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Kavisha Mazzella Online

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

A moving online concert with ARIA Award-winner Kavisha Mazella filled with storytelling and music.

Luke Severn & Elyane Laussade Online

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Experience the full spectrum of emotion and intimacy that the cello and piano execute so well.

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts 2021

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Watch the recording of the live online poetry and music event celebrating the 89th birthday of Barry Jones at home.

The Long Pigs Online

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

In a surreal world that could have been created by Jean-Pierre Jeunet or Tim Burton, this very black comedy pushes the boundaries of physical theatre - watch it online at home!

White Day Dream Online

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

A unique fusion between Butoh and physical theatre performed by dancers with and without disability, White Day Dream moves between the surreal and absurd exploring universal human themes of memory and dreams.

Kefi

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Taxithi Project invites you to welcome summer with party songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The New Impromptu Quartet

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

The New Impromptu Quartet is thrilled to return to fortyfivedownstairs this November!

Hell Ship: The Journey of the Ticonderoga

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

In 1852, Michael Veitch’s great-great grandfather confronted a deadly epidemic head-on, as the ship’s surgeon on the emigrant clipper Ticonderoga’s nighmare voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne. Resonating powerfully with today’s world, Hell Ship is a story of hope, love and survival.

Alter Edith

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Alter Edith is a cycle of almost performances amongst extra-terrestrial environments. Edith is an alien trying earthly sentiments. Her curiosity of Earthly delights creates mobile museums in real-time.

Eight Hands

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
A rare and spectacular event performed by four popular Melbourne pianists

he/r

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

he/r is cutting edge. It asks big questions about self, belonging, and the sickening notion that we should all be woke.

Death of a Salesman

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Rediscover one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, brought to life by an extraordinary ensemble of actors.

NOTHING by Janne Teller

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

A riveting adaptation of Janne Teller’s award-winning novel, now considered a modern classic.

The New Impromptu Quartet featuring Raleigh Williams

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Join us for an afternoon of jazz, exploring a world of styles and influences, and featuring guest vocalist Raleigh Williams.

Brahms and Dances

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Experience the full range of power, raw emotion, and beauty of sound possible on violin and piano with Matthew Rigby and Yiyun Gu.

Viola, Viola

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Fellow violists Wenhong Huo and William Vyvyan Murray present an exciting program of viola duets. 

GLOW

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Jasper Ly (oboe) and Peter Dumsday (piano) present GLOW – a concert celebrating the contemporary sound world of Melbourne composers.

Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

A reading of the new play 'Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise' by Maki Morita, directed by Amelia Burke.

Cotton and Silk

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

A reading of the new play 'Cotton and Silk' by Benjamin Nichol (LOVE), directed by Stephen Nicolazzo, and featuring Jennifer Vuletic and Brigid Gallacher.

Art and Life, Domestic and Sublime

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pianist Coady Green and mezzo-soprano Linda Barcan perform two major song cycles by Melbourne-based composers Linda Kouvaras and Katy Abbott.

The Herring Island Piano Sonata

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The world premiere of Linda Kouvaras' new work, the Herring Island Sonata for Piano and Narrator, performed by pianist Coady Green and narrator Tiriki Onus.

Kup Murri

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A reading of the new play 'Kup Murri', written and directed by Maryanne Sam, and featuring Glenn Shea, Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Corey Saylor-Brunskill, Anna Burgess, Syd Brisbane and Carissa Lee.

Myra in Space

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A reading of the new play 'Myra in Space' by Bridgette Burton, directed by Alice Bishop and featuring Kelly Nash.

1863: The Birth of Impressionism

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Songmakers Australia - soprano Merlyn Quaife AM, bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos and pianist Andrea Katz - perform a program of stunning French repertoire by Debussy, Fauré, Duparc, Chausson and Poulenc.

Crocodiles

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A reading of the new play 'Crocodiles' by Vidya Rajan, directed by Marcel Dorney.

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A reading of the new play 'post' by Jane Miller, directed by Beng Oh and featuring Keith Brockett, Steve Gome, Kelly Nash, Marissa O’Reilly, Sonya Suares and Glenn van Oosterom.

Robbie Melville’s smallCHESTRA

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Featuring Melbourne jazz veterans Ronny Ferella (drums), Tamara Murphy (bass), Robbie Melville (guitar), Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone, alto flute) and Flora Carbo (alto saxophone/bass clarinet), and classical cellist Zoe Knighton, the smallCHESTRA creates a spectacular range of dynamic and timbral possibilities in a relatively small package, and blurs the barriers between contemporary folk, jazz and classical.

Close to Home

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

A recital program of classical and contemporary music featuring acclaimed dramatic contralto Liane Keegan, mezzo soprano Juel Riggall, soprano Naomi Summers and pianist Issac Mouskovias.

What Made Lesley Pratchett so Mad?

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A reading of the new play 'What Made Lesley Pratchett so Mad?' by Donna Hughes, directed by Julian Dibley-Hall.

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Winner of the Green Room Award for Best Independent Production in 2021, Kitan Petkovski’s acclaimed production returns as part of the 2023 Midsumma Festival. Join Queen Jesus (Kristen Smyth) for a revolutionary queer ritual in which bread is shared, wine is drunk, and familiar stories are reimagined by a transgender Jesus.

An Hour with Queen Jesus – Jo Clifford

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

In this Melbourne exclusive, revolutionary trans icon Jo Clifford hosts a deeply personal introduction to her ground-breaking play, 'The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven'.

Trophy Boys

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

A new Australian play by Emmanuelle Mattana, 'Trophy Boys' is a queer black comedy and drag extravaganza about power, privilege, and high school debating. Directed by Marni Mount and presented as part of the 2023 Midsumma Festival.

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