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Fabulous Friday festivities to get you fired up for the weekend!


Start your weekend with an amazing showcase of Ballarat's new young talent in Ballarat's Rising Stars.

These local superstars have been undertaking a cabaret mentoring program with festival director Issie Hart, music theatre legend Vicky Jacobs and other guest cabaret mentors to develop a very special showcase that we just know you're going to love.


BALLARAT'S Rising Stars

from Vicky Jacobs & Issie Hart

Festival Director and International Cabaret Diva Issie Hart and Ballarat's Own Musical Director, Pianist and Conductor Vicky Jacobs have been working with Ballarat's extraordinary Local Talent to present: Ballarat's Rising Stars!



Next up is the astoundingly talented one-of-a-kind Vivian Fonteyn serving up their fabulous show Born in a Trunk. Vivian headlined our outdoor performance in January dazzling audiences with their velvet voice and violin.


Born In A Trunk

by Vivian Fonteyn

Covering everything from being homeschooled & a religious upbringing to coming out, falling in love & being a talented little shite.

Vivian’s trademark wit & absurdist humour this is a coming of age story sure to delight audiences.



Then strap in for sheer madness and frivolity as Miss Friby's Mile High Variety Hour packs in so many surprises you'll wonder "just how does she do it?" Miss Friby is a force to be reckoned with! Over the top and brimming with chaos, we promise it's perfectly safe... for the audience anyway!


Miss Friby's

Mile High Variety Hour

Melbourne’s boldest showgirl brings her unique brand of cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque to the Ballarat Cabaret Festival! In a wild tornado of hilarious showmanship, Miss Friby's world class wit, high end choreography and nail biting satire promise an unforgettable audience experience.



Finally kick up your heels and let your hair down at the Festival Club hosted by Issie Hart joined on stage with some their favourite weird wild and wonderful performers. Delights and surprises guaranteed!



with Issie Hart & Guests

After our mainstage shows Ballarat Cabaret Festival kicks on till late with the Festival Club. Cocktails, Piano Bar, Special Guest Entertainers and other Surprises! 18+ Event

$40.00 each Discount expiring soon!

$60.00 each


And all of that would surely be enough for the first day of a festival, but would you believe there's even more to see? We can't say just what yet, we've got some Top Secret Shows thrown in as well. So, if you hang by the bar, you might get a special invite to one of these quick and covert happenings... Believe me when I tell you: You're going to want to tell all your friends what you saw, but you might be sworn to secrecy!



All Access Pass!

The Full Friday Catastrophe: Access to all 3 Friday Mainstage Shows, Festival Club, and 1 x Secret show.

$120.00 Discount expiring soon!



Book early to avoid disappointment my friends! We can't wait to see you there.

Cabaret kisses,

Issie Hart ~ Festival Director



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