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Performance dates & times

Wednesday 20 Mar
8:00 PM
Thursday 21 Mar
8:00 PM
Friday 22 Mar*
8:00 PM
Saturday 23 Mar
6:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Sunday 24 Mar
4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

*Auslan interpreted performance

Price range

Arts Centre Melbourne members receive 20% off standard ticket prices in presale. 

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday Performances

A Reserve
$52 - $59
B Reserve
$42 - $49

Friday & Saturday Performances

A Reserve
B Reserve

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

Arts Centre Melbourne Members do not pay the $8.50 Service Charge when booking tickets online. Join today to enjoy this saving and other benefits of membership!

Fresh from London’s West End, the boys are back in town with a dazzling new show, featuring their trademark heart-stopping blend of insanely talented cabaret burlesque, comic capery and circus to die for - all with punkish swagger. 

Prepare yourself for interstellar aerial feats and warp-speed strippers from outer space as the Briefs boys apply their skill and humour to push the boundaries of artistry, masculinity and decency.

The third show from Briefs Factory, Close Encounters premiered at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2017, had its UK debut at London’s Underbelly Festival on The Southbank, enjoyed a successful run at Auckland’s Q Theatre, and in 2018 crash-landed at Sydney Festival with Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Edinburgh Fringe 2018 also on the flight path. The Melbourne run follows their London West End season.



In a special one-off show, the boys from Briefs present Brat Kids Carnival, a wildly fun afternoon for mischief makers and their grown-ups! This high-energy mix of circus and cabaret is perfect for kids aged 7 and up.

23 March, 3pm

Find out more about the Brat Kids Carnival

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