Imperial Basement

 

The Basement is a live performance and dance space that’s been refreshed into a late-night sanctuary for all; a safe home for personal and creative expression, exuberance and inclusivity, and welcomes all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The Imperial Erskineville has always been a beloved late-night dance venue outside the lockout zones, and continues on as a proud standard-bearer for joyous after-dark culture.

On Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm until close*, The Basement comes alive with self-expression, creative energy and flamboyant performance. Hosting a line-up of drag and performance art, live music, DJs, partnered and special events, the space will be shared with some of the world’s best party partners to offer Sydney’s most captivating nights.

When the sun goes down, The Basement’s pulse rises, bringing together a commune of connections, introductions and celebrations in a space made to tickle imaginations and ignite passions. We say diverse is divine, weird is wonderful, unique is unreal – and yes, you’re absolutely welcome here.

*Our opening days and times may expand beyond these – keep an eye out here!

WE HAVE CREATED THIS SPACE AS AN OPEN SAFE HOME TO PERSONAL AND CULTURAL EXPRESSION.

A SANCTUARY FOR ALL, A SPACE THAT TICKLES THE IMAGINATION AND IGNITES THE PASSION FOR LIVING.

A PLATFORM FOR PERFORMANCE, FOR EXPRESSION AND EXPLORATION.

A COMMUNE OF CONNECTIONS, INTRODUCTIONS AND CELEBRATIONS.

UNIQUE IN ITS STYLE, DIVERSE IN ITS CULTURE, FLAMBOYANT IN ITS PERFORMANCE.

A REFUGE FOR LOVE.

WEIRD IS WONDERFUL – AND YES, YOU’RE WELCOME HERE.

 

WHAT'S ON

16 NOV | BEAR PIT

DJ’s PUPPY and ShanoBear are hitting the decks for the ultimate growl at Bear Pit. With a wear-what-you-feel policy you can expect a sexy and free evening.

 

Basement | 10:00pm-4:00am

Tickets via TryBooking $15-$20

 

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22 NOV | HOUSE PARTY

DJ’s Alan Thompson, Kate Munroe and Sveta are bringing the house down with this series event “House Party”.

 

Performers Miss 3D and Kilia Tipa will also take to the stage.

 

Basement | 10:00pm-4:00am

Tickets via Humanitix $15-$25

 

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Please note this is not a reservation