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I Sing Songs

Steven Kreamer

Award winning and prolific musical director Steven Kreamer finally steps out from behind the keys in this dazzling cabaret debut, singing songs about love, songs not about love, and even songs about songs. Part of Midsumma Festival 2019.

Cock by Mike Bartlett

15 Minutes from Anywhere

Hearts are on the line and everyone’s ready for a fight in Mike Bartlett’s razor-sharp comic drama. First seen in 2018, Beng Oh’s critically acclaimed production is back. Part of Midsumma Festival 2019.

Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Lightning Jar Theatre

What will become of our culture when the apocalypse comes? A darkly comic examination of how the stories we tell make us the people we are. Part of the 2019 VCE Drama Playlist.

World Problems

Emma Mary Hall

A funny and experimental depiction of our monolithic, interconnected world, created by multi-award-winning artist Emma Mary Hall.

Silk Mix

Hermès

Hermès welcomes you to Silk Mix – a temporary installation inspired by a record store.

Tokos zenekar

The Boite

Catch the excitement of the pulsing melodies that inspired musicians and composers from Brahms and Bartok, to the present day, with an ensemble of musicians touring from Hungary.

Liszt’s Italian Pilgrimage

Tristan Lee

A rare opportunity to hear Liszt's cycle in its entirety, pianist Tristan Lee takes us through the composer's Italian pilgrimage.

Collide ‘hors d’oeuvre’

Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe & Joseph Lallo

Collide returns to fortyfivedownstairs with an exciting new program of arrangements for cello, piano and saxophone.

Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

Lightning Jar Theatre

After a completely sold-out season, Lightning Jar Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play for those who missed out first time around!

LOVE by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs

An unapologetic exploration of love and addiction. Audacious. Raw. In-your-face, LOVE is a work that talks about an Australia that is rarely explored on our stages.

SHIT by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs

SHIT, winner of four Green Room Awards, returns to fortyfivedownstairs after a sold-out season in 2016.

Travesties by Tom Stoppard

Bloomsday in Melbourne

Bloomsday in Melbourne return to fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate everything James Joyce.

Songs and Dances with Sally-Anne Russell

Salon Project
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell joins Salon Project for a beguiling concert of Songs and Dances.

Perspectives

Yasmin Rowe
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Yasmin Rowe returns to fortyfivedownstairs with a stunning solo piano program ranging from the contemplative to the utmost joy and exhilaration.

Benn Bennett Live

Benn Bennett
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Award-winning cabaret artist Benn Bennett returns to fortyfivedownstairs for one night only!

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Max Gillies

After a critically acclaimed season in 2018, Max Gillies returns to fortyfivedownstairs in Beckett's remarkable duet for solo performer and tape recorder.

Play Reading: The Curtain

Daniel Keene
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Join us for a rehearsed reading of Daniel Keene's 'The Curtain' directed by Beng Oh

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Peta Hanrahan

Following a sold-out premiere season, Sentient Theatre's 'A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf' returns, shining a light on our history with astounding relevance to contemporary society.

The Ghetto Cabaret

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A powerful new cabaret featuring Yiddish songs written in the Jewish ghettos of WWII.

Sepharad

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

Dancer Tomas Arroquero and guitarist Kieren Ray work with Israeli born oud player, Yuval Ashkar, in a collaboration that revisits the Moorish connections with Flamenco in the inaugural performance of an exciting new project.

FLY – a chamber opera

Lyric
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Melbourne’s award-winning, boutique opera company, Lyric, presents this Australian work about Lawrence Hargrave: explorer, engineer, inventor and the man on the twenty dollar note.

Phoenix Trio

Lina Andonovska, Alexina Hawkins, Harold Gretton
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Flute, viola and guitar come together to reimagine chamber music masterpieces alongside recently penned compositions for this unique combination.

The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction

Finucane & Smith

Moira Finucane, one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, magic realist geniuses and apocalyptic rock goddesses, brings home The Rapture Chapter II in her mind-stunning party on the edge of the abyss.

Quartet for the End of Time

Collide and Wilma Smith
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Collide return to fortyfivedownstairs, joined by violinist Wilma Smith to perform one of the greatest chamber works of the 20th century

Songs of Longing

Helen Yotis Patterson
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Helen Yotis Patterson, writer & performer of Taxithi: An Australian Odyssey, returns to fortyfivedownstairs for a concert of stories and songs dedicated to the Greek diaspora longing for home

Three of a Kind

Colin, Ted and Alexander Nettelbeck
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Three jazz pianists. Two generations. One family. Three family members; brothers Colin and Ted Nettelbeck, and Colin’s son Alexander Nettelbeck, perform together in a return concert at fortyfivedownstairs.

Lobby Hero

Kenneth Lonergan
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

The 2001 play by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Manchester by the Sea

The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Green Room Award winners Jillian Murray and Laurence Strangio re-join forces to present Joan Didion’s remarkable memoir

Punk Rock by Simon Stephens

Patalog Theatre Co.
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.

As One

Gertrude Opera
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.

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