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.
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Darebin Arts Speakeasy Applications 2017
18 Aug - 7 Sep, 2016
Applications for Darebin Arts Speakeasy performance presentation program are now open. Darebin Art’s Speakeasy program partners with leading artists and companies to provide the highest quality experiences to audiences at the Northcote Town Hall. We program high quality work from artistic leaders and companies in the small to medium sector to be an integral part of the cultural ecology of...
Which Way Home
24 Aug - 3 Sep, 2016
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and ILBIJERRI Theatre Company. Tash and her Dad are going home to country; where the sky is higher and the world goes on forever. It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses of Tash’s childhood. Dad still thinks he’s the king of cool, but he’s an old fella now. It’s time for Tash to take him home. Writer: Katie Beckett Director:...
Sammy J - Hero Complex
15 Sep - 1 Oct, 2016
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Sammy J as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. When I was twelve years old, I borrowed some Phantom comics from my school gardener. This set off a chain of events that led to the birth of my daughter, saw me committing a crime in Canberra, and ended with a federal policeman searching my attic. If you would like to hear the story, this show is for...
15 Sep - 24 Sep, 2016
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and GRANITE as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. Time has no meaning. A year could be played out in one day. What's past is now present. What was loved is now hated. Consumed by each other Tina, Gracie and Grant love to party, love to laugh. They could go on like this forever. Day in day out. Like a dance on repeat. Eat, sleep, f***, repeat. Until one...
15 Sep - 1 Oct, 2016
Unfold a story of best-laid plans and bust. True-crime, historical fiction and immersive performance come together in Blind Spot, the latest work by performance-maker Daniel Santangeli (Room 328, Wheyface). Propelling audiences backwards in time through prisons, courtrooms, media frenzies and small-town homes, Blind Spot starts with a failed get-rich-quick scheme, and ends when there’s...
20 Sep - 23 Sep, 2016
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. Inspired by action movie dialogue, cryogenics and lost worlds, 'The Sequel' is a series of never-ending endings to expose the breakdown of memory and relationship in live performance.
An Alternative Route
27 Sep - 1 Oct, 2016
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. This work is a dedication- the death of ambition fears authority, pines for individualism and marvels in the communal. This is for unproductivity, collapse, and the confusion of the artist’s role as a designer. Long exposure reveals the loss of romanticism influencing bodies that are attempting to share space...
Circus Oz - TWENTYSIXTEEN
28 Sep - 29 Sep, 2016
This brand new Circus Oz show rockets into Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre in September 2016. An eclectic mix of extraordinary skills, ridiculous characterisation, hilarious mayhem and fabulous live music, this show is a celebration of the great values of Circus Oz that have generated critical acclaim and woven the company into the hearts of audiences around the...