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fortyfivedownstairs is a unique space in which to hold an event.

The theatre or the gallery can be utilised for formal or informal gatherings such as book or product launches, photoshoots, wedding ceremonies and/or receptions.

Guest numbers of 30-160 can be accommodated, and audio-visual packages can be arranged. Note that availability is extremely limited, and is dependent on theatrical season dates. Dates available for bookings in the theatre space are:


  • 2 – 18 January
  • Saturday 8 February
  • 27 March – 3 April
  • 11 – 17 April
  • 16 November – 30 December


  • 2 – 25 January
  • 22 March – 18 April
  • 15 November – 30 December

Additional dates are available for early evening events in the gallery (between 5-7pm) and weekend events subject to gallery schedule and theatre performance times.

Rates will vary according to date, please email Philippa for a quote using the contact form.  Please indicate preferred time of year and day (if known) and type of event, including number of guests intended to attend.

Exclusive Catering Partner

EVENTS CATERER OF THE YEAR 2018 at the Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards

fortyfivedownstairs has an exclusive catering partnership with Ed Dixon by Cookes Food (previously Ed Dixon Food Design). Ed Dixon by Cookes Food understand the quirkiness of the venue after over 10 years’ experience working with us, and allow the venue to shine whilst also providing an excellence of food and service that has seen them win multiple boutique catering awards.

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