Performance dates & times

Running Time 1 hour 35 minutes (no interval)

Price range

Group discounts are available for groups of 4 or more.
To book, please visit the Box Office in person or call:  1300 002 787 Monday to Saturday, 9:00am-8:30pm

All online orders are subject to a Service Charge of up to $8.50 per order, plus any optional additional postage charges

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A disorderly cocktail of party and politics, and a love-letter of hope to the future, RIOT is a thrilling, uplifting and unforgettable night out.

Dance, drag, circus and comedy rolled into a gut-punch of wild theatre, RIOT infuses the excitement of a variety show with the energy of the dance floor, setting your hearts and minds ablaze.

The all-star Irish cast includes Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss (last seen in her 2017 one-woman-show High Heels in Low Places). RIOT sold every ticket available in Dublin Fringe, won Best Production and broke box-office records there. Now, this jaw-dropping spectacle comes to Melbourne this summer as a klaxon call for those who are ready to riot.

This theatrical explosion will set hearts soaring and pulses racing over two weeks at Arts Centre Melbourne, with a surprise local performer each night.

It’s your big night out… with a twist!

★★★★ ½ The Music
"The perfect night out" - Weekend Notes

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Created & Directed by
Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon
Composed by
Alma Kelliher
With original text by
Emmet Kirwan & Panti
Additional text by
Michael Harding
Designed by
Niall Sweeney
Costume design by
James David Seaver
Lighting design by
Mark Galione
Movement Direction by
Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding
Originally co-produced by Dublin Fringe Festival and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.