The Comedy Theatre building is a landmark in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Formerly the location of the sadly departed Hippodrome, here the spirit of theatrical entertainment is soaked into the ground.
Don’t let the name fool you – the Comedy Theatre is not just home to awkward funnymen and their water bottles. The theatre has hosted blockbuster acts and musicals. Famous names to grace the stage over the years include Rex Harrison, Frank Thring, and Vincent Price.
These days it is less theatrical melodrama and more hysterical laughter, as the Comedy Theatre welcomes stand-up back chat from funny men and women of all persuasions. It's an awe-inspiring venue, and it takes some big laughs to lift this old roof.
|Venue name:||The Comedy Theatre|
240 Exhibition St
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Parliament|
Pick a date
Long before Hugh Jackman donned a top hat and tails, the story of circus innovator and entertainment impresario PT Barnum was brought to life on stage in a musical. Barnum premiered on Broadway in 1980 (starring Jim Dale and Glenn Close) and had a string...Musicals Saturday April 27 2019 - Saturday June 8 2019
Come from Away
Melbourne's theatre scene might look to be totally dominated by a certain boy wizard in 2019, but there's another big show headed our way from Broadway. Come from Away is set to open at the Comedy Theatre in July. The historic theatre will get major...Musicals Wednesday July 3 2019 - Sunday September 22 2019