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Curtain Raisers

BY RIDA BABAR Theatre companies such as Old 505, Belvoir Theatre, and the Sydney Theatre Company are finally reopening and planning live shows for the remainder of the 2020 season. Easing government restrictions in NSW have been a breath of fresh air for the arts and entertainment industries. Old 505 theatre is holding A Murder […]

Labor promises to revive live music

by Sarah McLenaghan The recommendations from the parliamentary inquiry into the music and arts economy in NSW promises a revival of the struggling sector. Since the release of the inquiry’s final report, NSW Labor has committed to implementing a number of its key findings. Keep Sydney Open coordinator, Tyson Koh, was among industry representatives who […]

Creative space hard to find

By Laura Neill ‘Out-of-date and ludicrous’ red tape is strangling Sydney’s creative sectors, according to a new report authored by Sydney Fringe Festival (SFF) director and chief executive Kerri Glasscock. Titled ‘An Anthology of Space’, the report proposes solutions to overcome the financial and regulatory restrictions hindering artists from utilizing industrial and retail spaces. “If […]

Late night Sydney loosens its bonds

By Sarah McLenaghan Since the inception of the NSW lockout laws in 2014 there have been growing calls for a revitalisation of Sydney’s nightlife. Last week, City of Sydney responded to these demands with a proposal for some of the most drastic changes to City planning and development across Sydney in decades. Lord Mayor Clover […]

Sydney’s nightlife scene gets wake-up call

BY JOHN MOYLE The City of Sydney has selected 15 night life experts for a new advisory panel to put some new energy back into Sydney’s morose nightlife. Panel members have been chosen from a range of sectors including the nightlife industry, not for profit groups, academic organisations, retailers and creative sectors. To qualify participants […]

Death Of Community Theatre

By Jade Morellini For centuries, theatre has been driving a rich culture of storytelling among communities, expressing the voices of many and uniting them as one. Theatres provide a place to discuss new ideas and to stimulate conversations about events occurring around the world, or to question the norms. After the devastating news surfaced of […]

Life On The Fringe

By Rita Bratovich It is one of the most tightly packed festival seasons in this city, yet each year the Sydney Fringe Festival (SFF) adds more to its program. This year it has even grown geographically - extending west to Penrith and Homebush Bay. “Its terrific to be able to engage with creatives who aren’t […]

505 – An Artistic Home On The Fringe

BY RITA BRATOVICH September is bulging with rare and exhilarating creativity as the Sydney Fringe Festival launches into its seventh year. The generously packed program covers every genre: family entertainment, comedy, dance, theatre, outdoor performance, visual art, music and so much more. CEO and Festival Director Kerri Glasscock describes the festival as being inclusive and […]

Sydney Fringe Festival 2014

With over 300 productions across 60 venues covering everything from theatre, music, comedy, cabaret, dance and visual art, the annual Sydney Fringe Festival promises to be better than ever. This year’s program showcases the quirky and alternative culture that Sydney’s arts scene has to offer. While occasionally the term ‘fringe’ may lend itself to images […]

Time to subscribe for The Old 505

The Old 505 Theatre, one of Sydney’s most unique and innovative performance spaces, is set to become a more established venue on the theatre goer’s radar with the introduction of their first subscription season. The subscription season was launched this week and will begin in January, with each season running for a period of six […]