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

THE IDEA OF NORTH: GROOVE SESSIONS (29 MAY)

With special guest – jazz vocal percussionist, Kaichiro Kitamura (JAPAN) Two-time ARIA award-winning jazz vocal artistry. As a world class act of international renown The Idea of North are undisputed masters of a musical style that continues to thrill audiences....

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SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (2-12 JUNE)

Blue Saint Productions are thrilled to announce their next show following their award-winning production of VIOLET. Songs for a New World is a stunning musical to be presented at Chapel Off Chapel in June 2016. The show is to be...

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HOME GROWN – 2nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION(5 JUNE)

Come celebrate Home Grown’s 2nd Birthday in the Chapel Off Chapel Bar and Foyer with some of Australia’s brightest new music theatre writers. Hosted by Green Room Award winner Geraldine Quinn, this month will showcase some exciting new works from...

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IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO (6-12 JUNE)

HEAD TO ITALY WITH LYRIC THIS WINTER Lyric Opera of Melbourne presents a sparkling one-act comedy by one of the most beloved of all composers, Gioachino Rossini. Il Signor Bruschino is a charming comedy of intentionally mistaken identity showing Rossini’s...

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ASH FLANDERS – PLAYING TO WIN (15-19 JUNE)

Imagine you pulled yourself out of a sea of mediocrity, becoming the Herald Sun’s “It Boy of theatre”. Congratulations! You did it! Only the island you’re on has no resources. Like, actually nothing. How do you win now, genius? Audition...

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JOE STILGOE (UK) – SONGS ON FILM (15-16 JUNE)

After two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe finally takes his smash hit show to Australia. Songs on Film pays tribute to much-loved movies as self-confessed film buff Joe raids...

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ISABELLA VALETTE IN MEDIAWHORE (15-17 JUNE)

Meet the most fame hungry narcissist in social media history. Her name is April Fools and she is gonna be a STAR… whatever the cost. Inspired to become famous via Reality TV, April is forced to go further than imagined...

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LOUISA FITZHARDINGE: COMMA SUTRA (15-16 JUNE)

Louisa Fitzhardinge’s found true love in the English language, but it’s hard being a grammar nerd when there are people selling ‘fresh’ strawberry’s and misusing the word ‘literally’ at every turn. All she really wants is someone who’ll snuggle up...

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TARYN RYAN: THE NAKED TRUTH (15-16 JUNE)

In this whimsical cabaret-come-sketch class, Ryan (a nude art model) bares all with frank sincerity as she traces her journey through cramping, crying, falling asleep, farting, personal grooming, and even getting her period on a work day, to the core...

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AMY G: ENTERSHAMEMENT (16-19 JUNE)

“A Tour-de-Force! Imaginative, offbeat, inspired, original, daring and exhilarating!” – To Do List London You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, sometimes at the same time! Brooklyn’s Amy G is a mad mash-up of physical, musical, stand-up and improvisational comedy that will leave...

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YANA ALANA COVERED (16-19 JUNE)

For the past two years audiences have witnessed Yana Alana nude, rude and lewd in Australia’s premiere arts and cabaret festivals. In a risqué act of defiance this drag, bouffant, diva will appear on stage with her all female band...

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MOVING TO MARS (17-19 JUNE)

What drives someone to leave our planet Earth, to even contemplate life on a barren lifeless planet that only appears on a chocolate wrapper, or a B grade movie or the NASA website? Is it schadenfreude, mining moguls, inequality, surgical...

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AUSTRALIAN HORROR STORY (17-19 JUNE)

‘The War Against Terror begins in your own backyard….’ From the multi Green Room award-winning team that brought you ‘The Beautiful Losers’ & ‘World War Wonderful’, comes a new horror show of original songs to scream along to. Laugh, feel...

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SAM HOOPER: DEATH SUITS YOU (17-19 JUNE)

Kicking the bucket. Leaving the building. Joining the invisible choir. Hundreds of thousands of us are doing it every day. Death (Sam Hooper), backed by a hot two piece multi-instrumentalist band, takes us behind life’s curtain and lets us in...

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OH, CHARLOTTE IN 26 & UNDER (17-19 JUNE)

Are you allergic to anything? Have you ever eaten a chip off the ground? Do you know what duck people look like? 26 & Under is a strange and honest journey through the imagination of Melbourne artist Oh, Charlotte. Along...

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THE VEGETABLE PLOT (18-19 JUNE)

Ladies and gentlestems, bulbs and girls, lend us your ears (of corn) and dig this! The Vegetable Plot – a musical feast for kids, families and foodies starring some of Sydney’s tastiest musicians and singers – is coming to Melbourne...

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EMMA DEAN IN CONCERT (18 JUNE)

Heralded for her captivating vocals by the New York Post, Brisbane’s own Emma Dean made New York City’s off-Broadway circuit her domain. There, her award-winning cabaret adventures laid the foundations for an intimate new sound. A consummate performer, Dean has...

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LUKE ESCOMBE (18-19 JUNE)

“Luke Escombe is funny and brave, a showman and an artist, a brilliantly engaging lyricist, expert tunesmith, fine guitarist and exceptional singer. Seldom is such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald...

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SING ON THROUGH TOMORROW (21-24 JUNE)

We invite you to spend an intimate evening with the Melbourne premiere of Matthew Lee Robinson’s Sing On Through Tomorrow – an unmissable musical revue featuring his most acclaimed compositions. From the critically lauded Metro Street through to his new...

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GERALDINE QUINN IN BANG ON THE STRILLERS (21 JUNE)

After a raucous live season in January, the ‘Bang On The Strillers’ variety jamboree is on at Melbourne Cabaret Festival for one night only. Rock cabaret singer-songwriter Geraldine Quinn began ‘Bang On The Strillers’ in late 2015 as a behind-the-scenes...

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DAVID COTTER: MY LIFE AS A FIVE STAR CHILD (21-22 JUNE)

David Cotter, with the help of some of Melbourne’s finest Jazz musos as The Jazznix, bend genres of some legendary songs taken from Rock, Swing, Punk-a-Billy, Lounge & Sit Coms, adding both an International and Australian flavour…showing how all that...

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ALICE TOVEY: PERSONAL MESSIAH (21-22 JUNE)

“She is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose stilettos you are not worthy to untie” – John 1:30 The end is nigh. The time of salvation is upon us. Who better to save humanity than a...

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OTTO & ASTRID: BEST BAND IN THE WORLD (22-25 JUNE)

Following sell-out shows in New York, Edinburgh, London and Montreal, dysfunctional siblings Otto & Astrid Rot have returned to Australia to rock the Melbourne Cabaret Festival! Berlin’s Prince and Princess of art-rock and Europop, rip through a blistering set of...

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THAT 70S CHILD (23-25 JUNE)

That 70s Child is a nostalgic look at an era when ‘life and music’ was very different to today. From Sunday morning Salvo hymns to a secret stash of ‘devil’s music’, life and music intertwined in a strangely innocent way!...

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GERALDINE QUINN – FOX PONCING (23-25 JUNE)

“Fox: red-haired omnivorous species introduced to Australia and widely considered a pest. Adept at getting into and out of sticky situations.” “Poncing: magnificent, sparkling self-assured pomp and strut, oftentimes onstage. Reclaimed pejorative.” ‘Fox Poncing’ is a new hour of original...

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JENNY WYNTER IN VIKING MAMA! (23-25 JUNE)

Find the warrior within. “A magnificent, bent climax. I loved it.” Frank Woodley. A narrative comedy about a day in the life of a Viking mother, as she tries desperately to throw together a last minute third birthday bash for...

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ANYA ANASTASIA IN ROGUE ROMANTIC (23-25 JUNE)

Serenades from a Delinquent Diva World premiere following Anastasia’s award winning show ‘Torte E Mort’. Divine on stage, clumsy in love. What does a human statue hear in the streets? What happens when romance finds you everywhere but follows you...

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DASH AND D’BREE – FIERCE (23-25 JUNE)

First there was fashion retail, then the Clap Rap, a catchy original song that landed two best friends /wannabe rappers onto Australia’s Got Talent and in front of millions and now, with a seriously hot web series stashed in their...

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KELLY AUTY: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS (25 JUNE)

Take a powerful journey through the lives, music and fashion of some of the greatest female singers of the 20th century. Songbird Kelly Auty pays homage from the repertoires of the likes of Annie Lennox, Bette Midler, Deborah Harry, Joni...

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BUTCH MASTERS IN CONCERT (3 JULY)

The Butch is Back! Fresh from the incredible Midsumma Season, The Fag Hags, Dr. Lucretia Smears, Pussy Powers and Butch Masters return to the stage for a one-night-only presentation of the musical comedy critics called ‘naughty’, ‘unapologetic’ and ‘a must-see’!...

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TITANIC – THE MUSICAL (JULY 2016)

Presented by StageArt. Majestically depicted, this story of grandeur captures the essence of lives lost and memories everlasting. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. In the final hour of April 14th, 1912 the...

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DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS – by Eugene O’Neill (7-24 JULY)

The Sol III Company reassembles with cast and crew from their acclaimed production of The Exonerated, 2015. An impressionistic primordial tragedy wherein a feud of possession between the Cabot family violently blister their landscape & each other. Eben, neglected by...

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