A swanky new performance venue is about to open in Melbourne’s old Metropolis House on Sydney Road. The Brunswick Ballroom is set to become Melbourne’s most eclectic and diverse new entertainment venue, hosting Australian and international acts, from music and cabaret to comedy.
Spearheaded by new venue owner and impresario Andrew Kay AM, Brunswick Ballroom has been fully reimagined, with refurbishments including glittering stained glass ceiling domes, an open-air balcony and a dramatic staircase.
Now, the venue will open for its first gig on February 25th, beginning a quirky and eclectic 2021 programme. Don’t miss legends such as Brian Cadd, Tim Rogers and Kate Ceberano over February and March. A list of rising stars will also be on show, including Grace Cummings and Ben Mastwyk.
On the 4th and 5th March will be the Brunswick Ballroom Opening Gala, a show described as a ‘cabaret love letter to Melbourne’. The Gala will be the venue’s chance to properly celebrate its rebirth, with a fun and entertaining show that embrace’s the Ballroom’s rich, 1960s history.
The opening gala will be hosted by the prolific Eddie Perfect and newcomer, Margot Tanjutco, audiences can expect dazzling performances by some of Sydney’s greatest, including the tremendous Mama Alto, screen leading man Bert LaBonté and Indigenous performer and songwriter, Jess Hitchcock.
The venue will also host events as part of the Brunswick Music Festival, including Girlatones’ album launch on 6th March and D’arcy Spiller on 10th March.
Patrons can also look forward to a line-up announced for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in coming days.
Find more information about Brunswick Ballroom HERE
View the programme and purchase tickets HERE
Current Performance lineup as below
Thu Feb 25th | Pop Crimes
Fri Feb 26th | Grace Cummings & Her Band
Sat Feb 27th | Brian Cadd
Sun Feb 28th | Cool Sounds Album Launch
Wed Mar 3rd | Tim Rogers
Thu Mar 4th & Fri Mar 5th | Brunswick Ballroom Opening Gala
Sat Mar 6th | Girlatones Album Launch as part of the Brunswick Music Festival
Sun Mar 8th & March 14th | Back At The Ballroom
Wed Mar 10th | D’Arcy Spiller as part of the Brunswick Music Festival
Fri Mar 12th – Bitch Diesel as part of the Brunswick Music Festival
Sat Mar 13th | Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks
Thu Mar 18th & Fri Mar 19th – Kate Ceberano
Sat Mar 20th – Underground Lovers – 2 performances – check website for details
Sun Mar 21st – Ben Mastwyk & His Millions
Fri May 14th – Jeff Martin
Thu May 27th – David Helfgott In Recital