Updated 12pm, 2 September 2021
Due to current COVIDSafe measures in place across Victoria the Sunday 12 September performance of Comedy at The Espy has been cancelled. All ticketholders will be refunded. For any enquiries please contact email@example.com.
Updated 2pm, 13 August 2021
Due to recent COVIDSafe measures put in place across Victoria the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow performances in Wangaratta (Thursday 29 July), Wodonga (Friday 30 July), Mansfield (Saturday 31 July), Warrnambool (Friday 13 August), Dunkeld (Saturday 14 August) and Portland (Sunday 15 August), have once again been postponed - check the Roadshow page for new dates more details.
Due to COVIDSafe measures put in place across Victoria the rescheduled Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow performance in Shepparton (Sunday 8 August) has been cancelled. For any ticket refunds or enquiries please contact Riverlinks Eastbank.
All Victorian Roadshow performances from May/June/July 2021 cancelled due to Victorian COVIDSafe Settings have now been rescheduled - check the Roadshow page for new dates more details.
All NSW Roadshow performance from June/July cancelled due to Greater Sydney Stay At Home restrictions have now been rescheduled - check the Roadshow page for new dates and info.
Due to COVIDSafe measures in place across Australia the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow performance in Mount Gambier on Saturday 21 August has been cancelled. For any ticket refunds or enquiries please contact Sir Robert Helpman Theatre.
For any ticket refunds or enquiries please contact the relevant venue (check the Roadshow page for details). We apologise for the inconvenience to our audience and hope to see you very soon.
Updated 5pm, 30 August 2021
Due to NSW Covid restrictions, we are sorry to announce that all RAW Comedy Sydney heats at The Comedy Store, Wollongong heat at Wollongong Town Hall and Newcastle heat at Civic Theatre Newcastle have been postponed. Heats will be rescheduled when health advice indicates that it is safe to do so - check the RAW website for new dates and more info.
Due to Victorian Government COVIDSafe settings, we are sorry to announce that the RAW Comedy Melbourne heats (from 7 August onwards) at The Evelyn and Howler and the RAW Comedy Ballarat heat (23 July) at the George Hotel have been postponed. Heats will be rescheduled when health advice indicates that it is safe to do so - check the RAW website for new dates and more info.
For any ticket refunds or enquiries please contact the relevant venue (check the RAW Comedy site for details). We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to see you very soon.
We’re delighted to welcome audiences back to venues across the country for Melbourne International Comedy Festival presented shows. The safety and wellbeing of all artists, audiences and staff is our number one priority so we ask that all visitors to Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows follow the COVIDSafe practices described on this page.
The Festival is following Chief Health Officer guidance and information relevant to the state or territory of the performance.
The big one! You must not attend a performance if you are:
Click here to view the Festival’s Ticketing Terms & Conditions. Please note that Terms & Conditions may vary depending on the ticketing provider so it is important to check the relevant T&C’s when purchasing your tickets.
If you begin to feel unwell while at an event, please contact a venue staff member immediately.
Every venue presenting a Melbourne International Comedy Festival show will have a COVIDSafe Plan with specific COVIDSafe practices and conditions you need to be aware of. Venue specific information can be found on the Venue’s website.
General COVIDSafe practices that you should follow at any venue include:
The health of our audience, artists and staff is of the highest importance. Some of the protective measures to expect when you attend a Festival performance include:
Below you can find a link to the Festival's COVIDSafe Plan. Every venue participating in the Festival will also have a specific COVIDSafe Plan too, you can find this information on the event's show page under the COVID-19 venue safety information tab. This information will be updated regularly to ensure currency. Please read and make sure you are aware of the COVID-specific conditions of entry required by each venue for audiences attending Festival performances.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s full COVIDSafe Plan is available to read HERE.
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