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The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club A small theatre and cocktail bar in the heart of Melbourne. We have plenty of shows, an award-winning foyer bar, and a huge collection of kitsch.

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Excuse us, a blue police box has spun into existence backstage. That's just how this crew bumps in.Calling all Dr Who fa...
22/09/2022

Excuse us, a blue police box has spun into existence backstage. That's just how this crew bumps in.

Calling all Dr Who fans to an improvised adventure through time and space! The time is 7pm, the space is our showroom, your cocktail choice is in a state of quantum superposition until you pick one.

Pretty close to selling out, and unlike a Tardis our showroom is exactly the size it looks, so jump on this now: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/375021087167

This Saturday Burlesque Up Late are pulling all the stops for a MASSIVE night! Packed with international headliners and ...
21/09/2022

This Saturday Burlesque Up Late are pulling all the stops for a MASSIVE night! Packed with international headliners and award winners galore, this avalanche of pure entertainment has never been hotter 🔥🔥🔥

✨Starring✨
Geraldine Quinn MC
Azcadelia
Gina Stirling
Elle Diablo
Svetka The Salacious

There's a rumour doing the rounds that using promo code "touchdown" might activate a discount. We couldn't possibly comment, only one way to find out: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/300382270457

She's HERE! The absolutely glorious Tash York has written a brand new, all-original show and... how can we put it... the...
19/09/2022

She's HERE! The absolutely glorious Tash York has written a brand new, all-original show and... how can we put it... the wine glasses on the racks are shaking in fear and excitement.

Come witness cabaret history.

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/405054197007

In two short weeks, join your hosts Will the Wizard and ImagiNathan on an adventurous journey of silly, sexy and outrage...
12/09/2022

In two short weeks, join your hosts Will the Wizard and ImagiNathan on an adventurous journey of silly, sexy and outrageously playful ritual magic 🕊🔥🍗

There will be tricks, skills and things you have NEVER seen before, and with any luck, will never see again. Laugh, cry, book therapy. You will never be the same.

Bring your friends! Bring your neighbour! Do NOT bring your boss!

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/411007583747

Massive weekend of comedy ahoy! The wonderful folk from The Big HOO-HAA! | Melbourne take over with their regular show a...
09/09/2022

Massive weekend of comedy ahoy! The wonderful folk from The Big HOO-HAA! | Melbourne take over with their regular show at 8:30pm Friday, and chase it with more hilAHRRRious pirate themed improv at 8:30 Saturday.

Editor's note: we came up with hilAHRRRious, not them. It's not their fault. They are actually good.

Tickets for Friday: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/64706574105
Tickets for Saturday: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/361526053157

Is it free piano bar time? It's free piano bar time.With the one and only Trevor Jones, no bookings required - just rock...
08/09/2022

Is it free piano bar time? It's free piano bar time.

With the one and only Trevor Jones, no bookings required - just rock up!

Opening tonight! A kick ass two-hander comedy show with a side of cabaret, about living it up when you're Queen aged and...
08/09/2022

Opening tonight! A kick ass two-hander comedy show with a side of cabaret, about living it up when you're Queen aged and a little too drunk to give a 💩.

Musical theatre performer Katrina Fleming and anonymous internet troll Caili Christian join forces in this fantastic show directed by Fiona Scott Norman - sharing the odd, weird, and ugly details of being single and unafraid in a post world.

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/391412504337

 York premieres an all-original show and this is the cabaret equivalent of an emergency. It will be glorious. It will be...
01/09/2022

York premieres an all-original show and this is the cabaret equivalent of an emergency. It will be glorious. It will be fabulous. It will be cheaper if you book before Early Birds expire at 11pm this Sunday!

Come witness cabaret history in a show designed to make you order the whole bottle on the way in.

Tickets here, immediately: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/405054197007

We are over the moon to have Jude Perl  grace our tiny stage, in a glorious remount of their first ever solo script. Mus...
28/08/2022

We are over the moon to have Jude Perl grace our tiny stage, in a glorious remount of their first ever solo script. Music comedy fans, this is your week 🎹

More info and tix here: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/390824926877

Ummm excuse us, The Big HOO-HAA! | Melbourne tonight sold out so we moved them to a bigger room and now they are un-sold...
19/08/2022

Ummm excuse us, The Big HOO-HAA! | Melbourne tonight sold out so we moved them to a bigger room and now they are un-sold-out. If you missed out you can un-miss-out. Until it re-sells-out which it probably will, as our "big" room is only "big" in a very relative sense.

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/64706574105

Less than two weeks until Jude Perl (re)makes history.In what we have to stress is an actual true story: years ago Jude ...
16/08/2022

Less than two weeks until Jude Perl (re)makes history.

In what we have to stress is an actual true story: years ago Jude lost the script to their first ever solo show, called "Is It Just Me". It was a glorious piece that started a stellar career and for many years lived only in the memory of early fans and festival lore.

She found it. She freakin' found it. And she is staging it again.

If you are even remotely in the market for extraordinary musical comedy, jump on this immediately.

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/390824926877

The graduating VCA music theatre students are putting on a show! We are so, so thrilled to have them on stage even thoug...
15/08/2022

The graduating VCA music theatre students are putting on a show! We are so, so thrilled to have them on stage even though we take their youth as a personal attack.

How dare they be so talented.

Not gonna lie, this is made extra special by the past two years of... not having been able to do this.

Come see the future leads of every musical sing their hearts out on our tiny stage.

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/390819259927

Fifty five years since disappearing at sea, our former PM will share his story... and a dire warning.A brand new comedy ...
08/08/2022

Fifty five years since disappearing at sea, our former PM will share his story... and a dire warning.

A brand new comedy by Alex Radovan full of Cold War action, conspiracy, and hilarity, this one-man show explores a Prime Minister whose 'death' overshadowed his incredible life.

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/266488182327

She's here! Lori Bell Comedy has officially been yoinked from Adelaide.Earning ★★★★★ from The Advertiser who describe he...
06/08/2022

She's here! Lori Bell Comedy has officially been yoinked from Adelaide.

Earning ★★★★★ from The Advertiser who describe her show as "Clever, funny and thought provoking", we are beyond proud to be staging this hilarious work.

★★★★★ "Hysterically funny" - Adelaide Now
★★★★★ "The laughs come thick and fast" - Glam Adelaide

This is one of the very best show we scouted at Adelaide Fringe and it is finally here.

One week only! Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/329329562587

How do you do, fellow kids! Palms are sweaty, knees are weak, and arms ought to surely be heavy as Melbourne's best impr...
05/08/2022

How do you do, fellow kids! Palms are sweaty, knees are weak, and arms ought to surely be heavy as Melbourne's best improvisers face the task of creating a hew hip hop musical right before your very eyes.

Yet on the surface they look calm and ready.

8:30pm Saturday, bar open from 4:45pm if you are in the hood early: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/361507969067

Outstanding lineup this Friday from the The Big HOO-HAA! | Melbourne rearing up for their usual awesomeness. Watch them ...
04/08/2022

Outstanding lineup this Friday from the The Big HOO-HAA! | Melbourne rearing up for their usual awesomeness. Watch them fight for comedy glory with... comedy weapons made of... comedy jokes? Listen, we are not improvisers, they are.

We are just here wishing it was Friday arvo already and making eyes at the cocktail shakers.

Show at 8:30, bar open from 5:30, grab your tickets here: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/64706574105

Sexy is an attitude, not an age!Phoenix Burlesque is guaranteed to have you questioning societal norms as they shimmy ou...
01/08/2022

Sexy is an attitude, not an age!

Phoenix Burlesque is guaranteed to have you questioning societal norms as they shimmy out of stereotypes. With their unique performance styles, Phoenix is everything you never knew you wanted but all that you crave.

Showcasing their unsurpassed elements of sassy and seductive into every strip tease, under the direction of the incomparable Cherry Charleston, the fierce femmes of Phoenix Burlesque tantalise every taste bud and leave you wanting more.

Tickets are already hot property, jump in: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/315171505457

Georgia D'Arcy stars in a hilarious and très chic cabaret. You’ll be swept away by the beauty of the music and die laugh...
30/07/2022

Georgia D'Arcy stars in a hilarious and très chic cabaret. You’ll be swept away by the beauty of the music and die laughing at the comical characters… and you don’t even need to speak French!

🎟 Billets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/349194699747

Saturday it's Burlesque Up Late - the show that keeps selling out and it frankly zero wonder why! Look at that lineup 😍S...
27/07/2022

Saturday it's Burlesque Up Late - the show that keeps selling out and it frankly zero wonder why! Look at that lineup 😍

Starring:
Ruby Slippers (MC)
Juniper Fox
Peterotica
Kitty Obsidian
Petra Fire

Tickets (or whatever is left of them) here: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/300382270457

New dates! Follow a noir detective as he explores his past, his loves, and his demise, using music, magic, and mime to t...
23/07/2022

New dates! Follow a noir detective as he explores his past, his loves, and his demise, using music, magic, and mime to tell the story.

Originally staged for the Melbourne Magic Festival, this mesmerising show by Aiden McHarg is finally getting the run it deserves.

Tix: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/260838413717

Brand new play alert!When 7 minutes in heaven turns into 40, Liam and Jen must find ways to pass the time without growin...
23/07/2022

Brand new play alert!

When 7 minutes in heaven turns into 40, Liam and Jen must find ways to pass the time without growing to hate one another.

Written and produced by Jaimee Doyle
Directed by Charlie Veitch

Starring
Jamie Doyle (Hannah Ruthven on Thu 28)
Charlie Veitch
Ethan Rutledge (Seb Fendall on Thu 28)

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/328574433977

Lori Bell's groundbreaking comedy about starting a family is finally coming to Melbourne!Earning ★★★★★ from The Advertis...
22/07/2022

Lori Bell's groundbreaking comedy about starting a family is finally coming to Melbourne!

Earning ★★★★★ from The Advertiser who describe it as "Clever, funny and thought provoking", this is a masterpiece we had to yoink from Adelaide Fringe the minute we saw it.

Lori has the agency and the chops to tackle the topic with supreme skill, and has crafted the kind of once-in-a-generation performance we CANNOT wait to show you.

★★★★★ "Hysterically funny" - Adelaide Now
★★★★★ "The laughs come thick and fast" - Glam Adelaide

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/329329562587

It's Friday and that means The Big HOO-HAA! | Melbourne are doing whatever improv comedians do when they prepare for a h...
15/07/2022

It's Friday and that means The Big HOO-HAA! | Melbourne are doing whatever improv comedians do when they prepare for a huge night of comedy battle (shoulder rolls? Calf stretches? That thing where you try to lick your own elbow? But we digress).

Watch as Melbourne's best improvisers duke it out live on stage. Routinely in the habit of selling out, hop to the website to secure tickets on the way in for an 8:30 start.

(oh and the bar opens at 5:30 in case you need to... get in the zone)

They are BACK! The Minuscule Musical recording with Margo Tanjutco and James Gales is set for Saturday 23 July.In case y...
13/07/2022

They are BACK! The Minuscule Musical recording with Margo Tanjutco and James Gales is set for Saturday 23 July.

In case you haven't heard: Minuscule Musical is an hour of musical glory where Yon (Tripod) premieres two short brand-new musicals from some of Australia's best.

The first episode back in June was one of the coolest thing we've ever staged. Being in the audience means your very own clapping and whoo-hoos will be forever immortalised as part of the recording - this is what we call a legacy, folks!

Secure your spot in history (and have a bloody excellent time doing so) here: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/378915736167

Finally Dramatis Scientificae are coming to Melbourne!Featuring science-themed comic sketches, and working scientists pr...
13/07/2022

Finally Dramatis Scientificae are coming to Melbourne!

Featuring science-themed comic sketches, and working scientists presenting their latest research. Phil Dooley, Michele Conyngham and Patrick Trumper are your hosts for a cornucopia of science, comedy, music and even a smidgin of philosophy.

Want to debate the newsworthiness of black holes? Or apply Schrödinger’s theory to ringing doorbells? Perhaps you would like to discover the wonders of algae or philosophise about the nomenclature used on your cafe menu?

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/303227310047

PSA: this show is hot property, presales are off the charts 😁Vibe Check is a new comedy play written by Greta Doell and ...
12/07/2022

PSA: this show is hot property, presales are off the charts 😁

Vibe Check is a new comedy play written by Greta Doell and directed by Stephanie Lee.

Starring Freya Patience and Oscar Morphew, it explores a young couple’s hilarious stumble through the awkward "are we? aren’t we?" stage of casual dating, as they desperately try to keep their cool whilst figuring out what the hell is going on between them.

Follow the creative team on Insta and get your tickets here: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/297578373927

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5 Carson Pl
Melbourne, VIC
3000

Tram lines 1, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 42, 48, 64, 67, 72, 109, 112. ...or anything that gets you reasonably close to the corner of Collins and Swanston, including Flinders Street Station two blocks away.

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30pm - 11pm
Tuesday 5:30pm - 1am
Wednesday 5:30pm - 1am
Thursday 5:30pm - 1am
Friday 5:30pm - 3am
Saturday 5:30pm - 1am
Sunday 5pm - 11:59pm

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03 9663 8107

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Fast Five with Jessica Luu

Meet the cast of TIME LORD as they talk you through their favourite things about Doctor Who & about doing an improv show about Doctor Who.

You can still get your tickets for our limited season of THREE NIGHTS ONLY at The Butterfly Club

Sept 22nd, 23rd & 24th!

7pm!

That's right...we open TONIGHT!!!

Get your tickets here:

https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord
Fast Five with Rob Lloyd

Meet the cast of TIME LORD as they talk you through their favourite things about Doctor Who & about doing an improv show about Doctor Who.

You can still get your tickets for our limited season of THREE NIGHTS ONLY at The Butterfly Club
Sept 22nd, 23rd & 24th!
7pm!

Get your tickets here:
https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord
Fast Five with Jaklene Vukasinovic.

Meet the cast of TIME LORD as they talk you through their favourite things about Doctor Who & about doing an improv show about Doctor Who.

You can still get your tickets for our limited season of THREE NIGHTS ONLY at The Butterfly Club

Sept 22nd, 23rd & 24th!

7pm!

Get your tickets here:

https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord
Hey Who, Me. peeps!

Some exciting related news coming at you...

This week heralds the triumphant return of Innes Lloyd's Doctor Who themed improvisation show...TIME LORD!

To help promote the show I sat down for a quick Fast Five to answer some questions about the show and about my favourite things in Doctor Who.

Our strictly limited season of THREE SHOWS ONLY opens Thursday Night (22nd of Sept) and runs until Saturday (24th of Sept).

7pm at The Butterfly Club

Purchase your tickets here:

https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord

Fast Five with Chloe Towan

Meet the cast of TIME LORD as they talk you through their favourite things about Doctor Who & about doing an improv show about Doctor Who.

You can still get your tickets for our limited season of THREE NIGHTS ONLY at The Butterfly Club

Sept 22nd, 23rd & 24th!

7pm!

https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord

Innes Lloyd's TIME LORD opens this week!

Only for a limited season!

Thurs 22nd to Sat 24th of Sept.
7pm at The Butterfly Club

Tickets here:
https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord

Don't be afraid to come a little closer... Little Sketch Book of Horrors is hitting The Butterfly Club in Melbourne on October 10th and Big Fork Theatre in Brisbane on October 27th, and tickets are beginning to move. You can get all the details about these David Massingham's Little Sketch Book of Horrors - Melbourne Fringe 2022 and David Massingham's Little Sketch Book of Horrors - Fringe Brisbane 2022 at www.linktr.ee/davidmassingham.

Photo by Mark Gambino Photography.
Fast Five with Vicki Kyriakakis

Meet the cast of TIME LORD as they talk you through their favourite things about Doctor Who & about doing an improv show about Doctor Who.

You can still get your tickets for our limited season of THREE NIGHTS ONLY at The Butterfly Club

Sept 22nd, 23rd & 24th!

7pm!

https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord

Two actors. 16 characters. Coming soon 🫧 Melbourne Fringe The Butterfly Club
LEGS! Now that we have your attention, there is ONE MORE DAY TO GET EARLY BIRD TICKETS to our upcoming shows at The Butterfly Club! Show your support by welcoming us back to the stage. Our show on November 5 is going to be something special, so get your tickets now and SAVE $!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS: www.thebutterflyclub.com/show/cabaret-abnormal-2022

Photo by Marisa Parisella Photography
MUAH by Samsara Brown Hair/Makeup Hero
Before we play at Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit at Melbourne Fringe 2022 and Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit at Sydney Fringe 2022, we have one last monthly show to play at The Butterfly Club, and here is your cast! It all goes down in the upstairs theatre next Saturday the 24th... tickets available at www.linktr.ee/improvisedwhodunnit.
The Brown Derby was a chain of restaurants in Los Angeles, California. The first and best known was shaped like a derby hat, an iconic image that became synonymous with the Golden Age of Hollywood. The chain was started by Robert H. Cobb and Herbert K. Somborn (a former husband of film star Gloria Swanson) in the 1920s. The second restaurant was known as the Hollywood Brown Derby due to its proximity to movie studios. It quickly became the place to do deals and be seen. It is also the place where our 'Miss Nightingale' met the infamous mobster Benny Siegel with whom later, she had a torrid affair. Want to know more? Then come and see this critically acclaimed one-woman cabaret starring Karla Hillam at The Butterfly Club from 17 October as part of the Melbourne Fringe Tickets - https://bit.ly/3daWX7K 💄👄🌹🔥🔥
It's happening!! It's really happening!! I'm finally going to premiere Buy the Cow at Melbourne Fringe!! I can't wait to be back in Melbourne, performing at the The Butterfly Club, eating Ziggys Eatery fried chicken for every meal - it'll be heaven!!

What's this new show about? Two weddings, and a baby. That's it.
Want more details? Buy a ticket!
Link in comments :)
Snapped at the Melbourne Fringe opening night! David Massingham's Little Sketch Book of Horrors - Melbourne Fringe 2022 starts up on October 10 at The Butterfly Club and I am super excited. Got your tickets yet?
The official poster for the return season of TIME LORD!

Season runs from Thursday 22nd to Saturday the 24th of September. 7pm at The Butterfly Club

Get your tickets here:

https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord

Only two weeks to go and have a look at our poster!

Tickets are on sale for the Doctor Who themed improvisation show...Time Lord!

For THREE NIGHTS ONLY Innes Lloyd, along with some of Melbourne's best improvisers, will be presenting this limited season of spontaneous adventures through time & space...

Season runs from Thursday 22nd to Saturday the 24th of September. 7pm at The Butterfly Club

Get your tickets here:

https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/time-lord

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