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Comedy Theatre

240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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Peter pan show was spectacular

We went here to see the Peter Pan show and we weren't really sure what to expect however we got the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Peter Pan & Tinkerbell

Visited with 3 young kids under 11. Very easy to get to by train simply get off at Parliament... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glen Waverley, 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%
  • Terrible1%
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240 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 3 young kids under 11. Very easy to get to by train simply get off at Parliament Train Station and a short walk down the hill. If you're looking to make it easy you can get a great coffee across the road at...More

Thank DShalders
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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 25 May 2017

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

1  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
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
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.