Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre

The Comedy Theatre is built on an historic site for theatregoers - the former Hippodrome, home of circus performances and melodramas.

Built in 1928, the theatre is a blend of European flavours. The exterior is a replica of a Florentine palace and the interior shows a strong Spanish influence. The Comedy Theatre still maintains a lot of its original characteristics including balcony seating, a generous foyer and an elegant staircase.

Audiences can enjoy a diverse range of theatre and live entertainment including comedy. With seating for 1000 patrons, famous shows to have played the Comedy Theatre stage include, Keating, Menopause the Musical, Calendar Girls, Harp on the Willow, Waiting for Godot, The Rocky Horror Show, Avenue Q and Rock of Ages.

Official Tickets


Comedy Theatre
240 Exhibition Street (Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets)
Melbourne, Vic 3000


1 - 150 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
2 - 222 Russell Street, Melbourne
3 - Parkade Car Park - 34-60 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
4 - QV - 180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
5 - 62 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
6 - 90 Victoria Parade Car Park - 90 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

Discounted parking rates are available to Marriner Group patrons if booked online in advance at

Public Transportation
TRAIN: Nearest train station is Parliament Station.
TRAM: Any tram along Bourke Street. Just a short walk from Collins or Swanston Streets.
BUS: All buses to the city centre will leave you within walking distance of the theatre.
TAXIS: Closest rank is on Exhibition Street

Box Office 1300 11 10 11

The Box Office is open 1.5 hours prior to the commencement of a show and half an hour after a show commences. Additional Box Office opening hours are dependent on individual show times.

Official Comedy Theatre Tickets

❊ What's On ❊

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Saturday 29 June 2024

SIX The Musical - Saturday 3 August 2024

❊ Address ❊

 ℅ Naarm
 ⊜  240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3001 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: (03) 9299 4950
240 Exhibition Street,MelbourneVictoria(03) 9299 4950

❊ Web Links ❊

Comedy Theatre

❊ Also See.. ❊

Marriner Group

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