Our Sponsors & Partners

If you'd like to grow alongside one of Melbourne's key winter arts events, please contact us.


Major Partners

Creative Victoria

Creative Victoria champions and supports the state's creative industries, spanning arts, culture, screen, design and more. Visit them at www.creative.vic.gov.au.


City of Stonnington

The City of Stonnington is proud to support the Melbourne Cabaret Festival through its Arts and Cultural Sponsorships Program.

Stonnington is home to an array of arts and cultural organisations, practitioners and venues and offers one of the largest free event programs in Victoria. It is committed to nurturing a creative community and helping to foster a wider appreciation of the arts in Stonnington and beyond.

The City of Stonnington support us because:

  • we attract thousands of people into the Chapel Street restaurant precinct in its traditionally quieter winter period;
  • we provide its premier performance space, Chapel Off Chapel, with its busiest fortnight each year; and, of course,
  • we present world-class quality of shows each year.

Visit them at stonnington.vic.gov.au or chapeloffchapel.com.au



The Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation

The Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation supports the development of emerging artists through education, training and the development of performance opportunities.

Find out more about the Foundation's generous support for the arts at the Dobell Foundation website.




Quest on Dorcas

Quest on Dorcas serviced apartments in South Melbourne offers guests a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience. Visit Quest on Dorcas


Germy Designs

Germy Designs by Germaine Rea  is a passionate freelance digital designer who loves adding colour to people's lives. Visit her at www.germydesigns.com



GrilloHiggins is a boutique commercial firm advising a range of clients from publicly listed companies to not-for profit organisations like the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.  Tony Petani is a senior lawyer with a depth of experience in advising arts organisations on a range of issues including intellectual property protection and licensing, financing and corporate structuring and governance. Tony currently serves as a member of the board of the Australian Film Institute, and has advised Melbourne Cabaret Festival since its inception. Visit them at www.grillohiggins.com.au


Yamaha Music Australia

Yamaha Music Australia is a wholesaler of music instruments, music related equipment and home entertainment products, and a provider of music education, through the Yamaha Music Education Centre. The company places great importance on developing young musicians, and popularising music worldwide. Visit them at au.yamaha.com/