A photograph of Mama Alto performing in the Melbourne Recital Centre's Salon

Upcoming performances

June 14 to 16 - Mama Alto at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Adelaide Festival Centre (Adelaide, Australia)

Festival Drive (off King William Street, 200m north of North Terrace, in the Riverbank precinct), Adelaide - South Australia 5000

THE PARLOUR, June 14 & 15

Pull back the curtain and enter The Parlour, hosted & helmed by Adelaide’s own Victoria Falconer. Part late-night bar, part-performer playground - your exceptionally talented host holds court as we all witness what happens when world-class cabaret stars let loose together! Do not miss your chance to experience this divine and delicious chaos.



Journalist Jennifer Byrne and author Marieke Hardy join Artistic Director Virginia Gay in a panel discussion of The Great Gatsby—cabaret style. The conversation is accompanied by a soundtrack of the era's classic songs, performed live.


HOMAGE, June 16

The protest anthems. The power ballads. The sweat-soaked dancefloor thumpers. This is their homage, a celebration culture and community hosted by Maeve Marsden and Victoria Falconer. Expect stellar vocals, heartfelt reflections, and a whole lot of fabulousness, with Virginia Gay, Kween Kong, Malaika Mfalme, Brendan Maclean, and Mama Alto.


June 22 - Mama Alto at Perth International Cabaret Festival

Downstairs at the Maj at His Majesty's Theatre (Perth, Australia)

825-905 Hay Street, Perth - Western Australia 6000


One of Melbourne’s finest cabaret artistes, Mama Alto, makes her long overdue return to Perth for this Australian Premiere - performing the virtuosic set from her recent New York City debut.

July 4 - Mama Alto at Festival of Voices

Theatre Royal for Festival of Voices (Hobart, Australia)

27-29 Campbell Street, Hobart - Tasmania 7000


Mama Alto is delighted to return to one of her favourite festivals, Festival of Voices, to sing for you. Enigmatic, multifaceted and resplendent, her weaving of song and story, triumph and tragedy, poignancy and pathos make for an unforgettable musical experience.

August 2- Mama Alto: Transcendent at Melbourne Recital Centre

Primrose Potter Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre (Melbourne, Australia)

Corner Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank - Victoria


Old school jazz torch singing meets contemporary cabaret glamour. One of Australia’s finest cabaret artistes and jazz singers, Mama Alto, makes a stunning return to the Primrose Potter Salon stage following her sold-out show in 2023. A gender transcendent diva, Mama Alto is a queer person of colour, living with disability, who works with the radical potential of storytelling. Performing the electrifying set from her most recent USA solo debut at Joe’s Pub in New York City, Mama’s repertoire holds both familiar melodies and unexpected morsels.

August 21 - Mama Alto: 'Songs for My Father' at The Count's

The Count's at the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts (Melbourne, Australia)

Monash University, Clayton - Victoria


Mama's love of music and path as a singer was in no small part shaped by her late father's love of music. Two years on from his unexpected passing, in this special jazz set Mama Alto revisits some of the songs that her papa loved most. Her August performance at The Count's will be the first outing of this very special project.

Ongoing - Taylor Mac & Matt Ray's "Bark of Millions"

A rock opera on queerness - a new work from the visionary genius of Taylor Mac and Matt Ray, featuring Mama Alto and an incredible ensemble

Upcoming dates for Bark of Millions:

October 9-12 Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, Germany


With further 2025-2026 touring to be announced.

Images on this page: Mama Alto performing in the Primrose Potter Salon of the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Photography by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea.