Finucane & Smith in partnership with the Chinese Museum present House of the Heart 《心之宫殿》

A heady cocktail of cabaret for the head, the heart and all the senses, the Chinese Museum’s Dragon Gallery transforms for Chinese Lunar New Year. Created by internationally acclaimed and multi-awarded immersive cabaret legends Finucane & Smith, House of the Heart stars a cornucopia of stunning singers, dancers and storytellers in a work that swirls across language and culture to explore home, family and how we create a sense of place, and heart-felt belonging, in this country we all call home. Multi-awarded pop and cabaret star Sophie Koh, Indigenous Ngarluma Jazz blues legend Lois Olney, musical genius Rachel Lewindon, cellist Xiao Xiao, dance star Govind Pillai, and rising star Zi Tao and more create an intimate, velvet draped cabaret, with table seating, dragons surrounding, and drinks at the bar. The only way to start the year!

The much loved and celebrated House of the Heart returns to the Chinese Museum in 2024.
Dates & Times (90 mins & interval):
  • Thurs 15th Feb 7.30pm
  • Fri 16th Feb 7.30pm
  • Sat 17th Feb 7.30pm
  • Sun 18th Feb 5.30pm
  • Thu 22nd Feb 7.30pm
  • Fri 23rd Feb 7.30pm
  • Sat 24th Feb 7.30pm
  • Sun 25th Feb 5.30pm
  • Thu 29th Feb 7.30pm
  • Fri 1st March 7.30pm
  • Sat 2nd March 7.30pm
  • Sun 3rd March 5.30pm
  • Thu 7th Feb 7.30pm
  • Fri 8th March 7.30pm
  • Sat 9th March 7.30pm
  • Sun 10th March @5.30pm


Price: $588 Golden Dragon Table/ $ 88 front row seats (best in house!)/ $68 general 

Table seating and bar! Doors open from 7pm Thurs-Sat & 5.30pm Sun

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House of the Heart is supported by the National Foundation of Australia China Relations, Chinese Museum, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, the RISE Fund (Restart Investment to Sustain & Expand) & Creative Victoria 


Part of the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival program, sponsored by:

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