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Comedy Theatre

240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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A beautiful old theatre

This is a fantastic theatre, fits around 900 people but it feels much smaller. Lots of history here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dennis M
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Melbourne, Australia
MICF show organisation

I have never seen such a muck up of organisation. A sell out show (997 tickets) was due to finish... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Melsa85
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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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240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Chinatown
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic theatre, fits around 900 people but it feels much smaller. Lots of history here and the work done in the theatre is great. The seats are not very comfortable but do the job for a couple of hours. The atmosphere generated...More

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I have never seen such a muck up of organisation. A sell out show (997 tickets) was due to finish at 5:30pm with another due to start at 6pm. At 5:45pm you had a thousand people cramming into the lobby, bar and on the street...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I went to see a comedy festival show here last night. I had read a few reviews here beforehand so mostly wanted to add my 2 cents based on what others have said. I found the seats to be narrow, but as a larger person...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Comedy Theatre is a great old theatre that is beautiful. We sat in the Dress Circle for 'American Idiot', and the ushers were helpful and friendly. We got there 30 minutes early and climbed he stairs to the dress circle bar. The bar person...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We went to see 'Senior Moments' yesterday which we thoroughly enjoyed. The ushers were very good actually showing you to your seat and assisting those who had mobility needs. As previously mentioned by others the seating both in the theatre and foyer areas is abysmal....More

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I love the whole vibe of this place, which is historical and funky at the same time. They have great shows here but the seats are very old and by the end of the performance I was really uncomfortable.

Thank Meredith H
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

this is a beautiful old theatre that could do with some loving. the seats are fine, but if you are taking a child remember to take a cushion. the front stalls are not tiered and my 3 year old nephew had great trouble seeing over...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Lovely guitar show on Friday evening. The interior takes you back in time - even down to the inside theatre bar! Only complaint: not enough ladies toilets...

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This theatre is ok. The staff need a bit of training. I almost missed out on a show when I turned up five minutes beforehand and asked if there were any tickets left and was told no. I don't normally turn up to shows without...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We went here to see the Peter Pan show and we weren't really sure what to expect however we got the tickets very cheap so thought what the heck. And boy was it a spectacular show, we were in hysterics the whole time, it was...More

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Ben L
17 June 2018|
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Response from ejay74 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely in the Dress Circle. 3 rows from the front will give you a great elevated view taking in the action of the whole stage.
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Kellie F
5 December 2016|
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Response from tigerlady1958 | Reviewed this property |
No they pretty good not too close. Take a cushion seats are not the best..
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Wendy M
3 September 2016|
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Response from Brett P | Reviewed this property |
Check their website would be your best bet
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