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Comedy Theatre

240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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A Restored Classic Intimate Theatre

One of the smaller venues in Melbourne's CBD theatre district (stalls & dress circle) but has all... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Classic theatre, up close and personal

Tip: plenty of bars nearby for pre theatre drink. Bar at theatre gets crowded and not very... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Melbourne, 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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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
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240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Judith Lucy is hilarious! We laughed so much our jaws were aching and we could barely catch our breath. We purchased our tickets months ago when they were first released and were so excited to get front row seats. Imagine our shock when we arrived...More

Thank jetsetters000
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Was recently at the Comedy Theatre to see Fawlty Towers, fabulous show. The Theatre has charm, but is clearly showing it age, which is OK. Seats are certainly not the most comfortable and if sitting in the middle of the row they are very tight...More

Thank MelbourneAl
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Well they had the heaters on full bore way to hot. You could not hear them the accoustics were very bad. Should have had microphones. We had good seats but could ot hear. So it was very disappointing and a waste of good money. Well...More

Thank tigerlady1958
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We came here to see Fawlty Towers. Enjoyed the show and being in the lobely comedy theatre. Dont buy seats in the dress circle if you have mobility issues as wallking up the steep stairs can be hazardous!

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We really enjoyed the show Faulty Towers in this Beautiful Historical Theatre but the chairs were not comfortable and even though I am only average size , they are not very wide, in fact a larger person would be extremely uncomfortable I would think. It...More

Thank eddiefredie
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were there for The Beast. Great production along with a beautiful building. Sitting comfortable possibly a little squashy for me as a taller person They have a bar in the theatre which makes it quick and easy for a drink. Would recommend getting eats...More

1  Thank Brett P
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Went to see Little Shop f Horrors last week and it definitely was the masterpiece advised. Cast were awesome; vocals especially. Puppetry of Audrey II was also fantastic. Comedy theatre itself is a lovely venue.

Thank Peoniesandtulips
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Although this is a relatively small venue and iconic to Melbourne, in many respects it is time to rethink this dinosaur. It is far too crowded on entering and trying to literally push your way through to get to one's seats is not at all...More

1  Thank peter a
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Kellie F
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
3 September 2016|
Response from Brett P | Reviewed this property |
Check their website would be your best bet
David M
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.