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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

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

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

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

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

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fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

Sepharad

The Boite
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The New Impromptu Quartet

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

Belinda Hanne Reid: Love, Rorem

Belinda Hanne Reid & Coady Green
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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.

Shake ‘n’ Blake

Steve Gome
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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.

The Curtain by Daniel Keene

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

Hell Ship: The Journey of the Ticonderoga

Michael Veitch
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

UPDATE 14/3/2020: The producers of Hell Ship have made the decision to cancel their upcoming season at fortyfivedownstairs due to COVID-19. All efforts will be made to reschedule the season, but at this time, all ticket holders will be contacted and refunds will be processed as soon as possible.

Visions

Collide
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

Images of Bach

Zoe Knighton & Pia Johnson
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Bach's six suites for solo cello performed in one concert by our fortyfivedownstairs musician in residence.

Shepherd on the Rock

Duo Eclettico and Linda Barcan
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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.

Gods and Demons

Yiyun Gu
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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.

Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance

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fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

Burn This by Lanford Wilson

16th Street in association with HST
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

The Trauma Project by Elizabeth Walley

Elizabeth Walley
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

John & Jen

SONDER Theatre Company
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

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