The Motley Bauhaus


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The Motley Bauhaus

Carlton, VIC

The Motley Bauhaus

Hosting everything from stand-up comedy to experimental theatre and daring burlesque, this grassroots theatre and arts space located in Carlton is a true meeting place for artists and art lovers alike.

LIVE THEATRE, music and arts all takes place across this intimate venue’s many spaces. Regularly hosting a range of shows and events, The Motley Bauhaus hosts theatre from Melbourne’s emerging and established creatives.

FAMOUS FOR their focus on grassroots theatre. As the beating heart of Melbourne’s theatre scene, The Motley Bauhaus is run by a committed and creative team with a passion for supporting artists and bringing our community together.

INFAMOUS FOR boasting one of Australia’s largest selections of gluten-free tap beers. Celiacs, rejoice.

It’s a place where you can catch a show from some of our city’s most exciting creators, grab a drink at the bar, mingle with fellow creatives and soak up the energy of a thriving artistic community.

The Motley Bauhaus is more than just its cosy bar front – it’s a multi-purpose space with a range of artistic offerings. Upstairs, you’ll find a theatre, separate cabaret and performance space, a gallery, art studios, a recording studio, a dark room and plenty of space just to hang out. Whether you’re interested in visual art, theatre, music, or performance art, there truly is something here for everyone.

The Motley Bauhaus is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the arts scene in Melbourne. It’s a place where you can let your creativity run wild, meet like-minded people and experience the vibrant energy of a grassroots arts community. If you’re looking for a truly unique night out in Carlton, head down to The Motley Bauhaus – you won’t be disappointed. 

Catch a show at The Motley Bauhaus at 118 Elgin Street, Carlton. Check out their website for their full independent theatre and art event program.