Chapel Off Chapel
Time Out says
Update 19/03/20: Following the Victorian government's declaration of a state of emergency, Chapel Off Chapel will close from March 18 until at least April 13. If you have tickets for shows during that time your refunds will be automatically processed.
This highly respected and renowned venue just off Chapel Street in Prahran is a veritable institution for the arts in Melbourne.
Housed in a former church, it presents a well-rounded programme of cabaret, theatre, comedy, dance and visual art. The venue has hosted artists such as Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Tripod, and musicals including The Colour Purple, Rent and Blood Brothers. It's also a main hub for Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Midsumma Festival.
Its cabaret line-up features both new and established performers of the Australian cabaret scene, and seems to err towards the musical theatre side of the cabaret spectrum, although a touch of comedy is not uncommon.
Chapel Sessions launched in January 2016 with intimate performances featuring a diverse array of artists including members of some of the country’s biggest bands from the last 25 years.