The New York Jazz Scene Now Lives in Melbourne
Birdland New York was known for being Charlie Parker’s resident Jazz club in the 1950s, and of course, his namesake.
In addition to Bird, the club has been home to many famous Jazz musicians since its opening in 1949. As Alan Morrison, the long time editor of Ebony Magazine, put it, “Birdland was both a cultural vantage point and a barometer of trends where all the big names in jazz performed”.
Melbourne is the first city to host a Birdland venture outside New York city. Bird’s Basement is the stage of past, present, and future jazz legends.
Our Location is 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne
Intimate shows for true fans
Take a look inside Bird's Basement
Things you need to know
PURCHASING YOUR TICKET
- Please note that all seats incur a $15 minimum spend per person that will be charged on the evening. You are welcome to spend this on your drinks.
- Tickets bought at the door on the night attract an extra $9 (including service fee). It's only a service fee of $4 when you book online.
Tickets are sold directly through our website ticketing system, or you can purchase over the phone by calling 1300 BB JAZZ . Once you’ve purchased your tickets you will receive them by email immediately. If you prefer to receive them by post or for them to be held at the box office, please call us on 1300 BB JAZZ. NOTE: if you purchase at the door, we will charge an extra $9 (including service fee) for each ticket as we want to encourage you to purchase online or phone. Our 1300 number is also a support line so if you have any issue please call us on the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 12pm to 6pm on Saturday. On public holidays when the venue is closed, so will our support line.
OPEN A BBPOINT ACCOUNT AND START EARNING POINTS
A BBPoints account allows you to earn points when purchasing tickets online on this website. As you accumulate points, you will be able to redeem them when making your future purchases with us with free concerts or you may even partially pay and use the balance of your BBpoints. Many clients already take full advantage of this program. Simply click here to open an account. It only takes a minute.
If you've booked seats separately to a party you wish to join, simply send an email to email@example.com and state the name of the party you would like to join. This will depend on availability. If you have purchased several tickets in one transaction, your seats will be together automatically.
Pensioners and Veterans: 50% discount on A and B reserve ticket categories for pensioners and veterans (please present your card on arrival at the box office). The discount is for the cardholder only. This is available for all shows.
Students: 50% discount on A and B reserve ticket categories on presentation of your student card at the box office. This discount is only available to the cardholder.
Musician Members of the Australian Jazz Award Academy: 50% discount on A and B reserve ticket categories on presentation of your student card at the box office, this is available to you on second shows only. On nights where there is only 1 show, 25% discount will apply.
Doors open each night at 6pm. The Doors reopen at 10pm for late shows. Your seat will be allocated within the chosen zone by a hostess on the night.
By popular demand, we have re-opened the kitchen at Bird's Basement, to selected seats.
Over the last 3 years we have noticed that most of our patrons would like to dance but don't have the space to do so, not anymore. We are changing the surface of our traditional premium area and this will become a great place where all ticket holders will be able to join the party. That's pretty cool because you will have a great view of the band.
There are 24 premium seats close to the stage, however we won't serve food there when the venue is busy because our waiters won't be able to access it to provide a good service.
You will notice on the floor plan that the blue area represents the restaurant. Any tickets in the restaurant area are required to order food. Other seats in the house do not require you to order food.
We are also excited to announce that a second bar has opened in the venue to the right side of the stage.
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