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 June
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.
Starting in August
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.
May Contain Traces of Reading
A stand-up comedy. Without a single spoken word.
Back by popular demand for strictly 2-nights only. Looking for a night of laughs from some talented ladies? Tuxshedo are an all-female improv team comprised of bold, experienced improvisers and friends.
What country friends is this?
Shakespeare’s most famous women collide on stage for an hour of farcical pandemonium.
I See Me & Meryl Streep
A whirlwind tour of Streep’s most famous roles, from the poster-filled bedroom of Meryl’s greatest fan, a 17-year-old girl with the dream of being a somebody.
Starting in September
The Crossing Machine play The Juliet Letters by Elvis Costello
The Crossing Machine, a new exciting string quartet are joined by stalwart tenor Douglas Kelly, to breathe new life into this gorgeous and ambitious album.
Pawn 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.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ham
There once was a girl that lived near Jells park with her seven cats, two sisters and a spinning wheel.
Son of a Bitch
The show is active sketch comedy best suited to 20 somethings and 50 plus somethings and anyone who has a mother.
Grauxxap'elexa (or Lexa, for short) has awoken with a terrible headache. What's worse, she's also woken up on an alien planet. With no guidance, no bearings, and no grip on Earth's customs, she must find a way to blend in.
On August 15, 1969; 400 000 people descended on Max Yasgur's farm, brought together by music and dreams for a better world. These are the stories of Woodstock.
Boss Octopus return home from outer space, only to find the Earth in bed with their best friend - the Moon.
The Rest is Drag
Featuring an entirely original score, this is the polyamorous/pansexual/non-binary musical you’ve been waiting for!
Two Animals [That Don't Traditionally Get along]
A raucous adventure into the world we live in, sidetracked through the worlds we make for others. Exploring the intersection between regime and freedom.
The Threepenny Opera (Adjusted For Inflation)
It’s a story of Victorian London reimagined for Weimar Berlin brought to life in 2018 Melbourne. It’s got cops, robbers, beggars, whores and bankers. It’s capitalism you can hum along to.
Written from personal experience, this dramedy looks at what it’s like to be a young woman who’s not healthy but not dying, and the friendship that can be fostered through shared experience.
Featuring a group of flawed and edgy characters, this show explores the 'real news topics' we talk about every day, and the complicated lives of those who present them.
Fleur and Alexandra are Out of this World
Fleur and Alexandra are hapless unemployed heroes. After getting a job working for The Sun, they encounter Gaia who has just discovered the World Turtle is missing and tasks them to recover it.
Creatures of the Deep
Be taken on a journey beneath the surface to meet a plethora of beautiful, wild sea creatures - all the while following the path of a plastic bag as it gets carried to the very depths of the ocean.
Age of Stephen
If you're a Farnsey Fanatic like Stephen, get ready for a night of unforgettable music, stories and laughs in a loving tribute to the greatest voice our country has ever produced.
Baby Bi Bi Bi
A wickedly funny, often filthy cabaret about being a bisexual woman.
A centuries-old stone gargoyle atop a church is struck by lightning and falls into the river below. By some unknown miracle he is granted life.
Squeaky shiny queer babes invite you to adore, explore, abhor as they take you through the glitter-bitter lens of their lycra lives.
Justin, A young, anxiety ridden gay man, grooms and groans for a first date, he’s nervous and very out of practice so what else can he do but call his best friend for advice.
Funerals With Phoebe
We are all going to die sometime, but have you considered your funeral? Phoebe has planned hers, and will share her musical ideas and challenge yours, so you can have the funeral you’d die for.
A Rose Among Horns
A comedy of games, risks and the archaic notion of Prince Charming in a world where chivalry is dead and even the men want to be rescued.
Based on interviews and first person accounts conducted by Nicola and Sandy, this comedy cabaret feature original music by Josh Cake and covers eight decades of wars, diplomatic parties, marriages, and secret lives.
Death and Other Things
Follow Eidann and her musical vanguard, as she recounts death-adjacent stories of revenge, grief, power, joy, relief, and mystery.
We Can Work It Out
Fierce, funny and poignant, We Can Work It Out is the account of something that probably never happened but very easily could have.
STOCK TAKE: Bitches in Business
If power is the ability to speak bullsh*t and get away with it, these boss bitches are omnipotent. It’s like the Mighty Boosh, Ab Fab and Get Crackin’ started running Ernst & Young.
Sweaty Pits - Pity Party!
Two friends leave the roundabouts of Canberra to follow their dreams of creating a sketch show that encapsulates their messages of equality, frustration, and love... while still being incredibly silly.
Starting in October
In 2016, Carla's mother vanished from her regular life, leaving only a card and a million unanswered questions in her place. This stunning cabaret examines what unfolded next.
Drawing from a sharply observed social commentary about modern insecurities, Helena and Pippa playfully parody their lives and the trending obsessions of young Australian adults.
A story that exposes the beautiful and painful nuances of true, deep friendship in a way that is so rarely talked about and tells a secret love story we all somehow know.
A musical wonderland of frothy, pastel perfection. The Pastels are great at everything and they can make you great too.
This outspoken comedy is an electric show filled with song, dance and performance art.
Spilling over with brash tunes and bawdy tales this is a cabaret adventure into the world of breast ownership.
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.
Resting Switch Face
Navigate the wondrous (and treacherous) world of corporate reception with the terminally bubbly Jess and the wildly unenthused Zoe.
Kate Mulqueen is pretty flexible. Her mind is so bendy-bendy Gumby-like that she’s mentally-acrobaticised herself through not one, but two Massive Worldview Changes (MWC). With songs, of course.
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.
An honest, funny and emotional hour of story-telling and cabaret, with half a bottle of Chardonnay left over.
Starting in November
Tash York brings you a brand new comedy cabaret in her signature style with parodied pop songs, raps, improvised numbers, and a whole lot of heart.
When I Was A Girl
An alt-country cabaret that happens to be a heartfelt exploration of identity: the masculine and feminine, the gay and straight, the bold and the scared.
The Madwomen Monologues
The Madwomen from Baggage Productions are back for an eighth season of brilliant monologues showcasing the work of emerging writers.
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.
A backwards stripper, an aging diva, an introverted actor, two rival mimeokists, and a disgruntled captain keep the entertainment alive as uncertainty looms on a cruise ship caught in a mysterious fog.
The Show Show
Television. It is so much more than entertainment - it’s a parent. A friend. A teacher. A religion. A lover. A way of life.
Lucy has left it til her thirties to cast aside her good girl upbringing.
Now she’s out of control - calling out the queue jumper at the Coles deli, taking days to reply to a text, and not offering to help in the kitchen at Christmas.
ADI OSI - Live - Melbourne
The Dearly Departed
Gracie, Harmony & Graham are eccentric funeral directors nominated for the prestigious ‘Corpse Award’.
Will this newfound attention unearth the dark secrets of their success?
A tale of yearning and embalming navigating formaldehyde, friendship and fidelity.
Witty, wise and wonderful – part comedy - part tragedy - fully questionable.
Starting in December
The day after 9/11, Michael Jackson, Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando escape New York in a rental car heading back home to LA while all flights are suspended.
'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.
In just one week two angels have to create absolutely everything. And they’re already exhausted. Starring Fiona O’Loughlin and Sam Petersen.
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..."
A Christmas Tale
This fresh, exciting work is inspired by real-life conversations and stories about Christmas from women across Australia.
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.
Starting in January
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.
Soft-Butch Show Queen
Mark J Wilson appears in this new performance art work, that fuses musical parody, hyper-masculinity and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Starting in February
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.
Swakhi Rahedi: Intuition
Swakhi Rahedi performs a series of original contemporary modern music, created to the backdrop of contemporary art. Intimate and visually supported.