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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Koo Koo the Bird Girl
20 Sep - 29 Sep, 2018
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Fringe Minnie Woolsley was born in 1880 and was a rock star of her times - a freak show performer, a film actress, and most importantly, free from life in the asylum. She starred in Freaks (1932) as Koo Koo the Bird Girl, a film that was banned for 30 years for its controversy. A...
SPIN by Anna Seymour
21 Sep - 22 Sep, 2018
Presented by Melbourne Fringe and Darebin Arts Speakeasy SPIN is a participatory dance event with a DJ and Deaf Hosts. SPIN Created, directed and performed by Anna Seymour in collaboration with Bec Reid, dancers, Deaf Hosts and DJ Callum Padgham. SPIN is a dance party like no...
Infinity Dance Jam by Joseph (JOF) O'Farrell
22 Sep - 23 Sep, 2018
WORLD PREMIERE Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Fringe Welcome to the smallest nightclub in the world! Internationally acclaimed artist, JOF, takes over Northcote Town Hall Civic Square with his latest family friendly work, INFINITY DANCE JAM! Distract the bouncers,...
Club Kids Music Academy by Dale Packard
22 Sep - 23 Sep, 2018
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy Kids are invited to experiment with samplers, drum machines and keyboards at Club Kids Music Academy — a space where children have the opportunity to learn, play, tinker and share in the fun of creating...
Sammy J - The 50 Year Show
27 Sep, 2018
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Fringe. One show every five years, finishing in 2058 - the most ambitious comedy event of the century returns for the third instalment. Sammy J hosts a time-travelling, death-defying theatrical experiment featuring a host of special guests and surprises. If you love comedy, music, and long-term commitment, this is one night you shouldn’t miss.
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...