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As an unfunded and not-for-profit organisation, fortyfivedownstairs supports independent, experimental and thought-provoking art forms, striving to make money for artists – not from them.

About Fortyfivedownstairs

A unique multi-arts venue and cultural incubator, fortyfivedownstairs has a seventeen-year history of supporting the development of independent artists across the visual and performing arts. Located in the City of Melbourne, fortyfivedownstairs has two exhibition spaces, an artist’s studio and a flexible theatrical venue. Located in Melbourne’s CBD, fortyfivedownstairs has two exhibition spaces, and a flexible theatre and event venue, which operate all year round. Venturing one floor below street level, the gallery exhibits a diverse range of art forms, from photography, to drawing, to sound art, and more. One floor further still, down into the building’s basement, the warehouse-style theatre space provides a home for an extraordinary array of ground-breaking works in theatre, cabaret, music, opera and dance. One week you could be attending a classical music recital, the next, the world premiere of a new Australian play featuring award-winning actors.
Melbourne, 3000
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