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Old 505 Theatre- 505, 342 Elizabeth St Surry Hills

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“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

SUBMISSIONS: for our 2016 season are now open more info here

PERFORMANCES

 

THEATRE

May- July 2015

FreshWorks

Each year the Old 505 Theatre opens its doors to emerging theatre companies and artists to test out new work, try fresh ideas and show us what they’ve got in short and sharp one week seasons. So hold on to your hat and get ready for eight productions eight weeks!

Decay- Presented by Eclective Productions

 

Dates 19-24 May

Times Tuesday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm

Tickets $33 full and $22 concession

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Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance. NO late entry.

Fukushima 2011. An earthquake. A tsunami. A dead body in a bathtub.

As the world outside reacts to the disaster unfolding around him, a young husband deals with the untimely and unrelated death of his wife – both emotionally and practically. Following the young man's journey as he attempts to hold himself – and her body – together, Decay takes a bleak, intimate and uncomfortably funny look at grief, and asks how we hold ourselves together, when the one we love is (literally) falling apart in front of us.

Eclective Productions and the Old 505 FreshWorks program present Decay in its early development. With a killer creative team comprised of Sydney’s most dynamic and rising independent artists, Decay is an observation of the morbid philosophy of death, dying and eventually letting go, even when we can’t turn away.

Written by Melissa Lee Speyer

Directed by Rachel Chant

Production Designer Catherine Steele

Sound Designer & Composer Nate Edmondson

Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman

Producer Bianca Kostic - London

Production/Stage Manager Alana Teasdale

Stage Manager Ryan Devlin

with Rosie Lourde & Joel Horwood

Bitch Boxer- Presented by Bull Ant Productions

 

Dates 26-31 May

Times Tuesday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm

Tickets $33 full and $22 concession

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Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance. NO late entry.

Chloe likes life's simple thing: cherry sambuca, hairbrush-in-the-mirror-karaoke and winding up her Dad.

London 2012. Women step into the Olympic boxing ring for the first time. Can Chloe prove she's worth the title?

An inspiring, breathtaking and critically acclaimed new play by Charlotte Josephine (UK).

With: Katherine Shearer

Godface- Presented by Matriarch Art Theatre

Dates 9-14 June

Times Tuesdays-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm

Tickets $33 full and $22 concession

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Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance. NO late entry.

In a vast desert, isolated from the rest of the universe, flashing neon, gaudy and terrifying. Pilgrims. A city rises...

Where old gods go to die, new gods launch imposing political campaigns and young aspirationals seek the top job.

Using a brash and unique rock’n’roll mix of micro and life size puppetry, GodFace is a farcical, tripped out and often philosophical story of gods, saints and heroes.  It’s a story about failed aspiration, use by dates and retirement - but it isn’t a tragedy. It’s a celebration, a festival of mortality… hosted by immortals.

Re: Memory- Presented by Suitcase Civilians

 

Dates 16-21 June

Times Tuesday-Sunday 7.30pm and 8.30pm sessions

Tickets $33 full and $22 concession

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Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance. NO late entry.

Re: Memory is an interactive theatre performance that explores the power of recollection in a time where it’s all too easy to forget. We all relive our memories from time to time. But why – what do we gain from revisiting the past? Part one-to-one and part group encounter, Re: Memory challenges the way we share our memories, from the deeply private to the very public.

Please note this production has a maximum audience of 10 per performance.

This Is Not Mills & Boon

Dates 23-28 June

Times Tuesdaysday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm

Tickets $33 full and $22 concession

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Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance. NO late entry.

This Is Not Mills and Boon is an experimental script written for two actors to play six characters: a mother and son who write porn together; and father and daughter who are singing together for the first time; and a pair who meet and fall in love - but not without struggles. The relationship drama is contrasted by some explosively sexy excerpts from the work of real life smut author Nikki Sex.

An Hour With Kay

 

Dates 30 June-5 July

Times Tuesdaysday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm

Tickets $33 full and $22 concession

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Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance. NO late entry.

In absentia

Latin: In absence

Someone told Kay once that they liked her solo work much better when she wasn’t in it. That really got her thinking about absence and how it is she could be both in her work and elsewhere at the same time.

Cue suspiciously similar substitute who steps in to save the day. Luckily Kay has a left a transcript of the show for the hired help to follow, or not. Expect some Kay-shaped fun, plenty of non-sequiturs, some very useful information about boats, dubious sacred sites, possibly some dancing, a visitation from a female convict, Chinese whispers, 101 things to do with a potato and everything in between.

One thing for sure AN HOUR WITH KAY will be an hour you’ll remember*.

*Wear comfortable shoes.

 

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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