Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre Tickets

240 Exhibition Street,  MelbourneVIC  3000

Venue Information

Venue Details


Comedy Theatre
240 Exhibition Street (Corner of Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets)
Vic 3000


Patrons of the Comedy Theatre can avail of preferred parking rates at the nearby Wilson Parking, Parkade car park if parking is booked online and in advance.

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Public Transportation
The Comedy Theatre is situated in the Melbourne CBD and is accessible by all modes of transport.

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The nearest station is Parliament Station
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Any tram via LaTrobe or Bourke Streets. Only a short walk from Swanston Street trams.

All buses to the City Centre will leave you within walking distance to the Comedy Theatre.
235, 236, 237, 250, 251, 200, 201, 205, 207, 301, 302, 305, 307, 308, 309

The closest Taxi Rank is situated on Exhibition Street

Box Office Numbers

1300 11 10 11

Box Office Hours

The Comedy Theatre Box Office is open 1.5 hours prior to the commencement of a show and half an hour after a show commences. Additional Box Office opening hours are dependent on individual show times.

Types of Payment Accepted

Cash or Credit Card. No Eftpos.

Venue Pickup

Pre-paid tickets can be collected from the venue Box Office within the said opening hours or from 1.5 hours prior on the day of the performance.

Tickets can also be collected from any Ticketmaster outlet up until the day of the performance.

Accessible Seating

At the doors facing on to Exhibition Street there is a small step, which, as you move away from Lonsdale Street is reduced to a small lip. Doors are usually propped open during performances. The entrance opens directly into the foyer, which is small and can become quite congested. The Box Office and bar are located to the left, and another small bar to the right.

Only Stalls can be accessed without steps and can be accessed directly from the foyer. Seating is mildly raked. Two central aisles and two side aisles provide plenty of aisle seats. Side aisle seating is irregularly numbered. Although the aisles themselves are raked, the back seating rows have a slight step, providing a level footing surface for the audience. Access to the Dress Circle is via a large staircase with handrails. Dress Circle seating is quite steeply tiered. There is a bar that can be accessed from the Dress Circle area.

Wheelchair and Disabled bookings must be booked directly with the Box Office anytime between 9am-5pm Tuesday to Friday (closed Monday) on (03) 9299 9800.
The Comedy Theatre can provide a ramp into one of the front doors on Exhibition Street. A member of our security or front of house staff will be able to assist you on arrival at the theatre.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no lift access to the Dress Circle at the Comedy Theatre.

Patrons with difficulty negotiating steps are advised to book seating in Stalls area, as there are several large sets of staircases leading to the Dress Circle.

Seats close to the stage can be requested when booking tickets. Please book through the Comedy Theatre Box Office on (03) 9299 4950. Some shows have audio-described performances. Direct enquires to the Association for the Blind.

Audio Loop for hearing impaired patrons for all stalls seating except Rows P, Q , R centre seats.
People with a hearing aid will need a switch. Please contact the Comedy Theatre Box Office directly for more information on (03) 9299 4950.

General Rules

Generally there are no age restrictions. However, for licensed areas a valid form of ID is required; learner or driver’s license, passport, proof of age card, keypass. Some events may have specific age restrictions. Customers are advised to check the event page for more information or call 1300 11 10 11

Alcohol, hot drinks, cans, bottles, recording equipment, can not be brought onto the premises.

The Comedy Theatre is a no smoking venue.

There are no ATM’s on the premises. Closest ATM is on Exhibition Street.

Lost, stolen or damaged tickets must be reported to Ticketmaster prior to the event day, or prior to 4pm on the event day

Children Rules

Most productions are considered to be unsuitable for children under the age of two years. If taking your child under two years of age into the theatre, please be aware of the following concerns:
- Tripping hazards, row spacing, stairs, steep rakes and the lack of light in the auditorium during a performance can be particularly hazardous when carrying an infant within the theatre.
- Production elements such as loud music, bright lights pyrotechnic stage effects and show content can cause distress to infants.
- The potential for disturbance to other patrons by crying or restless infants.

Parents choosing to visit the theatre with children less than two years of age are asked to liaise with the theatre's front-of-house staff on arrival at the theatre.
Please be considerate of other patrons in the theatre. If your infant is causing a disturbance, we ask that you temporarily remove the infant from the auditorium.
As the safety of children, parents and other patrons is of high importance, these concerns are brought to your attention for your consideration so that you and all other patrons can enjoy the show in a safe environment.

PLEASE NOTE: An aisle seat is recommended for patrons attending a performance with a child under 2 years.

Children’s policy varies from production to production, for further details please contact Ticketmaster on 1300 11 10 11.

For children attending a performance, there are a limited number of booster seats available at the usher’s discretion.


There are toilets located both upstairs and downstairs at the Comedy Theatre.
There is a unisex accessible toilet located in the Stalls inner foyer. Please go through
through the Stalls Foyer on the far right hand side, just before you enter the auditorium.

There are cloakroom facilities – please see an usher at the veneu for more information.

The Comedy Theatre is a fully seated venue over two levels

Snacks are available for purchase at all bars within the Comedy Theatre

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