Comedy Republic

231 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000


A floor above, overlooking the hustle of Bourke and Swanston sits our brand new bar. Heroing local distilleries and producers, we’ve curated abar offering that suits the languid summer heat just as much as the blistering winter cold.

Upstairs at 231 Bourke St sits a 145-seat theatre, purpose-built for comedy. Shows are live in-person and streamed online.

The mid-size theatre is small enough to foster and elevate emerging creatives’ work, yet large enough for intimate evenings with Australia’s biggest names.


Unfortunately, Comedy Republic is not currently a wheelchair accessible venue as they are on the second floor and have no elevator. However, please get in touch with Blak & Bright if you have other access requirements.

Events at this venue:

The Bogong

Our Bogong is a celebration and sharing of crafted spoken word pieces. Grab a drink and hang around for a pizza afterwards. With Nardi Simpson, SJ Norman, Declan Fry, Victor Rodger (NZ), Emily Munro-Harrison, Nayook, Claire G. Coleman, Nayuka Gorrie.

March 20, 2022


Gammon is the Aboriginal slang word for ‘joking, kidding’. This is Blak comedy at its blakest. MC Kimmy Lovegrove curated this deadly funny line-up including Aunty Denise McGuinness, Ben Moodie, Kasey Johnson, and Tommy Pemberton. Booking Essential.   You will be redirected to Comedy Republic’s website for ticketing.

March 19, 2022