The Sydney venues that you know and love are dying


As we get used to living with a pandemic, much of what we enjoy in this city, that enriches our lives and entertains us, is at risk of disappearing.

If we don’t act fast, the places where you found love, saw the best gig of your life and watched actors, musicians and artists perform before they were global stars will be gone.

Live performance venues are about to go to the wall.

Live performance venues are about to go to the wall.

We now have a choice. We can choose to keep Sydney’s rich cultural life, or we can let it silently disappear if urgent calls for SOS go unanswered.

The bulk of cultural activity on any given night is presented and produced in independently owned, and non-subsidised venues. NSW has just one Sydney Opera House, but there are hundreds of small live music venues, theatres, bars or larger commercial venues across the state.They are the lifeblood of the industry, and the ecosystem that drives the development and presentation of world-class art.