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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.

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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.

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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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


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


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


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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