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Jen Silverman

Still by 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.

Dee & Cornelius & Wilks

RUNT | Return Season

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Helen Begley

Voyage

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.

Michael Griffiths

Michael Griffiths: Greatest Hits

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Steven Kramer

Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man

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.

Night Creatures

Electric Loneliness

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.

Yiyun Gu

From Don Giovanni to Peking Opera

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

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

The Boite

Kavisha Mazzella with Irine Vela

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

Luke Severn and Elyane Laussade

Old Friends | New Beginnings

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.

Elizabeth Walley

The Trauma Project by 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.

Solstice Trio

Trouble in a Monochromatic Town

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

Louise Siversen & Peter Houghton

Playreading: Underneath Ms Archer

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Fabricated Rooms

Playreading: June by Patrick McCarthy

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.

Dee & Cornelius & Wilks

RUNT

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.

Clare Bartholomew & Daniel Tobias

The Anniversary

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.

16th Street Actors Studio

Burn This by Lanford Wilson

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

Rathdowne Quartet with Tamara Smolyar

Shostakovich and Schumann

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.

Collide

Unity

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

Duo Eclettico

Solicitude

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.

fortyfivedownstairs online event

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts

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.

SONDER Theatre Company

John & Jen

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.

fortyfivedownstairs

Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Yiyun Gu

Gods and Demons

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

From 'Pictures at an Exhibition' to 'Java Suite', from 'Islamey' to Piazzolla’s Tango, Chinese born pianist Yiyun Gu brings fantastic gods and demons together in a concert of magic and high imagination.

Duo Eclettico and Linda Barcan

Shepherd on the Rock

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A concert of works for saxophone, piano and mezzo-soprano, including a transcription of Schubert’s late masterpiece, and a selection of beautiful original works.

Collide

Visions

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

The Collide ensemble returns to fortyfivedownstairs with an energetic offering of colourful French delicacies.

fortyfivedownstairs

The Curtain by Daniel Keene

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Daniel Keene returns to fortyfivedownstairs with The Curtain, written with his sharp ear for poetry and play.

Steve Gome

Shake ‘n’ Blake

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Shake ‘n’ Blake - The Sonnets of Innocence and Experience. Blending the Good Works of Williams Shakespeare and Blake into a Lesson in Love in all its aspects.

Belinda Hanne Reid & Coady Green

Belinda Hanne Reid: Love, Rorem

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

From the extravagances of 1950s Paris, to the devastation of New York in the 80s and 90s, composer and diarist Ned Rorem captured the essence of what it meant to be an artist and in love.

The New Impromptu Quartet

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A performance exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to Latin, funk, and soul.

Gertrude Opera

As One

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

One of the major works of American opera in the 21st century has its Australian premiere as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Patalog Theatre Co.

Punk Rock by Simon Stephens

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

From British power-house playwright, Simon Stephens, Punk Rock is a violent and urgent examination of contemporary adolescence.

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