Comedy Theatre Venue Information
240 Exhibition Street
Ticket and Show Information
Ticketmaster on 1300 111 011
Wheelchair and Disability Bookings – All Venues
(03) 9299 9800
BOX OFFICE HOURS
The Comedy Theatre Box Office opens 1.5 hours prior to the commencement of a show until half an hour after a show commences.
Additional Box Office opening hours are dependent on individual show times.
When the Comedy Theatre Box Office is closed, the closest Box Office is the Princess Theatre Box Office, 163 Spring Street, which is open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED AT BOX OFFICE
Cash or Credit Card. No Eftpos.
VENUE TICKET COLLECTIONS
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.
Patrons of the Comedy Theatre can avail of preferred parking rates at the nearby Wilson Parking, Parkade, 34-60 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.
Offer rates are currently as follows if booked online in advance:
- $7 after 4pm M-F nights and all day on weekends
- $32 between 6am and midnight M-F
Parking must be booked online in advance via www.bookabay.com.au
Enter codeword: MARRINER (case sensitive) in the Discount Voucher field
You have a 1 hour grace period either side of your entry/exit times. To alleviate issues, please book to leave as late as possible as you can always leave earlier without any issues.
You will receive confirmation of your booking via email and you can also select to receive by SMS to your phone if preferred.
Use the credit card you booked with as the identifier at the boom gate on entry to the car park.
No need to queue at the pay station, simply insert the relevant credit card at the boom gate on exit and and the boom gate will open.
Full terms and conditions can be viewed online at www.bookabay.com.au
The Comedy Theatre is situated in the Melbourne CBD and is accessible by all modes of transport.
At the doors facing on to Exhibition Street there is a small step, whichas 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.
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 the Stalls Foyer on the far right hand side, just before you enter the auditorium.
FACILITIES FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS
For all wheelchair/accessible seating enquiries please contact the Box Office 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.
FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS
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.
FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH SIGHT IMPAIRMENTS
Seats close to the stage can be requested when booking tickets. Please book through the Box Office on (03) 9299 9800. Some shows have audio-described performances. Direct enquires to the Association for the Blind.
FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
There is a hearing loop within the Stalls seating. People with a hearing aid will need a ‘T switch’. Please contact the Box Office directly for more information on (03) 9299 9800.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
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CHILDREN RULES - MARRINER GROUP BABES-IN-ARMS POLICY
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: Patrons attending with a child under 2 years must purchase an aisle seat in the stalls as this is the safest option. It is recommended that you book through the Box Office by calling (03) 9299 9800.
There are no cushions or booster seats at the Comedy Theatre.
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.
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
Lost, stolen or damaged tickets must be reported to Ticketmaster prior to the event day, or prior to 4pm on the event day
There are cloakroom facilities – please see an usher at the venue 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