"Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
It's not officially fair trade but this is what it reminds me of. They share the risk with performers and split box office rather than charging a fixed fee. The showroom is provided for rehearsals and front of house staff free of charge. You can't get much better than that. Performers (caterpillars and butterflies) of all types are encouraged to apply on line.
This would be a great place to take a group of friends or celebrate a special occasion. The Butterfly Club offers a private foyer with its own private bar free of charge. For large groups there is no minimum spend, no hire fee, no nasty surprises at the end of the night. What clever, simple down to earth marketing… they want you to bring lots of people to see their shows.
"Hundreds of butterflies flitted in and out of sight like short-lived punctuation marks in a stream of consciousness without beginning or end." ― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
"Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers." ― Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
At 6:30 every Tuesday, The Butterfly Glee Club hold a sing-along choir that, by their own assessment, is the best in town. No stress, as you would expect. If you come, you come, just turn up and pay $12 at the door. If you don't you don't.. very casual and no commitment. Sounds like fun.
There is no such thing as on-site parking but commercial parking is nearby. Many are only $15 for night parking after 4pm. Many city trams are convenient: Tram lines 1, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 42, 48, 64, 67, 72, 109, 112.
"You can only chase a butterfly for so long."
― Jane Yolen, Prince Across the Water