But wait, there’s more!

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The Butterfly Club and the Melbourne Cabaret Festival are proud to announce the return of the Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival. Building on the success of the inaugural festival in 2016, this year’s program brings together 8 independent cabaret shows. View the line-up here 

Dates: Now through to  – Saturday 14 July
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne



It’s time for Dolly to bring the whole community back together to celebrate Dolly Diamond’s Christmas in July!

Although Christmas in July is one of the lesser known biblical offerings, it’s still very much a religious experience when Dolly is at the helm. A fun filled festive night out in the middle of winter and fun for all the family. Except the children….

Dolly is joined by her long suffering Musical Director, Cameron Thomas and a fabulous 3 piece band.

Dates: 8pm, 27 July 2018 – 28 July
Venue: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Book here



Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

Lorne’s Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA) represents a great weekend away to enjoy this beautiful town. You’ll see some of your Cabaret Festival favourites like award-winning comedian Sammy J, Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice, The Vegetable Plot – Songs of Love and Peas, and Australia’s best piano bar performers Trevor Jones and Matthew Hadcraft. Plus plenty more!

Dates: Thursday 30 August through to Sunday 2 September 2018
Venue: Various venues in Lorne
Book here

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.