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Come out, come out for our Frolic WARM UP event!

Come out, come out, wherever you are! This year we have a SPECIAL event happening a few days before the Frolic Festival. Consider it a festival WARM UP where you can meet your Ballarat Frolic Festival BFF before the main festival. That way, you’ll always have someone to go to a Frolic event with. Last…


EOIs open for a stall at Frolic Carnival Day

Are you a local business or community group that’d be interested in having a stall at the 2019 Frolic Carnival Day? We’re seeking Expressions of Interest from groups wanting a stall space. What you need to know The Carnival is on Saturday November 9 from noon to 4pm at Alfred Deakin Place. The day will…

Volunteer Max

Meet Max, Frolic volunteer

Frolic Volunteer Profile – Max Max (and Maxene!) are an absolute delight and unmissable whether down the street, at an event, or in a parade. Max joined us earlier this year after attending one of our Frolic Volunteer information sessions. Always an ideas man, he keeps us on our toes with the grandiose ideas he…

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Frolic Festival Announcement

The Ballarat Frolic Festival Committee of Management would like to announce that committee member Melissa ‘Mel’ Whitaker has decided to step down from her role on the committee. We want to thank Mel for all the work she’s done over the past couple of years – first as a volunteer with the organisation and then…

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Frolic Cabaret at Ballarat Winter Festival wrap up!

That’s a wrap! Frolic’s debut onto the Ballarat Winter Festival program of events has been a hit. Last night Ballarat’s talented performers wowed a packed house at the Printer’s Room for our last weekend of Frolic Cabaret. From drag kings and queens to burlesque and songs we were thoroughly entertained. Even tonsillitis couldn’t stop the fabulous…

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Drink up Ballarat Drag Queen Elektra Lite!

Elektra Lite is Ballarat’s very own glamour clown! As a Ballarat Drag Queen she has been performing all over Ballarat and surrounds for a little over 2 years. Known for her bizarre antics on the Ballarat drag scene, we’re so happy to have her as part of this Saturday’s Frolic Cabaret line up! Whether smashing…

Frolic Cabaret Nellie Minelli

Frolic Cabaret review. One night down, one to go!

Frolic Cabaret – Saturday July 6 It may have been a cold Ballarat night but people turned out in droves to attend the first Frolic Cabaret as part of Ballarat Winterfest 2019. There was a buzz in the air as people lined up outside the venue waiting for the doors to open at 7pm. Thankfully there…

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Meet Evelyn, a new Frolic volunteer

Frolic Volunteer Profile – Evelyn Evelyn is a recent arrival to Ballarat and we’re so glad she chose Ballarat when deciding to escape Brisbane (though we understand it’s been quite the adjustment temperature-wise!). Already jumping in to help out as a Frolic volunteer you may have met her during the Ballarat Heritage Weekend where she…

Katherine Gale

Katherine Gale, is welcomed backed to Frolic!

Katherine Gale performed at our 2017 Frolic Queer Ball but was sadly missing from the 2018 Frolic Festival lineup. We couldn’t hold her back when put out the call for performers to be involved in Frolic Cabaret though! We welcome her back with open arms. As a beautiful singer, she will bring tears to your…

Cabaret performer Maureen J Andrew

Shirley Bassey better watch out, Maureen J Andrew is here!

It’s our absolute pleasure to be introducing Maureen J Andrew to Ballarat audiences as part of Frolic Cabaret. Maureen is an accomplished and highly sought after singer, actress, musical theatre and cabaret performer having performed on stage and screen for many years. She is a proud platinum member of Actors Equity (MEAA). Her credits are…

Ballarat Burlesque Minnie Mayhem

Ballarat Burlesque star Minnie Mayhem!

Miss Minnie Mayhem is a Ballarat burlesque chameleon from exotic lands – one minute frolicking, fun and flirty, the next a dark femme fatale who tempts you with every move. Ballarat’s answer to Dita Von Teese, she may captivate you with a flurry of feathered fans or titillate you with her tenacious tassel twirling. Miss…

Frolic Cabaret giveaway for one lucky email subscriber!

Frolic Cabaret giveaway for one lucky email subscriber!

Congratulations to Daniel L. for winning a double pass to Frolic Cabaret on Saturday the 6th of July just for being an email subscriber. We have contacted you via email to let you know. Want access to exclusive Frolic Festival competitions and giveaways? You need to join our mailing list by clicking here to be eligible.…