Dracula's Cabaret
Dracula's Cabaret
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Dinner TheatresCabaretsTheatre & Performances
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
Dracula's is Australia's longest running and most successful dinner theatre. A total night of entertainment combining burlesque, contemporary music, comedy and quality dining, all in the one incredible venue. From that first tentative step inside, you and your party are transported to an underworld of gothic splendour. Ride the famous ghost train into the Theatre of the Vampyre. Explore the multi level castle and be captivated by the intense atmosphere. Sample unique cocktails and quality dining, followed by the main event, Dracula's two hour live production featuring some of Australia's most talented performers. The productions change annually and continue to 'wow' audiences with the latest audio and visual special effects and a menu that is to die for! For over 30 years, multi award wining Dracula's has wined, dined and horrified over 3,000,000 guests from all over the world.
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hatch69
Napier, New Zealand32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
From start to finish this place was a blast.
Thoroughly provisional show that's better than most I seen in Vagas.
Loved the Adult Humor (maybe not place for the kids) and the food, drink and service were also very good.
Best value dinner and show I been anywhere on my travels.
Written 26 February 2024
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Gen W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a great time! Special thanks to our server, Brat, who went out of her way to help us all evening, and to Glitch who was so much fun and made our night extra awesome. They were both fantastic.
Written 17 February 2024
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Tanya L
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Overall the show was good but definitely a few issues.
We bought standard tickets as couldn't see the value in VIP on the description the website. If I did it again I'd probably book VIP as you then get a chair and a table as my biggest dislike was the seating.
We aren't the smallest people but the bench they sat us on for 4 people was do squishy you couldn't all cut you food at the same time. I literally cut all my steak a d veggies up so I could eat 1 handed while my husband ate his food.
The waitress forgot to take our food order so everyone had finished before we got our food. The coffin dessert was basically dark chocolate full of cream.
My husband was so uncomfortable in the seat as he was hanging off the edge that he got up and went home.
My favorite part was the Kiss band. 💋
Written 14 February 2024
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Sharyn
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my eight time going and ı will say my last. We paid extra for vip. No nibbles or drink apon arriving up stairs. The drink was at our table. The meal how ever was amazing as usual. The show on the other hand had nothing to do with dracula or anything along that line. If ı wanted to see ladies swinging around on rope with legs open ı would go to that kind of place. The jokes not funny and the show was a huge let down. The one thing ı was glad about was you guys not trying to sell your merchandise during the show
Written 11 February 2024
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Jacob15
Wellington, New Zealand716 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
It's weird to know we should have paid less in order to have a better time!
This was my 13th time & 1st time for my 3 friends, so I was excited to be bringing them. Later in our trip from NZ I went to another dinner/show alone as the others said they didn't want to risk another disappointment like Dracula's.
I explained both VIP & non-VIP options to the boys & while 3 of us were happy with non, 1 wanted VIP so we paid the higher price.
I told the booking agent & staff on arrival how it was my 'lucky' 13th time at Dracs & had 3 new customers for them with me (wait til you see what table we were given).
So we arrived & stood in the VIP line & instead of interacting with us like in the past, most of the staff just stood around chatting with each other. We got into the 1st room to find the Ghost train was closed for refurb. Then we went up to mingle in the bar area with our 'welcome drink on arrival' which there was none. You had to purchase all drinks here. After some time mingling there, we were taken through to our table, where we found the free VIP drink sitting for who knows how long. I love my sparkling wine, but this small bottle of bubbles was disgusting, room temperature & the worst tasting wine I've tried. It was 3/4 full when we left.
The table itself (remember VIP & my 13th time) was the furthest to the right & my seat right up against the side wall. To get in you had to shape your legs into a right angle and slide in along the seating. Once in your seat your legs couldn't bend more or straighten, which was VERY uncomfortable.
As a vegetarian, I've never had a problem with the food & found it fine this time as well.
The Draculette serving out table was only interesting in us ordering more & more drinks & nothing else. No funny banter like in past.
Instead I sat there watching the NON-vip's below, with their massive leg room, space, perfect front & center views of the stage, & the non-VIP Draculettes interacting with the non-VIP customers, getting them to sing, pose for photos, make jokes etc. I sooooo wish we had paid less to sit down there in the non-VIP section!
The show itself was ok, but repetitive. This may have been because Dracula's was on tour in NZ at that time, so the show probably wasn't the main actors.
Overall I've had probably 8 great times there, 3 average & 2 really poor experiences with this being 1 of those 2.
I love the concept, I love the venue & feel of the place, but no longer sure if I'll keep coming back & if I do, it HAS to be NON-vip!!!
PLEASE bring back the Dracula's of old! (fyi - we were there 8 Sep 2023)
Written 1 February 2024
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angelC3476SL
Auckland, New Zealand183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We weren't sure what to expect but had an amazing time.
The raunchy humor may not be to everyone's taste (we laughed, but the older couple next to us didn't seem very impressed) but the acts especially the acrobatics should keep.most people happy
From start to finish we had a great time, we got the VIP package very happy with the seating, food, small bottle of bubbles, nibbles and the service. Highly recommend this show!
Written 22 December 2023
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Emma
Wellington, New Zealand69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This was the absolute highlight of our holiday. First went 20 years ago pre kids, loved it back then and loved it all over again this time with our kids (15 & 18) the cocktails were yum, the food was very good and the entertainment was outstanding! Dinner and a bloody fantastic show good value for money in my opinion. A must do for sure.
Written 16 December 2023
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Karynne P
Gladstone, Australia57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We booked VIP but still lined up, got no free glass like other reviewers have shown (although we did get the small bottle of wine - not Brown Brothers). We sat up in the high balcony area - great view of arial stuff but think the tables below got more interaction - it was comfortable though, and our waitress was very nice (Cadaver).
Food was delivered fast and okay. No coffin lid on desserts (again, unlike other review pics have shown). Cocktails a bit expensive but tasted very good. Did feel a bit like it was all about the upsell and not about the entertaining this time.
Acrobats were fantastic as were the band and singers, but they need to work on their material as it wasn’t very funny. The heads were funny. I’ve been several times over the decades that this show has been open, but I was disappointed this time. No ‘character’ actors anymore, more like burlesque cabaret than the horror cabaret of the past with uncle fester, the tassie devil (werewolf) and Elvira characters interacting with patrons with brilliant costumes and voices/accents. No character interactions in the waiting/bar area. The train ride is fun but, again, no scares like in the past where people were in there with you, although the guy (Loser) who puts you on has the fabulous, acidic, sarcastic wit I was used to from past shows! No video of all the reactions to being scared either - was always fun.
All up, I wouldn’t bother paying VIP as you get nothing special. Not even a little keepsake like a free photo! We even had to wait a while to pay our bill and leave!
I would like to see them take a good look at what they’ve done in the past - even 20 years ago - and try and recapture that magic. It was very funny and interactive in the past! The staff were talented actors.
Written 12 December 2023
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KHillery
Meadowbrook, Australia395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great show full of talented people however the food was average at best, which was a shame.
The staff are excellent and made the night enjoyable. The bar is very well run and the wait staff fast. Interesting Drinks menu which added to the fun. Good for a group.
Written 4 December 2023
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Jess
Timaru, New Zealand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had an absolute blast from start to finish. This is an experience I had wanted to do for years and it definitely met expectations and more!
Written 23 November 2023
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