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Selected Fridays

Selected Fridays

In 2018 our feathery friend ‘Merv’ returns once more to rule the Butter Factory Theatre roost!


Galah Bar is a highly popular performance platform for local talent to test and tag evolving performance ideas in front of a live (and mostly sober) audience. Or just show off  generally. It’s a melting pot of indie music, opera, poetry, comedy, circus, drag – and a few acts that defy labeling. All Galah Bar events sold out in 2017, proving there’s a large, loving audience for home-grown talent!

Friday 23 November is Merv the Galah’s final flight for 2018 with Galah Bar #5. It will be a night of music and mayhem with slam poetry from Peter Klein, the heavenly harmonies of The Society Sisters, indie music from Leah Jeskie and a special guest from By The Banks Music Festival – Kay Proudlove. Plus plenty more including Stu Mentha, Alyce Fisher, Coen Dixon and a dash of circus.

Get a tasty pie down your beak from Merv’s Munchies and enjoy the Bobby’s Bar selection from Cofield Wines and Bridge Road Brewers with Happy Hour from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Galah Bar is proudly supported by La Trobe University

Galah Bar #5 Friday 23 November

Happy Hour at Bobby’s Bar from 6:30 to 7:30pm (yes Eftpos & paywave)

Show starts 7:30pm – finishes around 10pm

Merv’s Munchies will be offering delicious food



Friday 23 November

Galah Bar
Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre
All tickets $10
Doors open 6.30pm, acts at 7.30pm
Happy Hour 6.30–7.30pm

Book tickets online to avoid a $3 booking fee.
Flexi Packs aren’t able to be used for these shows.

Hankering to perform?
Chat with our awesome Galah Bar
Producer Beck Palmer
[email protected]

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If you have requirements not listed; please give us a call on (02) 6021 7433 and we will do our best to assist you!

Restricted Mobility 
Patrons with restricted mobility can access reserved seating to avoid steps.
Call us on (02) 6021 7433 to reserve a seat

We can accommodate up to two wheelchair patrons per performance.
It’s important to call ahead on (02) 6021 7433 to let us know you are coming, so that we can ensure your needs are catered for.

Guide & Companion Dogs 
Are welcome! Just give us a call to discuss how we can cater for your dog in this busy cabaret style venue. Call (02) 6021 7433.

Patrons with a Companion Card can access a free ticket for an attendant to accompany them.
Call (02) 6021 7433 to make a booking.

Join Merv Mail

Sign-up to our exclusive Galah Bar membership by emailing [email protected]

Merv Mail is free to join and will keep you up to date with acts, what’s on offer for food, cocktails and special offers.

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