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Old Friends , New Beginnings

Luke Severn & Elyane Laussade Online

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

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

Recording of a live Zoom event

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts 2021

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

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

Clare Bartholomew, Derek Ives-Plunkett, Nicci Wilks

The Long Pigs Online

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

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!

Weave Movement Theatre & Yumi Umiumare

White Day Dream Online

fortyfivedownstairs online 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

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.

Taxithi Project

Kefi

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Alexander Nettelbeck, Conrad Henderson, Andrew Horneman, Nitida Atkinson

The New Impromptu Quartet

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Michael Veitch

Hell Ship: The Journey of the Ticonderoga

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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.

Holly Durant

Alter Edith

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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.

Tristan Lee, Gina Gataveckaite, Christopher Smith, Coady Green

Eight Hands

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

written by eva rees & directed by ruby rees

he/r

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Hearth Theatre

Death of a Salesman

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Adapted by Fleur Murphy

NOTHING by Janne Teller

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Alexander Nettelbeck, Conrad Henderson, Jim Glasson, Andy Horneman and Raleigh Williams

The New Impromptu Quartet featuring Raleigh Williams

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Yiyun Gu & Matthew Rigby

Brahms and Dances

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Wenhong Luo and William Vyvyan Murray

Viola, Viola

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Jasper Ly & Peter Dumsday

GLOW

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Maki Morita

Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Benjamin Nichol

Cotton and Silk

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Coady Green and Linda Barcan

Art and Life, Domestic and Sublime

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

Coady Green and Tiriki Onus

The Herring Island Piano Sonata

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Maryanne Sam

Kup Murri

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Bridgette Burton

Myra in Space

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

Songmakers Australia

1863: The Birth of Impressionism

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Elbow Room

Crocodiles

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

15 Minutes from Anywhere

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

Robbie Melville’s smallCHESTRA

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Cathy Hunt & George Ketels

Recollection

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Recollection' by Georgia Ketels, directed by Cathy Hunt and featuring Sophie Ross, Michelle Keating and Ravenna Bouckaert.

Liane Keegan, Juel Riggall, Naomi Summers and Isaac Mouskovias

Close to Home

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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.

Donna Hughes and Julian Dibley-Hall

What Made Lesley Pratchett so Mad?

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

15 Minutes from Anywhere

Just a Boy, Standing in Front of a Girl

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

From the acclaimed writer and director behind 'The Yellow Wave' and 'Cuckoo' comes a Medea for our times.

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