That's a wrap!

Pictured: Justin Clausen, pic by Photos by Jeevs

Pictured: Justin Clausen, pic by Photos by Jeevs

Once again, thousands of cabaret fans braved the winter chills to soak up the atmosphere of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Almost 20 brand new shows were launched over the festival and the reviews and audience feedback were overwhelmingly gushing, and many have been booked for future tours.

Next year is our tenth year so if you’re in a position to help us continue launch excellent new shows and create performer opportunities, we’d love to hear from you. Whether it be by becoming a Festival Friend, a sponsor, or making a donation, we appreciate your help to make us thrive.


Farewell Dolly


Dolly Diamond has been our Artistic Director for the past two years and we thank her for her hard work, dedication and all the behind-the-scenes support she provides to performers across the festival. The search is now on to replace the irreplaceable!

“All good things must come to an end as they say. I've had such an incredible time being involved with the festival over the last 2 years.

Thanks to all of the cabaret lovers out there ... a special thanks to David Read & Neville Sice and the super hard working performers and support team who work night after night.” – Dolly Diamond