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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE CORONATION OF POPPEA (15-22 JULY)

PRESENTED BY LYRIC OPERA OF MELBOURNE The might of Rome is no match for the dangerous power of passion. This July, be transported by Lyric’s bold re-imagining of Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea – a bloodthirsty baroque drama in which love...

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FREEZA PUSH START COMP – THE BATTLE (21 JULY)

The City of Stonnington’s Freeza committee, Soundslike Productions, proudly presents this year’s FreeZa Push Start Comp, The Battle at Functions on Chapel on Friday 21st July 2017. Headlining the show will be Zebulen Howell, supported by last year’s Battle winner...

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BOWIE AND MERCURY RISING (26-30 JULY)

BOWIE AND MERCURY RISING – MAJOR TOM AND KING FREDDIE LIVE FOREVER. This concert 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...

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MOTOWN: LIVE IN CONCERT (31 JULY)

GREATEST HITS OF THE 1960s Explore the wonder and entertainment of Motown, the sound that transformed the music industry. Motown Live in Concert will feature the greatest hits of the 1960s from icons such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The...

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THE PERFUME GARDEN BY RAJENDRA MOODLEY (2-13 AUGUST)

THE HIT BOLLYWOOD COMEDY From the writer/creator of ‘Is It Because I’m Indian?’ comes ‘a fragrant curry of magical realism… a romantic comedy and subcontinental satire…’ Rajendra Moodley’s hit Bollywood comedy: The Perfume Garden. Directed by Green Room award nominee...

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HOME GROWN AUGUST EDITION (6 AUGUST)

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, HOME GROWN is the only event of its kind where writers from the music...

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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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SIGNIFICANCE (13 AUGUST)

AN ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE PRODUCTION Attitude Dance Company presents SIGNIFICANCE, an original contemporary dance work by choreographer Xavier McGettigan. SIGNIFICANCE explores the moments we share collectively, and independently of others throughout our lives. Some moments dramatic and overwhelming, while others...

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GRAVITY UNPLUGGED (27 AUGUST)

STARRING JEMMA RIX AND SAM LESKE ON GUITAR Jemma Rix is launching her debut album Gravity by taking you through its songlist in an intimate and unplugged setting, supported by Sam Leske on guitar. Musical theatre songs with a pop...

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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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SELF (21 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER)

Michael Ralph in association with Hucklebuck Productions and Melbourne Fringe are pleased to present the world premiere of Michael Ralph’s ground-breaking dance theatre production SELF. SELF is a thought-provoking journey into the psyche of an Artist and the human condition,...

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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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A FINE ROMANCE: THE MAGIC OF FRED ASTAIRE (10-15 OCTOBER)

A FINE ROMANCE: THE MAGIC OF FRED ASTAIRE ‘Can’t sing, can’t act, slightly balding, can dance a little.’ After playing to full houses and dazzling crowds across Australia with their incredible singing and sensational dancing, it’s now Melbourne’s turn to...

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A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO EVA CASSIDY (2-3 NOVEMBER)

PRESENTED BY ANOUSKA TAYLOR & FRIENDS Following the enormous success of this show in 2016, join vocalist Anouska Taylor as she brings to life the music of one of her biggest influences, Eva Cassidy. It promises to be a memorable...

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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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