Improv Playground

A night of Improvised Comedy

6:30-8pm, Tuesday 21 May

Come see our Troupe of Improvisers craft and create scenes before your very eyes. Yes that’s right, they make. stuff. up. on. the. spot.

Entry is free, come have dinner, a drink and a giggle.

Love Always,
The Moon & The Improv Playground



An original play written by Max Larkin

7pm Kick-off, Wednesday 22 May

MakeSpace Theatre Company had such a positive response to our first run of shows we have decided to give this show-biz another crack!

By teaming up with four well-known venues spanning from the Swan Valley right into the City. This time around we have four different nights in four different venues for you to choose from!

MakeSpace is proud to present a night of two short plays with some ongoing entertainment during intermission.

LEVIATHAN, an original play written by Max Larkin
Leviathan is the result of many sleepless nights thinking about this concept, binge listening to philosophy podcasts and an increasing apathy towards the Australian political landscape.
This play is designed for the audience to either enjoy the rolling waves of comedy on the surface or dive down to the depths of human nature where they would eventually meet Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan… or both!

Short intermission

A GOAT SONG, written by Maryanne Baartz
This award-winning play is a tribute to our playwrights’ grandmother who wrote this play in the 80’s (she’s not dead, we just really like her). Based on the fable of the two men in the hospital ward with the window, this play will have you ooh-ing and ahhh-ing all the way to ‘curtain close’.

These shows include drug references.


The Cheese Barrel (Swan Valley)
7pm Friday 3rd May
$5 entry

Cork & Bottle (Bassendean)
7pm Thursday 9th May
$5 entry

The Bird (Northbridge)
8pm Tuesday 14th May
$5 entry

The Moon (Northbridge)
7pm Wednesday 22nd May
Free entry

All doors open an hour before the show.

These plays are all independently produced and paid for by MakeSpace, any donation is gratefully accepted and will be put back into the company to help bring the arts back into the community where it belongs.


The Night Squad

RnB/Soul Jam Session

9-11pm, Thursday 23 May

The Night Squad Jam is a new hub for singers and musicians on the WA circuit and beyond, providing the foolproof mid-week hang – for music and good times lovers alike!

Imagine soul jams and pop grooves, chart classics by artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to current sensations like Anderson .Paak. We create, re-imagine and jam it all.

Shouting out to all vocalists, musicians and cheerful people of any level – we welcome you to sing and/or play (or handclap!) alongside our house band, a stew of insanely talented musicians with a diverse and flexible catalogue of songs.

We’re a nuts-and-bolts style jam session. Rock up, pick a song (anything!) and put your name on the list. Our musos are versed in many styles and whilst we pay homage to our soul/pop and jazz roots, our jam embraces all genres from hip hop and gospel to reggae and electronica.

The Moon has an awesome dinner and drinks menu for you to get amongst!



Perth Poetry Club

Where slams meet sonnets!

2-4pm, Saturday 25 May

Perth Poetry Club – Every Saturday from 2-4pm
You’re not dreaming, and you’re still in Western Australia – it really is a spoken word show every week in central Perth WA, with professional sound, in the friendly retro ambience of The Moon’s back room.

Everyone’s welcome. Come and listen. Perhaps bring a poem (your own or a favourite) to share in the open mike.

You don’t have to be a poet to enjoy this. There is nothing to join and no need to book.

Entry is free, and nobody is excluded, but we ask people to contribute according to their means so we can meet our expenses.

Open mike spots are 3 minutes, or shorter if it’s busy. We don’t reserve spots ahead of time – turn up on the day and put your name (or your cool stage name:-) on the list.

This is ‘scene central’ for WA poets and poetry fans.

See, be seen, or skulk in the corner in true Western Australian fashion.



Live Improvised Hiphop Jam

7:30pm Kick Off!, Sunday 26 May

Colab is Perth’s longest running open-mic freestyle night and falls on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. You can expect some of Perth’s best MCs to come down and present their amazing lyrical improvisations to an equally-extemporaneous band, which this month will be comprised of:


MCs, singers and musos welcome to get up and freestyle/jam – just come and introduce yourself to one of the hosts beforehand or in the set break.

And just so you know: It’s ABSOLUTELY NOT OK to be misogynist, sexist, racist, xenophobic or homophobic at Colab. We know these attitudes are sometimes hard to separate from hip hop culture, but we believe we change that.

The Moon does NOT accept bookings on Colab nights, so the rhymes are dished out on a first-come first-served basis. The Moon does good for the scene by putting this event on for free; perhaps consider returning this by getting something to eat.

Colab is proudly presented by The Moon Cafe.


Clive’s Den

Sketch Comedy 3-Piece!

6:00 - 8:30pm, Tuesday 28 May

Anyone up for some sketch comedy?
Clive’s Den are back baby! We are performing our best skits and favourite goofs at our favourite place, The Moon Cafe! For Free!

If you don’t laugh, at the very least there will be cheap pizza and pasta!

Kind Regards,

Clive’s Den


Brayden Sibbald + Fourth State

Electronic pop / Trip Hop / Two-step

9-11pm, Thursday 30 May

Phwooaarr.. this line-up.

What can we say about Brayden Sibbald? This stellar songwriter slash one man band, creates glistening loops on the fly with an array of instruments that evolve into catchy pop-folk masterpieces. His voice glows as bright as any big name Australian artist packing stadiums right now. If you didn’t catch his stand-out set at Wave Rock last year, this is your chance to get a glimpse of why it became such a talking point around town.

And then there’s Fourth State… Who’s gorgeously polished sound is reflective of all the best stuff we grew up on, while still nestling itself in the current. Vibe-setting 90s trip hop with hints of burial-esque two step and perfectly fitting, swelling vocals. We saw them whip the Town Hall at Nannup Music Festival into a slithering soup of slow moving spirit-dancers recently and man the vibe was electric.

So yeah.. this gig is FREE? Really?