Venues

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is proudly supported by the City of Stonnington which enables it to centre its activities in Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran. In addition, The Butterfly Club in the CBD hosts our fringe programming stream.

To make the most of these venues over the festival, let us tempt you to join us as a Festival Friend and indulge in two weeks of atmospheric, seductive and soul-stirring entertainment.

Until capacity is reached, Festival Friends receive premium reserved seating in the Chapel Off Chapel hub. You also receive discounts to every show across the festival, including 20% off the Opening Gala alone.

Act now to become a Festival Friend.


Chapel Off Chapel

Chapel Off Chapel is the City of Stonnington’s premier venue for the arts. We'll be converting the main space at Chapel into an intimate cabaret soiree with all seating at tables.

Having hosted artists such as Coldplay and Shirley Bassey (music), Bud Tingwell (drama), Tripod (comedy) and The Bald Archys (visual art), Chapel maintains a dynamic performance schedule, cementing its role as a vanguard for artistic and cultural excellence.

Described by Cabaret Festival supporter Geoffrey Rush as “an industrious hotbed [for the arts]”, since its opening in 1995 Chapel Off Chapel has earned, both nationally and internationally, an excellent reputation as a progressive arts and entertainment venue.


Disabled Access: Yes
Dinner/Snacks: Yes / sandwiches
Licensed: Yes. Under 18s welcome if accompanied by a parent / guardian


Visit Chapel Off Chapel
12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Phone: 03 8290 7000


Getting there:
Tram 72 along Commercial / Malvern Road, stop 31
Tram 78 along Chapel Street, stop 47


The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club is a founding venue of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, featuring a 76-seat theatre, award-winning cocktails and the southern hemisphere’s largest collection of kitsch.

Open year-round, presenting north of 600 performances per year, The Butterfly Club has earned a reputation for its mix of shows; a mélange of rising stars and cabaret royalty.


Disabled Access: Stairs
Dinner/Snacks: No
Licensed: Yes. Under 18s welcome with parent or guardian


Visit The Butterfly Club
Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne CBD
Phone: 03 9663 8107


Getting there:
Tram lines 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72, to Stop 11, Town Hall, Collins/Swanston or
Tram lines: 48, 109, 112 to stop 6 Town Hall, Collins St/ Swanston St
Flinders Street Station two blocks away.