• WHEN – 2 performances only! 6.20pm on Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8
  • HOW LONG – 60 minute show
  • ADULT SHOW – Recommended for 15+ years
  • WHERE – Arrow on Swanston: The Houdini Theatre. 488 Swanston St, Carlton
  • TICKETS – Adults $38, Child $32, Concession $32, Groups of 10+ $32


From Sweden & Australia, Pierre Haag and Richard Vegas present ‘REAL FICTIONS’.

Comedy, magic, mind manipulation, misunderstandings, and at least 2 offensive things in a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat until you fall off.

In Real Fictions, Pierre & Richard will make you laugh at and then question whether what they present is possible or even real, all whilst wearing stupid hats, ridiculous costumes, passing unpleasantries, defying death, throwing out truth bombs and weird alternate facts and having the audience unwittingly do exactly as predicted, in a show that has been 66 million years in the making!

Real Fictions delivers more than comedy and more than magic. It is a fun and farcical hour of entertainment that is more unbelievable than the world we live in and twice as ridiculous, which, when you think about it, reflects very poorly on reality and the world…

Real Fictions promises ridiculous fun and brilliant magic and entertainment, all done in questionable taste. See it before it’s cancelled!

  • Some, or none of the above could be true.

Previous performances by Pierre Haag & Richard Vegas have been hailed by critics as :

atmospheric, accomplished,.supremely entertaining” – Stage Whispers

.. a show structured by intelligence, not just the glue of ‘wham’ and kazam’.” Weekend Notes

“… see this rare and sensational show…. This is performance theatre at its best.” Stage Whispers


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Frequently Asked Questions

A: The show runs for approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

A: This is a magic show for adults, we recommend 15+ years

A: You must buy your tickets online. You can even use your phone to buy tickets at the door and our staff are happy to assist. It’s as easy as clicking on the BUY NOW button and presenting the ticket your device, or you can print it out in advance if you prefer.

A: The seating is general admission. So arrive early to get the best seats.

A: Yes the hub is. There are two levels but there is an elevator. Chairs can be moved to accommodate wheelchairs. Let our front of house staff know your requirements when you arrive and we will pre-seat you where possible.

A: Yes we do! When a guest buys a regular ticket, if they have a government issued Companion Card they can also purchase this ticket at no charge for their companion to assist them in attending the show. (Please bring your Companion Card to present to the usher before entry).

A: By tram:
The Queensberry St/Swanston St tram stop is directly in front of Arrow on Swanston.

By train:
Melbourne Central Station (a further 3 minute walk)

A: Good question! There are many parking stations and meters in the area. Click the link below to check out nearby options.

Where to find the Arrow on Swanston Hub


2 shows only! Book now!


From 9.30pm til 3.00am from July 3-8 this is the official MMF After Party Bar

Contact Us

Call: 0408 862 442

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