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.

 

With two amazing and unique theatres each offering a true vintage vibe and a one of a kind night out.

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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

We Love Vaudeville; you will too!

Vaudeville entertainment features a mixture of speciality acts from all genres; Comedy, Cabaret, Circus, Sideshow, Burlesque, Live Music, Magic and more - we have it all!

Click here to see all the FULL variety of events we have through until the end of the year!

 

 

 

 

 

Friday December 14th

Speakeasy HQ

6pm Sinatra Style - The Tuxedo Show

7pm Harlem Nights - Jazz Renaissance from Ella to Bille Holiday (90min)

8:30pm Friday Night Vaudeville, Burlesque & Jazz 

(includes tickets to Music & Booze Power Hour)

9:45pm Music & Booze Power Hour

 

The Vault Melbourne

7pm Mad, Mod & Marvellous - Petula Clarke & Carole King Essentials

8pm Burlesque Nineteen Twen-Tease

 

 

Saturday December 15th

Speakeasy HQ

2pm  High Tea - Dames & Divas - Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin Christine Manetta with live band, Black Pearl

 

6pm Marvels of Magic (Family Friendly)

7pm Circus Hula-baloo (Family Friendly)

8:30pm Speakeasy HQ 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque

(ticket includes live Jazz post show entertainment)

9:45pm Sly Bar Piano Lounge

 

The Vault Melbourne

6pm Michael Shafar Live (Comedy)

7pm Teacher (Comedy)

8pm Burlesque Magnifique

9:45pm Tassel & Tease Burlesque

 

Sunday December 16th

Speakeasy HQ

12pm Santa's Puppet Adventure (Family Friendly)

1pm Circus Hula-baloo (Family Friendly)

2:30pm Marvels of Magic (Family Friendly)

 

Tuesday December 18th

Speakeasy HQ

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

7pm Mother Tongue - Stand Up Comedy for the Inner Bogan

8pm Strongman, Daredevil, Idiot - Comedian, Strong Man, Russian

 

Wednesday December 19th

Speakeasy HQ

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

 

7pm  Debbie Reynolds to Ella Fitzgerald - “Dream a Little Dream"

8pm That’s Amore - The Dean Martin Effect

 

Thursday December 20th

Speakeasy HQ

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

7:30pm Museum of Miniature Magic

 

Friday December 21st

Speakeasy HQ

6pm Im dreaming of a Cabaret Christmas

7pm That’s Amore - The Dean Martin Effect

 

8:30pm Friday Night Vaudeville, Burlesque & Jazz 

(includes tickets to Music & Booze Power Hour)

9:45pm Music & Booze Power Hour

 

The Vault Melbourne

8pm Burlesque Nineteen Twen-Tease

 

Saturday December 22nd

Speakeasy HQ

12pm 100% Puppets - Santa's Puppet Adventure (Family Specials)

 

2pm Edith Piaf - Love, Life & No Regrets with High Tea

 

6pm Im dreaming of a Cabaret Christmas

7pm Circus Hula-baloo

8:30pm Speakeasy HQ 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque

(ticket includes live Jazz post show entertainment)

9:45pm The Melbourne Jazz Cabaret Syndicate

 

The Vault Melbourne

6pm Mad, Mod & Marvellous - Petula Clarke & Carole King Essentials

7pm Son of a Preacher Man - The Dusty Springfield Story

8pm Burlesque Extravaganza

9:45pm Tassel & Tease Burlesque

 

Sunday December 23rd

Speakeasy HQ

12pm 100% Puppets - Santa's Puppet Adventure (Family Specials)

1pm Circus Hula-baloo (Family Friendly)

 

Closed from December 24th - December 26th

 

Thursday December 27th

Speakeasy HQ

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

7pm Mother Tongue - Stand Up Comedy for the Inner Bogan

8pm Mullet dictatorship (Comedy)

 

Friday December 28th

Speakeasy HQ

8:30pm Speakeasy HQ 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque

(ticket includes live music post show entertainment)

9:45pm Music & Booze Power Hour

 

The Vault Melbourne

8pm Burlesque Nineteen Twen-Tease

 

 

Saturday December 29th

Speakeasy HQ

1pm Double Feature High Tea - Sinatra Style followed by Debbie Reynolds to Ella with The Audrey Twins

 

8:30pm Speakeasy HQ 20 Act Vaudeville & Burlesque

(ticket includes live Jazz post show entertainment)

9:45pm The Melbourne Jazz Cabaret Syndicate

 

The Vault Melbourne

8pm Burlesque Magnifique

9:45pm Tassel & Tease Burlesque

 

 

NEW YEARS EVE Monday December 31st

Speakeasy HQ

6pm Mad, Mod & Marvellous - Petula Clarke & Carole King Essentials

7pm Son of a Preacher Man - The Dusty Springfield Story

 

8:30pm NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

THE GATSBY VAUDEVILLE NEW YEARS EVE

 

The Vault Melbourne

8pm New Year’s Eve Burlesque Extravaganza

10pm New Year’s Eve Burlesque Magnifique

 

School Holiday - Little Elves Shows

Shows for the little ones!

It wouldnt be Christmas without a special or two, most shows have great group discounts or click the link below to see our Double feature specials and see two shows!!

Marvels of Magic

You’ll thrill at the fusion of magic, music and movement. 
There is only one Elio Simonetti. He’s flummoxed audiences everywhere. Now it’s your turn.

Circus Hoola-Balloo

Circus Hoola Balloo is a stunning showcase of circus performers wth a destinclty Edwardian, traditional feel to it! Excite your senses wth fire, balloons, stilt walking and all the magic of live performance. 

100% Puppets - Santa’s Puppet Adventure

Join Santa and Mrs Claus as they go on a magical puppet adventure to the North Pole. But watch out for ‘The Grooge’!

ADULTS AT KIDS’S PRICES. Enjoy songs that get stuck in your head, grinchy games and eye rolling bon-bon jokes. 

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.