Comedy, Theatre

The Importance Of Being Earnest

A trivial comedy for serious people

  • Dates 26 March - 6 April

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

‘A must see for theatre and comedy lovers alike.’ PopCulturey

Following its critically-acclaimed, smash-hit opening season  Artefact Theatre Co. is delighted to announce an encore production of Oscar Wilde’s exquisitely scandalous satire on Victorian manners. Widely considered one of the funniest plays in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest’s witty repartee and lively piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity has now delighted theatre-goers for over a century.


The Importance of Being Earnest – A trivial comedy for serious people.

As part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

What the critics are saying

  • You may have seen Earnest, but you haven’t seen Earnest like this.

  • Artefact Theatre have approached a familiar text with a beautiful sense of craft, making a popular play feel fresh, delight and entertain.

    Australian Arts Review
  • A fast-paced Victorian romp this is sure to delight.

    Stage Whispers
  • Joyous…extremely entertaining.


Connect with the Artist


26 March - 6 April


Tuesday to Saturday - 7:30pm
Saturday 6 April Matinee - 2:00pm
Sunday - 6:00pm


$40 - Full
$35 - Concession/Group 6+

$30 - Special ON SALE price for performances on 26 & 27 March

(Transaction fee not included)


Act 1: 40 minutes (15 minute interval)
Act 2: 40 minutes (15 minute interval)
Act 3: 30 minutes

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating.

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.

Please Note: To ensure the safety and integrity of the performance, if you choose to exit the theatre during the performance you will not be permitted to re-enter.

If you require wheelchair access, please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000.

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