That's a wrap!

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

A dozen brand new shows were launched over the festival. Based on foyer discussions and emails producers have been sending us, you can expect to see them return soon on touring circuits, in other festivals and other major Melbourne venues.

Seasoned professionals delivered outstanding entertainment and the careers of several newcomers were launched.

This kind of success story doesn’t just happen. We are a small team that, for the past eight years, has relied on ticket income for the vast majority of our funding base. So, along with our existing sponsors, we’d like to thank you, the audience, for trusting us once again when you’re deciding on your night out.

If you’re in a position to help us continue what we do, we’d love to hear from you. Whether it be by becoming a Festival Friend, a sponsor, or making a donation, we appreciate and need your help to make us thrive.

Says Dolly Diamond: "It's hard to believe it's all come to an end, it's been a fabulous two weeks and a cabaret whirlwind to say the least. Thanks for all your hard work and I'll see you all onstage, backstage or at a bar very soon, love Dolly."

Pic: Rising star Willow Sizer at our Closing Night Cabaret. Pic by Photos by Jeevs