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La Mama is an institution in of itself. For over 40 years this place has been a space for theatre-makers to explore brave new theatre. It takes a hell of a lot of hard work, courage and imagination to keep an independent theatre space open...More
Went to La Mama to see a small play the other night. A very good small theatre, probably holds a hundred or so people. Good seating and viewing. Drinks available as well. And the old courthouse makes a great venue.
La Mama Theatre is in the inner suburb of Carlton near the University of Melbourne and the Lygon Street restaurants. It has existed since 1967 so is approaching its 50th anniversary. Over the decades it has been the venue for more than 2000 theatre productions,...More
Date of experience: February 2016
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If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.