Downstairs at the Maj
Perth’s premier cabaret venue, Downstairs at The Maj has launched into its 2019 programme, boasting some of Australian cabaret’s most extraordinary vocal talent, musical tributes and plenty of laughs.
We couldn't be more excited for this season of the Cabaret! Escape the city’s hustle and bustle and venture beneath the street to indulge in the relaxed atmosphere of Perth’s iconic intimate live venue.
Cabaret royalty and rising stars are set to light up downstairs at the Maj this season, boasting some of Australia’s extraordinary cabaret vocal talent, musical tributes and plenty of laughs.
This season presents a hand-picked selection of cabaret royalty and rising stars delivering extraordinary vocals, tributes, outrageous cheek and plenty of humour. It’s fresh, eclectic and has everything you need for a great night out.
With Australian cabaret's biggest names - including multiple Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths and the living legend of Les Girls, Carlotta - alongside Perth's very own sensation Jessie Gordon and the Perth Cabaret Collective (to name a few), there's plenty to get excited about in the 2019 Downstairs at The Maj season.
From the swinging 60s to the over-the-top 80s’ and national treasures to timeless divas, this electric handpicked selection of fresh and returning cabaret favourites offer something to tickle a range of musical tastes.
With pre-show and interval drinks and dining, cosy cabaret seating and artist meet and greets, Downstairs at The Maj makes a perfect night to share with friends or someone special.
You can see one show, or three or more to become a VIP for free, granting you access to exclusive deals and savings. The Maj’s underground season of cabaret Perth has come to know and love is all at once enchanting and unpredictable, but one thing is certain: you’re guaranteed a great night!
The Maj manager Helen Stewart said she’s excited that alongside names you know, every show this season is delivered by artists worthy of being household names.
“Every year Downstairs at The Maj brings unique treats and this year is no exception – the Season’s absolutely brimming with talent from all over the country, so please do stick around to meet them after their performance,” said Stewart.
Here is what to expect throughout this spectacular season of cabaret:
Under the Milky Way: Trevor Jones Sings The Great Australian Songbook
20 July 2019
After last year's sold-out show still Standing: A Tribute to The Great Piano Men, Australia’s favourite piano man returns with his band in a brand new show full of songs by Australian music icons including John Farnham, Cold Chisel and Kylie Minogue.
Michael Griffiths By Request
17– 19 October 2019
“Obscenely talented” (Broadway BabyUK) Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths returns
each year to sell-out houses Downstairs - his “favourite cabaret venue in Australia”. Backed by a three Piece band he’ll share stories and perform favourite songs by Queen, Elton John, ABBA and more plus, (via social media) you can make requests.
SELLING FAST – 4th show added!
What's New Pussycat? - starring Melissa Langton and Mark Jones
31 October - 2 November 2019
From the Green Room Award winners behind hit show Good Day Sunshine: The Lennon and McCartney Songbook comes a joyous, foot-stamping, hand-clapping celebration of the swinging sixties Featuring songs by Tom Jones, Burt Bacharach, Aretha Franklin and more.
“An irresistible double act” – The Age
Carlotta: Queen of the Cross- accompanied by Michael Griffiths
14 – 16 November 2019
Australian icon, political activist and living legend Carlotta takes you on a whirlwind ride with songs and stories from 50 years on and off the stage in a rare Perth performance.
It’s a Wonderful Life- A Live Radio Play- featuring Nick Maclaine, Jo Morris and Igor Sas
21 – 23 November 2019
Some of Perth’s favourite performers join together for a special retelling of It’s a Wonderful Life- as a live radio play. All proceeds go to Anglicare WA, supportIng people struggling with poverty and homelessness at Christmas.
A Festive Jamboree - starring Perth Cabaret Collective
12 – 14 December 2019
Whether you've been naughty or nice, a grumpy grinch or an angel all year, this joyful lot will fill you to the brim with Christmas cheer and classic Perth Cabaret Collective cheek this festive season
So what are you waiting for? Gather your friends and prepare for a night you won’t forget. Tickets are available from the venue or online.