Comedy Theatre
Comedy Theatre
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Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre holds a vital place in the city’s vibrant live entertainment scene. Built in 1928, the Comedy Theatre still maintains a lot of its original characteristics including balcony seating, a generous foyer and an elegant staircase.With seating for up to 1000 patrons, it is not only comedy that you will find here – audiences can enjoy a diverse range of theatre and live entertainment.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The Comady Theatre is suited to drama. Although it is well decorated, it is suited to more intimate drama and intimate musical performances.. We have seen several performances and always enjoyed them. It's located on Exhibition St, near Lonsdale St, in the East End theatre district.
Written 21 November 2023
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Gerry E
Greater Bendigo, Australia19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Saw the musical Once there recently and it was really well done, and the old theatre was lovely too.
But just one thing... I prepaid for two cocktails ($19 each) and I don't reckon there was a drop of alcohol in either one... won't get caught doing that, next time I'll watch to see what is (and what isn't) getting poured into the plastic cup.
Written 19 July 2023
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Stephen J
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Saw the production of the musical Once. Thoroughly enjoyed this production, saw the musical in London and thought it would be a hard act to follow. The Melbourne show was a delightful recast of this award winning musical. Whilst the theatre has many delightful, historic, features, the level of amenities needs an upgrade. The seats are bone crushingly uncomfortable and the toilet facilities woefully inadequate. I had to wait in a long line outside the Gents and my wife advised the Women's toilets were even worse (as is typically the case). When the designated interval was over women were still queueing to use the facilities. At the end of the performance the right front exit door remained closed and there was a slow shuffle towards the front of house exits.
I am sure a modest review could significantly improve the customer experience for this theatre. The addition of some more toilets would be a great start and if there are designated exits why not open them? I hope somebody is listening.
Written 19 May 2023
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redzebbra
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
What a wonderful theatre experience. We went as a family of 6 to see “A Christmas Carol” on Christmas Eve and what a treat it was! The show was magical and the actual theatre itself was a treasure! Enjoyed every moment of this day out. A fairly small theatre compared to many but that means you get a better view! Ten out of ten.
Written 9 January 2023
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Anita-Roland
Brisbane, Australia613 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
The comedy theatre was terrific. Had perfect seats for Wil Anderson’s show, Wilology. He was utterly hilarious. Need I say more? Just go and see him and support those who had more than a year without work because of Covid-19.
Written 24 April 2022
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ParisMatch
Melbourne, Australia359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Beyond Brilliant every aspect of this show was fantastic right down to the dancer the Leads and the songs. Your orchestra was brilliant, staging was a minimal and suited the storyline perfectly. We went to this show blind meaning we had no idea what it was about it was a blind buy. We didn’t look up anything about it just took a risk and was BLOWN away. You MUST go see this show it’s BEYOND Brilliant! Thank you to the cast for giving us an exceptional experience.
Written 5 March 2022
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Alison H
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Musical of a different kind.
None of the flashy showy costumes like Moulin Rouge. No fancy dress up of the stage pre show either. But….
Story line is good, Dancing fantastic, and multiple very talented singers/actors taking on Alana’s solo’s and serving then up with gusto!!! Nat is brilliant surrounded by the other amazing principle leads.
Do yourself a favour and experience a musical of a completely different sort.
My only thing to pick on would be the uncomfortable seats. Comedy Theatre need to put some better padding between those inner springs and the outer leather layer.
Written 24 February 2022
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Rob
Gisborne, Australia32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Great Melbourne theatre, unfortunately saw jagged little pill which overlaid Alanis Morrisettes music to a boring whiny show based on trivial family based issues etc.
Save your money and go out for a nice dinner somewhere.
The theatre itself is fabulous.
Written 15 January 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The Comedy Theatre dates from the boom years of the 1920s, when live theatre was in fashion. The exterior resembles a Florentine palace and the interior is a spectacular return to the Spanish baroque. With its balconies, extensive foyer and elegant staircase, its a theatre with a spectacular entrance. The Comedy Theatre is Heritage listed. The last show we saw there was the musical "Come from Away," based on a true story about a small Canadian town with a big heart.
Written 12 November 2021
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Swisshen
Perth, Australia2,323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Visited the theatre to see Celia Pacquola comedy show. The Italian style theatre interior affords good views of the stage and has a cozy feel. The theatre could probably do with a bit of a spruce up, but the seating is comfortable.
Written 21 June 2021
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