: Garbage Monster

Alice Tovey's quick-witted new cabaret explores the parts of ourselves and our society that we hide away and bury deep. Shame, guilt, inappropriate men - they're all been firmly placed in the bin. And it's time to take out the garbage.

NEXT ON FRI 12 APR 7:00 PM
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Murder Village

Visit 1950s England with some of Melbourne's best improvising comedians from The Big HOO-HAA! and Impro Melbourne. They’re trapped in a hilarious Agatha Christie mystery so fiendish, only a genius could work out whodunnit.

NEXT ON FRI 12 APR 8:30 PM
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Poopie Tum Tums

Following from award winning show CULL and Green Room nominated Let’s Get Practical! Live, Honor and Patrick are tired of comedy and are hanging up their red noses and anal beads to endeavour on their most serious show yet.

NEXT ON FRI 12 APR 10:00 PM
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PickUp: Nerds Are Sexy

As self-confessed nerds, PickUp look at why caring about things makes you hot. Live rock music comedy with scorching harmonies & intelligence. This new show is a sex-positive romp that is inclusive & fun for all.

NEXT ON FRI 12 APR 10:00 PM
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Anya Anastasia: The Show

This year’s cultural ambassador in the UK for Adelaide Fringe, and 10-time Fringe Award Winner, Anya Anastasia, is back, with her new show The Show. It’s not cabaret. It’s her highly amusing CV in song form.

NEXT ON MON 15 APR 5:30 PM
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Dirty Sexy Opera

Time to have some fun with all the naughty, sexy and downright dirty opera classics.

NEXT ON WED 24 APR 7:00 PM
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Westerly

A quirky play that will make you both laugh and consider the idiosyncrasies of life.

NEXT ON WED 24 APR 8:30 PM
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Kirk Dangerous Kills the Prime Minister

Larger-than-life secret agent Kirk Dangerous has been cast adrift from his native reality and stranded in 21st century Victoria. There’s only one way to get home – kill the prime minister.

NEXT ON THU 25 APR 5:30 PM
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Starting in May

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Nocturnal Fever - Women of Sin

Bringing some of the dirtiest blues back to life, is Melbournes sexiest blues duo, Diamonds and the Blues. With a gorgeous Burlesque artist taking you on their own subversive journey each evening. 

NEXT ON MON 06 MAY 8:30 PM
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Trevor's Comet

An original comedy exploring the fragilities of relationships in the face of the apocalypse.

NEXT ON MON 13 MAY 8:30 PM
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Trio of Dips - Love Me Tinder

Join the Trio of Dips as they brave this new frontier and try to navigate their hilariously disastrous love lives through musical theatre classics, operetta gems, and pop power ballads.

NEXT ON MON 20 MAY 8:30 PM
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The Sisters; or Galileo’s Penance

In the wake of the scandal about their father’s views on science, Galileo’s two illegitimate daughters who became nuns deal with the implications for themselves, their faith and their place in the world.

NEXT ON MON 27 MAY 8:30 PM
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Alison Paradoxx - Floral Peroxide

Join 2016 South Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Alison Paradoxx, in a dynamic live display of performance poetry, electronic soundscapes, movement, and visual art.

NEXT ON WED 29 MAY 7:00 PM
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Starting in June

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Chameleon

A sweet yet very real insight into dating, fitness and the dreaded high school reunion will double as a great night out and free therapy for all.

NEXT ON MON 10 JUN 8:30 PM
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Starting in July

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I Hope it's Not Raining in London

A contemporary, hybrid-experimental theatre piece which sets out to explore our perceived realities and the effects of trauma.

NEXT ON MON 08 JUL 7:00 PM
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Paradise Lost

Adam and Eve are really digging paradise. They are so happy, SO happy. Here, there’s no judgment. No shame. It’s the perfect place for some relentless fornication. But nothing that good lasts long.

NEXT ON MON 08 JUL 8:30 PM
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Tulips

A couple on a balcony reflect on their relationship, the day before their anniversary.

NEXT ON WED 10 JUL 8:30 PM
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Starting in November

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Four-Play

Four vignettes, exploring the lives of four people and how they’re all interconnected. The one thing they all have in common: sex!

NEXT ON MON 11 NOV 7:00 PM
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