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The Home Of Le Carnivale

Once every 3 months, Bartholomew’s transforms itself into a burlesque cabaret bar, becoming home to the ever popular Le Carnivale burlesque cabaret dinner. Always a sell-out event, Le Carnivale is a journey into dreams of old, where burlesque beauties sparkle, aerialists elegantly dangle from suspended hoops, circus tricks leave you in awe and drag artists entertain and delight!

All are welcome at Le Carnivale, step right up and treat yourself to the magical, the fantastical and the truly wonderful!

A Burlesque Cabaret Dinner

Le Carnivale is a dinner and cabaret show that features burlesque, circus, drag and wonderful oddities within the stunning walls of Bartholomew’s in Newcastle, Australia. The show is presented by Bettie Bang Bang and features both local and interstate performers. 

The show includes 2 hours of entertainment with dinner. Drinks packages are also available.

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No Cabaret Event is the Same

If Le Carnivale is a circus, then Bettie Bang Bang is the ring master. Bettie curates each show to make sure that they are always unique and a little bit special. A true inspiration for so many of her performers, Bettie is not only an MC and producer, but also a pinup model and Spotify talk show host. Bette uses all her knowledge and experience to put on a burlesque cabaret night not to be forgotten. And every show is one night only, so you do not want to miss out!

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Happy Hour

4-6 PM Wednesday to Friday is happy hour. Receive $2 off all tap beers, wines or house spirits.

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Put Our NYE Cabaret Spectacular in your Calendar

The New Years Eve Cabaret Spectacular is the ultimate showpiece to Bettie and her burlesque cabaret performers. Held over 4-hours, this is an all-inclusive event, with entertainment, bubbles, canapes and drinks all part of your ticket. There simply is no other New Years Eve event in Newcastle like this one. Forget the kid friendly fireworks, the real show is indoors. 

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About Bartholomew’s

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy whisky, cocktails, and craft beer in a 1920’s style setting, you might want to check out Bartholomew’s in Newcastle NSW. The bar and restaurant boast the biggest collection of whisky and spirits in the city, as well as creative cocktails and Australian craft brews. You can also book a free function room or event space for your personal or professional needs and choose from a range of canape and platter options.

At Bartholomew’s, you can also savour delicious lunch and dinner dishes prepared by renowned executive chef Jeremy Fahy. The venue is elegantly decorated with chandeliers and leather lounges. You can also enjoy regular entertainment such as cabaret dinners, live jazz, whisky masterclasses, high teas and more. 

Bartholomew’s is open from Wednesday to Sunday with varying hours. You can make a reservation here

Got a question or have a special requirement? We would love to hear from you. Contact us below. 

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