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ballarat cabaret festival 2017

The Lost Ones Basement Bar is proud to be supporting the Ballarat Cabaret Festival, 5th through to the 8th October 2017. These intimate events are sure to be a hit of the festival, as the performers are up close and personal in our hidden location.

jude perl


Adult $40 | Concession $35 | Her Maj Member $32

Date & Time

Saturday 7 October


Singer/songwriter/comedian Jude Perl delivers an irresistible smorgasbord of original soulful tunes, hilarious lyrics, endearing storytelling and uniquely divine vocals.

Perl’s “insanely clever and comical song writing” (Melbourne Observer) recently earned her two consecutive Green Room Awards for Outstanding Original Songs in 2016. Her most recent production, Roommates: The Musical sold out at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earned five glittering stars, and has been optioned for development into a film version.




Date & Time

Friday 6 October


Adult $40 | Concession $35 | Her Maj Member $32

Gillian Cosgriff is an award-winning musical comedian and Ballarat Cabaret Festival favourite. An extreme procrastinator, she set herself a challenge – to write one song a week for eight weeks. Each song had to be finished by midnight on Sunday of each week, and all of her progress/desperation was tracked on Twitter via #8songs8weeks.

Built under pressure, this show is a fascinating insight into comedy and songwriting,  and gives the audience insight into the creative process. Not only did Cosgriff come up with eight taut, funny, original songs, but she writes one new song live during the show.

One of the big hits of this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival, this is an elegant, clever, and downright hilarious original show.




key party piano bar

Date & Time

Friday 6 October & Saturday 7 October

From 9.30pm


Free entry

They’re back – the piano bar AND Australia’s favourite Piano Man*, Trevor Jones. Not even moving to Queensland could keep him from the Ballarat Cabaret Festival. Expect all your favourites; riotous singalongs to showtunes, jazz standards and rock classics. Trevor’s the best in this business, so come on down to The Lost Ones Basement Bar - Cab Fest’s official late night hang out.

Come join us – and perhaps some special festival guests – in a drink and a song. Request your favourite numbers, bring something to sing yourself. Free entry. Just bring your fun-loving selves.

*Ironically, he will not play Piano Man. Everything else is up for grabs. Including Trevor.