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.
Move over Golden Circle and SPC -this canned fruit has all the nutrients you need to party hard all night long.
With our favorite Queer mates from up the road Canned Fruit is a inclusive queer party where everyone can get along and party come down to our basement and get some of your 2 & 5!
Featuring: Stacie Fields, NIP SLIP, Tilda Swagton, Lady Fur, BLAQ, Mani Lowe, Gabriel Angel.
Basement |$10 Online offer here | $15 on the door.
CAMP is back at The Imperial Basement on Saturday March 30th!
It’s a night of all your favourite camp anthems, from Kylie to Dannii, Mariah to Shania, Tina to Ariana, Spice Girls to Little Mix and Almighty to Freemasons. All those songs you love from the 90s to now that you just can’t help singing along to.
Your DJs will keep you dancing in the Imperial Basement until the wee hours of the morning!
Basement | tickets here
After the huge success or our ICONIC Mardi Gras party Honcho Disko says thank you to everyone that came, pulled a look, danced, smiled, performed, loved
NOW….. They’re BAAAAAAACK!!
This month at HONCH!!!
Hosted by the Melbourne’s glamours QWEEN of the nite: Sam Thompson
with your HONCHO DISKO DJ’s
Basement | $20 | tickets here