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To keep our community safe Burrinja’s public spaces are currently closed to public visitation.

All our events running as advertised unless otherwise stated.

We are managing the current COVID situation with care, and ensuring that all patrons are cared for: including increased cleaning, distancing and sanitisation at the venue.

For any enquiries please call us on 03 9754 8723 or email belong@burrinja.org.au

Upcoming Events & Experiences

All upcoming events & experiences at Burrinja as well as out & about in the community.

Burrinja Presents

For the love of trees

Dec 4, 2021 to Mar 5, 2022 | Burrinja Gallery & aerie creative ecology

Please note the exhibition is currently closed to the public

Burrinja’s creative response to the devastating June storm event.

Just as I am bound to you by breath every creature lives in a weave of intimate interconnection. There are no individuals in the forest, life begins and ends in community.” David Haskell (Author)

The forests of the Dandenong Ranges are intimately woven into the threads of our lives, our community. “For the Love of Trees” delves deeply into this myriad of experiences, reminiscences and imaginings. Into the past, present and future of the forest that surrounds us. It is at once an immersive art experience, a curated exhibition and an invitation to participate.

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Yarra Ranges Council x EMACH Presents:

Working with Textiles ~ Art Attack 

Thu 20 Jan ~ Fri 28 Jan | Arts Workshop | Free

Four textile workshops are geared towards encouraging an older audience to explore their creativity. EMACH have tailored the workshops by using easy motor skills so that those with hands and/or eyesight issues may still participate with limited cutting with scissors and no frustrating sewing, just lots of fun, easy to build upon pieces. 

Landscape Textile Art | Thu 20 Jan @ 1pm
Using colourful fabric you will build up a beautiful landscape art piece, layering raw edges and free motion sewing. 3 Hrs
 
Leaf Morphology | Fri 21 Jan @ 1pm
Make a 3D textile Leaf using free motion sewing techniques.  3 Hrs
 
Textile Mandala Art |Thu 27 Jan @ 1pm
Using stencils and brushes build up a beautiful Mandala Art piece on fabric.  No stitching required. 3 Hrs
 
Free Motion Art Quilting  | Fri 28 Jan @ 1pm
Using one of our pre-printed designs on textile - learn to quilt a textile art piece with thread and texture using free motion stitching. You will also learn what materials are needed to make an Art quilt. 3 Hrs 

 


Belgrave Survival Day 15th Anniversary | Survive & Thrive

Wed 26 Jan 11am ~ 1pm | Live Stream

A very special Survival Day event co--presented with our partners Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place.
This is a very personal and intimate event featuring special guests and performances.

Please tune in from 11am - 1pm The link will be posted on their Facebook page on Tues 25th

Our heart felt thanks to Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place for their support.

A very special thank you to Aunty Irene Norman for all of her hard work, support and wisdom. Our Elders are our foundations. 💪🏽

Always was and always will be.


  

Burrinja, YRC & Jager Productions Presents

Edna Walling at Mawarra

SAT & SUN Jan 29 + 30 | 10.00AM & 1.00PM | Mawarra (google maps)

Acclaimed playwright, Tee O’Neill PhD (BARASSI The Stage Show), wrote the play to celebrate the life of Edna Walling.

Dr O’Neill (who also plays Edna Walling in the current production) described Edna Walling as Australia's most iconic landscape designer. “She was a woman of exceptional vision and brilliance”, said Dr O’Neill.

Mawarra, in Sherbrooke, in Melbourne’s outer east, is a heritage listed 3 acre property, designed and built by Ms Walling in the 1920s. The garden is rarely opened to the public, but has been made available by the owner, for the 4 performances.

Dr O’Neill was particularly pleased to be able to bring the play to life at Mawarra. “Edna Walling described Mawarra as her greatest achievement, and ‘a symphony of steps and beautiful trees’”, she said.

Visitors will have access to the famous garden (listed in the top 100 private gardens in the world) for 2 and a half hours for each session and be able to socially distance during the 30 minute play which will be presented in the garden.

Each session is 150 minutes, with the performance portion of the event occurring towards the end of the session. There will be two sessions on each day:

SAT 29 JAN ~ 10.00 AM, performance at 11.30 AM
SAT 29 JAN ~ 1.00 PM, performance at 2.30 PM
SUN 30 JAN ~ 10.00 AM, performance at 11.30 AM
SUN 30 JAN ~ 1.00 PM, performance at 2.30 PM

Parking is located in nearby Sherbrooke Forest car parks

Proudly supported by Yarra Ranges Council

Tickets - $15




Creative Movement 
& Drama Classes Term 1, 2022

Wednesdays from Feb 9 for 9 weeks | LYRE ROOM

 

PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7 years - 4.00pm - 5.00pm
The emphasis for this age group is on creative play and improvisation. Classes are designed to stimulate the imagination of young children, through participation in various drama, music and movement activities.

ACT UP: Grade 3 – 4 or Ages 7 – 9 years - 5.15pm - 6.15pm
These classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.

TROUPE: Grade 5 – 8 or Ages 10 – 13 yearsTroupe 6.30pm - 7.30pm
These classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.

Further information:
Classes are facilitated by Dee Whittington who has many years' experience with children and youth of all ages in the areas of creative movement, drama and music, with fabulous outcomes for the participants.

All Classes $144 for 9 weeks 

Trial Class $16  - Trial Class Bookings via the Box Office on 9754 8723

ANY ENQUIRIES please CONTACT the Box Office: Tue-Fri, 10:00am-4:00pm, 9754-8723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


www.alist.com.au presents

Arj Barker • Comes Clean

NEW DATE ~ Tue 8 Feb, 2022. 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre

“Do I swear to tell the whole truth? No, but I'll swear while telling the partial truth. And trust me, it's a lot more fun that way. If you truly want to laugh, then take my word for it. This is honestly the best hour of BS around; I kid you not...” Arj Barker

And he’s not wrong. Australia’s adopted son of comedy returns to Melbourne to premiere his brand-new hour of riotous comedy in Arj Barker ‘Comes Clean’.  

Be prepared for some home truths, some vague truths and some information none of us are ready to hear, but won’t be able to forget any time soon, because Arj brings the hilarity and lots of it.

WINNER - 2019 ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release – ‘Organic’

“It’s a joy to spend an hour in his world” ★★★★★ The Advertiser

“A must see for anyone who loves a laugh…” ­Adelaide Now

“Excellent stand-up by an exceptional comedian.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby”

Recommended for ages 15+ | 90 mins no interval

 

Tickets - $49.90 - $54.90*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.


creARTivity
After School Art Club Term 1, 2022

Wednesdays from Feb 9 for 9 weeks | ARTS WORKSHOP

Ages 8 – 12 years - 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Get creative and have fun investigating a range of materials and techniques.

Your child will create their own artwork,  develop skills using a variety of materials and have loads of fun whilst being introduced to the work of many artists. 

Classes are taken by Chris Mulvany. Chris is an experienced educator with over 35 years experience. She has worked in the Primary State School system as well as extension education sites such as Scienceworks, the Immigration Museum and The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. She is a published author and for the past 16 years Chris has worked as a specialist primary Art teacher.

$162 for 9 weeks

Click here to enrol

ANY ENQUIRIES please CONTACT Chris Mulvany directly via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



Burrinja x Pink Ember Present:

Beginner’s Embroidery with Bats of Leisure

Sat 12 Feb 11.00am | Arts Workshop

Learn beginner’s embroidery stitches; back stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch and lazy daisy to create stitched floral arrangements in a fun social environment with Bats of Leisure, siblings teaching duo Aaron and Aoife Billings.

Aaron and Aoife have taught embroidery workshops for nearly a decade for various councils and communities. They co-run Pink Ember Studio, a queer not for profit in Coburg, Melbourne.

Burrinja partners with Pink Ember studio, to deliver a series of contemporary art workshops, de-signed for our LGBTQIA+ community. Pink Ember Studio is a queer-run co-operative, creating spaces for artists to make and sell work and be part of a community.

Tickets ~ FREE




Burrinja x Pink Ember Present:

Comic Art Workshop with Aaron Billings

Sat 12 FEB 2.00pm | Arts Workshop

Learn comic drawing techniques for one and three panel comics with illustrator and comic artist Aaron Billings! No drawing experience required, and all materials provid-ed!

Aaron Billings is a textile and comic artist, working with quilting, drawing, humour and whatever else. He co-runs Pink Ember studio in Coburg.

Burrinja partners with Pink Ember studio, to deliver a series of contemporary art workshops, de-signed for our LGBTQIA+ community. Pink Ember Studio is a queer-run co-operative, creating spaces for artists to make and sell work and be part of a community.

Tickets ~ FREE




Burrinja x Pink Ember Present:

Clay Creature Creation Workshop with Aoife Billings

Sun 13 Feb 11.00am | Arts Workshop

Join ceramic artist Aoife Billings in a silly creature and monster modeling workshop.

You will explore ideas on paper of character design, and sculpt your creatures using air dry clay. 

You will learn basic joining and sculpting techniques, and practice your ability to transform 2D ideas into 3D!

Burrinja partners with Pink Ember studio, to deliver a series of contemporary art workshops, de-signed for our LGBTQIA+ community. Pink Ember Studio is a queer-run co-operative, creating spaces for artists to make and sell work and be part of a community.

Tickets ~ FREE




Burrinja x Pink Ember Present:

Cool and Fun Animations with Kathy Sarpi

Sun 13 Feb 2.00pm | Arts Workshop

In this workshop participants will learn how to produce a simple, satisfying animated loop using drawings with pen and paper and a smartphone. Through learning the basic principles of animation, the class will develop skills for making their illustrations come to life. No drawing experience needed!

This workshop is guided by artist and animator Kathy Sarpi. Kathy has over 4 years of industry experience in animation and really loves to have fun with drawing. It’s sure to be a hoot.

Burrinja partners with Pink Ember studio, to deliver a series of contemporary art workshops, de-signed for our LGBTQIA+ community. Pink Ember Studio is a queer-run co-operative, creating spaces for artists to make and sell work and be part of a community.

Tickets ~ FREE


Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

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Live in the Lyre

Charm of Finches

Fri 18 Feb @ 7.30pm | Lyre Room

Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make intricate, dreamy indie folk with many stringed things, awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure. The sister duo, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia.

Their 2019 sophomore album Your Company won the 2020 Independent Music Awards' Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album and was nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria Best Folk Album Award and prestigious 2020 Australian Music Prize. They were awarded the 2021 Folk Alliance Australia Youth Artist of the Year and nominated for the 2021 Music Victoria Best Folk Act.

Known for their signature ultra-tight harmonies, their music has been described more than once as evocative and ethereal.

Come catch this astounding duo before they set sail for their long-awaited UK/Europe album tour in April/May 2022.

“folk purity…affecting and emotional” The Music

Support Act ~ Hannah Schmidli

Tickets - $24 -29*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


  

Kreationz Cheer & Dance Presents

KREATIONZ 2021 SHOWCASE

Sat 19 Feb | Burrinja Theatre

Emerald and Yarra Valley Studios  @ 10.30AM

Ferntree Gully Studio  @ 3.30PM 

Kreationz Cheer and Dance presents its 2021 Showcases.  Each Showcase will feature students from Kreationz Emerald, Ferntree Gully and Yarra Valley Studios performing in styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Cheerleading.  We hope you enjoy the show!

RUN TIME - 180 MINUTES INCLUDING 20MIN INTERVAL | SUITABLE AGES  3+

Tickets - $29.60 ~ $34.60

 

Emerald and Yarra Valley Studios @ 10.30AM

Ferntree Gully Studio  @ 3.30PM 




Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

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Burrinja Presents

Live on the Lawn

Sat 26 Feb @ 12.00pm | The Park at Burrinja

Returning in 2022, this live music mini Festival is ready to represent, with a line up of amazing female identifying artists from the Greater Melbourne/ Naarm region.

This year's Live on the Lawn features:

Xani Kolac ~ Contemporary violinist, composer & singer/songwriter

Fuelled by a fiercely uncommon authenticity and limitless vision for the magnitude of her craft, violinist and collaborator, XANI (Xani Kolac) is amongst the most celebrated musicians of her generation. Mesmerising adventures into the spaces between pop, jazz, electronic and chamber music repertoire are coloured by contrasts between the ferocity of her instrumental output and the unassuming warmth of her voice. Drawing parallels with the ethereal, multi-skilled likes of Camille, Björk and Australian legend of song-and-stage, Tim Minchin.

Allara ~ storyteller, composer, director, producer, musician and soundscape designer.

Allara is a powerful Yorta Yorta winyarr. She is a storyteller, composer, director, producer, musician and soundscape designer. With humour and integrity, Allara uses the double-bass and sound samples from Country to weave textures for healing in her work “I am Sovereign, I am Free”. Allara's innovative music speaks to Blak justice and sovereignty.

Carolyn Oates ~

Roots/pop artist, Carolyn Oates mixes jaw dropping guitar work with heartfelt songs that speak to the human condition. Known for her staggering array of guitar chord voicings, she adds to this a fine mastery of the lyric form, creating beautiful stories. "Unique" is a word that genuinely describes what Carolyn Oates is doing. With vocal stylings of Suzanne Vega, she combines the adventurous guitar tunings of Joni Mitchell with the dexterity of Paul Simon.

Bec Sykes ~ singer-songwriter

Layering moody melodies upon minimalist piano and guitar, Bec uses her voice as an instrument and masters the art of emo-folk. Bec has spent the past eighteen months honing her songwriting skills and playing at many of Melbourne’s most beloved intimate venues including The Wesley Anne, Grace Darling, and Some Velvet Morning. Having been crowned the winner of Melbourne label, Pieater’s ‘Pie School’ competition in late 2019, Bec has recently been in the studio with Tom Iansek (Big Scary, #1 Dads, Airling) to record her first single, 'Edithvale'.

& Sarah Ward (of Yana Alana and Queen Kong & the Homos fame) as MC

Learn more

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


 

Rhythm Section  & Burrinja Presents

Lloyd Spiegel 

Fri 4 Mar @ 7 .30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Renowned acoustic guitar slinger Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to be returning to Burrinja in 2022. Of course, like everyone else, Spiegel has been in virtual hibernation for the last year or so and is keen to hit the bandstand with a renewed energy, fire in his belly, and fronting his new trio.

Featuring trombonist extraordinaire Lisa Baird and long-time collaborator Tim Burnham on drums, the trio allows Spiegel a little bit of extra scope to bring the flavours of his albums to life in concert. 

Says Lloyd of the return to playing shows:

I’ve always seen myself as more of an entertainer than a musician so without audiences this last year, It’s been harder to find the joy in music. That experience has renewed my dedication to performing and reminded me just how lucky I am that this is my job. Tim and I have welcomed trombonist, singer and songwriter Lisa Baird to the show. She’s featured on my album tracks and been a guest at numerous shows so it’s exciting to add her talent and energy to the mix.

 

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021



 

WOT x Burrinja Presents:

Safe Spaces Series

Wed 9 Mar ~ Wed 23 Mar | Arts Workshop | Free

The aim of the Safe Spaces Series is to regularly create a safe environment for communities, specifically designed for young people and BIPOC, to come together, share, learn, educate, connect and collaborate. Each Safe Space centres on a theme that will be explored throughout. Originating in South-East Naarm, on Boon Wurrung Country, WOT is now going to the Hills to invite a new community to gather.

Art-making and Sharing | Wed 9 Mar @ 6pm
WOT do you make? Why do you make it?
Come share your art with WOT, whether in conversation, performance or materials. We will collectively and comfortably create art, an opportunity to try new art-forms including drawing and crafting, as we discuss our creative passions and purpose.Make a new creative friend, learn about someone else’s journey, develop new skills from peers and share your expression in a supportive environment.
 
WOT Does 2050 Look Like? | Wed 16 Mar @ 6pm
The climate crisis is a complex issue that is muddled and mystified with lots of jargon, complicated science and empty political promises. WOT we need is the will and creativity to imagine what the future really needs to look like.
WOT Collective invites you to practice interdisciplinary teamwork to envision a positive future for the year 2050. In this session we will work in teams to come up with a vision for how we live work and play in the year 2050. In this workshop we will incorporate futures and systems thinking to identify potential solutions to environmental and consumption challenges.
It's time to re-imagine what ‘sustainable futures’ means to young people.
 
PASS THE AUX | Wed 23 Mar @ 6pm
Got a great song, video, spoken word piece, speech, something cool on your mind, in your saved or likes archive? We’re passing you the AUX.
WOT invites you to bring along pieces or snippets of media that you’ve always wanted to share - specifically made by young and BIPOC creators. This can be in the form of music, visuals, sites, and more.
 



 

Burrinja Presents:

SHIFT ~ Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Group Exhibition

Mar 18 to Apr 10 | Burrinja Gallery

The annual Open Studios group exhibition is designed to produce a cohesive and diverse range of artwork to showcase the creative energy and skill of each artist. This year’s theme is SHIFT. Our lives have been in a flux and we have had to shift to new places, whether it is a slight adjustment or a cataclysmic transference, we have vacillated, causing a recalibration of some kind. The artists of open studios have created a new work that moves to their personal SHIFT. 

Join us for the opening on Thursday 17th of March at 7pm

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Production photography by Jodie Hutchinson.

LAB Kelpie & Burrinja presents:

Become the One

Sat 19 March 7.30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Noah, a young queer man, captures the attention of Tom, a closeted high-profile AFL player nearing the end of his career. Delving into the hyper-masculinity of sport, BECOME THE ONE asks what happens to such clandestine relationships when good intentions and patience aren’t enough anymore.

This is a celebration of difference, a call to bravery, and an examination of what it takes to do the right thing – as a lover, as a high profile sport star, as a human being – to BECOME THE ONE.

“Heart wrenching, raw and categorically brave. Become The One doesn’t let you off the hook. We need more of this on our stages.”  Dani Rothwell, Theatre People

Run Time 120 Minutes

Tickets - $19 - $39

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Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021

 

2022 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Open Studios Weekend | Sat & Sun, April 2 + 3

Come and explore the secrets of the Dandenong Range’s with this creative and inspiring cultural experience. The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios takes you down the fern lined lanes of the hills to discover a selection of the most intriguing studios. Explore and connect with artists, ignite your creative imagination and step into the hidden gems, curious constructions and awe inspiring spaces of the artists’ creative environments.

Visit the exhibition at the Burrinja Gallery and select the studios that most intrigue or inspire you. You will have the unique opportunity to purchase artwork and hand crafted items directly from the artists, informed by new insight into their creative world.

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is the biggest creative 'Open Door' of the region.

Visit studios between 10am and 5pm during the Open Weekend.

For more details about the Artists & the Studios click here



 

Burrinja Presents:

Holding Pattern ~ Between here and tomorrow.

Thursday in April | Directly to your phone | FREE

Four contemporary artists are commissioned by Burrinja to make new digital works.

Whilst we often think about our sense of place being a physical thing – located in relation to an environment, what if we locate ourselves in time? In relationship with time. Of a time. That is to say, in relation with a past, present and future (which might not be chronological).

‘Between here and tomorrow’ asks artists to situate their work in between where we (as a community) find ourselves and where we are going. What will enable us to create the future we so rapidly need? What present urgencies needs to be addressed to build tomorrow?

‘Between here and tomorrow’ articulates a place of transition, of momentum, of desire, of feeling, of moving towards, of being both after and before a moment. With a 65, 000 year history of human habitation and care for this place, tomorrow is not so far away.

Holding pattern will see work created that explores the nature of change, the intermediate state. Through this, artists do what they are exceptional at: they will imagine a future.

 


Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

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The Maes

Bring their soaring harmonies and instrumental prowess to the Lyre Room

Fri 8 April 7.30pm | Lyre Room

The Maes (sisters Maggie & Elsie Rigby) grew up the children of folk musicians, immersed in folk festivals, choir rehearsals and campfire sessions. This formative experience helped to shape two of Australian folk music’s most respected songwriters, singers and instrumentalists. Since 2014, they’ve been touring full time playing some of the world’s most prestigious roots music festivals, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the USA, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada and the Woodford Folk Festival and WOMADelaide in Australia. Their 2019 self-titled release, ‘The Maes’ won Best Folk/Roots Album of the Year at the Music Victoria Awards; their second consecutive win in this category after their Nashville-produced release, ‘Take Care Take Cover’ won the title in 2017. Alongside these accolades, their song ‘Driving Ali Through Mining Towns’ was shortlisted for the 2019 Vanda & Young Songwriting Award.

“simply superb sophomore album” ***** – The Australian

“Quite simply breathtaking” – Rhythms Magazine

“The Maes’ songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their instrumental prowess is impressive” – Penguin Eggs

Run Time 70 Minutes

Tickets - $24 - $29 

book tickets

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


  

Burrinja Presents

A Dreaming Space

Tue 12 Apr @ 11.00am | Burrinja Theatre

 

A jam packed cabaret circus pantomime storytelling extravaganza!!

Tickets - $14

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction


RAZ Music & Burrinja Presents

Lior & Domini | Animal in Hiding

Fri 6 May @ 7 .30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Animal In Hiding is a collaboration between one of Australia’s most distinguished performers Lior and an exciting emerging talent Domini Forster.

Animal in Hiding features songs that are rooted in intimate storytelling. Underpinned by intricate guitar, Lior and Domini’s close vocal harmonies are the focal point of the songs, harking back to the iconic folk duos of the 60s.

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


 

Burrinja Presents

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Fri 13 May @ 7 .30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Strap yourself in Australia! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the highways to home-deliver the freshest and funniest from the 2022 Festival to neighbourhoods across the nation.

For 24 years the Roadshow has presented an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers to comedy fans far and wide.

Buckle up for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song in this rip-roaring road trip designed to satisfy all your post-pandemic comedy cravings!

Book now for that much-needed live comedy fix.

Tickets - $19 - 39*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.

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Live in the Lyre

Khristian Mizzi

Fri 20 May @ 7.30pm | Lyre Room

More than just a few have said that "Khristian Mizzi's songs take them to a place they'd forgotten in themselves". He writes well crafted stories which draw on hopeful and heart-warming wisdoms found in the people and places we experience.

With a 'strong and gentle' voice, and an art for weaving beauty and truth into the words of each song, Khristian Mizzi reaches the hearts of his audiences with performances that are joyful, uplifting, confronting, spiritual, comedic and vulnerable all at once.

He has been described by other musicians as having 'one of Australia's finest voices' leaving listeners feeling as though they have experienced something truly special. Poetic lyrics, meandering melodies and 'a voice which truly moves people', along with a unique picking style, Mizzi really is a complete artist and is becoming renowned for his intimate solo performances and thoughtful songs.

Tickets - $24 -29*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


    

Burrinja Presents

Kutcha Edwards | Circling Time – Songs & Stories

Thu 2 Jun @ 7 .30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Singing up country with Kutcha Edwards

From the wings of a darkened stage drifts the evocative, slightly haunting sound of clap sticks. A stoically paced figure slowly emerges singing in his traditional language. This mesmerising introduction heralds a performance by renowned Aboriginal singer/songwriter and proud Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta and Nari Nari man, Kutcha Edwards.

The show is arranged in sequences exploring Kutcha’s life through the themes of Country, Birth, Youth, Politics, Love, Culture, Healing and Hope. Each theme is bathed in individualised colours and enhanced by stunning projections that amplify the poignancy of Kutcha’s original songs and stories.

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


  

Aborigi-LOL &  Burrinja Presents

Dane Simpson | Didgeridoozy 

Thu 9 Jun @ 8.00pm | Lyre Room

 

The standup show that really blows!

A comedic ode to one of the oldest wind instruments on the face of the planet. Stories, music, silliness and laughs. Discover the what/why/how of the didge and have one hell of a lot of fun along the way.

Based in Wagga Wagga, Dane is a fast-rising star. In just six years, he has toured to almost every state of Australia with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention, the Comedy Festival Gala, the Opening Night Allstars Supershow, and in feature film The Merger. Dane has also sold out countless shows as part of Aborigi-LOL and (just quietly) has several really cool media deals on the board. During 2020 lockdown, Dane was the host of cult-hit online show Servo Bingo where he would sit in the window of Thirsty Crow brewery opposite the servo making calls such as "red Toyota", "guy in a flanny" and "white ute with a dog in the back" while those playing at home marked off their bingo cards. So much fun. You are gonna love Dane in Didgeridoozy.

Simpson is hilarious and his ability with the didgeridoo is both special and unexpected ★★★★ - THE ADVERTISER

Warning: Contains mild coarse language, sustained loud noises, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction

Tickets - $24 - 29

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


  

MILKE &  Burrinja Presents

Selina Jenkins | BOOBS

Fri 10 Jun @ 8.00pm | Lyre Room

‘BOOBS’ is a ground-breaking tale of mammary proportions that follows one woman and her two boobs through a life changing decision, a million opinions, a natural disaster and an 'Australian first'.

When Selina chose, as a grown woman, to undergo elective surgery of a fiercely personal nature, she hoped for good health and great results.

She hadn’t anticipated the metaphorical hurricane that surrounded her decision or simultaneously weathering a literal one.

Selina Jenkins is a multi-award winning artist, acclaimed musician and celebrated musical comedian. Jenkins’ distinctive style of storytelling marries humour and heartbreak amongst cleverly written songs and thought provoking anecdotes.

Boobs won multiple awards in the cabaret category of Melbourne’s 2020 Green Room awards, and was named as one of Melbourne’s top five stage in 2019. No matter your gender or boob status it’s thoroughly recommended.

 

Tickets - $24 - 29

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


    

  

Small Gems &  Burrinja Presents

Hearth

Fri 17 Jun @ 7.30pm | Burrinja Theatre

 

A coming-of-age birthday party. The threat of an approaching bushfire. A deeply held family secret is revealed.

It’s the 7th of February 2009 – forever known in Australia’s history as ‘Black Saturday.’ It’s also Tom Robinson’s 18th Birthday. But tensions start to rise between Tom and his older brother Matthew, along with the temperature outside, and before the ice-cream cake has time to melt a deeply held family secret is revealed.

Featuring a stellar ensemble cast this compelling new drama is guaranteed to not only be a thought-provoking night at the theatre, but also an extremely enjoyable one.

"Murphy’s writing crackles with dark wit and beauty" - Theatre People.

Runtime 85 mins

Recommended for ages 16+, contains some coarse language, references to violence, sexual references and references to bushfires. 

Tickets - $19 - 39

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


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