Upcoming Live Performances


Burrinja presents

Live on the Lawn 2023

Hot summer days meet cool summer sounds.

Sat 25 Feb @ 12.00pm | The Park at Burrinja


Groove the afternoon away in the park at Burrinja this February. This mini -music festival features Alcides Net, Babagnaoush, Yusupha Ngum and the Affia Band, and soul-funk royalty Kylie Auldist with her band.

 "Nothing says Summer quite like live music, green grass, outdoor food & bev, and gathering with a few hundred of your closest friends." Audience member, 2022

2023 Line-Up

Kylie Auldist

Headlining Live on the Lawn with her 5 piece band, Funk-soul royalty Kylie Auldist possesses a voice that can run the gamut from soaring vocal pyrotechnics to heart-wrenching tenderness. Her joyful live performance is not to be missed.

Yusupha Ngum and the Affia Band

Exuberant frontman Yusupha Ngum and the Affia Band take you on a fantastic musical flight to the popular music of Gambia, West Africa


This 5 piece play an energetic, folkloric mix of Gypsy Music, Balkan Beats & Greek Folk.

Alcides Neto

Alcides Neto’s latin jazz quartet play a mix of traditional and contemporary Brazilian jazz.

+ kids activities, signature cocktails, food, bar, artist studios & more...


Tickets - $20

Leicashow Presents presents

Ross Wilson celebrates “50 Years of Eagle Rock”

Fri 3 Mar, 2023 @ 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre 

From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock and as a solo artist with no less than 26 ARIA Top 40 hits to his credit as a singer, songwriter and producer, Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most awarded, respected, and well-known artists! From the legendary band Daddy Cool whose 1971 number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia, to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering 80’s hits ‘Cool World’, ‘State of The Heart’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Come Said The Boy’ and into the 21st century as a solo performer, producer and songwriter, Wilson has never been out of the limelight. Twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Wilson has written hits for Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, and Joe Cocker, and produced smash hit albums for Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons and Screaming Jets. 

Come Back Again to see an absolute solid gold legend of rock with his band The Peaceniks celebrate 50 years of Eagle Rock with a blistering live set jam packed with classic hits!

Recommended for 16+

Event not suitable to babies due to content and /or noise levels. 


Tickets - $69 inc BF* 

Tickets on sale 17th October 2022 @ 9am

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


Live in the Lyre

Blue Moon Marquee ~ Live in the Lyre: Festival of Folk

Thu 16 Mar @ 8.00pm | Lyre Room

Blue Moon Marquee are a thrilling genre-bending ride through American blues, folk, gypsy jazz and more. The Canadian duo of A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette (vocals/bass/drums) are old souls, but certainly not lacking vigour.

The result of 9 years of rigorous touring, is a distinct energy and style from this acclaimed duo. Unbound by genre or era, Blue Moon Marquee has an edge that demands you take notice. With an authentic mixture of tempo, melody and imagery, they are timeless artists perfect for this time.

 "Blue Moon Marquee has its own completely original style. Modern Blues doesn't really get any better than this. This is a tremendous sound by a hugely talented duo” American Roots UK.


Tickets - $24 - $29

Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022



Live in the Lyre

John Smith  ~ Live in the Lyre: Festival of Folk

Thu 23 Mar @ 8.00pm | Lyre Room

With his honey-on-gravel voice and mesmerising fingerstyle guitar, John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking his cue from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. John’s intimate take on love, loss and the journey we make has captivated audiences around the globe.

Far from the connotations his name brings, John Smith is one of a kind.” -Wonderland

I believe in John Smith; his motivations are pure, his vision is straight, his music is honest and true.” -Kelly Joe Phelps


Tickets - $30 - $35

Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022



Burrinja presents

This Is Us ~ Grigoryan Brothers

A Musical Reflection of Australia 

Fri 24 Mar @ 7.30pm | Burrinja Theatre


Acclaimed guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have created a suite of music inspired by 18 objects personally selected from the National Museum of Australia’s vast collection, which traces our diverse and complex history.  

This Is Us takes audiences on a journey from the deep past of early Indigenous Australians to the making of contemporary Australian society. The compositions are accompanied by high-definition moving projections, with various artifacts including ancient 65,000 year old ochre of the Madjebebe rock shelter, a convict love token, a lifebuoy from the Tampa, and Sir Donald Bradman’s famed cricket bat.

"We chose objects that try to represent some of our First Nations’ history as well as colonisation, migration, innovation and stories of love and loss. We were deeply moved by all of them.Slava & Leonard Grigoryan 


Tickets - $19 ~ 39

 Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022



Burrinja presents

End of Winter

In search of cold weather...

Thu 30 Mar @ 7:30PM | Burrinja Theatre


Will climate change erase winter leaving it to exist only in fairy tales, paintings, and historical accounts? In hot, bushfire-prone Australia our winters are becoming warmer and shorter. The End of Winter is about loss and resilience. It’s about the places one can search for cold weather —places that can be reached via public transport and the imagination.  

This is a new work for the stage that speaks to our current climate crisis.  Written in the wake of the devastation of the 2019 bush fires it asks: What’s happening to winter?  

★★★★ “The End of Winter is often enlightening, often sobering, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny. Recommended.” Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

Tickets - $19 ~ 29

 Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022


Live in the Lyre

Mary Coughlan ~ Live in the Lyre: Festival of Folk

Fri 31 Mar @ 8.00pm | Lyre Room

Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest soulful jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has crafted a timeless and highly regarded versatile career with devoted fans worldwide.
Mary has lived through childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force like no other; redeemed and transformed through the creative power of music. She embraces each song with empathy, courage interspersed with humour, emotions that reach way beyond the stage connecting with each and everyone in the audience.

While the comparisons have run the gamut from Holiday to Mathilde Santing to Janis Joplin, one thing is certain that Mary’s voice is her own.” The Observer (UK)


Tickets - $45 - $50

Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022



Burrinja presents

The fish that wanted to fly ~ Little Wing Puppets

Did you ever dream of doing something that seemed impossible?

Thu 20 Apr @ 10.30am | Burrinja Theatre


Did you ever dream of doing something impossible? A little fish’s lagoon is drying up. All the other fish have left for the ocean, and she wants to learn how to fly so she can see them again. But can she make it?

All the other fish have left, and she wants to learn how to fly so she can see them again. Her friend, a hermit crab named Karramoko, sits by a stormwater drain and tells her it will never happen. She meets a Kingfisher who helps her and encourages her to keep trying. It’s not until she meets a Cormorant, who offers to take her up into the sky that she flies for the first time. But will she make it back okay? The tale is set in a mangrove swamp, and is about friendship, resilience and sustainability.

Runtime: 35 mins plus optional Q & A

Recommended ages: 3 - 8 years

Tickets - $17 ~ 22


Also see The fish that wanted to fly at  three other Yarra Ranges locations 13, 14 & 15 Apr @ 10:00 AM


Burrinja presents

The Puppetry of Paper Workshop

Scrunch, rip, twist, tear! 

Thu 20 Apr @ 11.30am | Burrinja Theatre


This fun workshop is based on Bunraku, a Japanese form of puppetry. In this workshop, participants will learn to make a puppet out of paper and the skill of bringing it to life, as a team.

Recommended ages: 3 - 8 years 

Tickets - $10




Burrinja & A-list presents

Jimeoin ~ The Craic

Hilarious World-class stand-up from the internationally acclaimed Irish master!

Fri 21 Apr @ 7:30PM | Burrinja Theatre

You’ve seen him on The Royal Variety Performance, Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Conan O’Brien or perhaps online where he has clocked up millions of views of his comedy clips… but NOTHING beats seeing Jimeoin live.

Award-winning with a wide appeal and a cheeky, no-gimmicks and superbly observed sense of humour, Jimeoin has audiences in stitches across the UK, Europe, USA and of his adopted homeland of Australia.

Catch his brilliant smash-hit Jimeoin: The Craic! show on tour. The press say that he’s at the very top of the game – and we absolutely agree! It’s a great fun night out and we recommend you book fast. 

Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess.” Scotland on Sunday

★★★★★ At the top of his game… didn’t leave a dry eye in the house“ Manchester Evening News

Recommended: for MA15+

Warnings: Coarse Language and adult themes


Tickets - $54.90 ~ $59.90

Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022


Also see Jimeoin ~ The Craic at  The Memo, Healesville Fri 31 Mar @ 7:30 PM


Burrinja presents

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australia’s ultimate comedy road trip!

Fri 5 May @ 7.30pm | Burrinja Theatre


See the best and brightest of the 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we’re bringing the funny to you!

Get ready for a stellar line-up with Roadshow favourites alongside the most talked-about breakthrough stars of the moment, together in one jam-packed show that’s sure to leave the whole nation laughing.

So, get some mates together, book your tickets and head out for a much-needed comedy fix when the Roadshow hits a stage near you!

"Impecable jokes, flawless antics and stomach aching gags" Perth Now

Tickets - $19 ~ 39

 Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022

Also see Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow at  Arts Centre Warbuton Sat 06 May @ 7:30 PM


Live in the Lyre

Emma Pask ~ Live in the Lyre

Fri 12 May @ 8.00pm | Lyre Room

Award winning Australian vocalist Emma Pask has firmly established herself as one of this country's favourite voices in Jazz.

Her effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability, leaves audiences spellbound and inspired. Emma is sure to delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course some raucous blues.

While Emma’s voice and style are unique, and individually her own, her performances are reminiscent of the classic era of jazz, when swing was top of the charts. Her talent was first spotted by internationally renowned Jazz great James Morrison when she was just 16 years old. She joined his band as the lead vocalist at 16, and went on to spend 20 years touring the world with Morrison.

Emma Pask is at the height of her powers as a singer” – Australian Arts Review


Tickets - $30 - $35

Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022



Burrinja presents

Enchanted Forest ~ Inventi Ensemble

Be swept away by classical magic.

Sat 3 June @ 2.00pm | Burrinja Theatre


Step into an enchanted forest with Inventi Ensemble, a magical experience of classical talent!

Featuring a new arrangement of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun along with a world premiere performance of a new Australian work by Melody Eötvös.

A seven-piece ensemble performing one of the most iconic orchestral works of all time, you will feel the storms, thunder and lush forests of Beethoven as well as the picturesque imagery that Debussy conjures in this outstanding performance.

★★★★★ “It’s soothing for the soul ... All you have to do…close your eyes and open your ears. Then you’re taken away. It’s beautiful." The Age 

Tickets - $19 ~ 29

 Tickets 15% off until midnight December 24, 2022




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  • One FREE theatre ticket each year to a Burrinja show *
  • Member ticket discounts on Burrinja shows
  • Free ticket postage
  • Updates, insights and special programs
  • Special event invitations
  • Member priority new season booking
  • 10% off Burrinja gallery shop

By becoming a Burrinja Member you will be supporting local arts and culture as well as the many local projects that Burrinja manages, supports and enable - building community through arts.

Membership - $40

By becoming a Burrinja Member you will be supporting local arts and culture as well as the many local projects that Burrinja manages, supports and enable - building community through arts.

Only available for eligble shows in the Burrinja Season, excludes venue hire 'No Free Tickets' shows. To utilise the "FREE" ticket benefit please contact our box office on 03 9754 8723

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