Frequently Asked Questions
We are situated between Little Bourke St and Lonsdale St near Queen Street, behind Hardware Lane in Goldie Place.
We are currently open Thursday night through to Sunday night, and we feature 4 shows on our Friday’s and Saturday’s. The club is based over 3 levels featuring 2 separate performance rooms. Special events are also listed on our website throughout the year including touring artist performances on our Monday Tuesday and Sunday evenings. Subscribe to our website for all the latest happenings.
Children 14 years and up can attend a performance, so long as they are with a parent/guardian at all times. We do not except an 18 year old as a guardian to a minor - if you are unsure and would like clarification before attending our venue regarding any underage entry - Please contact us via email direct at email@example.com to avoid any confusion or disappointment at the door. Our venue is a licensed venue and ALL patrons must carry their ID. In the form of either a Drivers Licence, Proof of Age card or passport.
We do allow tickets to be sold at the door, but PLEASE NOTE most of our weekend show’s sell out before the night. There will be no tickets available at the door if a show says it’s SOLD OUT on the website.
If you are planning a special evening, we strongly recommend you pre-purchase your table online.
Yes, by purchasing your tickets online this secures you seating to the show at a table. It is important to note that if you arrive late for a performance your table may not be held.
Management recommends you arrive half an hour before showtime to be seated. We cannot guarantee your seats will be held after the show has started.
Please note: The club is based around the 1920's French Bebop era where tables were shared. If you purchase a booking for 2 people and the show is sold out, you'll share a table with another 2 guests.
The club opens at 7.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday nights, and closes at 11pm.
The club opens at 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday and closes at 12am.
On Sundays, the club opens at 6.30pm and closes at 10pm.
Our mid week gig showtimes are at either 8pm or 8-30pm sharp. See website for show times.
Our early weekend show’s start at 6pm in The Loft (6pm-and 6.30pm in our Basement Performance Room. (COVID adjusted show structure) Duration is 2 sets between 6.30pm-8.10pm.
Occasionally we have a special 6pm showtime. ( This will be highlighted on our website ).
We have an 9.00pm weekend show in our Parisian Loft Performance Room. (COVID adjusted show structure) Duration is 2 Sets played between 9.00pm-11.15pm).
And our late show on our weekends commences at 9.30pm sharp in our Basement Performance room. ( 2 Sets played between 9.30pm-11.45pm).
Advertised show times indicate the start of the performance.
Information on all our upcoming shows are available via our website, when you press the 'BOOK NOW' this displays the press kit in greater detail on the act you may be interested in attending - this also gives you information on the show duration, time, genre and performance room.
Group bookings are popular, your booking will appear on our guest list and seating will be arranged for your group. If you are booking a table and would like to sit together with another table, please fill in the comments section with your seating instructions For example “I’m here for John Smith’s b’day please seat my table with their group” or send us and email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can either purchase all the tables of 4 in one booking or your guests can purchase their own table individually online.
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Our Gallery room is available for private functions of up to 70 guests. Please email us at email@example.com for further details on our packages.
The Gallery is also where guests can arrive and have a drink prior to attending the late show on a Friday or Saturday evening.
Guests from our early 7.00pm show are welcome to head upstairs to our Gallery for drinks after the show as well. The Gallery Bar closes at approx 11pm. Its a great spot for a catch up.
We offer a Tapas menu. Menu items range from Tasting Platters for 4 - Anitpasto & Vegetarian Options available, Wedges, Arancini, Cheese/Salami platters, Pizzetta’s, Marinated olives and more.
Gluten Free Pizza Bases are available upon request.
For our functions we offer larger and more detailed canapés which are listed on our function flyer packages. If you are interested in our functions please fill in the enquiry form and we will reply with in 24 hours.
Please note: On Sundays the kitchen serves Pizzetta's only.
We have our Gallery Bar (currently closed) and also our Basement and Loft Bars. A full range of premium wines, champagne, spirits, local and imported beers and cocktails are available.
The club has 3 floors and we do not have disabled access. We can assist guests up and down the stairs upon arrival if they wish
We allow discreet conversation during performances, out of respect for our artists if a group are becoming noisy they will be asked to keep their voices down.
If guests wish to have a louder conversation they are welcome to chat more freely upstairs in our Gallery.
If you would like to perform at the Paris Cat please email us your press kit with some live footage of your performances to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we think your band would suit our business model we will be in contact. Please note that we listen to all submissions and they are kept on file. We only reply to suitable submissions if we have dates available.
Smart casual to cocktail. Our guests are welcome to attend neatly dressed or go all out for a special occasion.
We are excited to welcome you back to Paris Cat!
In line with government regulations, we will be having dine-in service whilst enjoying our live shows.
To help protect our patrons and our staff we will be enforcing strict health and hygiene standards.
The Paris Cat Team
To ensure the safe transition to living with COVID-19, it is critical that the operators of an entertainment or food and drink premises take the following steps to keep workers and patrons safe:
- Ensure workers comply with relevant mandatory vaccination requirements – food and drink and entertainment premises workers who are working at an open premises must be fully vaccinated. Workers who have been authorised to work onsite during earlier phases of the Roadmap or who are otherwise subject to a mandatory vaccination requirement must generally be fully vaccinated by Friday 26 November 2021 to work onsite. Employers are required to collect the vaccination information of their workers attending work on-site.
- Please do not enter this venue if you are experiencing:
Chills or sweats
Shortness of breath
Loss of sense of smell
As of Friday Feb 25th at 11.59pm, masks are no longer mandatory indoors. Masks are still required to be worn by hospitality staff.
From Friday Feb 17th Density quotients will be removed for Hospitality venues as per the Victorian government guidelines.
Yes, you are welcome to come in for a drink in our Gallery Mezzanine Bar on our Friday and Saturday evenings! This room is seated and many guests enjoy pre drinks before our late shows and post drinks after our early shows on weekends.
Yes, you are welcome to stay and have a drink in our Gallery Mezzanine Bar after the show.
We will be taking both cash and card payments. Guests are encouraged to secure their table online via our website pariscat.com.au to avoid disappointment.
Of course we will have our menu available to purchase food throughout all our performances. Pls view our menu here: https://pariscat.com.au/menu.
Guests are welcome to book for groups of up to 20 patrons when attending our performances. We don’t allow groups any larger than this to book for our public shows, as our venue is quite intimate. For further clarification pls call Liz on 0416210979.
Big Bands are back!!!
We will continue to have all guests seated to view our performances. You are welcome to purchase your food and beverages at the bar and our staff will then bring your food to your table. Our Gallery Mezzanine bar located on our middle level is available for small functions and guest can meet before or after a show for a drink and some nibbles, you are no longer required to sit in this cocktail room.
Paris cat has been commercially COVID cleaned approved prior to re-opening and continues to be commercially cleaned each week. We have allowed additional time between all our performances to ensure our performance rooms are properly cleaned and sanitised. We ensure to have hand sanitiser stations for guests to use upon entry and available again in each performance room, toilet entry as well as laminated menus, each room is cleaned and disinfected between each performance to reduce the spread of germs. Staff are required to wash hands frequently and sanitise the venue throughout the night.
Please contact us immediately so we can take further action to ensure the safety of others. Contact information for every customer will be noted so that they can be informed in the sudden case of coronavirus case.
As per the government guidelines we will ask each guests to provide their first name and contact number. This information will enable us to quickly contact those who were potentially exposed in the event of a positive case. After 28 days the records will be destroyed.
You sure can! Please contact our Functions Co-ordinator for more information! Private Cocktail Functions are now available for up to 50 patrons in our Gallery bar on Thursday evenings, smaller non-exclusive functions of up to 25 are available in this Gallery Bar on our Friday and Saturday evenings, this room will still be open to the public on our main weekend nights. Private functions can be held also on our Sunday evenings.