Chapel Street has a reputation for a reason. Day and night, it’s known as a premier destination for fashion & entertainment. Now, Chapel Street has taken its reputation by the reigns by presenting Provocaré Winter Arts Festival. Dark, creative, with enough provocation to warm your winter drenched heart. You’ve seen the marketing, heard the commotion, but what exactly is it all about? Here are the top 10 things to do during Provocaré, read it then decide for yourself.

Prepared to have your perception of reality completely blown? Ready or not, Glory Box is here. A daring, naughty, explosive and completely brilliant cabaret show. Led by the goddess of creep & sexy, Moira Finucane, Glory Box is a live performance experience that rips opens genres in the most delicious way possible. Glory Box is adored across the globe & now that it’s showing on Chapel Street for Provocaré, there’s no better reason to see it live for yourself.

When: Nightly during Provocaré
Where: Provocaré Main Tent – Grattan Gardens
Cost: $39

Chapel Street's Provocaré

Slink on into the Provocaré Main Tent and treat yourself to a touch of danger. Little Death Club is an international cabaret show known to be delightfully dark and spit-out-your-wine hilarious. Hosted by London Cabaret Award winner Bernadette Byrne, you will leave with a new sense of adventure and a story to tell your colleagues the next day. That story, by the way, will most probably involve a little nudity, an outrageous story line, and zero family friendly morality.

When: Nightly during Provocaré
Where: Provocaré Main Tent – Grattan Gardens
Cost: $29

Chapel Street's Provocaré

Provocaré is taking control of your senses in an after dark dinner party that will be the talk of Melbourne. Simply put, you’ll enjoy a three course dinner, matched expertly with wine. Delve a little deeper and the experience will be much, much more. Dinner in the dark will be a night of surprise, enchantment and cuisine prepared by Chapel Street’s best chefs. In a secret location, you’ll be blindfolded. With your sight concealed, each course will be a delightful surprise. A burst of flavour and texture – definitely not one to miss!

When: July 25 & 27
Where: Secret Location
Cost: $159

Chapel Street's Provocaré
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International artist. A ludicrously extravagant location. A once in a lifetime experience. You’ll be telling your grandchildren about it, trust.

For the very first time in Melbourne, EcoCaddy will be carrying weary passengers from bar, to restaurant & back again. For the entire duration of Provocaré these masters of ethical transportation will be taking you wherever, on Chapel Street, you would like to go FOR FREE. No Uber, no tram and most importantly no walking. See. Hail. Play!

When: Nightly during Provocaré
Where: Chapel Street
Cost: Free

Chapel Street's Provocaré

Sky high and towering above Pran Central, international street artist Phlegm will make his mark on the Chapel Street skyline for good. Watch the artwork unfold throughout Provocaré, or wait until the end when in a unique spin, augmented reality will bring the artwork to life.

When: During Provocaré
Where: Pran Central
Cost: Free

Chapel Street's Provocaré

Have you ever wanted to explore the art galleries and street art of the Chapel Street Precinct, but didn’t know where to go? Provocaré Art Walks has you covered. A guided tour of the very best, unique and hidden art galleries and street art murals south of the Yarra. Art Director Andy Dinan will guide you through contemporary galleries with laser beams to Mars, down laneways covered with some of Melbourne’s most creative street art and to art spaces curated especially for Provocaré.

When: July 22 & 29 at 3:00 PM
Where: Starting at Mars Gallery, 7 James Street
Cost: $15

Chapel Street's Provocaré

One may describe MKA’s The Eternity of the World as the intelligent ramblings of two super creative performers. But Tobias’ and Kerith deliver so much more than that. From the Lost City of Atlantis, to ‘the Cruise’ episode of Rocko’s Modern Life, to childhood stories of the pair – each is discussed to conclude The Eternity of the World (Parts Missing). Still don’t know what it’s about? You’ll need to go and see it.

When: July 29 & 30
Where: Anna Pappas Gallery 2-4 Carlton Street
Cost: Free

Chapel Street's Provocaré

Art Simone is no stranger to Chapel Street. During Christmas she dragged shoppers out of their retail daze as our official Christmas Drag Queen Caroller, alongside two delightfully delicious Drag Queen Divas. Art Simone is back to Chapel again, this time as the Provocaré Ring Mistress. Greeting, treating and entertaining visitors to the Main Tent before each performance.

When: Nightly during Provocaré
Where: Provocaré Main Tent – Grattan Gardens

Chapel Street's Provocaré

Who doesn’t love a good street performer? And by god, we mean it! Each night during Provocaré, duos will stalk Chapel Street to both surprise & delight the night time revellers. We hear that the Acrobatic Duo of James Brown & Co have a few naughty & ridiculously difficult tricks to try – find them to ask for a demonstration.

When: Nightly during Provocaré
Where: Chapel Street
Cost: Free

Chapel Street's Provocaré

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