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Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Gary Abrahams directs Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning drama of 1966 featuring a stellar cast.

John & Jen

SONDER Theatre Company
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A truly original musical set against the background of a changing world - a story about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart.

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts

fortyfivedownstairs online event
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

Join us to celebrate the 88th birthday one of Australia’s most remarkable men, Barry Jones AC in an online performance curated and hosted by board member Julian Burnside AO.

Solicitude

Duo Eclettico
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

What a way to welcome live performance back to the venue! A stunning program, performed by Coady Green and Justin Kenealy, featuring new commissions, Australian premieres and a sneak preview of a special new work.

The New Impromptu Quartet

Alexander Nettelbeck, Nitida Atkinson, Luke Carbon, Conrad Henderson, Lawrence Grifa
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Join us for an afternoon of summer jazz, exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to Latin, funk, drum ‘n’ bass and soul.

Unity

Collide
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Collide will share with you their blend of colour, fervour, and spirit, with works of Mozart, Glinka, Milhaud

Shostakovich and Schumann

Rathdowne Quartet with Tamara Smolyar
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Madeleine Jevons, Molly Collier O’Boyle & Harry Ward are joined by virtuoso pianist Tamara Smolyar for one of Shostakovich’s best known chamber works, the G minor Piano Quintet.

Burn This by Lanford Wilson

16th Street Actors Studio
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Two unlikely strangers are brought together by a mysterious death, their connection sparks a chemistry too explosive to ignore

The Anniversary

Clare Bartholomew & Daniel Tobias
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Multi award-winning creators of Die Roten Punkte, Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias are back with a brand new murderously funny physical farce.

RUNT

Dee & Cornelius & Wilks
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A play about the runts of the world: the lesser, the unwanted, the weak, those without clout, the insignificant; all the unders.

Playreading: June by Patrick McCarthy

Fabricated Rooms
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Following their critically acclaimed productions Grief and the Lullaby (2015) and The Sky Is Well Designed (2017), Fabricated Rooms present a work-in-progress reading of their third project, June.

Playreading: Underneath Ms Archer

Louise Siversen & Peter Houghton
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A reading of a new play by Louise Siversen and Peter Houghton.

Trouble in a Monochromatic Town

Solstice Trio
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A lush and gritty program inspired by a palette of shifting drones, acid house, electronics, Dada and silk scarves

The Trauma Project by Elizabeth Walley

Elizabeth Walley
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

An immersive composition for theatre crafted by Elizabeth Walley in response to her eyewitness experience of a homicide in her suburban street.

Old Friends | New Beginnings

Luke Severn and Elyane Laussade
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Luke Severn and Elyane Laussade will make their triumphant return to performing as a duo with a concert of some of their favourite works for cello and piano.

Kavisha Mazzella with Irine Vela

The Boite
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Kavisha Mazzella returns briefly to Melbourne for an intimate concert at fortyfivedownstairs with guitarist Irine Vela

Zoe Knighton/Pia Johnson Bach Project

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Two iconic Melbourne artists join forces for a unique and magical collaboration

From Don Giovanni to Peking Opera

Yiyun Gu
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Virtuoso pianist Yiyun Gu plays brilliant program of music from the stage by Liszt, Goossens and young female Chinese composer Wang A Mao

Electric Loneliness

Night Creatures
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A strange and mysterious seaside cabaret told through vaudeville, puppetry, fairy tale, and 80s synth-inspired song.

Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man

Steven Kramer
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

After his acclaimed and hilarious debut cabaret ‘I Sing Songs’, join Steven Kramer on a journey through all the great piano hits across the ages.

Michael Griffiths: Greatest Hits

Michael Griffiths
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Helpmann Award winner and fortyfivedownstairs repeat offender Michael Griffiths returns with his greatest hits.

Voyage

Helen Begley
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

In the midst of convict ships arriving each week from Britain, a different cargo leaves for Australia. On board are 287 immigrant women enticed by promises of a better life.

RUNT | Return Season

Dee & Cornelius & Wilks
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

RUNT to return to our theatre after a sold-out premiere season

Still by Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Written by one of the hottest young playwrights from New York City, Jen Silverman’s award-winning play will make you laugh, cry and reflect, often all at the same time.

Fantastique! The Life and Loves of Hector Berlioz

Karen van Spall, Adam Miller, Coady Green, Melanie Hillman
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Created using journal entries, letters and articles from Berlioz’s life, combined with a selection of his songs, and transcriptions of his orchestral works

King Lear Online

Melbourne Shakespeare Company
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A moving contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy

Duo Eclettico Online: Solicitude

Coady Green & Justin Kenealy
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch the recording of Duo Eclettico's 'Solstice' concert, filmed during a live Zoom broadcast in January 2021.

Coady Green & Christopher Smith Online

Liszt's Complete Hungarian Rhapsodies for Piano Four Hands
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch the recording of a rare virtuosic event - Liszt's complete Hungarian Rhapsodies, arranged for piano four hands.

Solstice Trio Online

Georgina Lewis, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Steph Arnold
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch Solstice Trio at home. A program of New York-based composers at the boundaries of contemporary classical, jazz and electronic music.

Collide Online: Unity

Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe & Joseph Lallo
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch Collide at home, sharing with you their blend of colour, fervour, and spirit with works of Mozart, Glinka, Milhaud

Rathdowne Quartet & Tamara Smolyar Online

Shostakovich and Schumann
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch Rathdowne Quartet with Tamara Smolyar at home as they perform one of the greatest chamber works ever written.

Voyage Online

The Good Girl Song Project
fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

A new Australian musical written by Helen Begley.

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