Five excellent shows remain in the final week of the festival.

The Kew Court House presents two new shows: Drew Downing's 'REBEL', and an all-star cast in 'LES FEMMES'.

Bloodbath continues at Draculas and The Butterfly Club hosts Tom Dickins' acclaimed 'MEET YOU DOWNSTAIRS IN THE BAR' (oops, sold out).

And then, ladies and gentlemen, the big one: the CLOSING GALA.

We can now reveal we've called in favours from the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Tim Minchin and Hugh Jackman who have all generously agreed to donate personal items for our charity auction on the night.

Do we need to remind you that the festival receives no support from the State Government? It’s up to fans of cabaret and the performing arts to raise funds for next year’s festival. But the night isn't just a fundraiser, it's also full of awe-inspiring entertainment.

Hosted by award-winning comedian Sammy J, confirmed acts are Mark Jones, Wes Snelling, Sally Bourne, Tom Dickins, Michael Dalton and Luke Gallagher, Ginger and Tonic, Tina Del Twist and Geraldine Quinn.

After three big weeks, you deserve to let your hair down and celebrate putting the spotlight on the Melbourne cabaret scene.