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

SPENCER (11-28 MAY)

PRESENTED BY LAB KELPIE Failure. Family. Forgiveness. A brand new comedy-drama celebrating a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, this is modern storytelling at its best! Spencer tells the story of a tight-knit family led by single-mum and matriarch Marilyn and her...

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SPRING AWAKENING THE MUSICAL (MAY 2017)

StageArt presents the Victorian professional premier of Spring Awakening. It is the Tony Award winning story of youth, rebellion, sexuality and mortality set to a beautiful contemporary rock and folk infused score that conveys teenage turmoil in unexpected and heartfelt...

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MATTHEW LEE ROBINSON PRESENTS NEW VOICES (29 MAY)

Direct from developing his musical ATLANTIS with Broadway creatives in New York City, Helpmann-nominated composer/lyricist and performer Matthew Lee Robinson returns to Melbourne to showcase 12 exceptional new musical theatre artists from Melbourne and around Australia. They will perform songs...

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HOME GROWN 3RD BIRTHDAY (4 JUNE)

HOME GROWN 3RD BIRTHDAY It’s HOME GROWN’s 3rd Birthday, so it’s time to celebrate! Home Grown is the place to experience the best material written by Australia’s own theatre industry. Based on New York institutions, Joe’s Pub and 54 Below,...

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21 CHUMP STREET (8-18 JUNE)

PRESENTED BY PURSUED BY BEAR A fourteen minute musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights, Hamilton), 21 Chump Street is based on a true-story as reported by acclaimed NPR podcast and radio show, This American Life. For the first time...

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ORDINARY DAYS (8-18 JUNE)

PRESENTED BY PURSUED BY BEAR A contemporary chamber musical, Ordinary Days centres around four individuals in the metropolis that is New York, and the amazing ways in which their lives intersect in a city of millions. A proven cult hit,...

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MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL OPENING GALA (20 JUNE)

Experience highlights of multiple shows from across the festival in the one extravaganza, hosted by the one and only Dolly Diamond. This performance may contain Adult Themes. The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is supported by the City of Stonnington and by...

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WOMAN: MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL (24-25 JUNE)

The show opens on a random, sunny day where the four famous stereotypical princesses find themselves alone without their Princes, and therefore without the stories that define them. The shocking discovery that they have no understanding whatsoever of who they...

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PISCA: MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL (1-2 JULY)

Pisca was born to be a duck. He’s just not good at it. Through a combination of clowning, physical theatre, audience interaction, illusion and impeckable timing, this show will duck dive deep into the exploration of Pisca’s life, and his...

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DRAMA PLAY WITH ST MARTINS: AGES 4-7 (4 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Come along and ignite your creativity with St Martins Youth Arts in these dramatic and active workshops, jam packed with theatrical games and exercises. Use your stories, voices and bodies to create exciting, new, imaginary...

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PLAY ALONG WITH SAM ( 4 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Join 6 – time ARIA Award winner Sam Moran in ‘Play Along With Sam’. The former member of The Wiggles and true star of children’s entertainment will captivate your children’s hearts and minds with an...

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FREEZE!…LET’S BREAK DANCE ( 5 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Come along and learn fresh and innovative new tricks with break dancers from The Space Dance and Arts. This class is packed with intricate footwork, locking, isolations, spins and freezes. Kids of all ages are...

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HIP HOP MOVES (5 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL School’s out, let’s dance! Learn Hip Hop basics from The Space Dance and Arts. This workshop is perfect for kids who know all the latest songs and want to know the coolest moves to dance...

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DRAMA PLAY WITH ST MARTINS: AGES 7-10 (4 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Come along and ignite your creativity with St Martins Youth Arts in these dramatic and active workshops, jam packed with theatrical games and exercises. Use your stories, voices and bodies to create exciting, new, imaginary...

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MAKE YOUR OWN MINI TERRARIUM (6 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Get lost in your own miniature world! Kids can master the art of terrarium making with Petite Green, one of Melbourne’s finest mini landscapers, taking home their very own creation. This workshop is recommended for...

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MZURI DANCE AND DRUM (6 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Chop up the beat and discover your groove with Mzuri dance and drum. Play drums or dance and move your body with freedom and confidence whilst learning about old and new music and stories from...

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ROOLA BOOLA MAGIC CLASS ( 6 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Be amazed and inspired by master magician, Lee Cohen from the Melbourne School of Magical Arts (MESMA) for a fun filled magic class designed especially for budding young magicians Take the magicians oath and learn...

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THE ADVENTURES OF BROER AND ZUS ( 6 JULY)

BY ELOISE GREEN & SAMUEL MCMAHON ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL A circus, comedy, puppetry theatre adventure! Remember when you were young and it felt like every problem was the ‘end of the world’? Well, Broer and Zus do! The...

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SUPERHERO MASK MAKING (7 JULY)

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Join craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas for a collaborative and super mask making workshop. Using contemporary paper techniques, kids and parents will design and construct a mask for their child/parent transforming them into their alter ego...

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NEXT FALL (12-30 JULY)

Luke believes in God. Adam believes in Google. Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. When an accident changes everything, the most deeply held beliefs...

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BOWIE AND MERCURY RISING (26-30 JULY)

STARMAN BOWIE AND KING FREDDIE LIVE FOREVER This new musical celebrates the music and lives of Bowie and Mercury through the eyes of a London actress, searching for hope after the passing of David Bowie. Through her journey we gain...

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BRITNEY SPEARS THE CABARET (9-12 AUGUST)

STARRING CHRISTIE WHELAN BROWNE ‘A masterpiece.’ Herald Sun ‘Ingenious. Christie Whelan-Browne is magnificent.’ The Age The smash hit cabaret returns! Starring acclaimed singer and actress Christie Whelan-Browne (The Rocky Horror Show; The Drowsy Chaperone (MTC); Xanadu; The Importance Of Being...

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TAKE A SEAT (30 AUGUST – 3 SEPTEMBER)

Take A Seat is set in a courthouse waiting room. The twist? You’re dead… After a sold out season in January, Take A Seat returns bigger and better with more stories, more characters, and more reasons to fall in love...

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SUN RISING – THE SONGS THAT MADE MEMPHIS (7 OCT)

Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King and many more… all had one thing in common. They all launched their careers at the famous Sun Record Company in Memphis. You’re...

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DAMIEN LEITH: THE PARTING GLASS ( 18 NOVEMBER)

After wowing audiences and critics in 2015 with his cabaret show ‘The Parting Glass – An Irish Journey’, Damien Leith is proud to revisit the show in 2017. The show which incorporates both a play and a musical concert of...

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