Carols in Minor Keys


Wed Dec 21 2022 at 07:00 pm to Fri Dec 23 2022 at 08:00 pm


The Butterfly Club | Melbourne, VI

Christmas Carols made creepy
About this Event

Is Christmas the most wonderful or the most dysfunctional time of year? It's both in this cathartic, darkly joyful, and festive cabaret show!

Piano Punk (a classically trained pianist and singer who normally specializes in hardcore, metal, grunge and punk on piano) takes a night off from their usual nonsense to bring you this very special seasonal show of deeply unsettling and childhood-ruining renditions of Christmas Carols you once loved. They will be playing minimalistic piano arrangements and singing in this show that is equal parts creepy and campy.

'Joy To The World' broils with the wrath of the old testament god. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' becomes an ominous and sharp-tongued meditation on death as the lyrics “through the years we all will be together if the fates allow” take on new meaning. 'What Child Is This?' in a minor key becomes a horrifying tale of the gruesome death of Christ (“nail, spear shall pierce him through, the cross be borne for me for you”) that feels more like a very odd cause for celebration. 'All I Want For Christmas is You' becomes fodder for a restraining order and 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' is a slow-burning, hair-raising warning.


What time should I get there?

At least 30 minutes before the show. Our performances start bang on time and it takes a hot second to welcome you into the building.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Accordingly, patrons under 18 are only allowed on premises in the company of a parent or legal guardian.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We strongly encourage using public transport. The Butterfly Club is a short stroll from Flinders Street station and Melbourne Central, and an even shorter stroll from any tram that travels through Swanston or Collins Streets (get off at Town Hall).

If driving, you can find the best parking rates in the area by visiting (link opens in a new window).

How can I contact the venue with any questions?

Please call The Butterfly Club on 03 9663 8107 or reply to your email confirmation.

What's the refund policy?

If you can't attend for Covid-related reasons, you are entitled to a full refund provided you let us know ahead of time.

If the show is cancelled to comply with new restrictions or health directives, you will automatically get a full refund - no need to contact us.

Otherwise there are no refunds: exceptions are made in extraordinary circumstances at the Club's discretion. If there is a sensible reason why you should receive a refund, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Our team have a record of all attendees updated in real time and will be able to let you in whether you bring a printed copy of your ticket or not.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. It happens all the time. It's totally fine.


Where is it happening?

The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne, Australia

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


AUD 28.00 to AUD 37.00

The Butterfly Club

Host or Publisher The Butterfly Club

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