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.
After last year’s sell out event, expect more of the hottest Irish inspired tracks from Sydney’s hottest DJ’s and drag acts!
With MC Tina Turnon, performances by Riot!, Sno Secret, Gabriel Angel, and music by Estée Louder and DJ Hamo, plus more acts to be announced!
GROUND FLOOR + BASEMENT
9PM – LATE
TICKETS > $15
BUXXXOM is a sensual soirée for body positive to celebrate our bodies and to kick fat phobia in the ass.
Volumptious Vixens, Plus size prince’s, thicc theydies.. this is a night for you! Come and flaunt your beauty and your power!
10PM – LATE
TICKETS > $10