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Reservoir Dogs

Four perfect killers. One perfect crime. Now all they have to fear is each other. Human Sacrifice Theatre presents a…

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A Night of Poetry for Barry Jones **SOLD OUT**

Barry Jones is one of the more remarkable politicians to have sat in the House of Representatives in Canberra, a…

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Angus McDonald

India’s Disappearing Railways: A Photographic Journey is an intimate and humorous portrait of life on the sub-continent’s narrow-gauge railways, evoking…

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Janice Gobey

Janice Gobey’s paintings always sit within duality.  Like the fur they depict, they are beautiful but ominous. The latest collection…

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Beethoven at 245

Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s (245th) Birthday. Pianist Tristan Lee returns to fortyfivedownstairs,  to round off our year by celebrating Beethoven’s…

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Bottomless (reading)

Dan Lee is a 2014 R E Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Award recipient. Join us for a rehearsed reading…

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Cantations

Cantations features the historically accurate performance of leading Monteverdi scholar and harpsichordist John O’Donnell and the singers of Accademia Arcadia. …

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Variations

Press, Play invite you on an impassioned musical and visual journey as words, sounds, and images collide and coalesce. Led…

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Turner Canning Collective

Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune takes place in a one room walk-up apartment in the…

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Janno

As happens in life, we get thrown the unexpected. Look up has ballooned and taken on its own uncharted journey,…

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Fundraising event

This fundraising concert features the beautiful nostalgic Laika and Rembetika songs of pre 1970 Greece, performed by Melbourne's fabulous Greek…

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Someone Like Thomas Banks

Presented by Platform in collaboration with Straightjacket Productions, Someone Like Thomas Banks is a one-man show featuring performer, writer and…

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CANZONE – Music as Storytelling

We are pleased to present an exciting program of free events over the course of the exhibition CANZONE - Music…

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The One

'keen, savage and funny' 'Kaczmarek is brilliant…. Prendergast is beautifully restrained…. Tomlins’ nervous energy is completely captivating' High praise for…

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Stephen Williams

9000 vinyl records displays artist Stephen Williams' personal collection of original first pressing soul records and record sleeves, combining them with…

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Terry Swann

Contemporary watercolourist Terry Swann’s exhibition Off Track – On Site is a journey of exploration into the heart of remote…

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TRIUMPH

Inspired by a constellation of strange real life situations - group suicide in Japan, a woman who famously faked her…

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CANZONE – Music as Storytelling

fortyfivedownstairs in association with the Melbourne Festival presents: A magical dream of Venice comes to Melbourne with the combination of…

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Company

It’s Robert’s birthday - he's turning 35 and his closest friends are throwing him a surprise party. Witty and well-liked,…

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James Yuncken

The Drawing Room is an exhibition of prints, drawings and bas reliefs created by James Yuncken at intervals over a…

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PICNIC

"Like a Michael Leunig cartoon, mysterious and pregnant with meaning..." - Chris Boyd, The Australian, 21 August 2015 Celebrating a return to…

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Mark Chew

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. As a child, he helped his…

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Go, said the bird

“Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children, Hidden excitedly, containing laughter. Go, go, go, said the…

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Carousel

The carousel turns and with each revolution comes an evolution, as familiar views are given fresh insight. And so it…

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