2024 Heats and competition dates

2024 Heats and competition dates

All Class Clowns heats consist of a free 2-hour workshop with a professional comedian to rehearse, polish and refine acts, followed by an opportunity for students to perform in front of a real live audience! Participation is FREE.

Registrations for the 2024 competition are now open. If the heat you registered for is 'TBC', we will contact you to confirm details well before the event (all events will take place from Feb-Mar 2024).

2024 National Calendar

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Heat  |  Wed 13 Mar  |  4.30pm Workshop, 7pm Show – Canberra Theatre (Courtyard Theatre) – Tickets here

New South Wales

Sydney Heat  |  Sat 24 Feb  |  2pm Workshop, 5pm Show – The Comedy Store 

Northern Territory

Darwin Heat  |  Mon 4 Mar  |  4pm Workshop, 7pm Show – Darwin Entertainment Centre (Studio Theatre)


Brisbane Heat  |  Sat 2 Mar  |  2pm Workshop, 5pm Show – Brisbane Powerhouse (Underground Theatre) – book here

Gold Coast Heat  |  Tue 19 Mar  |  4pm Workshop, 6.30pm Show – HOTA - Home of the Arts

QLD FINAL  |  Sun 24 Mar  |  2pm Workshop, 5pm Show – Brisbane Powerhouse (Underground Theatre) – book here

South Australia

Adelaide Heat  |  Sat 17 Feb  |  2.30pm Workshop, 5pm Show – Rhino Room


Hobart Heat  |  TBC  |  TBC


Ballarat Heat  |  TBC  |  TBC

Bendigo Heat  |  TBC  |  TBC

Geelong Heat  |  Sat 16 Mar  |  4pm Workshop, 7pm Show – Geelong Arts Centre (The Open House) – Tickets here

Melbourne Heat #1  |  Fri 8 Mar  |  4pm Workshop, 7pm Show – The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne

Melbourne Heat #2  |  Sat 9 Mar  |  10am Workshop, 1pm Show – The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne

Melbourne Heat #3  |  Sat 9 Mar  |  3pm Workshop, 6pm Show – The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne

VIC FINAL  |  details to be annouced soon

Western Australia

Perth Heat  |  Sun 4 Feb  |  2pm Workshop, 5pm Show – The Laugh Resort

2024 Class Clowns National Grand Final

Presented as part of the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (27 Mar - 21 Apr 2024)

Thursday 28 March 2024

Please note that for all school bookings teachers go for free!
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