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Old 505 Theatre- 505, 342 Elizabeth St Surry Hills

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"...the Sydney version of Berlin's Tacheler" SMH




February/March 2015

Queen Bette

Presented by G.bod Theatre and Mardi Gras Festival


Dates 25 February- 15 March 2015

Times Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm


Doors open 1/2 hr prior to start time


A one-woman show inspired by the 1962 autobiography "The Lonely Life" by Hollywood icon Bette Davis.

Retracing the remarkable steps of a true motion picture legend, from her early days as a fledgling stage actress via an unrivalled glittering Hollywood career that also saw her battling the Brothers warner in an unprecedented attempt to gain independence as an artist. Presented as part of Mardi Gras Festival 2015.


"The Queen has no hour for love. Time passes, and events crowd upon her. Into her shell, an empty, glistening husk, she must give up all that a woman holds dear."


With Jeanette Cronin as Queen Bette

Directed by Peter Mountford


April 2015

Seeing Unseen

Presented by the Old 505 Theatre Co




Doors open 1/2 hr prior to start time


A shopping list disguised as a love note. The camera records. The dog eaters are knocking at the door. No one wants to be watched and yet....

In the very near future, a trio of perfectly ordinary misfits navigate a few days, safe in the knowledge that the front is far from here, their front door is closed,

there is an answer for everything and they want for nothing. Basically. But when the changes begin and the world shifts, the same old questions suddenly have

wildly different answers. Following on from a work in progress showing in 2014, Old 505 Theatre Co complete their latest theatrical invention.

Using classic and contemporary sources and a desire to explore big ideas in small spaces resulting in a work that is physical, smart and engaging.


Created and performed by: Gareth Boylan, Michael Cullen, Kerri Glasscock and Michael Pigott


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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.


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