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Our gallery reopened to the public on Tuesday 1 December
and we look forward to welcoming you back to our theatre space from 14 January 2021.

Download our Jan – March 2021 ‘What’s On’ brochure HERE or check out the What’s On menus above to see what’s coming up.

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Sue Beyer
2 February - 13 February
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fortyfivedownstairs is a Melbourne based
not-for-profit theatre and gallery

showcasing independent visual art, theatre and music

fortyfivedownstairs is one of Melbourne’s most renowned and multi-faceted creative hubs

As an unfunded and not-for-profit organisation we support independent, experimental and thought-provoking art forms, striving to make money for artists – not from them.


fortyfivedownstairs acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which we gather to share art and performance, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We recognise the strength, pride and expression of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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