Address: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 9662 9966  |  Fax: 03 9662 9733  


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fortyfivedownstairs is a not-for-profit theatre and gallery showcasing independent, experimental and thought-provoking visual art, theatre, live music and discussion.

Since 2002 fortyfivedownstairs has offered an evocative urban space and a friendly, hands-on, personalised service to an eclectic mix of artists for theatre, visual arts, forum, music and dance events.

Described by The Age as "a cultural powerhouse", this not-for-profit organisation prides itself on showcasing the emerging, the independent, the experimental and the thought-provoking.

Centrally located in the heart of Melbourne's theatre district, fortyfivedownstairs is found within a beautiful, brick 19th Century building and features a theatre and two gallery spaces.

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Cancellation and booking policy

The varied nature of the fortyfivedownstairs program means that some events are free and open access while others are a book-in-advance. Bookings are confirmed with a cash or credit card payment. We are unable to refund credit card payments.

Local directions

In between Spring Street and Exhibition Street on Flinders Lane.


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