Since its inception, The Boîte has presented high quality acoustic concerts in intimate live music settings in venues across Melbourne and regional Victoria. Diversity is the hallmark of these concerts, providing support for hundreds of local musicians, most of whom are from recent immigrant communities. Ticket prices are a small fraction of those charged by major venues for equivalent performances. The Boîte World Music Cafe relies on the passion, skill and commitment of local supporters.

Regular concerts happen at Mark Street Hall in Fitzroy North, the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, the Abbotsford Convent and St Margaret's in Eltham. Occasional events take place in countless venues, including the Melbourne Recital Centre, fortyfivedownstairs, the Church of All Nations, the Wesley Anne and Hamer Hall.

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"Vital online presentation during the isolation period. Captivating."

- Audience member during Melbourne lockdowns

Upcoming Events

  • Launch: Freedom Road Virtual Choir!
    Launch: Freedom Road Virtual Choir!
    Online event, Zoom
    05 Dec, 10:00 am
    Online event, Zoom
    Its time to premiere our Freedom Road virtual choir, 'Just Keep Going On'. Come along and enjoy this amazing performance! Click RSVP to watch the launch.
  • Suitcase Open Mic (Pay as you feel) (1)
    Suitcase Open Mic (Pay as you feel) (1)
    Live streamed through Facebook
    08 Dec, 8:00 pm AEDT – 09 Dec, 10:00 pm AEDT
    Live streamed through Facebook
    An event that recognises the contribution that musicians have been making to our lives for thousands of years and the invaluable heritage they carry with them as they move from one place to another. Musicians interested in performing, register at
  • The Boite Presents SHAYAN and Melbourne Amplified Strings: Living in the Machine
    The Boite Presents SHAYAN and Melbourne Amplified Strings: Living in the Machine
    12 Dec, 4:00 pm
    Northcote, 303 High St, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia
    Jazz ensemble SHAYAN and electronic string duo ‘Melbourne Amplified Strings’ will join forces to perform new compositions that blur the lines between jazz, world and electronic music. Featuring some of Melbourne’s most creative and exciting musicians and improvisers.