Submerge your senses and dive in for an evening of sensuous burlesque, slick jazz and sizzling comedy, that’ll have you gasping for air!
Bloodbath, the latest vaudevillian spectacle to splash onto Dracula's stage, presents a fast-paced evening of shock-rock, vampire variety. It’s an insane bouillabaisse of aerial acrobatics, suicide circus, mind-warping optical illusions and gender-bending, tummy clutching comedy.
Experience the zombie puppet lap dancer, the human syringe experiment, breathing marble statues, stilted cyborg robots and a skeleton that strips down to the bone. Featuring a talented cast of multi-skilled vampires, set to hypnotic live music, amazing stage effects and presented in the elegant cabaret showroom know as Dracula’s.
A truly unique, “must see” dining and entertainment experience. Splash out and book now while there’s still room in the bath!
Dracula's is an MA15+ adult dinner cabaret and is not suitable for children. Expect sizzling burlesque, wicked comedy and an outrageous show like nothing you've ever experienced!
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VIP A Reserve
Experience Dracula's as only a vampire can! VIP tickets include a Ghost Train ride, three course meal and Comedy Variety Show. Also included is Premium Seating, Priority Entrance Queue, Dracula's VIP Necklace, Gourmet Finger Food, discount on merchandise at the Shop of Horror, and a complimentary glass of Champagne and complimentary Tea and Coffee.
Arrival Time: 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Tickets from $115
Standard ticket for the full Dracula's experience. Tickets include a Ghost Train ride, three course meal and Comedy Variety Show.
Arrival Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Tickets from $90
New Years Eve
Celebrate New Years Eve with the Vampires! You will receive a custom Dracula's VIP lanyard on arrival, enjoy our current live show, see in the New Year with the Spine Crunchers band, and enjoy champagne at midnight in your own souvenir, limited-edition Dracula's champagne glass. This is a New Years Eve party like no other. Don't miss out!
Arrival Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
*Open Sundays in December, and Mondays in January.
Dracula's is the perfect venue for a large group function, providing a unique and memorable outing for your friends, family, social club or staff. Where else can you get a full night of entertainment - including a quality meal, cocktail bar and amazing live production - under the one roof?
We can also cater for private venue hire. Please contact our sales team, to tailor a group package to suit your needs.
Actor/vocalist Richard Macionis is no stranger to the live stage, a career spanning 25 years working extensively on the Australian live circuit, as lead singer of many bands, Cabaret, Musical Theatre and television. His vampire life began back in 2002 at Dracula’s Melbourne. In 2006, he did a two month guest spot on the Gold Coast, and there he has stayed, now performing in his ninth production, both on stage and as Drax Acting Show Director.
Richard has an extensive background in television production and performance, reporting for children’s TV, a guest spot on Neighbours, and as a producer on shows The Price Is Right, GMA, and Healthy Wealthy & Wise. As Director of his own production company, he has developed several network projects for television. Richard is also an artist manager, representing some of Australia’s key television and music idols, currently John Foreman. It was under this banner that he was instrumental in the musical production of the finale of Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Australian Adventure, from the Sydney Opera House and screened around the world.
Rudi Testa celebrates his ninth show at Dracula's on the Gold Coast. Hailing from Melbourne, an experienced vampire and well blooded in the art of cabaret seduction, he looks forward to the next hypnotising experience Drax has on offer. "Working for this Mad House has indeed been a dream come true. Every night is a new, exciting experience, no matter how many shows you do. Bloodbath is certainly proving to be another hit in the DRACULA'S repertoire too."
Supporting a killer cast of talented and sexy vampire performers, Rudi eagerly returns to us for yet another anticipated season. "Hope you enjoy Bloodbath as much as I do!" Fangs. Vlad.
David joined the talented cast of Dracula's Cabaret in early 2009, and is now in his eighth season as a musical Vampire. Hailing from Japan, David was raised on the Gold Coast from the age of two. After picking up a guitar in his early childhood, he quickly developed a strong passion for music. Practicing extensively during his schooling years, learning the bass guitar along the way, he found himself playing in various stage, concert, and original bands, utilising his unique musical ability.
David is particularly remembered for shredding his nightly lead guitar solos, suspended high above the thrilled spectators, while performing his unique aerial acrobatics. He is also an integral part of Dracula’s 'Spine Crunchers' Jazz Band, featuring on Guitar, Double Bass, Vocals and various instruments. David is very excited to be part of Bloodbath, as Resident Musical Director, and playing, amongst many, the role of 'Kamikaze D'.
Originally from Kansas City, Aurélie is no stranger to the macabre, and the stage. Her mother put her in voice and dance lessons at the age of 6 after listening to her sing to TV commercials, hoping it would calm her hyperactive daughter, and she's been hooked ever since. She began working professionally at thirteen, sharing the stage with talents ranging from Clay Aiken (American Idol) to John Wood. As a vocalist/dancer/actor, she has experience in Musical Theater, Cabaret, Film, Television, and even in a punk rock band-operetta called "Slaughterhouse Opera" as the female lead singer.
Aurelie has always had a love of the dark side, playing such roles as Linda in "Evil Dead: the Musical" for 2 years, and Morticia Addams in the Brisbane premiere of "The Addams Family Musical". She hopes you fall under the spell of "Bloodbath" and Dracula's as much as she has!
Lachlan is an actor/ vocalist/ multi-instrumentalist hailing from Brisbane with a love for all things dark and sordid. He not only plays drums and saxophone, but also cello, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, cajon, harmonica, orchestral percussion, bagpipes, tin whistle and the kitchen sink. But of course, he’s in no way a show off.
Having completed a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, Lachlan made his professional debut in 2014 as a swing in ‘Once - The Musical’. He has worked extensively as a freelance musician for corporate events, gigs, studio sessions and orchestras, as well as composing and being a member of two heavy metal bands. Bloodbath will be Lachlan’s initiation into the Dracula’s family, and he can’t wait to sink his fangs into this show.
Ruby Clark is a recent graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music specialising in Musical Theatre. She acts, dances, sings and plays the violin. She has performed the Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland touring the Philippines and recently toured Regional Queensland playing Sarah in Sarah’s Heavy Heart with Artslink Queensland. Ruby has played lead roles in Hair, Into The Woods and The Wishing Well and performed with Opera Queensland in their production of Rigoletto. Ruby originated the role of Sarah Connor in Alastair Tomkins Songs for Sarah Connor performed at the Brisbane Cabaret Festival 2015. Prior to studying at the Conservatorium, Ruby completed a Diploma of Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre.
Ruby is thrilled to be taking the stage at Dracula’s as a Singer, Dancer, Actor and Violinist.
Olesya Borisova ’Mimi’ started her career as a ballroom dancer in Moscow, Russia. She competed internationally, representing Russia, and then Italy, all over the World. After a very successful career, she moved to London to study and graduated from Saint Martin’s university with a distinction for an MA in performance design and practice. During her student years in the UK, she fell in love with circus arts and the art of burlesque.
She has performed at the Pigalle club, Cafe de Paris, The Albert Hall and many other amazing venues in the UK & Europe. Olesya first worked with Dracula’s Melbourne in 2014 and has now joined its happy family on the Gold Coast in 2015!
From the early age of 6, Kenny Holledge has been attracted to the thrill of acting and more importantly, entertaining.
Pulling inspiration from his role models; Jim Carey and John Cleese he has strived to be involved in anything he can get his hands on. From being a clown and making Balloon Art for ‘Ronald McDonald House’ & ‘Give Me 5 For Kids’ charities to playing the role of nuns and wizards. After 12 years in Amateur Youth Theatre in Bundaberg, Kenny moved to the Gold Coast to work at Warner Brothers Movie World in the Police Academy Stunt Show, before moving on to join the Draculas Cast as the crazy, tongue lashing, high flying, head banging DJ Panic.
Kenny the “most insane” is excited to take on this whacked out role again, and this year you can expect the show to be bigger and louder than ever!
Behind The Scenes
Take a peak behind the curtain...
Dracula's Technical Manager John Taylor utilises state-of-the-art show control systems, winches and audio visual software to create the stunning on-stage effects to complement the Vampire cast.
Dracula's first taste of blood, the Box Office. Our experienced bookings team help guests arrange their special night at Dracula's. This is no Telstra call centre...
Dracula's in-house costume department design and create all of the stunning costumes seen on stage. Every item is custom made for our talented cast.
Dracula's insane props team work around the clock to create and maintain all the props and sets seen on-stage.
The Dracula's Castle is as much of an art-form as a theatre. Every space is eccentrically decorated by Dracula's prop masters, who cast, sculpt, weld and paint almost every item in sight. Also adorning the walls are rare Hollywood collectibles from the most successful horror movies. Keep your eyes peeled for a signed life cast of Bella Lugosi, the original Count Dracula in the historic 1931 film.
Two off-site warehouses ensure Dracula's full-time creative team have the facilities they need to create the spectacular props, sets, costumes and animated special effects that you see around the castle and on-stage.
Dracula’s Technical Director, Paul Newman, working on one of the many sophisticated animatronic creations that adorn the castle.
- Produced & Written By:
- Marc Newman
- Directed By:
- Haydie Newman
- Technical Director:
- Paul Newman
- Creative Design:
- Jayne Newman
- Technical Manager:
- Jamie Muller
- Project Manager:
- Luke Newman
- Musical & Vocal Director:
- David Kume
- Score & Arrangements:
- Matt Bradshaw
- Philippa Harrison
- Prop Construction:
- Tom Eeles & Zip Greinke
- Tracey Lord