At 231 Bourke St, Comedy Republic is a 145 capacity theatre in the centre of Melbourne, purpose built for standup comedy (and social distancing).
Boat is probably the only method we wouldn't recommend. Trains to Melbourne Central, Parliament or Flinders Street Station are equidistant. And the Bourke St and Swanston St trams stop right outside our door. There is a taxi rank 20 metres away near the Police Station on Bourke St.
At night much of the street parking becomes unlimited on Russell St. There is also a carpark on Royal Lane which is a flat rate after 5pm.
We had big plans... but the fact is Comedy Republic is not currently an accessible venue. It is on the second floor, and there is no lift. We are working very hard to fix this as soon as possible, as we do not believe there is any excuse for this in 2020.
And while there is no excuse, there are reasons. We had planned two theatres and two bars for the Comedy Festival in 2020 - and invested heavily to make it happen. The results would have been enough to pay for our lift. Then COVID-19 cancelled everything 5 days before we opened. Now, not only could we not pay for our lift, but we are just struggling to open the doors.
So, we know it's not ideal, and we truly are sorry, but know that it is our top priority. In the meantime we will have streaming capabilities, so many of our shows will be able to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home/mates place/phone/train/wherever.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email us at or call 0402 011 332 between 10 AM and 4 PM on Tuesday - Friday.
The blue marker is Comedy Republic, the green marker is GreenCo Parking on Royal Lane.
Comedy Republic of 231 Bourke St, Melbourne is a part of The Coterie Company Pty Ltd (ABN: 76 629 308 185) which is an Australian business.
You can contact Comedy Republic at or 0402 011 332 weekdays between 10am and 4pm
Prices are displayed in Australian Dollars
Refunds, exchanges and replacements
Comedy Republic does not offer refunds or exchanges because of a change in your personal circumstances (for example being late or if you are not able to attend unexpectedly).
Comedy Republic will offer a refund or exchange of paid ticket if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated and you don’t want to attend the rescheduled or relocated event.
If you do want a refund:
3.1. you need to request it within a reasonable time;
3.2. proof of purchase may be required;
3.3. if the Consumer Law permits, transaction/admin costs may be deducted from the refund;
3.4. the total amount you paid (including any fees or charges) will in most circumstances be the maximum amount Comedy Republic will repay you.
Conditions of entry
The conditions of entry into Comedy Republic events are:
4. You may be denied entry, or required to leave, if:
4.1. you are intoxicated or under the influence of illicit drugs, disruptive; or.
4.2. you are detracting from other people’s enjoyment of the event unreasonably; or
4.3. you don’t comply with any additional terms and conditions for the event set by the event Producer or Comedy Republic; or
4.4. you refuse to submit to a search of your bag, person or possessions unreasonably;
4.5. it’s reasonable to do so in the fair assessment of Comedy Republic management.
5. Late arrivals – If you arrive late, you will not be able to enter until a suitable break in the event (if any).
6. No recording – Unless you’re told otherwise, use of cameras or other photographic or recording equipment (including on mobile phones) is not permitted .
Comedy Republic is required to collect private information as part of the booking process on our website. By using this site you agree to the collection and storage of this information.
Financial information may also be provided by you to third parties (eg. SecurePay) as part of the booking process, and may be linked to information stored on our site by use of an anonymised token.
If you would like access to or the removal of your personal information held by Comedy Republic, please contact and we will be happy to oblige. For access to your information held by our financial partners please contact the merchant in question.