The City of Stonnington is truly excited to share our inaugural So Soiree Festival program, which features performances across comedy, cabaret, circus and live music, truly celebrating the local art scene.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Fringe For eight-days, So Soiree will come alive with some of the best artists Melbourne has to offer. Some highlights include:

  • From New York’s notorious club scene comes Blunderland, drawing inspiration from the finest circus, cabaret, burlesque and variety. Be prepared or anything!
  • Josh Glanc: The Best Bits.  Come re-live your favourite Glanc sketch or find out why he was named one of comedy’s “most exciting emerging talents” (The Age).
  • From the people who brought you Neon and Can’t Face, Werk It – Tight Fit, is an all-new, high-energy, acrobatic comedy romp. An explosion of spandex and high-vis!
  • Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja – The Wine Bluffs After intoxicating sold out audiences across the country, The Wine Bluffs are here to do what they do best: bullshit about wine.

Other program highlights include the formidable Selina Jenkins who will perform her powerful, thought-provoking show BOOBS where she reveals her decision to undergo a voluntary double mastectomy. Dave Thornton will take to the stage to perform, pondering over that pesky question that has stumped everyone the last 12 months. “What have you been up to?” Where do you start? Everything… nothing… and whatever can be found in between, and the hilarious Cal Wilson will bring her engaging and witty stand-up comedy to the stage

Christmas plans: Over 12 nights, Prahran Square will host the ‘Sights and Sounds of Christmas’ — a magical light and sound display incorporating the themes of Christmas through music and integrated lights and visual display. Illuminating the square like you’ve never seen it before, this extraordinary experience is set to be a spectacle for people of all ages. Playing regularly throughout the 12 Days of Christmas from 8.30pm every night, this is truly something you do not want to miss.

From pet portraits with Santa Paws, craft workshops, live jazz music and a silent disco, there’s something for the whole family!

And keep your ears open for some classy Christmas tunes from Prahran Square’s Pop-up Piano. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some easy lunch time listening!