Thursday 28 September 2023

Must See Marrickville!

Factory Theatre, Victoria Road, Marrickville

Voted by TimeOut as one of the world’s ten coolest neighbourhoods, the lifestyle on offer in Marrickville is unrivalled, and its live music and theatre scene is no exception. With its wealth of funky venues and playhouses, you will be spoiled for choice when looking for the best places to party.

First cab off the ranks is the Factory Theatre. This venue hosts incredible live events from an array of performance genres, from standup comedy to sketch, live music and more. On Wednesday 27th September at 8pm, UK hip hop star ArrDee, who’s had an explosive rise to the top with 2022’s most-streamed hip hop records, returns to our shores following a sold out run last year. And kicking off at the start of November, The Life of Bryon is an extraordinary play filled with laughter and pathos. A heartwarming exploration of family and the challenges of love, responsibility, and growing up. The play sees the world through the eyes of one man as he struggles with his past and the critical decision he must make. And after the Factory, pop across to Poor Tom’s Gin Hall for a great cocktail.

Poor Toms Gin Hall, Chalder Avenue, Marrickville

The Flightpath Theatre is the ideal spot to catch emerging acts and rising stars in an intimate venue, or to witness more experimental work than the larger theatres generally offer. Following a performance here head around the corner to much-loved neighbourhood pub, The Henson. This dog-friendly, Art Deco watering hole has an honest working-class bar and great dining with a focus on quality, seasonality and sustainability. With its leafy, child-friendly beer garden, The Henson is a playground for all to enjoy.

Noel Hodda. In This Light at Flightpath Theatre. Photography © Robert Catto

Lazybones Lounge is known for serving up quality live music in the heart of Marrickville seven nights a week. Across its two floors you’ll find up to 15 bands playing each week spanning a variety of genres including R&B, jazz, afrobeat, soul and more amid its decadent Bohemian décor. Camelot Lounge is Sydney’s favourite boutique music venue and home to fantastic singer songwriters, World Music, Jazz, Folk, Blues, Cabaret and Comedy. A friendly venue for young and old alike, coming acts include Johnny G and the E Types, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Bowie Unzipped, Johnny G and the E Types, Evil Gal Blues and much more.

Lazybones, Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Another pup-friendly locale is Vic on the Park, Merivale’s Marrickville gem that hosts live music showcasing a spectrum of local talent, along with street murals, creative pub fare and a dance floor that allows you to get down. Pop along to The Grifter Brewing Co for its bright and refreshing range of beers, then just a quick walk away, we can’t go past the iconic Enmore, with outstanding upcoming acts including Belinda Carlisle, The Doors Alive and Deacon Blue.

The Enmore, Enmore Road, Newtown

Marrickville’s largest live music venue, The Great Club, with its 300 seats, is an appropriate pitstop for large touring acts featuring styles ranging from pop and jazz, to acoustic and experimental. While the stage and sizeable bar are undeniably the venue’s main attractions, the small museum of Greek artifacts from the 1950s building’s Greek Macedonian Club incarnation are worth admiring. Upcoming acts include Ash Grunwald and a fab lineup from the USA including Satsung, Jenny Don’t & The Spurs and The Pink Stones.

The Great Club, Livingstone Road, Marrickville

Other great venues include Gasoline Pony which has live music Wednesday to Sunday with Community Choir & Sea Shanty Club on a Tuesday. Then there’s the Marrickville Bowling Club with upcoming gigs featuring Sundogs, a classic rock and roll band compared to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Pulley, a Punk Rock band from California. And to keep up the good spirits, head across to The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre, replete with 80s nostalgia, Australian-Chinese food and plenty of beer.

To live close to all the amazing live action in this greatest of Sydney suburbs, contact the Cramer team today and learn about the divine apartments at Wicks Place on the Park.

Emma Chappell
Head of Sales & Marketing
Tel 02 8302 1500

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