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Opening Gala

7pm Tue 20 June


Australia's Boys of Motown

6:30pm Wed 21 to Sun 25 June

Queen of Broadway – The Ethel Merman Story

7pm Wed 21 to Sun 25 June

Ginger and Tonic: For Love or Money

8:30pm Wed 21 to Sun 25 June


2pm Sat 24 & Sun 25 June

Doll by Babushka Cabaret

4:30pm Sat 24 & Sun 25 June

Put the Blame on Mame

5pm Sat 24 & Sun 25 June

You're My World - The Cilla Black Story

6:30pm Tue 27 June to Sat 1 July

Blue:The Songs of Joni Mitchell

7pm Tue 27 June to Sat 1 July

Cyrens – The Songs of Cy Coleman

8:30pm Tue 27 June to Sat 1 July

Dolly Diamond: The Lady is a Tramp

9pm Tue 27 June to Sat 1 July

It's not me, It's Lou

4:30pm Sat 1 & Sun 2 July


5pm Sat 1 & Sun 2 July

Dolly Diamond’s Closing Night Cabaret

7pm Sun 2 July


New development program for Victorian performers

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival has announced a new initiative to support the Victorian cabaret sector.

It’s inviting new shows by Victorian performers to take part in a groundbreaking development program.

The program sees the festival providing tangible and practical support for local performers by providing the tools needed to take new works on to festivals throughout Australia and overseas.

Up to eight shows will be selected and programmed for five-night seasons at Chapel Off Chapel’s two venues in late June. They’ll receive:

-       free venue hire and a share of ticket revenue

-       free venue tech equipment and professional staffing (techs, front-of-house and venue staff)

-       a free promotional toolkit to support each production including

o   a professional photo shoot

o   an advertising campaign

o   a tailored media release and publicist

o   professional marketing advice

o   a set of graphic templates

o   street banner advertising

o   professionally designed and printed posters and flyers

o   a city-wide distribution strategy

The package is valued at around $10,000 per show.

Cabaret shows that appeal to children are also encouraged to apply.

Submissions are due by the end of the year and decisions will be made in January. Existing eligible shows which have already applied to be part of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival will automatically be considered for this program – there is no need to re-apply.

Click here to submit.