Since 1997, The Old Fitzroy Hotel has been home to one of Sydney’s first independent live theatre companies: The Tamarama Rock Surfers. Started by a group of actors looking to establish a venue for new and underground productions, the Rock Surfers have played an essential role in the development of the city’s independent theatre reputation. To date it has catered for over 88,000 punters and housed more than 133 shows, including the premieres of over 53 new Australian plays. It has produced work of such notable Australian playwrights as Brendan Cowell, Toby Schmitz, Sue Smith and Suzie Miller.
Each year, the Old Fitzroy Theatre hosts up to 12 main stage productions. These run for approximately four weeks from Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm. Every September, during the eight week submission process, the competition to fill these slots is fierce and the standard of work is as good as independent theatre gets anywhere in the world.
Artists and their working practices are at the heart of Artspace. Advancing critical practices in contemporary art and culture, Artspace supports artists to create new work that defines the present and proposes future possibilities for contemporary art. As Australia’s leading international residency-based contemporary art centre, Artspace is both the key hub of the contemporary art community in Sydney, fostering dialogue between local artists, writers and curators and their national and international counterparts, and an evolving entity that connects with artists, audiences and ideas in an expanding range of sites regionally and globally.
Gallery41 is located on 41 Riley Street, just off William Street in the heart of Woolloomooloo. Gallery41 is an exhibition space for contemporary Australian ART including sculptures and paintings by Feyona van Stom. We have been here now 4 busy and ART filled years.