Old 505 Theatre


Old 505 Theatre- 505,342 Elizabeth St Surry Hills

Old 505 – Production Submissions 2015 Now Open


The Old 505 curates a varied annual program of theatre work, from playreadings, ‘open-house’ seasons and works in development to full seasons of full length work. We have supported and continue to support both established and emerging artists. For the first time we are calling for submissions for our annual program for 2014, with a closing deadline of 9am Friday 19 July 2013. Expressions of interest from individual artists / companies / collectives are welcome.

How does it work?

The Old 505 Theatre has a set number of dates throughout the year for various programs / initiatives. The existing framework will assist guide which submissions are suitable (in addition to the criteria below). However we will retain some flexibility in programming, so will also be open to alternate uses of the space where it will support a project of high artistic merit. You should also continue to speak with us outside of the annual deadline timeframe if you think you have a project which suits the venue.

The venue works on the “box office split” model, with a small commitment from resident artists to secure the spot (if offered). This means very low overheads for participating artists. However, the venue is licensed for 30 people only, so take this into consideration when submitting.


If we are interested in your submission we may ask for more information, for an opportunity to meet and discuss it further, or may offer you one of the available spots in the season. As the venue supports a range of work, from scripted to devised to works at the beginning of a development process, the submission format will depend on what it is you’re suggesting to us.


At a minimum, send us:

· A summary of the project and the company / collective / individual artist

· Preferred dates and type of opportunity (if known – e.g. ‘open house’ pitch, full season etc)

· For scripted work, a copy of the script

· For devised work, an outline of the concept and the devising process

· Names and brief bios of confirmed participants

Optional submission elements include:

· Reviews of this or other works by same artist/s

· Photos or videos of this or other works by same artist/s

Email all submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Selection process

Works selected for the 2014 season will:

· Be of high artistic merit / potential

· Fit one of the venue's existing programs

· Be suited to the venue (if you have not seen the venue before, please make time to do so before you submit something)

All submissions will be assessed by the venue Director (Kerri Glasscock) and Associate Artistic Director (Gareth Boylan). All applicants will be advised during August 2013.

Closing Date: 5pm Wednesday 30 April 2014

Old 505 Theatre

In 2011 we re-opened the doors to the old, much loved 505 warehouse, launching a new independent theatre development space which has been receiving rave reviews.

Currated and run by 505 founder Kerri Glasscock and Associate Artistic Director Gareth Boylan the Old 505 aims to foster close relationships with some of Sydney's most exciting performing arts practitioners by presenting a series of residencies and limited-season productions by invitation. In addition, the venue hosts an ongoing series of workshops and master classes by industry professionals, providing a valuable opportunity for performing artists to access continuing professional development.

If you have a project you would like to present at the Old 505 Theatre or would like to enquire about hiring the space for rehearsals or workshops please email Kerri at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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6 Nights a Week at Venue 505

Kicking off 2015 we are increasing the fun times with:

Monday nights are free entry with our Jazz Jam and Games Night. With live music and board games a plenty. It's boogie woogie with your backgammon.

Come party down for 'Old School' Tuesdays with a live funk and groove band, invited guests jamming and DJ selections of some rare grooves. And it's FREE entry!!!

Wednesdays is a great night for the very best in contemporary Jazz and World music from some seriously world class players. A feast for the senses and especially your ears.

Thursdays will feature some of the new and old faces of 'beat' music reaching into the vaults of Reggae, Afro-Beat, Funk, Jazz and more. Free entry to 505 members!

Fridays are a night to unwind for the week with a blend of some high class and fun acts that range from Swing, Gypsy, Worls, Soul, Funk and more.

Saturdays are our concert series and a perfect night to sit back and let your ears be trated to the most inspiring vocalists and instrumentalists Australia has to offer.

Love Roots, Groove, Funk and Jazz music? Tuesdays are all about it with free entry a lounge atmosphere, live funk trio and resident DJ. Check out the new cocktail menu in style and treat yourself to an early week hang. Some of Sydney’s finest muso’s will be dropping by to jam (or just prop up the bar) Cocktail hour from 6-730!

Head here to check out our up-coming gigs.


Coming Soon

Submissions for the 2016 Season at Old 505 are now open apply here