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Chapel Off Chapel
View of Chapel Off Chapel from Malvern Road
Former namesIndependent Church of Prahran
Address12 Little Chapel Street
Prahran, Melbourne, Australia
OwnerCity of Stonnington
Genre(s)Theatre, music, cabaret
CapacityTheatre: 255 seats
Loft: 150 seats

Chapel Off Chapel is a theatre venue in Prahran, Melbourne. Located near Chapel Street and opened in 1995, the venue consists of the 255-seat Chapel Theatre, the 150-seat Chapel Loft and a visual arts gallery.

Chapel Off Chapel is particularly associated with independent music theatre and cabaret.[1] It has hosted independent productions of musicals, many as Australian premieres, including Dogfight, tick, tick... BOOM!, Violet, The Color Purple, Thrill Me, John & Jen, Avenue Q, In the Heights, Loving Repeating, Blood Brothers, Hair, It's Only Life!, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Zanna, Don't!, Is There Life After High School?, Bat Boy, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, The Last 5 Years, Hello Again, Songs for a New World, Kooky Tunes, And The World Goes Round, Putting It Together, Lucky Stiff and Closer Than Ever.

Australian musicals performed at Chapel Off Chapel include Prodigal Son, Life's A Circus, Only Heaven Knows, Tea with Oscar, Joe Starts Again and All Het Up.[2] Chapel Off Chapel also regularly hosts Home Grown, a showcase for new Australian musical theatre works.[3] Performers who have appeared at Home Grown events include Todd McKenney, Amanda Harrison, Lucy Durack, Virginia Gay and Kerrie Anne Greenland.[4]

The bluestone building is converted from the former Independent Church, built in 1858-9.[5]


  1. ^ Kylie Northovears (16 March 2015). "Chapel Off Chapel celebrates 20 years". The Age. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ "AusStage - Chapel Off Chapel". ausstage.edu.au. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. ^ "About Us". Home Grown. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Top 10 Home Grown Highlights - Theatrepeople". www.theatrepeople.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. ^ Former Independent Church (Report). Melbourne, Victoria: Victorian Heritage Database, Heritage Council Victoria. Retrieved 16 January 2016.