It underwent a renovation a couple of years ago and the management swapped the drag shows that used to take place here for cinema screenings, which gives you an idea of the new vibe. I have seen some of the most avant-garde work in Sydney within this space, attended surreal and energised parties, including the annual costume ball Monsta Gras, and participated in workshops, forums and film screenings. Venue operators are seeking spaces in emerging precincts such as Marrickville and Redfern, and some promoters have adopted a nomadic stance, moving their events from club to club as the situation evolves. Griffin Theatre Company has a long history of queer Australian storytelling. Situated in a fantastic location on the corner of Oxford and Flinders St, the venue features a stylish custom made marble bar and stunning lighting.
I also have a scar on my shin from spinning a bar stool into my leg while singing Stronger by Britney Spears.
Gay Sydney – Clubs and Bars
Urban Bites Quell your burger craving. The Red Rattler theatre in Marrickville, also known as The Rat, is the baby of five local queer artists who wanted to create a legal warehouse venue. Going to Kooky when it was at Club 77 now closed was a formative experience for me creatively and socially. See more Sydney Events. The queer arts scene is strong, with many young practitioners embracing a DIY ethos in response to the uncertainty local community radio remains a lifeline for those looking to hook in to the arts scene.
Sundays at The Beresford are also legendary among locals. The reality is much different of course--and far more intriguing. Bank Hotel Velvet Room in Newtown. As a result, queer culture in Sydney is dispersing and heading underground. Heaps Gay is a massive event that draws in queer folk of all ages, sexualities and genders. The vibe is charged and the music is reliably fun. Established inthe Green Park in Darlinghurst is a Sydney institution.