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ld 505 Theatre- 505,342 Elizabeth St Surry Hills


“Everything indie theatre should be.” Lloyd Bradford Syke - Curtain Call

“…search out this gem of a hidden theatre.” Frank Hatherley - Stage Whispers

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




October 2014

Kill The PM

By Fregmonto Stokes




Dates 8 - 26 October

Times 8pm Wed - Sat, 7pm Sun


Doors open 1/2 hr prior to start time


Directed by James Dalton

Set/Costumes by Dylan James Tonkin

Lighting by Benjamin Brockman

Sound by James Brown

Videography by Lucy Parakhina

With Nicholas Hiatt, Zoe Jensen, Michael McStay, Lily Newbury-Freeman


Unhappen returns to Old 505 with a provocative new work by Australian playwright and visual artist Fregmonto Stokes.


One evening four friends reunite in a dilapidated building on Elizabeth St. Within the hour a car containing the Prime Minister will drive past and, perhaps, one of these four will pull a trigger. Is it a revolutionary opportunity too good to miss or an egregious act with terrible consequences?

November 2014

Awkward Conversations With Animals I've Fucked


Dates 5 - 9 November

Times 8pm Wed - Sat, 7pm Sun


Doors open 1/2 hr prior to start time


All Bobby seeks is love, affection and a cozy place in the social order. What he finds instead are a series of confronting and intimate conversations with a whole new breed of casual flings.


Award winning UK playwright Rob Hayes (A Butcher of Distinction) again crosses paths with director James Dalton and actor Heath Ivey-Law in a cringe tragi-comedy that will touch animal lovers everywhere.




Dates 19 - 23 November

Times 8pm Wed - Sat, 7pm Sun


Doors open 1/2 hr prior to start time


I like to relax by making aluminium foil art.

I sell my wares outside Woolworths on Saturday mornings.

I set up a table next to the guy selling life saving raffle tickets.

They keep telling me to move on because I detract from their business but I think I enhance it.


This is River. She knows how to make the perfect vegemite toast. When she's not selling her aluminium foil art outside Woolworths she writes Google poetry and attends strangers' funerals. Written and performed by Claire Lovering, River is the story of a young woman, an old man and the magic of a wish chip.


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6 Nights a Week at Venue 505

Kicking off 2014 we are increasing the fun times with:

Monday nights are free entry and happy hour all night for Happy Monday 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


Wednesday 3 December

$20 pre sold $25 on the door subject to availability