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Comedy Theatre

240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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Grand old style

Lovely guitar show on Friday evening. The interior takes you back in time - even down to the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
USADiane_11
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ok theatre

This theatre is ok. The staff need a bit of training. I almost missed out on a show when I turned... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
BagmanNZ
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“dress circle” (11 reviews)
“stalls area” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Chinatown
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+61 3 9299 9990
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lovely guitar show on Friday evening. The interior takes you back in time - even down to the inside theatre bar! Only complaint: not enough ladies toilets...

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This theatre is ok. The staff need a bit of training. I almost missed out on a show when I turned up five minutes beforehand and asked if there were any tickets left and was told no. I don't normally turn up to shows without...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We went here to see the Peter Pan show and we weren't really sure what to expect however we got the tickets very cheap so thought what the heck. And boy was it a spectacular show, we were in hysterics the whole time, it was...More

Thank JMA-AUS
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with 3 young kids under 11. Very easy to get to by train simply get off at Parliament Train Station and a short walk down the hill. If you're looking to make it easy you can get a great coffee across the road at...More

Thank DShalders
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Look it's a very nice old building like all the old theatres in Melbourne. BUT and it's a big but, the seating has to be the worst that I've come across. Third world joints would be ashamed of this. They are old, of course, but...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Saw Julia Morris here on 26/05. As always she was funny as ever, probably the best show of hers I've seen so far. The venue itself could do with an upgrade, women's bathroom only has 3 stalls which made for quite the wait and the...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We saw Julia Morris here on Wednesday 24/5. Julia was amazingly funny and I would pay to see her over and over. BUT the theatre seats are horrific. I am surprised not too many other reviews have commented about this. I'm not a big person...More

1  Thank ally_angel66
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We saw Tom Gleeson at the Comedy Theatre on his opening night. The show was to start at 7pm and go for 70 minutes according to when we booked the tickets earlier this year. He started on time and was dishing out some great laughs...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Went to see a one man show last night. Great venue, lovely staff, the conveniences are a little prehistoric and could do with an update, but they are functional. The theatre is easy to get to, close to cheap parking, and there are plenty of...More

Thank Mish C
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue. Close to China town for pre-show dinner. Also hotel bar/restaurant on opposite corner. A few other bars but not much else if you finish dinner early and have to fill time before show (with kids). Saw Luke McGregor show. Delightfully awkward and funny.

Thank Sharon E
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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
...More
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Response from tigerlady1958 | Reviewed this property |
No they pretty good not too close. Take a cushion seats are not the best..
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Wendy M
4 September 2016|
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Response from Brett P | Reviewed this property |
Check their website would be your best bet
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Response from TimandVal | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer this question, although being an older venue it's tight in space, I suggest you call them with numbers.
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