The Basement is a live performance and dance space that’s been refreshed into a late-night sanctuary for all. The Imperial has always been a popular late-night dance venue outside the lockout zone, and we shall continue to fly this banner proudly!
Trading from (but not limited to) Friday/Saturday nights from 9pm until close, The Basement will fortify our love for cultural diversity, self-expression and new introductions. Hosting a line-up of drag performances and shows, 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 parties.
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.
Now SISSY THAT WALK! Who will be crowned America’s next Drag Queen? Will Michelle Visage discover the boat-neck neckline? How many hot glue gun sticks will be used in the gluing of garments together?
Find out this (possibly…) and more, every Friday night at our 7pm screening of Season 10.
Hosted by Felicity Frockaccino & Yaz Qween. Entry is free, however capacity is limited with standing room only.
Post Mardi Gras blues? Ever wished that there was a place you could go where there’s no such thing as too G-A-Y? Well lovers, Heaps Gay are bringing this dream to life – the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Music by: Powersuit, Spencer Not Spencer, Smithers, DJ Spot1fy Premium
+ performances, qweens and queer love! BYO glitter!
Doors open at 9pm, cover charge TBC.
Kicking off our Easter Weekend THIS is returning to The Imperial packing plenty of tasty delights for your party pleasure!
DJ line up includes: VO, Desiki, Hamish Robertson, Will Cario, Harry Sanger, Eijah Something, & Harry Hooper.
Doors open at 9pm, tickets available HERE
Snatch&Grab are back to present: GiRLTHING @ Imperial – your fav femme themed party celebrating music and performance the last Saturday of every month in the Basment. Let’s be weird and wonderful together…
Line up coming up very soon!
Doors open 9:30pm $15 cover charge.
Bringing some of that Melbourne pizazz to Sydney… Honcho Disko will be hosting their iconic parties the first Saturday of every month!
Performances by: Aaron Manhattan / Mulan (Mike Nguyen) / Beau Kirq / Pancetta Love
Hosted by: Marlena Dalí with DJs: Butch le Butch / Matt Vaughan / Onyx
Doors open 9pm > buy tickets HERE