Fabled venue to play big part in recovery

Published on 23 July 2020

Chapel Off Chapel turns 25

Over 25 magnificent years, Chapel Off Chapel has become one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues, with big plans being finalised for its triumphant return.

North Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor John Chandler is one patron who can’t wait to return to the fabled venue, which has hosted everything from live performances to art exhibitions, festivals, podcasts and corporate events.

Cr Chandler said Chapel Off Chapel was a vital part of Stonnington’s cultural fabric and would have a big role to play as the community returns from isolation.

"The performing arts community has been hit hard," he said. "It is vital we do all we can to bring back confidence and patronage to the arts, not just for the livelihoods of the artists themselves, but for the role the arts play in the vibrancy of a community."

With enchanting heritage-stained glass windows, the bluestone chapel, built in 1858, plays host to an array of music, theatre, art, cabaret, dance, and comedy.

Its two dynamic theatre spaces have seen the likes of Foo Fighters and Coldplay plus smash hit productions of RENT, The Colour Purple, Looking Through A Glass Onion, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

In the meantime, the regular Check in with Chapel series offers patrons an up close and personal experience with many guests livestreamed.

As for producers looking for a venue, Chapel Off Chapel has three flexible performance spaces. It's the perfect place to host your next show or exhibition. 

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