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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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