Melbourne International Comedy Festival EOI 2020

The Vass Theatre Group in conjunction with Vass Productions and Aleksandar Vass OAM welcomes you to join us in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival at The Alex Theatre in 2020! (cue fireworks!)

From 25 th March to 19 th April, we will open our doors to all styles of comedy from Stand-Up, stretching far over to the more absurd. We welcome artists from all across Australia as well as overseas.

If centre stage with a mic and a stool tickles your fancy, or a it’s a desire to pull the proverbial curtain strings, our expressions of interest are now open for all of those who love to have a laugh and entertain.

Click on the link below for more information and to apply (Applications close on Monday 11 th November 2019, so get to clicking!)

Once your Expression of Interest is received, our Arts Board in Vass Productions will review and respond with an offer. If you then accept our offer a formal agreement will be drafted and agreed upon.

Link to Expression of Interest form
Link to Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Although we have a standard rate card for the Alex Theatre, during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we have the ability to discuss costs in order to best showcase your performance. The price will vary according to your specific venue needs, as well as the return on the door you desire. The Vass Theatre Group aim to support emerging and seasoned comedians and artists as much as possible to generate performances that exhilarate, entertain and capture the imagination of
audiences.

We look forward to welcoming you to the world wonderful world of the Vass Theatre Group!

Link to standard hire rates

THE SPACES AVAILABLE
Alex Theatre – 135 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Theatre 1 (RED Room): 499 seats.
Theatre 2 (BLUE Room): 291 seats.
The Studio (GOLD Room – a BLACK Box Studio, with flat floor): a more intimate space with own private
Bar.
BOARDROOM: 10 seats and large dining table.
FOYER: a memorable and unique Entrance with spectacular award-winning imagery.
BOUTIQUE BAR and PRIVATE LOUNGE: plush décor and furnishings, antiques and a grand piano with large windows overlooking tree-lined Fitzroy street.

Key Dates:

Expressions of interest OPEN: Now
Expressions of interest CLOSE: Monday 11 November 2019 at Mid-day
OFFERS sent to Artists: TBC

Please note that Artists need to also register with Melbourne International Comedy Festival separately.
General artist registration closes on mid-November 2019.
Please visit https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/for-performers for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any technical support?

Yes, Staff: we provide full FOH, ushering and Bar Staff
Technical equipment: Varies depending on the theatre. Performers in the Studio and Lounge or Boardroom may need to supply own or Vass can outsource. Any cost will be negotiated and included in your agreement.

Insurance

Any public event will require you to have public liability insurance for $10 million. You will need to present the insurance certificate to The Alex Theatre St. Kilda in advance of the event.

Security

The Alex Theatre St. Kilda does not provide security for your project or your equipment. Depending on the type, time and expected attendance at your event, this might be something you need to factor in.

Food and alcohol

Only food and alcohol sold from The Alex Theatre bar is allowed to be taken into the venue.

Box Office

Tickets can be purchased at the door at the box office.

Can I arrange a time for a site visit?

Yes, contact Charlotte Watson [email protected] to arrange a time.

How do I get my funds from Ticketing?

Funds are held in trust until the end of the production run and will be reconciled inline with the ticketing agreement which from part of your venue hire agreement.

Can I manage my own Ticketing?

No, the venue management has a partnership agreement with a ticketing company and all hirers must use this system.

Do all spaces cater for disability access?

Yes, for patrons, there is a lift at the entrance street level and seating for disability can be arranged with prior notice.
Please note, Dressing room and stage access in Theatre 1 and Theatre 2 do not cater for disabled access for performers.

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