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The Factory Theatre

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  1. Crowd mingles in the forecourt of the Factory Theatre
    Photograph: Supplied/Factory Theatre
  2. Sydney Comedy Festival at the Factory Theatre
    Photograph: Supplied/Factory Theatre
  3. Fringe Comedy at the Factory Theatre
    Photograph: Supplied/Fringe Comedy
  4. The Factory Theatre

Time Out says

This industrial-feeling hub for live music and performance is as quintessential to Marrickville's identity as the flight path that roars overhead. On a good night, the sprawling courtyard bar is a great place to while away some time between gigs.

From international rock shows to intimate cabarets in literal shipping containers, the versatile spaces at the Factory mean that its roster of entertainment isn't restricted to one type – while music gigs tend to constitute its core business, it's also great for comedy, and acts as a satellite venue for the annual Sydney Comedy Festival, with just about every nook transformed into a live room.

Alannah Le Cross
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Alannah Le Cross


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What’s on

Reputation: The Ultimate Taylor Swift Show

Swifties, rejoice. If you’re experiencing withdrawal after the queen of pop’s sensational Eras tour swept through Sydney, this could be the news you’ve been waiting for. Ella and Sienna – the sisters who stole our hearts with their shiver-inducing rendition of Cardigan back on the 2022 season of The Voice – are taking their incredible vocal chords on a Taylor Swift tribute tour. Reputation: The Ultimate Taylor Swift Show will see the talented siblings travel through Australia with twenty shows across three months and five states. They’ll be kicking off their nationwide tour with a very Swiftie show at Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Thursday, April 18. Accompanied by a full band (including The Voice star Freddie Bailey), the Adelaide-born sisters will bring a little taste of Taylor euphoria back to Sydney. “We don’t think of the show as a tribute in the traditional sense because we’re not attempting to impersonate her. The show is more of a celebration, just one huge party, where all the Swifties can get together and rock out to all of our favourite songs,” Ella explains. Guests can expect favourite tracks from the queen of pop, plus mashup versions, and songs inspired by some of Taylor’s pop-up live performances. Tickets start at $36.75 – a steal when compared with the thousands that some Swifties forked out for the Eras tour. You can grab yours over here.   RECOMMENDED: The Italian restaurant that Taylor dined at is our Food Editor’s favourite – find out whyThis poptastic music

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