Scratch Nights

Selected Fridays

Selected Fridays

In 2018 our feathery friend ‘Merv’ returns once more to rule the Butter Factory Theatre roost!

Galah Bar is a highly popular performance platform for local talent to test and tag evolving performance ideas in front of a live (and mostly sober) audience. Or just show off  generally. It’s a melting pot of indie music, opera, poetry, comedy, circus, drag – and a few acts that defy labeling. All Galah Bar events sold out in 2017, proving there’s a large, loving audience for home-grown talent!

Join us for the last Galah Bar of the year, as the Butter Factory precinct comes alive with the ‘scratch and squawk’ of some beautifully eclectic regional acts. Rub shoulders with neighbours over a delicious glass of Cofield wine or Bridge Road craft beer, nibble, gobble or graze on some tasty snacks, and soak up the talent-charged atmosphere!

Galah Bar is proudly supported by La Trobe University

Galah Bar #5 Friday 23 November

Happy Hour at Bobby’s Bar from 6:30 to 7:30pm (yes Eftpos & paywave)

Show starts 7:30pm – finishes around 10pm

Merv’s Munchies will be offering delicious food


September’s show was another sell out so book your tickets now if you don’t want to miss the legendary fun and craziness at Galah Bar.

Keep an eye out, the line up will be revealed soon.


Friday 23 November

Galah Bar
Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre
All tickets $10
Doors open 6.30pm, acts at 7.30pm
Happy Hour 6.30–7.30pm

Book tickets online to avoid a $3 booking fee.
Flexi Packs aren’t able to be used for these shows.

Hankering to perform?
Chat with our awesome Galah Bar
Producer Beck Palmer


If you have requirements not listed; please give us a call on (02) 6021 7433 and we will do our best to assist you!

Restricted Mobility 
Patrons with restricted mobility can access reserved seating to avoid steps.
Call us on (02) 6021 7433 to reserve a seat

We can accommodate up to two wheelchair patrons per performance.
It’s important to call ahead on (02) 6021 7433 to let us know you are coming, so that we can ensure your needs are catered for.

Guide & Companion Dogs 
Are welcome! Just give us a call to discuss how we can cater for your dog in this busy cabaret style venue. Call (02) 6021 7433.

Patrons with a Companion Card can access a free ticket for an attendant to accompany them.
Call (02) 6021 7433 to make a booking.

Join Merv Mail

Sign-up to our exclusive Galah Bar membership by emailing

Merv Mail is free to join and will keep you up to date with acts, what’s on offer for food, cocktails and special offers.

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