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

25 JAN | La Fleur Presented by Control & Comfy Grrrl

 

Control and Comfy GRRRL have come together to present a lush basement offering to ease us into 2020.

Presenting Swedish born and Berlin based La Fleur alongside one of Sydney’s most respected selectors Magda Bytnerowicz, the effervescent Jo Christy and Comfy GRRRL resident Raquel.

 

Basement | 10:00pm – 4:00am

Tickets Online | $20+ 

 

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28 FEB | Broken Heel X The Imperial

 

Buckle up buttercup! It’s party time… The legends over at Broken Heel festival are joining us on Mardi Gras Eve, bringing with them the glitz, glamour and beauty these queens are rightfully known for.

 

Join us for an evening of performances in the basement and watch the queens curate a very special Drag N’ Dine spectacle.

 

STARRING:
Philmah Bocks – Art Simone – Jemima Handful – Maude Boate – Vonni – Kita Mean – Anita Wiglit – Jojo Zaho & Felicia Foxx

 

Basement | 10:00pm – 4:00am

Ticket Online | $10+ 

 

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