VIEWING BY MONTH
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.
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?
Starting in February
A Comedy Cocktail
Four different comedians each night will give you a taste of their upcoming comedy festival shows. This is the best way to get the low-down on Melbourne’s newest and best comedy legends.
This distinctly Australian rework of the biblical account unpacks love, loyalty, and the boundaries between bad situations and lethal ones.
Someone Like You
A funny, thought-provoking sci-fi probe into the unromantic realities of relationships and our ever-changing perceptions of who we are within and without them, through the eyes of three very unique yet familiar characters.
Comedy Khichidi: Desi stand up comedy by Jagdish Chaturvedi
Jagdish Chaturvedi, an internationally recognised stand up comedian and Ear Nose and Throat surgeon from Bangalore, India is coming to Melbourne to tickle your funny bone.
The Thin White Ukes: The Other Songs of David Bowie
Performing the songs of David Bowie on small stringed instruments, craftily arranged for three-part vocal harmony and maximum goosebumps.
Melbourne's Best Burlesque
Had a bad day at work? Need to blow off some steam? Finished that last Netflix season and feel like you are at a loose end? Get off your couch, flip your desk, gather your best humans and come have a bloody good time!
Starting in March
Glitta Supernova: Bodymap
Australia’s most celebrated underground performance artist Glitta Supernova guides you on an intimate fleshy foray through the parallel universes of 90s club culture and performative theatre.
It’s Not Easy Being Green
It’s Not Easy Being Green: a day in the life of an average vegan.
My Friend Ana
Tess Branchflower has lived and learned through her experiences with anorexia and eating disorders, and turned them into an hour-long comedy seminar served with a plateful of irony.
My First Time
Hysterical and heartbreaking stories about first sexual experiences written by real people.
The story of a heart escaping, a brain that follows it and a body trying to contain them both. A one-man show by award winning physical theatre artist, poet and comedian Scott Wings.
Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman
Putting the magic back into menstruation, Dr Carnesky takes you on a rigorously researched romp celebrating the symbolic and cultural power of the bodily cycle.
Old Time Music Hall
A vaudevillian mix of comic capers and songs. Joy, sentimentality, innuendo, and social comment all had a place in the magical, gas-lit atmosphere of Music Hall.
Katie Cullinan: Catastrophist
Join Katie as she openly and all too honestly shares with you a comedy of 'catastrophisms' as a single woman making her way through Melbourne's social scene.
The Black Dahlia
A modern re-imagining of the infamous old Hollywood unsolved murder by Melbourne-based actor, performance artist, and writer Bathsheba.
The antics of a young, extremely camp and troubled romantic who is obsessed with particular celebrities and getting on the A-list.
Repressed femininity explodes onto the stage in this theatre production with entirely too many costume changes for a single comedy gig.
Charlotte Kerr: Duets With Myself
Charlotte sits at a piano and seduces herself, argues with herself, harmonises with herself, breaks up with herself, reunites with herself, and probably tells stories along the way.
The Comic Conjurers - Despicable
This dysfunctional duo take you on a journey into a world full of hilarious magic that will have you saying: "How the f**k did they do that?"
The Aspie Hour
A cabaret about Aspergers and musicals. Honest and unapologetic, redefining what it is to be an "Aspie" today.
Pining For Affection: A Tree Musical
A musical. About a tree. Take it or leaf it. This all-original musical is the adult comedy show you never knew you needed.
Nadia Collins: Virgin Bloody Mary
Virgin. Wife. Christ-maker. Thermo-mix party host.
★★★★★ – The West Australian.
The Tales of Witchmen
In the finest tradition of Mel Brooks and Leslie Nielsen, a tall boy and a chicken-nugget-sized gal take on a world of whimsical witches and nonsensical knights to save the lovely King-daughter. This ain't no kids' show.
Laura Davis - GHOST MACHINE
A truly unique experience for the comedy-savvy, GHOST MACHINE is the supercharged show from multi-award winning stand-up Laura Davis.
Starting in April
Expect character-filled sketches with original songs. Expect vibrant musical comedy such as Lord Voldemort crossed with Britney Spears singing about his horcruxes.
Dead Men Tell No Jokes
Can Captain Jake and his crew stop the evil Captain Saladbar from ruling the Caribbean seas? A must-see send-up for the whole family rated arrrrr!
The ultimate send-up of TV panel shows hosted by Chelsea Zeller. Live your dream to finally be a member of a live audience!
The Kagools: Kula
Multi-award-winning UK physical comedy duo The Kagools feature their trademark combination of live action and interactive video to create an anarchic, spontaneous show that's fun for everyone.
Jekyll and Hyde: The Sequel
LONDON 1865 – Dr Jekyll lies on the floor of his laboratory, an unholy amalgam of both himself and his villainous alter ego Mr Hyde; lost, forgotten and dead… or is he?
The Safety House Showcase with Lisa-Skye and Daisy Berry
Trans? Queer? Disabled? Fat? Non-binary? Just all sorts of "othered"? Or are you an ally who wants to see work kick up, not down? No one’s the punchline in this showcase: outrageous, sexy fun without the problematic boring bits.
How to Be Sexy
Can you be sexy without feeling sexy? What happens when what you find sexy is kind of messed up? What is the deal with overly sensual yoghurt ads?
Dr Chris’s Theory of Everything
After 20 years in the scientific wilderness, renegade physicist – no wait, maverick physicist, that’s better – Dr Chris Lassig is ready to reveal the secrets of the universe.
Charles Horse Lays an Egg
A surreal physical comedy about a giant space chicken that needs impregnating. If you see it and it's not about that, then it means he had a better idea.
Liam Ryan - In Your Dreams
Don’t panic. Everything is fine. This is just a dream. You are dreaming. But it’s ok, Liam is too, and as long as we are here we may as well see what’s kicking around in the ol’ subconscious.
You’re cordially invited to a shindig in Clara Cupcakes' cerebral sphere where everyone is welcome, even the weird ones. Especially the weird ones.
My Greatest Period Ever
A heart warming, eye-opening musical exploration into modern folklore and what it means to be or love a woman in the 21st century. There will also be capes.
Bad Luck Cabaret
London's Laurie Black (Rogue Romantic, Sweatshop) makes her MICF debut to taunt the gods of bad luck, and bring you the best in alternative cabaret joined by a variety of performers.
Ho Life or No Life
Chase Paradise did what all girls with dreams of stardom do after graduating $90,000 in debt from film school in post-recession Australia, besides developing an ice habit, or working in real estate: she became a stripper.
Go To Bed, Jessica
Deploying songs like a beer can cannon, injecting humour and defiance into the room in a delightfully messy explosion of creativity.
Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette
From the art of passive aggressive Facebook comments, to the science of making champagne with goon and a SodaStream, join Louise Beuvink for a masterclass in etiquette and housewifery for the modern age.
If you've ever been engaged at 19 or racked up parking fines worth a house deposit, then like Tash York you've probably not mastered 'Adulting'.
Fall On Death Ears
In this original dark comedy, Death tries to work out how she must keep deciding who deserves to live and die. Her quick tongue gets her through most awkward situations, but how much more of this can she take?
Max Riebl: Hard to Handel
Arias of rage and heartbreak, sung by the heroic protagonists of Handel's greatest baroque operas, are juxtaposed with pop hits.
Starting in May
Aerial Manx stars in a non-stop blend of circus and sideshow, balancing life and death. Not for the faint of heart or those with a nervous disposition.
Almost Face To Face
Written during an Australia Council Irish Residency, Almost Face To Face, from Awgie Award winning Stephen House takes a risky and touching journey into a hidden Dublin world.
3 Course Comedy
Three of the country’s hottest new comedians who have featured on ABC’s Comedy Up Late, Comedy Bites, Triple J’s Good Az Friday and SBS’s RAW Comedy.
The Three Deaths of Ebony Black
A charming puppetry romp, a wonderful adventure, and a good old fashioned farce. This is a touching new work with all original music by award winning writer/composers Amberly Cull and Robert Woods, with puppets by Danny Miller.
Shhh its and Giggles
All her life Britni wanted to be a grown-up, but what happens when you actually grow up? Maybe it's not always as fun as you thought it might be, but it sure is funny.
Beyond the Beehive: The Musical Mastery of Amy Winehouse
What do you know about Amy Winehouse? Over-the-top beehive and eyeliner, addict and rehab-rejecter, member of the 27 Club?
Deeply polished burlesque, sexual slapstick and high-end choreography, exploring female sexual stereotypes in hilarious and fiendish ways.
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 momentarily confronting comedic tale of Lainie's relationship with her brain.
Starting in June
Swakhi Rahedi performs a series of original contemporary modern music, created to the backdrop of contemporary art. Intimate and visually supported.
Starting in July
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.
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”.