The Motley Bauhaus - Cabaret Stage

The Motley Bauhaus is a multidisciplinary arts venue in Carlton.
Focused on promoting skill based arts, our aim is to give artists a place to play, experiment and have fun, whilst working hard to improve their craft.
The Motley Cabaret Stage is a versatile space on the first floor. It's a more open setup than the theatrette downstairs and comes with its own dedicated bar.
It is suitable for standup, music, burlesque, presentations and of course cabaret.
After recent renovations it now seats up to 100 people with a front on seating arrangement, or you can set up two rows of tables and some end on seating for a reduced capacity of 80. Or we can remove all the stairs for a standing gig, for that you can get 150-200.

The Motley Bauhaus is a versatile and unique art, craft, performance space, and bar. With gallery space, a workshop area, intimate theatre, podcasting booth, bar and working artist studio we are providing a meeting and working space for artists, art lovers and lovers of artists.

(Image pre renovations)

The Visual Guide for this venue can be found as a PDF here:
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Events at The Motley Bauhaus - Cabaret Stage

  • "Weird Al" Piano Bar

    Created and Performed by  Joshua Cowie

    Genre: Music

    Come worship at the Shrine of Yankovic with Melbourne's silliest sing-a-long.

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    Past Event
  • 12 Lies I Told Before 21

    Written and Performed by  Rachel Tunaley

    Genre: Cabaret

    An unapologetic, uproarious cabaret for the delusional theatre kids and larger than life dreamers.

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    12 Lies I Told Before 21
    Past Event
  • Be A Doll, Won't You?

    Written and Performed by  Ellen Graham

    Genre: Theatre

    Hilarious, dirty, and uncomfortable - this award-winning show is ready to talk about objectification.

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    Be A Doll, Won't You?
    Past Event
  • Church of the Clitori

    Performed by  Lillian Rodrigues-Pang & Malika Reese

    Genre: Cabaret

    A body positive, song-filled, riotous celebration of all things feminine.

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    Church of the Clitori
    Past Event
  • frequentshit LIVE!

    Performed by  Conk

    Genre: Comedy

    One of THE Instagram accounts of all time, LIVE!

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    frequentshit LIVE!
    Past Event
  • Intolerant

    Created and Performed by  Uma Dobia

    Genre: Cabaret

    A playful cabaret about living with food allergies and Crohn's disease – may contain traces of fun.

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    Intolerant
    Past Event
  • It's All in Your Head

    Created and Performed by  Taco Kuiper

    Genre: Cabaret

    A solo double bass cabaret comedy about living neuro-diverse and mentally ill.

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    It's All in Your Head
    Past Event
  • Queer Cabaret

    Produced by  Lucy Best

    Genre: Cabaret

    Pocket Rocket Lucy Best presents a glorious night of Cabaret acts from LGBTIQA+ communities.

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    Queer Cabaret
    Past Event
  • That's NOT Amore

    Created and Performed by  Carla Anita Mattiazzo

    Genre: Cabaret

    How big is YOUR Italian?

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    That's NOT Amore
    Past Event
  • Triple Butter Popcorn

    Performed by  Alex Lowes

    Genre: Comedy

    A night of musical comedy, cabaret and keytar solos.

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    Triple Butter Popcorn
    Past Event
  • Assistance Dogs allowed

    Assistance dogs are allowed into all parts of this venue.

118 Elgin St

Carlton Vic 3053

Get directions
  • Tram Route

    11 - West Preston/Victoria Harbour Docklands

  • Tram Stop Number

    22

  • Nearest Train Station

    Clifton Hill

  • Parking

    Street parking