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20 Jul 2017 to 27 Aug 2017
10 Aug 2017 to 19 Aug 2017
Thursday, December 22, 2016 to Sunday, January 8, 2017
The Butterfly Club
5 Carson Place, off Lt Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
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Short+Sweet Cabaret Melbourne 2016

Short+Sweet Cabaret is a sparkling jewel to the Short+Sweet crown!

Merging theatre and music cabaret creates an atmosphere of exploration, energy, politics, stories, characters, burlesque, songs, and silliness. Short+Sweet Cabaret is a forum where new ideas are tested, risks are taken, where the performers and audience share and intimate experience of something new, and never seen before. We will provide a stage, lighting and sound, an onstage piano and limited radio mics, the rest is up to you to bring creativity and uniquity to the stage!

Just remember it can be only 10 minutes! 


!!Hurry up buying the tickets and sharing the news with all your friends. !!



22-23 December 2016

5-6 January 2017

8 January 2017


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Development Partners

After few interesting meetings Short+Sweet Melbourne is happy to confirm a new partnership with the Butterfly Club, who have offered amazing prizes for the winners of Short+Sweet Cabaret and... read more

Go on, sell it to us! What can you do with 10 minutes?!

Short+Sweet Cabaret Melbourne 2016 will be open to all kinds of creative acts, so don't feel limited. We want to explore all aspects of cabaret; including song, theatre, dance, movement, spoken word, burlesque, circus... Surprise us!!

In your registration, we ask that you include a breakdown or concept... read more

How does it work?

  1. It all starts when you register now.


    + Artists submit their registration as a team or individual, with a piece ready to be performed. This must be under ten minutes long.

    + These works will then be assessed and programmed in the season, according to their style, availabilty, and artistic direction of the Festival Director.

    + After selections have been confirmed, each submission is left to rehearse at their own convenience. As long as you are ready to perform on your programmed night, it's over to you to put together a good piece.

    + Then, it's show time!  At each performance, anonymous judges will sit in the audience and make notes on the plays. All audience members will also be given voting slips on which to nominate their favourite plays.  

    + Each night, the notes are processed and the votes are tallied, based on the opinions of the judges and the audience.  

    + The Gala Final will be a lineup of the best works (chosen by the judges & by the audience). During this performance, opinions will be counted from the audience and from expert and famous judges one last time. Afterwards, awards and prizes will be presented to plays and artists from a number of categories. 


  1. **THE PROGRAM**