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Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2022
The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is the second largest cabaret festival in the world, and is a major winter arts event in the city. Cabaret is flourishing in Australia, and nowhere more so than in the hip and cultural city of Melbourne.
Melbourne Cabaret Festival is a mammoth three-week glitz and glamour spectacular. Events are held in Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran and at The Butterfly Club in the CBD. Chapel Off Chapel is the City of Stonnington’s premier venue for the arts. The Butterfly Club is a founding venue of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, featuring a 76-seat theatre, award-winning cocktails and the southern hemisphere’s largest collection of kitsch.
For more than a decade, the Festival has evolved into one which provides a perfect launching pad for new cabaret shows. Cabaret is a diverse, welcoming art form and our program reflects that each year.
The festival hosts several events for the LGTBQ community. Previous cabaret shows have included a new age drag show: “when thinking about drag everyone expects a Judy Garland but no one expects a Serena Williams,” The Festival has also proudly champions causes including marriage equality and on-stage visibility of under-represented cultures, races, sexualities, genders and ages. Other events such as Amy
Winehouse: Resurrected, Death of a Demi Diva and He’s Every Woman have gone on to become winning productions featured across the country.
The entire 3 week program is diverse, wide and varied and has shows appealing to all tastes. Tickets to the opening and closing galas are highly sought after.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action ,
Gay Map of Melbourne
Melbourne’s gay bars & clubs are located in St Kilda and South Yarra south of the city or in Collingwood, Richmond and Fitzroy north of the city and one in Yarraville.
Recommended Apartments in Melbourne
1 to 2 Bedrooms
The air-conditioned units have a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher & an oven. A microwave & toaster are also provided, as well as a coffee machine. A living area with a flat-screen TV. Laundry facilities are available.
This air-conditioned apartment is fitted with 2 bedrooms, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. It also has a flat-screen TV with free streaming service. Bathroom comes with a hair dryer
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Situated in the Carlton district of Melbourne Every unit has a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a dishwasher. A microwave and fridge are also available, as well as a kettle.
1 & 2 Bedrooms
All air-conditioned apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen, a dining setting and a private bathroom with a shower and bathrobes. Each have a lounge area with a sofa and a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi
Recommended Hotels in Melbourne
The best place to stay in Melbourne is in the Southbank district. Here you will be close to all the city’s attractions and the nearby gay in both the north and south of the city.
5 Star Luxury
Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marble bathrooms.
The Como, 5 Star
The Como is perfectly positioned near the restaurants, boutiques and all attractions located in the South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak area. There is a tram stop nearby, taking you to Melbourne city centre
Cosmopolitan 4 Star
Gay District -St.Kinda
The Cosmopolitan is a boutique-style hotel including modern minimalist rooms, each well-equipped room features free WiFi and one secure on site parking space per room. 6 minutes walk from the beach
The property features contemporary furniture, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and central heating. Downstairs is a spacious lounge, a chefs kitchen & laundry facilities shared by the 4 guest rooms.
Why you may want a car in Melbourne
The Yarra Valley Victoria’s oldest wine region, dating back to 1838 and is less than an hour’s drive away, enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Or take a drive down Beach Road that starts from Brighton and goes all the way to the southern point of Mordialloc on the way stop off for a swim at one of the many secluded beaches or lunch in one of the small towns, this really is a amazing drive along the winding coast road