Save the date! Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back in the spotlight, taking centre stage in Ballarat from 5 – 8 October.

For the sixth year in a row, this unique regional festival brings the best of cabaret entertainment into the heart of Ballarat with shows in the Ballarat Mining Exchange, Ballarat’s Mechanic Institute and the Lost Ones Basement Bar

The full program includes:


  • The Bachelors From Prague and Yana Alana (Thursday 5 October from 6.45pm The Ballarat Mining Exchange)
  • Paul McDermott and Steven Gates Go Solo – Ballarat Cabaret Exclusive. (Friday 6 October 7.30pm The Ballarat Mining Exchange)
  • Gillian Cosgriff 8 Songs in 8 Weeks (Friday 6 October 8.30pm The Lost Ones Basement Bar)
  • Dolly Diamonds Blankety Blanks (6 and 7 October 9.30pm The Ballarat Mining Exchange)
  • The Aspie Hour (7 and 8 October 2pm The Ballarat Mechanics Institute)
  • Shaken : Baritones Belt Bond (8 October 7pm The Ballarat Mining Exchange)
  • Debra Byrne: Songs of My Youth (Sunday 8 October 6pm The Ballarat Mining Exchange)
  • Cabaret Neu (Sunday 8 October 7.30pm The Lost Ones Basement Bar)
  • Key Party Piano Bar with Trevor Jones: 6 and 7 October from 9.30pm The Lost Ones Basement bar.