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Live in the Lyre

Ralph McTell ~ Live in the Lyre: Festival of Folk

Sat 2 Mar @ 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre

Returning to Australia for the first time in five years, English musical legend Ralph McTell will be armed with his guitar and the much-loved songs from his illustrious career that spans over six decades.

The unassuming singer-songwriter is a prolific touring and recording artist with a knack for illuminating the present and the road ahead with a strong connection to a shared, storied, past.

McTell is an artist who has always defined his own artistic term, his music emanating grace, experience and learning, natural poise and deep substance with harmonic and melodic riches contained in voice, songs and six stringed guitar glory.

Audiences all over the world still flock to hear and sing along to the timeless classic that catapulted him to global fame. Fondly abbreviated to “Streets”, the melodic beauty and cold hard truth of the song keeps it forever relevant.

McTell also tells his incredible life stories to enraptured audiences with song and banter. From hitch hiking with Rod, then known as Mod Stewart, playing Isle of Wight Festival alongside Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, a crap game with Tom Waits in LA, an Ivor Novello and numerous folk awards. Prepare to be enthralled.

 

Tickets - $65 - $69.50

 

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Belgrave Survival Day Committee presents

ALWAYS | Belgrave Survival Day 2024

Sun 3 Mar from 12 pm | Borthwick Park, Belgrave (Naarm)

This year, the event is themed ALWAYS, reflecting on the ongoing care and connection to country that First Nations communities have. The event will feature a stellar line up including Chasing Ghosts, DENNI, Ash Dargan, Aunty Joy, Djirri Djirri dancers and more! Music, Culture, Food, Mini-market and more. All Free.

After 15 years, Belgrave Survival Day is changing the date of our Festival in 2024. 

After much reflection, consultation and conversation the BSD Committee and our partners we have the made the decision to change our event to Sunday March 3, 2024. 

This decision however reflects the overwhelming response we received from our local Indigenous community that we engaged with and partners who want the choice to acknowledge January 26th in their own way.

This years festival will be a scaled back festival, small in size, but bigger in heart and impact. The festival will continue to feature live music, ceremony, dance, storytelling, market stalls and education offerings, all in support of our First People's and their ongoing connection to culture and place.

Please save the date in your diary, and keep your eyes peeled for full program announcement soon!.

Follow the survival day story and updates via Facebook or via Instagram

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.



 

Live in the Lyre

Daoirí Farrell ~ Live in the Lyre: Festival of Folk

First Australian Gig of the Tour!

Thu 7 Mar @ 8.00pm | Lyre Room

Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

A product of Dublin’s famous club An Góilin Traditional Singers, since launching his own solo live career at the 2016 Celtic Connections, Daoirí Farrell has gone from strength to strength. On the verge of releasing his fourth solo album in early 2023, he can boast numerous honours from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to ALSR Celtic Music accolades.

He has received endorsements from the likes of Christy Moore ‘Daoirí has assumed the mantle of Luke [Kelly]’), Mark Radcliffe (‘What a voice’) and Dónal Lunny (‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’), with his music and live performances earning the acclaim of respected publications including MOJO, The Irish Post, Songlines and more.

‘‘Daoirí Farrell is singlehandedly spearheading a resurgence of the authentic in Irish folk music…he is rightly in demand all over the world.’ Irish Music

Tickets - $30 - $35

 

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Burrinja presents

A Little Bit of Blue ~ Little Wing Puppets

A Detective Story, told with Puppetry, where you help solve the case

Wed 10 Apr 11.00am | Lyre Room

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive detective show for families, told with puppetry. As well as helping to unravel a mystery, the audience will learn about the extraordinary habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue.

The story begins with strange disappearances from Mrs Mavis Hooley’s home. Little things go missing: clothes pegs; a tea cup; a ball of wool. But then the thief takes it just one step too far. Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, the Detective indeed finds something peculiar. The children’s role is to help him solve the case.

“An amazing one person dynamic fabulous show – super engaging and beautifully creative.” – Kate, parent, Sydney.

“The Pupit (sic) show was amazing! I can’t wait to see another one.” – Arielle, aged 9

Tickets - $11.25 ~ $15

 

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Alist Presents

Umbilical Brothers ~ The Distraction

WINNER - BEST COMEDY AT THE ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Fri 19 Apr, 2024 @ 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre 

Do you love staring at screens? Are you staring at a screen right now? You should get out more. Specifically to a show that has an enormous screen smack-bang in the middle of it.

The Umbilicals take the energy of live performance and the spectacle of cinema and smashes them together into a new show performed simultaneously on stage and on the big screen. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen, and nothing they’ve ever done, and it will blow your mind way more literally than you are expecting. The Distraction: enabling your screen addiction.

★★★★★ - Theatre People

★★★★★ - The Advertiser

★★★★★ - Broadway World

Recommended for 12+

Mild language, mild adult themes, loud noises  

Tickets - $49.90 ~ $54.90

 

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15% off Adult, Concession & Group prices until midnight December 24th, 2023.

Burrinja presents

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australia's premier comedy roadshow is coming up, Upwey, way!

Fri 26 Apr 7.30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Australia's biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we're delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep!

Get ready for a well-deserved blast of comedy when the Roadshow hits the Burrinja stage!

‘We were laughing from the moment the lights went down, to well into the drive home.’ Scenestr

‘Wiping tears away and wheezing from the sheer joy.’ Australian Stage

Tickets - $19 ~ $39

 

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Caravan Music & Leicashow presents

Forever Young ~ The Songs of Bob Dylan

A birthday celebration with Ross Wilson, Adalita and many more

Sat 25 May @ 7.30pm | Burrinja Theatre 

Presented by Caravan Music & Leicashow Presents, and featuring Ross Wilson, Adalita, Rebecca Barnard, Mick Thomas, Lisa Miller, Charles Jenkins, Rob Snarski and more, with Musical Director Shane O’Mara and aptly named house band The Luminaries

Continuing a tradition that began at the Caravan Club's original location in Oakleigh in 2011 for Bob’s 70th, Leicashow and Caravan are upping the ante to bring their beloved Bob Dylan Birthday Bash to St Kilda's iconic Palais Theatre and selected suburban and regional venues in May.

It's a tradition that has seen some of the biggest and brightest in Australian music - including Vika & Linda, Joe Camilleri, Tex Perkins and Tim Rogers - perform songs that are enmeshed in the very fabric of their musical lives and to wish Bob a good one!

Revered vocalists and long-established Dylan fan favourites Ross Wilson, Adalita, Rebecca Barnard, Mick Thomas, Lisa Miller, Charles Jenkins and Rob Snarski are all on board, and there are other vocalists to be announced. They'll all be backed as always by the incredible house band, The Luminaries featuring MD Shane O’Mara, Shane Reilly, Adrian Whitehead, Rick Plant and Ben Wiesner. As is the case every year, everybody will dig deep and give their very best - for you and for Bob.

None of us are getting any younger, but certain things are apparently ageless. And while Bob Dylan may be turning 83, his vast catalogue of songs - songs written over a period now spanning over 60 years - remains as wondrous, relevant and life-affirming as ever. It is a body of work that has, indeed, remained Forever Young.

Age recommendation: 16+

Tickets - $79.90 ~ $89.90 + BF

 

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15% off Adult, Concession & Group prices until midnight December 24th, 2023.

Burrinja presents

BROAD ~ Geraldine Quinn

Bold dames, bejewelled tales; camp glamour meets ageing grace in this cabaret of self-discovery.

Fri 31 May 7.30pm | Lyre Room

Multi-award-winning rock cabaret artist Geraldine Quinn ('Spicks & Specks', 'Upper Middle Bogan', 'The Weekly') returns with her first original show in four long years - 'BROAD'. Quinn grew up idolising fabulous, bold, brassy (mostly ginger) older women. Now she's becoming one. So Quinn makes her overdue return to the cabaret stage to release everyone's inner DGAF Dame.

Whether you want to unlock the Auntie Mame inside you, polish your brassiness or if (like Quinn) your knees just aren't working anymore and you need to be near someone who understands, ALL are welcome in The Broad Church.

“The sort of electric thunderclap that inspires audience members to hoot out loud and bump the air with their fists in empowered solidarity, it lays down the gauntlet for the moment to beat” Time Out ★★★★★

Tickets - $19 ~ $29

 

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Burrinja presents

Eric Bibb ~ Live in the Lyre

The ultimate “blues brother” is coming to Burrinja.

Sun 2 Jun 4.00pm | Burrinja Theatre

Eric Bibb is known and revered globally as a fiery singer- songwriter with true soul, grounded in the folk/blues tradition but with contemporary sensibilities.

Testament to his endurance as one of the most relevant, leading bluesmen of our time, Eric’s most recent album, Ridin’ has received a Grammy nomination in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. It sits in the Top 10 of multiple blues and roots charts, has over three million Spotify streams and been lauded by critics as his “late life classic” and “a fervent gospel-backed blues manifesto”. The past twelve months alone has seen his entire catalogue clock up 15 million streams.

To experience Eric live is to be struck by his sheer humanity and convictions based in the values of the civil rights movement of the sixties. He challenges us to do better, to reach higher, and strive harder.

Tickets - $70 ~ $80

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15% off Adult, Concession & Group prices until midnight December 24th, 2023.

Burrinja presents

Greece Lightening ~ Garry Star

Zeus, Fools, and Drachmas: One Idiot's Mythical Quest for Prosperity.

Thu 13 Jun 7.30pm | Lyre Room

An overzealous idiot attempts to perform all of Greek Mythology in order to save his Hellenic homeland from economic ruin.

Never before has Medusa been looser, Achilles more sillies or Uranus so heinous. Having single handedly saved the performing arts in 2018 with his multi-award-winning debut show Garry Starr Performs Everything, comic wunderkind Garry returns with another anarchic masterclass not to be mythed.

"Starr’s rambunctious antics belie how intelligent and tightly structured this exhilarating hour of sidesplittingly funny physical comedy is" ★★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald

WINNER Pick of the Fringe - Adelaide Fringe 2022 WINNER Best Comedy - Manchester Fringe 2022 WINNER Best in Fest - Gothenburg Fringe 2022

Tickets - $19 ~ $29

 

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www.alist.com.au presents

Arj Barker • THE MIND FIELD

Fri 21 June, 2024. 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre

All of reality, as we can ever possibly know it, exists exclusively in our minds. Armed with this knowledge, Arj sets out to answer some of Life’s Biggest Questions: Why are we here? Are we alone in the Universe? Why does it hurt when we pee?

You’ll laugh and you’ll learn, but you’ll never look at anything the same, once you enter…
 
...The Mind Field
'It's all in your head.'

 

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*

 

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Ruccis Circus & Burrinja presents

Burrinja Circus Festival

Winter School Holidays | Burrinja

The Burrinja Circus Festival is back with a jam-packed week of circus fun for the whole family! Kicking of with a FREE Winter Carnival day, shows and a week of circus skills workshops to flip, climb and tumble your way through this school holiday circus plus see students from Ruccis in their annual student productions, spectacular skills in a professional circus show, plus a colourful cabaret evening featuring Ruccis coaches and students, circus industry performers and the most exciting up-and-coming circus stars. Run away with the circus as Burrinja transforms into a bustling big top of circus delights!

Watch this space for more Circus Festival updates

Recommended for all ages



15% off Adult, Concession & Group prices until midnight December 24th, 2023.

Burrinja presents

Inventi Ensemble ~ Inventi Ensemble

Award-winning Australian chamber music

Sat 27 Jul 2.00pm | Burrinja Theatre

Based in Melbourne, Inventi has emerged as a prominent force in Australian chamber music, celebrated for their award-winning performances in prestigious concert halls and festivals nationwide. Their innovative programming and exceptional performance style have garnered a devoted following. In the 2022 season alone, they presented over 80 diverse concerts, solidifying their status as one of Australia's most prolific chamber ensembles. Notably, they received the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Contemporary Masters Award, highlighting their commitment to pushing musical boundaries.

Inventi delivers a captivating and interactive experience, seamlessly blending music, visuals, narration, and other effects for an immersive and dynamic encounter appealing to audiences of all ages.

Recognized for their adept arrangements of large-scale orchestral works and dedication to commissioning and performing new pieces by Australian composers, Inventi's discography continues to expand, with the release of two albums, 'Women of the Earth' and 'Peer Gynt,' both debuting in the Top 20 of the ARIA Charts in November 2020.

Tickets - $19 ~ $29

 

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Craft Music & One Louder present

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

Catching Diamonds Tour 2024

With Georgia Mooney

Tue 20 Feb, 2024 @ 7:30PM | RESCHEDULED

Sat 21 Sep, 2024 @ 7:30PM | Burrinja Theatre

The upcoming Burrinja performance of KATE MILLER-HEIDKE - CATCHING DIAMONDS TOUR on Tuesday 20 February, 2024 has been rescheduled for Saturday 21 September, 2024 due to scheduling conflicts.

Current ticket holders please check your email for important information regarding the rescheduling of this show

 

Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter who traverses the worlds of folk, pop, opera and musical theatre.  She has performed on stages as varied as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Coachella, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Eurovision Song Contest, the Sydney Opera House, and the Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome. 

And now, after long months locked away writing songs, she’s hitting the road to play in dozens of beautiful theatres around Australia.

Kate will be playing her greatest hits and most beloved pop songs, as well as performing tracks from her original musicals ‘Muriel’s Wedding the Musical’ and the new ‘Bananaland’, some unexpected covers, taking requests, and telling stories from across her varied career. Excitingly, she’ll also be debuting new material from her forthcoming 6th studio album, which will dive deep into the genre of ‘gothic folk’.

This is a special opportunity to see Kate in intimate, stripped-back mode, accompanied by her long-term collaborator Keir Nuttall on guitar. 

(The bendy poles from Eurovision will be there emotionally, but not physically).

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Tickets ~ $79.90

 

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