Must see entertainment in Newtown & the Inner West

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    Lazybones Lounge

    Roomy and decadently decorated with erotic ceiling paintings, Lazybones has live music nightly and a decent line in cocktails and food. At weekends it…

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    Manning Bar

    Deep within the leafy grounds of Sydney Uni, this former women’s college now houses a 950-capacity venue with multiple levels and spaces. Check the gig…

  • Camelot Lounge

    In increasingly hip Marrickville, this eclectic little venue hosts jazz, world music, blues, folk, comedy, cabaret and various other offbeat genres. There…

  • New Theatre

    Australia’s oldest continuously performing theatre (since 1932), Newtown’s eclectic New Theatre produces new dramas as well as more established pieces…

  • Enmore Theatre

    Originally a vaudeville playhouse, the bohemian art-deco Enmore now hosts medium-sized touring bands, plus theatre, ballet and comedy.

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    Palace Central Sydney

    This cinema on the top floor of the Central Park plaza offers intimate moviegoing in great comfort, with luxurious seats in 13 small-capacity screens. It…

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    Mosh Pit

    This little King St neighbourhood dive bar idolises the ‘90s with classic band posters, ‘rocktails’ and free live music. There's pizzas (named after Angus…

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    Lansdowne Hotel

    This famous Sydney venue is back in action after a period of closure. It's a likeably no-frills rock pub downstairs, with graffiti on the walls and food…

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    Factory Theatre

    Good sightlines characterise this purpose-built venue that has a vibrant lineup of medium-sized touring and local bands in its main upstairs venue. The…

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    Foundry 616

    With live Australian and international contemporary jazz several times a week, this atmospheric and thoughtfully programmed venue has been a great shot in…

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    This dark and atmospheric bar does seriously good cocktails and some excellent jazz and blues-y live music at weekends. There are also pizzas and other…

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    Inner West Openair Cinema

    Running earlier than most of Sydney's open-air cinemas, this is at the University of Sydney and shows a mixed three-week season with food trucks and pets…

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    Dendy Newtown

    Follow the buttery scent of popcorn into the dark folds of this plush cinema, screening first-run, independent world films.

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    Performance Space

    This edgy artists’ hub resident at Carriageworks stages performances of new dance, acrobatic and multimedia works – basically anything that can be lumped…

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    Seymour Centre

    Behind a glass curtain wall on an insanely busy intersection, this Sydney Uni–affiliated theatre (actually, four theatres) shows an eclectic selection of…