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TAP Gallery – Upstairs

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45 Burton St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
02 9361 0440 http://www.tapgallery.org.au/theatre/

“Venue manager and tenant Lesley Dimmick was given 60 days to meet the basic fire safety requirements. However, during that time, the City of Sydney discovered a much bigger problem. A search of its records revealed that for the past 22 years, the venue has been running without permission to use the upstairs space as a theatre.

Dimmick was told she must put in a development application to gain consent to run as a theatre and meet the minimum standards required of a place of assembly, which includes disability access. The application deadline is November 4.”


The TAP Gallery is one of Sydney’s hidden gems for independent theatre. The venue is in an artist-run gallery which has been operating since the mid nineties. The theatre is continually running with some of Australia’s most interesting, up and coming playwrights, actors and directors.

the downstairs venue is an open area amongst the works of art

The Tap gallery is also known for its quirky café overflowing with curios, its resident cat and a real old fashioned bohemian feel.

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There is time-limited street parking in the local vicinity

Public Transport:
Museum Station is the closest train station and is a ten minute walk to the Tap Gallery.

The 389 bus (which runs between Circular Quay and North Bondi) stops close to the Tap Gallery on the corner of Bourke and Burton Streets. Numerous bus routes also stop on the corner of Oxford and Palmer Streets, a two minute walk from the venue.

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