PARIS CAT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS…
Where is the Paris Cat?
We are situated between Little Bourke St and Lonsdale St near Queen Street, behind Hardware Lane in Goldie Place.
What nights are we open?
We are open from Wednesday night through to Saturday night, and we feature 3 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.
Are minors allowed to attend a show?
Children 14 years and up can attend a performance, so long as they are with a parent/guardian at all times. They still need to purchase a ticket to secure a seat.
Can you purchase tickets at the door?
We do allow tickets to be purchased at the door for shows, but PLEASE NOTE though that most of our weekend show’s sell out before the night, leaving only standing room tickets available at the door on the night of the performance.
If you are planning a special evening, we strongly recommend you pre-purchase your tickets online. This will secure seating to the show of your choice.
Do online bookings include seating?
Yes, by purchasing your tickets online this secures you seating to the show. It is important to note that if you arrive late for a performance your seat 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.
Opening Times & Closing Times?
The club opens at 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday nights and closes at 11pm.
The club opens at 7pm on our Friday’s and Saturday’s and we close at 12am.
Our mid week gig showtimes are at either 8pm or 8-30pm sharp. See website for show times.
Our early show’s start at 7.00pm in our Basement Performance Room. (Duration is 2 sets between 7pm-8.40pm)
Occasionally we have a special 6pm showtime. ( This will be highlighted on our website )
We have an 8.30pm weekend show in our Parisian Loft Performance Room. ( 2 Sets played between 8.30pm-10.45pm)
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 individually and would like to sit together please fill in the comments section with your seating instructions For example “I’m here for John Smith’s b’day please seat me with their group” or send us and email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can either purchase all the tickets in one booking or your guests can purchase their tickets individually online.
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. The bar is open from 7pm and
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.
Do you serve food?
We offer a light bar menu. Menu items range from Italian Meatballs, Arancini, Cheese platters, Wedges, Dips etc.
We also offer Tasting Platters from $45 and these must be pre-ordered before the night via emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. When ordering please indicate your booking name and the show you will be attending.
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.
Do you have a Bar?
We have our Gallery Bar and also our Basement Bar. A full range of premium wines, champagne, spirits, local and imported beers and cocktails are available.
Do you have Disabled Access?
The club is situated in a basement and we do not have disabled access. We can assist guests down the stairs upon arrival if they wish.
We do have eftpos and credit card facilities as the club. We however do not accept Diners or American Express. A $2 dollar surcharge applies to credit card transactions.
Talking during shows?
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.
Is the Paris Cat open over Christmas?
The club will be closed after the last Saturday before Christmas Eve and we re-open the second Thursday in Jan.
How do you get a gig at the Paris Cat?
If you would like to perform at the Paris Cat please email us your press kit with some live footage of your performances to email@example.com.
If we think your style 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.