VIEWING BY MONTH
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.
Our free weekly piano bar featuring some of Melbourne's best entertainers. Did we mention it's free?
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.
Wickedly fun Burlesque Life Drawing on Tuesdays.
Starting in May
Rowan Thambar: 23
Rowan Thambar blends musical comedy and big-hearted stand-up on his journey to discover the kind of man he wants to be.
In Flagrante: Neo Burlesque
Dealing up lonely North Korean traffic girls, wet nurse fetishes and steam punk super heroines. In Flagrante takes burlesque to a whole new level.
Wizard Actors: A Brief History of Magic
From the great Merlin, right up to a certain boy who lived, it’s everything you wanted to know about The History of Magic but were too bored to ask in Professor Binns’ class.
A fast paced, edgy, and comedic tale of Lainie's relationship with her brain.
Preview Season: A Migrant's Son
Created by Michaela Burger (Exposing Edith), this preview to be premiered at this year's Adelaide Cabaret Festival explores Greek settlement in South Australia through the tale of a poor migrant’s son.
Starting in June
Marveled: An Original Parody Cabaret
Phill Davies (a passionate fan) explores his own imagination, inspired by his favourite universe of heroes, all under the spotlight of epic proportion and staging.
Matthew Floyd Jones in - Richard Carpenter is Close to You
The smash hit, sell out theatrical comedy of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 comes to Melbourne for a strictly limited season.
The Bear + On The Dangers of Smoking
Two of Chekhov’s short comedic vaudevilles – The Bear and On the Dangers of Smoking – are presented side by side in new versions, including the world’s first-ever rhyming verse adaptation of The Bear.
Here’s to my Ecz
Life is awkward with a rash. It’s awkward without one too. Sarah is on a quest for happiness, love and above all else finding a scratch for every itch.
Sustainable Stand Up - Melbourne
This show stars a bunch of smart, lovely people who are working to make the world better, and who are doing stand up comedy for the first time.
A Trip Down Memory Laneway
Melbourne is the love of Daniel Burt’s life. And, like any romance, he’s obsessed with its history and spends too much time stalking people from its past. After a sell-out comedy festival season, Daniel returns to spill the secrets on his crush.
Swakhi Rahedi: Intuition
Swakhi Rahedi performs a series of original contemporary modern music, created to the backdrop of contemporary art. Intimate and visually supported.
Starting in July
Sleightly Funny Magic Show
Bodane Hatten has surprised and delighted audiences with his comedy magic all over the world.
Comic Psychic: Are You There Michael Jackson?
Madame Elbac the comic psychic is back. She will be attempting to contact ‘The most famous Michael Jackson’ in between swigs of vodka, audience readings, music, songs and metaphysical mumbo jumbo.
Irene Nicola takes on the patriarchy, politicians, late-stage capitalism and inequality in this in-your-face performance that has the entire audience cheering.
Miley, Moon Unit & Me
Tegan Jones takes audiences on a journey of the relationships between fathers and their daughters, focusing on female vocalists and the fathers who inspired them to sing
Ilana Charnelle: Play Nice
After years of biting her tongue, the claws are finally out as she tackles rejection, betrayal and even Jesus with her biting wit and smouldering charm.
A darkly humoured and self-deprecating one-woman cabaret about the trials of dating as a feminist in the modern world. Isobel Yates picks apart the age-old difficulty of combining feminism and Tinder, and reveals where she has gone embarrassingly wrong in the past so you can laugh and cringe along with her.
An honest, funny and emotional hour of story-telling and cabaret, with half a bottle of Chardonnay left over.
An Evening with Madame
An evening of reckless-abandon, rousing ballads and the European flamboyance of a Eurovision special.
Woman - It's a Mother of A Cabaret
A humorous and heartwarming journey of what it is to be a mother, a career woman, wife and cabaret chanteuse.
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.
The New Hip with Steve Blackburn
Steve’s patter and trade mark humour connects his songs that are dark, twisted, charming and at times hilarious, personally delivered from the piano stool.
Starting in August
D+TP: On The Road To 2nd… Still
Dave and the Plushies is a soft toy boy band that brings a combination of “boy band” love songs and cheesiness to the industry known as “music”.
I'm Not A Monster
From the brilliant mind of James Seamark, an award winning Melbourne playwright, this edgy theatre piece plays with themes that are dark, confronting and taboo.
Make Believe - Children's songs for grown-ups
Like the lovechild of Noni Hazelhurst and your drunk uncle, children's entertainer David Salter sings and slurs his way through a songbook of nostalgic favourites in this adults-only cabaret.
Innes vs Lloyd
Comedy duo Innes Lloyd bring their unique brand of wit, charm and humour to their all new show...but this time it's mate against mate, chum against chum, pomp against circumstance.
May Contain Traces of Reading
Mitchell E Roberts introduces you to his alter ego, Robert Mitchell, a man bound by his circumstances (as ridiculous as they are silly) to never speak; but that’s not going to stop him from being a stand-up comedian.
What country friends is this?
A new theatre piece featuring Shakespearian heroines and devised by the Byte ensemble and Joachim Matschoss with music by Tom Pitts.
Starting in September
Porn Again Christian
Annie Lee (The Kransky Sisters) explores the plethora of ideological traps we may fall pray to while searching for the meaning of life in this brand new comedy.
Starting in October
Based on a true story, Lisa Brickell and Siri Embla weave a tale spanning four generations, multiple characters, and various dubious and devilish alter egos.
The War of the Worlds Anniversary broadcast
Innes Lloyd pay tribute to Wells, Welles and Wayne and the iconic and infamous War of the Worlds.
Starting in November
The Mighty Littles: FELT Like Murder
Melbourne's favourite impro puppetry troupe The Mighty Littles return with this high-energy, hilarious and completely improvised courtroom drama.
The Madwomen Monologues
The Madwomen from Baggage Productions are back for an eighth season of brilliant monologues showcasing the work of emerging writers.
Starting in December
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..."