The Famous Spiegeltent returns to Melbourne, with Dr Sketchy’s in it!

Dr. Sketchy’s Melbourne launches its 2012 season in the most beautiful of cabaret venues.
Join us for a very special Dr. Sketchy session in The Famous Spiegeltent.

Indulge in some cheeky rendering of  the Spiegeltent’s visiting performers where you’ll also be treated to a performance.  DJ Knave Knixx will be spinning an infectious blend of nostalgic tunes with a boogie woogie flavour, that will have you toe-tappin’ while you sketch.

A more perfect venue could not exist for Dr Sketchy’s.  We are thrilled to be a part of such a historic venue where some of the world’s greatest artists, bohemians, freaks, talents and legends have sung, danced, drank and laughed….

And now, a brief history….

The Famous Spiegeltent was built in 1920. Since Marlene Dietrich sang Falling In Love Again in the 1930s, her magic mirrors have reflected thousands of images of artists, audiences and exotic gatherings. She is a star in her own right, hosting parties, concerts, clubs and a myriad of stunning performances, launching the careers of countless artists travelling the world.

So ignite your creative spirit by coming out to this special session!  

Date & Time

Monday 13 February 2012, 7pm -9pm
120 min
$25 Includes a glass of sparkling wine
Advisable to bring your own drawing materials and paper

Book online – the Arts Centre

By phone: 1300 182 183 9am – 9pm, Monday to Saturday

At the box office:
The Box Office is located in Theatres Building (under the spire), Level 5, in the Smorgon Family Plaza.
It is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Dr Sketchy Melbourne featured on Fringe Lane TV

The lovely people at Fringe Lane came to film us back in March of this year, watch the video to see a Sketchy session in action.  Thanks to Fringe Lane and our wonderful model, Betty Blood.

and some great footage from 2010 with International glamazons, the women Peaches loves to love – the V Dentatas


Thank you 2010!


Sunday November 28
Sending off an incredible 2010!

This year Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne rocked art monkeys around the world!
On top of holding our regular monthly kick ass sketching shenanigans we appeared at boutique music & arts festival, BOOGIE.
Traveled to NEW YORK (!) to speak at the incredible 2nsdInternational SketchyCon Convention of Dr Sketchy Principals around the world thanks to money raised via KickStarter, and in July we teamed up with HJE to put on the most lush birthday party ever!
200 people were treated at our 4th birthday to the magic of Cath Jamison, danced to the Huw Joseph Experience and got teased by Australia’s top burlesque, vaudeville and circus performers, Rosy Rabbit, Molly Jean Morrison and Miss Honey Pot!

Come send off 2010 with us and welcome the silly season!

Sunday November 28
Doors open by 1.30pm, session starts 2pm
Bring your sketch pads!

Unreserved seating so be there on time!
The Order of Melbourne
Lvl 2/401 Swanston St
Look for the Red Door!

Tickets $15 – no booking fee

Dr. Sketchy’s is for everyone, no previous artistic ability required as long as you’re prepared to have a good time. We’re all about bringing the creativity out in you and having a good time. Have a drink, bring a sketchpad, a pencil and your enthusiasm. Join us on the last Sunday of each month for ridiculous sketching pleasure, where you’ll also be treated to a performance by our models.

Bringing burlesque back!

Dolores Daiquiri brought burlesque back to Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne last week. Our flame haired vixen dripping with diamonds, sparkles and pasties galore put the tease into our sketch class! The art monkeys went wild for Dolores and we have sketches a’plenty to show for it.

Dolores Daiquiri 1

Our sketch prize winner!

Art monkeys having fun, how cute is she!!

cutest art monkey eva!


Thank you to all our burlesque lovers that came out to see Dolores and a special thank you to the lovely Miss Dolores Daiquiri!

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