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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 18 June 2018
Dennis M
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Melbourne, Australia
A bit uncomfortable but mostly good

I went to see a comedy festival show here last night. I had read a few reviews here beforehand so... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Emmaline1234
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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...more
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240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Chinatown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful historic Melbourne theatre but in need of an upgrade as seats are uncomfortable & narrow. Limited number of toilets.

Thank Anisinn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whilst the show was outstanding - Madiba the Musical - audience chairs are hard and uncomfortable and now staggered to allow easy viewing of the stage. 3 female toilets for a full house is crazy.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I have only been here for film presentations and it has amused me that the bar was in the theatre and not located in a waiting area before admission. Then I realised that the waiting area is very small and you may have to queue...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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
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

Thank Emmaline1234
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
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 29 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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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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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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