We’re re-opening tonight
After a small break we re-open 5pm tonight, with a chocka schedule of shows on sale on our website stretching from Midsumma right through to the Comedy Festival.
Safe pair of hands
Those who are fans of our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (and if you don’t, why not?) will know that we have announced the sale of The Butterfly Club into a safe pair of hands. There's a full statement and video of the announcement on our website.
Don’t worry, the new owner, Mr Simone Pulga, has announced that he plans no changes to your favourite little kitsch hide-away. You’ll still see the same team behind the bar – in fact, our longstanding Venue Manager, Alexander (you might know him as 'Xander') gets a promotion and full-time job out of the deal.
It is also very important to us and to Simone that existing function and show bookings are all honoured and valued.
And the dusting regime shall continue unabated ;)
Simone says: “Having been involved in the arts and entertainment industry since the age of 10, I immediately recognised the important position The Butterfly Club holds in the industry, but also how much it is loved by audiences and performers."
"The arts is my life, the life of my friends, and my passion is to provide audiences with great shows, and offer performers an accessible outlet for their talent. Therefore I plan no changes, except to build on the excellent work and reputation of the venue.”
Why have we sold? The sale gives us the time, energy and financial resources to enable us to focus on the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. Click here to follow our exploits on that front, and of course we’d love to see you there each year in July as it grows to become an annual hallmark of Melbourne’s festival calendar.
Farewell drinks / meet Simone
If you wish to meet Simone, say hi to Alexander, and say farewell to us, the four of us will be in the venue from 7pm-10pm from Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 January for that very purpose. Do pop in! Oh, and we should stress that we’ll still be around, we're simply changing from ‘owners’ to ‘regulars’, as we know there’s no better venue to see the next hot act to book for the Festival.
We feel incredibly privileged to have been custodians of The Butterfly Club over the past 8 years. A heartfelt thanks for your support. Please continue to support Simone, Alexander and The Butterfly Club team as you have us, so that this special little escape from the world continues to thrive.
David Read / Neville Sice
Former owners, The Butterfly Club