Chapel Off Chapel | Melbourne Comedy, Theatre, Cabaret, Art and Music Venue

EXHIBITION: WATER BODY (14 JANUARY – 4 FEBRUARY)

The raw power and seductive beauty of soaking wet, suspended acrobats. A dynamic portrait series capturing the visual power of water on the body. Aerialists have an immense respect and reverence for the dangers involved in their work; trusting their...

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MAMA ALTO: QUEERLY BELOVED (19 JANUARY)

Mama’s national tour of queer empowerment comes to Melbourne. Queerly Beloved, we are gathered here today in celebration of our divine love. Gender transcendent diva, jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto leads you over the rainbow to empowerment, empathy...

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EXHIBITION: INSIDE/OUT (17 JANUARY – 3 FEBRUARY)

There is no longer shame in living with HIV…or is there? Inside/Out, an installation produced by Sebastian Zagarella is a collaborative work, produced in 2015. It was realised as a personal response to the artist’s own sero-conversion in 2002; and...

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THANDO: CHAPEL SUMMER SESSIONS (19 JANUARY)

Zimbabwean born R&B songstress Thando oozes passion as a storyteller; taking her audience on a journey of loving oneself and reflection. She has spent the last 5 years selling out venues and crafting her signature sound from influences such as...

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE (20 JANUARY)

The Ultimate 90s Experience. An unstoppable pop concert packed with more than 20 smash hits from the 1990s. Pumped with nostalgia, laughs, and song and dance tributes, Spice Up Your Life is the ultimate 90s experience! Supported by a live...

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WHAT A DRAG! 2018 DIVAS EDITION (20 JANUARY)

Madonna, Cher, Beyoncé, Boy George? Who is your favourite diva?! Now in its fourth year, What a Drag! is a celebration and showcase of the vibrant Melbourne drag scene. An annual fundraiser with a lot of glamour, talent and fun....

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INSIDE/OUT: ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS (20 JANUARY)

INSIDE/OUT: ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS There is no longer shame in living with HIV. The Installation titled Inside/Out, produced by Sebastian Zagarella, has previously been shown in Brisbane, and was most recently invited to show alongside the Quilts at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum....

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WE WERE THERE (23 JANUARY – 4 FEBRUARY)

A verbatim theatre performance with a female perspective of HIV experience. We Were There explores the lives and untold experiences of the Australian sisters, mothers, wives, friends, medical professionals and volunteers who cared for those living with HIV/AIDS, and also...

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BRENDAN MACLEAN: CHAPEL SUMMER SESSIONS (27 JANUARY)

AN EVENING WITH BRENDAN MACLEAN The Guardian calls him, ‘a king of pop in the making.’ and Baz Luhrman says, ‘He’s a modern day Mick Jagger.’ Young pop doyen Brendan Maclean returns to Melbourne to play a one-off acoustic show,...

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FALSETTOS (1-11 FEBRUARY)

STAGEART presents FALSETTOS THE MUSICAL FALSETTOS is the award-winning musical by William Finn about an unconventional, dysfunctional, yet very loving family in New York in the late 1970s. FALSETTOS is about a charming, intelligent, neurotic man named Marvin (Don Winsor),...

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NINA SIMONE: LIBERIAN DAYS (7-18 FEBRUARY)

The fabulous Ruth Rogers-Wright is back to once again dazzle as Nina Simone in playwright Neil Cole’s latest production, Nina Simone: Liberian Days. Legendary Nina Simone was the priestess of soul, singing a mix of jazz, blues and folk music...

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GILLIGAN’S ISLAND: THE MUSICAL (15 FEBRUARY – 4 MARCH)

‘Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…’ Don’t miss the stage musical adaptation of Sherwood Schwartz’s hit television show Gilligan’s Island which is coming to Australia in February 2018. A co-production between television production house Humdrum Comedy (We...

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GODSPELL – 2012 BROADWAY REVIVAL (8-10 MARCH)

PRESENTED BY QCGU MUSICAL THEATRE The Feast of Fools is beginning. As the participants gather, one heralds the entrance of a charismatic stranger who will bring them together, give them courage and change the world as they know it. Godspell...

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TAPESTRY SHOW (11 MARCH)

TAPESTRY SHOW GABRIELLE PARBO SINGS CAROLE KING, CARLY SIMON, RICKIE LEE JONES AND JONI MITCHELL Be swept back to the psychedelic ’70s with the hit songs of four of the most influential female singer-songwriters of the era. Performed by Gabrielle...

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INFECTIOUS 2018 (16 APRIL)

PRESENTED BY BURNET INSTITUTE We’re putting comedy under the microscope! Join MC Josh Earl (Spicks and Specks, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow, Don’t You Know Who I Am? podcast) and five of the hottest acts from...

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CRAIG HILL: SOMEONE’S GONNA GET KILT! (18-22 APRIL)

Scotland’s kilted and award-winning comedy treasure is back! ‘Flat-out hilarious… the audience was in absolute paroxysms of laughter… genuinely funny’ ★★★★★ Mirror ‘Class…. Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again. It’s absolutely...

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39 FOREVER STARRING AMITY DRY (18-22 APRIL)

A comedy about ageing in an image obsessed world. Do you still think you’re 25 even though your birthdate stubbornly insists you’re not? Are you enquiring about Botox ‘for a friend?’ Do you wonder how adults were born in the...

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DAMI IM ‘I HEAR A SONG’ TOUR (19-21 APRIL)

DAMI IM is back with a brand new, limited dates, intimate tour! While earning a reputation as one of the hardest working women in show business, Dami Im has quietly established herself as something of a national treasure.  Accolades over...

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