With space for up to 1,000 people, Comedy Theatre promises a vibrant yet intimate atmosphere. The theatre was built in 1928 in the Spanish style, with a handsome Florentine façade and arched windows. From “A Streetcar Named Desire” to “Rock of Ages”, Comedy Theatre has hosted a wide variety of world-class productions over the decades.
The interior has been beautifully restored and maintains much of its original charm, including a spacious foyer, magnificent staircase and balcony seating. In addition to comedy shows, the theatre hosts musicals, plays and other performing arts events.
Famous comedians who have performed at Comedy Theatre include Wil Anderson, Tom Gleeson and Barry Humphries. The diverse program and high production quality has earned Comedy Theatre its stripes on Melbourne’s world-famous live entertainment scene. Arrive early to enjoy a glass of Yarra Valley wine in the lobby or enjoy the array of pre-theatre dining options at nearby restaurants and bistros.
Comedy Theatre is located in the East End Theatre District, a five-minute walk from Parliament Train Station. Limited parking is available on the street and at nearby garages while local trams and buses stop within a five-minute walk of the theatre. Melbourne Airport is a 25-minute drive away.