Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy is a year-round independent theatre program. Now in its third year, Speakeasy pesents creative and challenging contemporary performances by emerging and established artists.
The Speakeasy program is presented at Northcote Town Hall and features artists from across Melbourne and beyond.
The program also includes a performance development program. If you are a performance artist and would like to find out more, please visit our Performance Development page.
There are many Green Travel options to attend our shows, click here for information on Green Travel to the Northcote Town Hall and here for the Darebin Arts Centre.
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THE TALK by Mish Grigor
4 Jul - 14 Jul, 2018
My brother came out after an episode of ‘The L Word’. As the credits closed on Carmen going down on a leggy blonde in a nightclub, he said, “I’m like that. I do that.” My mother and I looked at each other, confused. “Cunnilingis?” I offered, and laughed. “No!” He said, standing up...
RAINBOW VOMIT by Dancenorth
14 Jul, 2018
Wear your very own pair of kaleidoscopic fireworks glasses and experience the magic and wonder of this mind-blowing interactive dance show. Dancenorth invites you to enter into a space of tangled imagination, where light and sound collide and much more than colour erupts from the darkness. Rainbow Vomit is a visually stunning work by leading Australian dance company,...
CONTEST written by Emilie Collyer
25 Jul - 4 Aug, 2018
WORLD PREMIERE Come to play, come to win or don’t come at all I don’t know when I first saw it / In a memory, a premonition, or a dream. It was a house and it was on fire / I was the house and I was on fire. A suburban netball team. A new player. Cass says...
OIL BABIES by Lab Kelpie
8 Aug - 18 Aug, 2018
WORLD PREMIERE Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy & Lab Kelpie A high-octane exploration of our relationship to climate change and the female body. OIL BABIES repositions our lives as one on the precipice of a planet dramatically changing… perhaps even the moment before our own extinction....
PRIZE FIGHTER - La Boite Theatre
9 Oct - 20 Oct, 2018
a La Boite Theatre and Brisbane Festival Production by Future D. Fidel Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Festival Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing. Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted...