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 TUE 18 DEC 6:30 PM
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Straws

Drawing Straws

Wickedly fun Burlesque Life Drawing on Tuesdays.

NEXT ON TUE 18 DEC 7:30 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 21 DEC 10:30 PM
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Starting in November

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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 21 DEC 8:00 PM
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Starting in December

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'Tis The Season...

Bailey and Bonnie present their annual Christmas Cabaret for the whole family on Christmas Day. But this year, they have a mission; For this Xmas to be the first year where no one gets hit, cries or calls the police.

NEXT ON TODAY 7:00 PM
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Bad Dylan

Worn down by the weight of too many years on the road, the truth isn’t something easily recalled. What isn’t a lie is myth and Bad Dylan has many stories to tell.

NEXT ON TODAY 7:00 PM
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It’s Not Me, It’s Definitely You

Lisa Woodbrook is taking dating to a whole new level. Offering sound advice for those looking for love in the age of swiping right, consecutive ghosting and when meeting someone ‘organically’ is as rare as actually paying for Netflix.

NEXT ON TODAY 8:30 PM
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Innes Lloyd: A Very DIE HARD Christmas

With games, quizzes, high octane re-enactments and of course 'Fun Facts' this show is guaranteed to make you scream "Yippee Ki Yay..."

NEXT ON TODAY 8:30 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 17 DEC 6:00 PM
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A Christmas Tale

This fresh, exciting work is inspired by real-life conversations and stories about Christmas from women across Australia.

NEXT ON MON 17 DEC 7:00 PM
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The Seventh Annual Mama Alto Holiday Special

Gender transcendent diva, jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto returns with a constellation of special guests for her much beloved yuletide tradition.

NEXT ON MON 17 DEC 8:30 PM
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Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Revue

Burlesque. Cabaret. Comedy. Drag. Damn entertaining. Every month.

NEXT ON SAT 22 DEC 10:00 PM
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Starting in January

Mixology

Mixology with Mini Marilyn

She’s packed her cocktails, her girls and her gear... although it’s been long overdue! Melbourne; you’re the one she can’t wait to do.

NEXT ON MON 07 JAN 8:30 PM
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Simon Taylor's New Stuff

Every year before touring, Simon puts all his favourite new material together. It will be stand-up, magic and music all rolled into one big fun show.

NEXT ON THU 10 JAN 8:30 PM
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NEWK! (The John Newcombe Story)

Performed by Damian Callinan and written by Kieran Carroll this is both a comedy and a drama, tracing the extraordinary life of 1960s and 70s Australian tennis champion, John Newcombe.

NEXT ON MON 14 JAN 8:30 PM
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Dis-Connected

An Australian premiere of the immersive theatre production that has stunned audiences around the globe. Ethereal Andy will take audiences deep into a multi-disciplinary rabbit hole.

NEXT ON WED 16 JAN 8:30 PM
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Silent All These Years - The Songs of Tori Amos

Through a series of Tori's most famous songs to some of her more obscure ones Kate Finkelstein pays homage to the courage and genius of Tori Amos.

NEXT ON MON 21 JAN 7:00 PM
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Rhys Nicholson and a Friend Try New Jokes

So that big comedy festival is fast approaching and all us comedians are frantically trying to get our new shows written. Why not come and watch this process for a small amount of money?

NEXT ON MON 21 JAN 8:30 PM
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Soft-Butch Show Queen

Mark J Wilson appears in this new performance art work, that fuses musical parody, hyper-masculinity and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

NEXT ON TUE 22 JAN 5:30 PM
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Petty Bitches

Internationally acclaimed award winning comedy cabaret bitches Boo Dwyer and Tash York have combined forces to address the very specific, small and somewhat meaningless issues that make us petty, but better than the rest.

NEXT ON FRI 25 JAN 8:30 PM
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Starting in February

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The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe

Dr Phil's songs and stories will take you on a trip around the cosmos and reveal the surprising things that make our world special.

NEXT ON MON 04 FEB 8:30 PM
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Sustainable Stand Up

These shows star a bunch of smart, lovely people who are working to make the world better.

NEXT ON WED 06 FEB 7:00 PM
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The Cake Bride

Ace trans comedian, Nikki Viveca explores her own complicated relationship with the world of weddings. Featuring story-telling, standup and a touching love story between woman and dessert.

NEXT ON MON 11 FEB 7:00 PM
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Beyond the Beehive

Beyond the tabloid coverage, Amy Winehouse was a masterful musician who drew on the rich history of jazz, gospel, soul, 60s girl-groups and hip-hop to create a new kind of music that influenced many who came after her.

NEXT ON WED 13 FEB 8:30 PM
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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 MON 18 FEB 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 MON 18 FEB 8:30 PM
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Swakhi Rahedi: Intuition

Swakhi Rahedi performs a series of original contemporary modern music, created to the backdrop of contemporary art. Intimate and visually supported.

NEXT ON THU 21 FEB 7:00 PM
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James Harnden: All About Me

NEXT ON SAT 23 FEB 5:30 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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Starting in March

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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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The Empire Digs Deeper

Is global worming real or imagined? Do lumps of coal time travel outside of Canberra? How did Gina find the time to write sublimely substrata poetry?
Who really is The Force?

NEXT ON MON 18 MAR 7:00 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 8:30 PM
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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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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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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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Anya Anastasia: The Show

Aspiring Secret Agent Super-Spy Anya Anastasia stars as herself in this hilarious anti-musical about her own life.

NEXT ON MON 15 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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Anima

NEXT ON WED 08 MAY 7:00 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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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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