Visit The Pleasures Playhouse, 35 Nights Of Parties Hosted Inside An Abandoned Cinema

Cool Sh*t, Events, Festivals, Play / 12 September 2022

Pleasures Playhouse is the six-week-long music and arts festival set to host a smorgasbord of Sydney talent including BBGB Worldwide, No Zu, Alex Lahey, and Broods.

The team that bought us Heaps Gay & Summer Camp Festival has landed the keys to an old abandoned cinema, housed amongst the late-night karaoke bars and delicious Chinatown eats of Sydney’s Haymarket. Pleasures Playhouse creator, Kat Dopper is doing what any responsible party-enthusiast would do with such a score, and kicking off an eclectic line-up of parties, gigs and performances spanning 35 pleasurable days from Thursday, September 22 – Monday, October 31.

With Sydney losing over 180 venues since lock-outs began in 2015, the festival’s aim is to create new spaces for the next generation of artists to connect with audiences. 

The 6-week festival will see a different show each night, with a line-up of curated nights from tastemaker talent artists including BBGB Worldwide, No Zu, Nai Palm, Alex Lahey, Broods, Haiku Hands, Monster Children, Carolina Gasolina, Donny Benet, Diola and Bare Necessities, to name a few.

As well as a spectacular live music programme, Pleasures Playhouse will host a huge lineup of parties and events for fun and self-expression no matter what your flavour.

‘Send Noods’, is the cinema screening series showcasing 90’s cult classics, kicking off with ‘Wild At Heart’. Catch the movie on the big screen while enjoying some local Biang Biang Noodles & Natty wine. Get hella body positive at an underground sex and self-love party, ‘Leak Your Own Nudes’, where lingerie, long johns, and granny panties are all suitable attire. And don’t forget to kick off the spooky season with Xaddy October 1st, who’ll be hosting an entire evening dedicated to the greatest halloween movie ever made, hocus pocus. 

The festival plans to announce more guest curators throughout the month such as Julian Hamilton (The Presets) & Maurice Terzini + Yum Cha pop ups, record nights and more, catch all the latest at Pleasures Playhouse website

Guests will enjoy a food programme signature to Haymarket, showcasing some of Sydneys best Chinatown eats from various venues within the space. Enjoy delicious dumplings with a drink from one of multiple pop-up bars, and stay for the late-night gigs featuring, pole dancers, rappers, jazz musicians, film and art at 2022’s most pleasurable festival.

  • WHAT | Pleasures Playhouse
  • WHERE | 12/6 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • WHEN | Thursday, September 22 – Monday October 31
  • MORE INFO | Here