The Old Fitzroy Theatre (also called the Old Fitz Theatre) is a pub theatre in Woolloomooloo in central Sydney, Australia.[1]

Old Fitzroy Theatre
Address129 Dowling Street
LocationWoolloomooloo, Sydney
Coordinates33°52′23″S 151°13′14″E / 33.8731172°S 151.2206205°E / -33.8731172; 151.2206205

The 58-seat venue was established by Jeremy Cumpston[2] in 1997 in the cellar of the Old Fitzroy Hotel. It is known for independent productions featuring emerging artists. Many leading Australian theatre makers participated in plays at the theatre early in their careers. The theatre was managed until 2012 by Tamarama Rock Surfers, and since 2014 by Red Line Productions.[3]

After having to close for one year, they presented twelve productions in their 2021/2022 season, including Ionescu's Exit the King, Beckett's Happy Days, Sarah Kane's Cleansed, the Broadway play Hand to God, and Mahagonny-Songspiel and The Seven Deadly Sins by Brecht and Weill.[4] To raise funds for the continued operation of the venue, Guy Noble (piano) and Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass-baritone) gave a series of six concerts in November/December 2022.[5]

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  1. ^ Lenny Ann Low (17 December 2010). "Our finest venues take their bows". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Hal Cumpston jumps from his first Aussie feature to The Walking Dead". IF Magazine. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  3. ^ Blake, Elissa (3 November 2014). "New management takes over Old Fitzroy Hotel theatre". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ Sean McLoughlin (28 February 2021). "Red Line Productions announces 2021–22 lineup at the Old Fitz Theatre". Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  5. ^ Jo Litson (23 November 2022). "Good vibrations as Teddy and Guy perform at the Old Fitz". Limelight. Retrieved 25 November 2022.

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