THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF VAUDEVILLE

Immerse yourself in a vaudeville wonderland where the conventional is challenged by the extraordinary.

 

Feast your eyes on the show of all shows as we heave from one genre to the next.

At Speakeasy HQ, you can expect a night full of wonders, magical mysteries, a dizzying array of worldwide circus acts, cabaret, comedy and of course a labyrinth of musical styles.

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Combining Melbourne's two great loves—music and food—indulge in opulence & glamour from a bygone era at Australia’s only vaudeville theatre, with High Tea & Live Jazz. Enjoy performances by some of Melbourne’s most entertaining jazz vocalists. See dates for show descriptions

 

See you at the show!

Or select a theatre below to see all shows sessions

 

 

Tuesday September 18th

Speakeasy HQ

6:30pm Weekly Bible Study (Vaudeville & Burlesque)

8pm Son of a Preacher Man - The Dusty Springfield Story

 

The Vault Melbourne

8pm Mother Tongue - Stand Up Comedy for the Inner Bogan

 

Wednesday September 19th

The Vault Melbourne

7pm When Life Gives You Lemons (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

Thursday September 20th

Speakeasy HQ

6:30pm Weekly Bible Study (Vaudeville & Burlesque)

7:30pm Strongman, Daredevil, Idiot - Straight Outta Stalingrad (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

The Vault Melbourne

7pm When Life Gives You Lemons (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

Friday September 21st

Speakeasy HQ

7:30pm Strongman, Daredevil, Idiot - Straight Outta Stalingrad (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

8:30pm 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque Show 

9:45pm Music & Booze Power Hour

 

The Vault Melbourne

6pm TEACHER - The Comedy About Teaching

7pm When Life Gives You Lemons (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

 

Saturday September 22nd

Speakeasy HQ

7:30pm Strongman, Daredevil, Idiot - Straight Outta Stalingrad (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

8:30pm 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque Show 

(ticket includes live Jazz post show entertainment)

9:45pm The Melbourne Jazz Cabaret Syndicate

 

The Vault Melbourne

6pm Miniature Museum of Magic - Illusionist Jo Clyne

7pm When Life Gives You Lemons (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

8pm Burlesque Extravaganza

9:45pm Tassel & Tease Burlesque

 

Sunday September 23rd

Speakeasy HQ

6pm Sinatra Style - The Tuxedo Show

 

The Vault Melbourne

7pm When Life Gives You Lemons (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

Tuesday September 25th - incl School Holidays Shows

Speakeasy HQ

1pm Circus Cirque-Tastic!! - The Family Friendly Circus Show

 

6:30pm Weekly Bible Study (Vaudeville & Burlesque)

8pm Son of a Preacher Man - The Dusty Springfield Story

 

The Vault Melbourne

8pm Mother Tongue - Stand Up Comedy for the Inner Bogan

 

Wednesday September 26th

Speakeasy HQ

6:30pm WEDNESDAY SESSIONS - Stand up Comedy & Burlesque

8pm Oliver Northam & The Elsewheres - Indie Folk Band

 

Thursday September 27th

Speakeasy HQ

6:30pm Weekly Bible Study (Vaudeville & Burlesque)

7:30pm Strongman, Daredevil, Idiot - Straight Outta Stalingrad (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

Friday September 28th

Speakeasy HQ

6:30pm Julia, A Lesbian! (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

7:30pm Strongman, Daredevil, Idiot - Straight Outta Stalingrad (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

8:30pm 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque Show 

9:45pm Music & Booze Power Hour

 

The Vault Melbourne

7pm TEACHER - The Comedy About Teaching

8pm Son of a Preacher Man - The Dusty Springfield Story

 

 

Saturday September 29th

Speakeasy HQ

6:30pm Julia, A Lesbian! (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

7:30pm Strongman, Daredevil, Idiot - Straight Outta Stalingrad (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

8:30pm 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque Show 

(ticket includes live Jazz post show entertainment)

9:45pm The Melbourne Jazz Cabaret Syndicate

 

The Vault Melbourne

6pm Sinatra Style - The Tuxedo Show

7pm Harlem to New Orleans - The Lullaby of Birdland

8pm Burlesque Extravaganza

9:45pm Tassel & Tease Burlesque

 

Sunday September 30th

Speakeasy HQ

6:30pm Julia, A Lesbian! (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL - 13-30 September

Strongman, Daredevil, IdiotStraight Outta Stalingrad

Mad Vlad Bolshoi and Zlobnyy "Babushka" Kartofel come storming out of the motherland bringing together a show filled with traditional strongman skills, daredevilry, comedy, and just a little bit of glitter.

 

These veteran performers promise an hour that will make you laugh, squirm, and experience explosions in pants.

Julia, A Lesbian!

IJulia, a millennial college graduate, who loves fashion and the colour pink, has severe commitment issues. Her relationship with longtime girlfriend Sophie is on the rocks. Linda, the woman from the bar last Friday might just be the exciting fling that Julia needs. Will Julia make a move on Linda, or stay put with Sophie? Find out what happens next on Julia, A Lesbian.

When Life Gives You Lemons - A zesty reflection on the meaning of lyf

Making its debut at Melbourne Fringe Festival, When Life Gives You Lemons follows the story of Eleanor Meyer and her journey out of her 20s. 

 

Quirky, contemplative and sometimes absurd, this show is a reflection on what it means to live in our society as we know it. Well, at least as Eleanor Meyer knows it.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FUN FOR THE KIDS - 22 Sep - 7 Oct

100% Puppets - School Holiday Madness

It’s showtime! ‘100% Puppets’ is a magical, fun filled adventure for kids and grown ups. Featuring a cast of hilariously funny puppets, one singing zebra, terrific trivia and jokes worse than your dads! It’s upside down craziness.
Between 3 Oct - 7 Oct

Circus Cirque-Tastic!! - The Family Friendly Circus Show

ICircus Cirque-tastic is a 90min showcase including performances from graduates of the National Institute of Circus - there will be fire, acrobatics, clowning, juggling, dance, contortion and so much more! Circus Cirque-Tastic brings the whole family a show of thrills!
Between 25 Sept - 7 Oct

Uke Can Sing Too - Silly Circus Songs with Ukulele Will!

One of Australia’s newest and most talented original children's musicians and comedians, Ukulele Will, brings his stunning sing along and circus show to Melbourne for the school holidays! Including children’s circus acts, and a rousing headline set of songs that your children will love and enjoy for a life time, Uke Can Sing Too will be a hit for the whole family!!
Between 25 Sept - 7 Oct

Our Theatres

SPEAKEASY HQ

522 FLINDERS STREET

Speakeasy HQ presents weekly extravaganzas that heaves across the widest cross-section of live and performing arts of the contemporary era.

 

Speakeasy HQ is the Australian home of Vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque, carnival, burlesque, illusion, comedy and live music and the birth place of speaking easy. Home of the Speakeasy Candy Dolls and good old fashioned entertainment!

THE VAULT MELBOURNE

2 MERCANTILE PLACE

Imagine a night out in a true hidden speakeasy!

 

The Vault Melbourne is unique venue to host private function and weekly displays the most intimate shows in town. Set in an original gold rush bank this theatre has a luxurious feel. This is a one-of-a-kind renovated historic space comes with your own host, full catering and tailored entertainment package, plus it features its own laneway entrance and private bar located in the original bank vault.

 

Are you an artist or producer and looking to perform at one of our theatres?

We welcome you to come and visit us to talk further, view or test the space.

 

Please get in contact with us by clicking on the "apply Here" button and completing the application form, or email Knuckles directly.