“The Grand Electric is a feast for the senses. I thought I had been transported to a hip New York club or had lost myself in some underground Paris parlour.”
Stage Whispers



The five-star champagne cabaret is back by popular demand! This intoxicating Gatsby-esque ride astonishes and delights with its world-renowned brand of opulent, cheeky, edge-of-your-seat theatre.

Thu 5 October, Doors 7:00pm

Iconic national storytelling project returns with a huge show at The Grand Electric

TOM BALLARD Yes / No: A Comedy Lecture, Tue 10 OCT 7:30pm

Join Year 11 Legal Studies graduate and university law dropout Tom Ballard as he deploys jokes and funny pictures to blast through the history of Australian referenda and to ask the big questions

GERALDINE HICKEY Of Course We've Got Horses
Saturday 21 OCT 7pm

A new show about acknowledging & enjoying newfound privileges, like getting married & being able to buy a nice camera to take photos of birds. As seen on Have You Been Paying Attention?

NIKKI BRITTON - Getting Out In Front Of It
Friday 20 OCT 7:00pm

Nikki Britton has a lot to confess… a lot. Like that hot mess you met in the club toilets circa 2011 who became your best friend, told you to dump your rancid ex, spilled her own white hot goss (and half a cruiser) and left forever in a plume of Issey Miyake.

Open pre- and post-show

The theatre bar and Parisian-styled courtyard are open before and after every show. Grab a cocktail and strap yourselves in for a great night...

“The theatre space itself feels like it’s ripped straight out of Paris’ Moulin Rouge district. There’s dazzling lights of every colour, a bar in the back with a substantial stock of champagne, and hard wooden floors that reverberate a playlist featuring everything from jazz to rap.” Scenstr


199 Cleveland Street Surry Hills, Sydney NSW

Taxi & Rideshare  

The best place to get dropped off at The Grand Electric is around the corner on Pitt Street.  


7 min walk from Redfern Station 

9 minute walk from Central Station (exit 6)  

Light Rail/Tram: 

10 min walk from Central Chalmers light rail station  

12 min walk from Surry Hills light rail station 


The Grand Electric is located in Surry Hills where there is limited street parking available. The nearest streets with street parking are Pitt Street (2 hour parking until 10pm every day) and George Street (unlimited after 5pm and on weekends). There are disabled parking bays at 103-109 George Street and 10 Pitt Street. The nearest parking garage is Wilson Parking – 55 Holt St Surry Hills, which is an 10 minute walk.  

The Grand Electric bar is open for drinks from 60 minutes before the show. Check out our range of drinks here.

Most shows at The Grand Electric are sold through Moshtix. If booking for a group larger than the maximum number available on Moshtix, please email info@strutnfret.com  

Each show is different, please see each show listing for running times. 

The bar and front of house areas are open to the public from 60 minutes before the show. The theatre cannot be entered without a ticket.

Currently The Grand Electric is not fully accessible. The theatre has level access from the street through to the Ringside, Premium and General Admission seating. However, due to the age of the building and its location in a heritage conservation area there are currently no accessible or ambulant toilet facilities on site. If you or anyone in your party have access requirements, please get in touch so that we can provide advice particular to your needs. We are exploring ways to upgrade the facilities in the future.

The Grand Electric supports the Companion Card program. Tickets are available for the companion/carer of a patron who holds a companion card. After you have booked your full price ticket, please visit https://tixsupport.moshtix.com.au/hc/en-us/requests/new to request your companion ticket.

Please feel free to wear whatever makes you feel Grand! No dress code is enforced but guests are encouraged to embrace the theme of the show. 

The shows performed at The Grand Electric are strictly 18+ only. Minors may enter the front of house areas before the show with adult supervision.  

No food is served at The Grand Electric. There are a multitude of dining options in the neighbourhood of Surry Hills. Restaurants can be found all along Cleveland Street and Pitt Street, and the bustle of Crown Street is only a 10 minute walk away. 

Before purchasing tickets please carefully review your event and ticket selection as no refunds or exchanges will be available on any purchase except as required by the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice Consumer Code. Full T&C can be found here.

Yes, this unique and versatile space is suitable for a whole host of events. There is an elegant bar and courtyard space to enhance your experience – and of course external caterers are welcome to deliver where no on-site kitchen is required. For enquiries, contact everything@strutnfret.com 


The building which houses The Grand Electric was originally built to house the NSW branch of the Australian Railway Union in the 1930s. This history is present in the star-shaped insignia of the ARU, still visible on the front of the building. There is evidence that the space was used for occasional theatre and burlesque performances as early as the 1940s.  However the space has been used exclusively for theatre since the Performance Space for contemporary performance was established in the 1980s. Today, the spirit of the railway workers who originally used the space as a union hall are carried through in the turn-of-the-century railway themed décor. 




We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of the land on which The Grand Electric Sydney is built. We also pay our respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 


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