entertainment

The George Hotel is Ballarat’s premiere entertainment venue! Offering a line up of LIVE acoustic music every Friday and Saturday in The Lane.

Supporting local musicians as well as national.

Premier Acts

Live shows of cabaret, burlesque, drag and music concerts happen multiple times throughout the year so keep an eye out on our social media.

COMEDY SHOW

BallaratCat Comedy has been running monthly comedy shows in Ballarat at The George Hotel since 2013! With big name headliners and a fun, relaxed and social atmosphere, you're sure to have a great night out with us!

RESERVE A TABLE
You can book a table if your quick (tables go fast), and then enjoy dinner and drinks with friends on our VIP tables.
Simply contact functions@georgehotelballarat.com.au

Food and beverages can be purchased at the bar.

Doors open at 7pm: get in early for best seats of the house.

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JOHNNY CASH SHOW

Get Rhythm is a Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute act starring real-life married couple, Mark and Joanne Caligiuri.

They will be performing all your favourite hits—"I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "Jackson" and many more—at The George Hotel in Ballarat on Friday 27th August, 2021. The Caligiuris have toured countless sold out shows with rave reviews all over Australia.

A high-energy show with a few laughs along the way. Be prepared to be part of the show too!

On Friday 27th August 2021 at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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Spring back into comedy, with Nazeem Hussain!

The big names just keep on coming in 2021! (As do the lockdowns, but we won’t bang on about them).

What’s Nazeem been up to since he last visited us? Oh you know, appearing on every TV panel show ever, plus podcasts, radio and avocado ads. Ever busy and always hilarious, we can’t wait to see him live on stage at BallaRatCat!

Now let’s just keep hoping we can put the show on! Go get a vaccine while you wait!

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Alan Moyle has photographed a LOT of comedians.

At the 2013 Melbourne Comedy Festival, he showcased the comics and the spaces they use to prepare for performing. Those spaces range from decked-out dressing rooms to cramped corners, cold carparks and broom closets. You can see all the incredible images as part of this year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

2013 is also the year that Beth Lamont started BallaRatCat Comedy, and Beth & Alan go way back in the behind-the-scenes world of the Melbourne comedy scene.

This event will be part Artist Talk and Q&A; part panel discussion about the inner workings of comedy rooms and festivals, and part stand-up comedy show, with three very funny panelists & performers: Dave Thornton, Claire Hooper and Josh Earl!

Don’t miss your chance to take a peek… Behind The Curtain.

Saturday 4th September - 8pm

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COMEDY

Comedian, MC, Comedy Promotor. Training Facilitator: Mental Health First Aid, Public Speaking, Comedy Writing & Personal Development.

One woman driver of Northern Rivers based Comedy Club, ‘Larry Laughs Loud’.

NEW DATE: Saturday 9th October 8pm

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FAULTY TOWERS

Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a platter along with five stars, three courses and two hours of non-stop laughter.

Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun and a brilliant night out as you climb inside your favourite TV show and experience it from the inside out… With over 70% improvised, this is the completely immersive and highly interactive experience where anything can happen… and usually does!

Venue: The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard St North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Dates: Friday 15 – Saturday 16 October 2021 Times: Arrival between 7:00pm and 7:30pm.

Tickets: $90.00 pp – all tickets include a 3-course meal and 2-hour interactive show.

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MAGIC MEN

MAGIC MEN is coming back for another epic show in Ballarat.

Hitting the Ballarat & The George Hotel on Friday, November 12th 2021. Doors Open at 7:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm.

STARRING WILL PARFITT - exclusively to the George Hotel only!

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LEWIS SPEARS

Even after all the front fringes, twitter dorks, cyber safety experts and journos joined forces, the only thing that could actually cancel me was a bowl of soup.

But even that couldn't stop me forever - my most audacious hour of stand up comedy to date is now showing all across Australia in 2021.

LIMITED covid safe shows. Book now (or miss out).

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