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Comedy Theatre

240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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this aint no joke

Look it's a very nice old building like all the old theatres in Melbourne. BUT and it's a big but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
JMo at the Comedy Theatre

Saw Julia Morris here on 26/05. As always she was funny as ever, probably the best show of hers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicole G
Moe, Australia
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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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  • Poor6%
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240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The theatre had no problem with wheelchair s and accommodating them. Had a ramp and a guy to help you up the ramp. The wheelchair and their companion seats are right up the front (3rd row) not hidden in the back like a last thought....More

Thank KayleneMac
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Have been to this theater a number of times to see some really great shows. However, the whole theater is badly in need of a makeover that preserves it's heritage but allows for more comfortable facilities. The seats are absolutely atrocious and leave me numb...More

Thank DeniseK1957
Reviewed 24 February 2017

One of the smaller venues in Melbourne's CBD theatre district (stalls & dress circle) but has all the amenities required for a comfortable visit. Solid seating, perhaps a little tight for some but comfortable enough for an hour or so's entertainment between breaks. Compact foyer...More

Thank Wazza33
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Tip: plenty of bars nearby for pre theatre drink. Bar at theatre gets crowded and not very enjoyable. That said, love this old theatre. Quite small but benefit is that you feel close to the stage and actors. Great view from stalls. Dress circle might...More

Thank ShaneABurke
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
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Kellie F
Thoughts about front row seats. A show I want to take my daughters to has front row available but will it be too close???
5 December 2016|
Response from tigerlady1958 | Reviewed this property |
No they pretty good not too close. Take a cushion seats are not the best..
Wendy M
is there shows on tonight 4/9/16. we are only in town for the weekend and would love to see a show. regards Wendy Sun
3 September 2016|
Response from Brett P | Reviewed this property |
Check their website would be your best bet
David M
We will be coming to the Comedy Theatre on Saturday March 14 for the Octonauts. Will the theatre have anywhere for parents to leave pushers and prams
9 March 2015|
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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.