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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.

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.

Visions

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

The Year of Magical Thinking

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

Lobby Hero

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Three of a Kind

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.

Songs of Longing

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

Quartet for the End of Time

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

The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction

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.

Phoenix Trio

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.

FLY – a chamber opera

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.

Sepharad

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.

The Ghetto Cabaret

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

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.

Play Reading: The Curtain

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

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

Benn Bennett Live

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Perspectives

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.

Songs and Dances with Sally-Anne Russell

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.

Travesties by Tom Stoppard

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

SHIT by Patricia Cornelius

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

LOVE by Patricia Cornelius

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.

Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

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!

Collide ‘hors d’oeuvre’

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

Liszt’s Italian Pilgrimage

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

Tokos zenekar

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.

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