“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

WHAT'S ON

BLANC DE BLANC ENCORE

More tickets on sale now due to popular demand!

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.

GILLIAN COSGRIFF – ACTUALLY, GOOD
29 April - 7:00pm

Gillian Cosgriff won Most Outstanding Show at the 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and sold out her Edinburgh Fringe Festival season with this brilliant hour of hilarious original songs, killer stand-up, and a big book of things that are actually good. 

Her award-winning show returns to simply ask people: what do you like? The answers are simple and complex, hilarious and beautiful. Cloves. Fancy hotel foyers. Seeing a cow and yelling, “COW!”  

MEL BUTTLE – NOT HERE TO PUT SOCKS ON CENTIPEDES
3 May - 6:30pm

You know when you’re in a cafe and someone comes in who’s friends with the owner, and they’re chatting and laughing, and you’re just standing there, clenching your toes in your shoes. Well, I hate that feeling. This is a show about things like that. Maybe going to the dump also gets a mention. That’s as specific as I can be! 

Mel is a regular on The Project, The Hundred, Question Everything, and a new contestant on the 2024 series of Taskmaster Australia. She is also everyone’s favourite mum on TikTok.

LLOYD LANGFORD – BLUNT
4 May - 8:30pm

Lloyd Langford has turned 40 and has simply run out of fucks to give. He’s now far more comfortable in his own skin and a bit more critical about everyone else’s. Come along to the show and witness Lloyd turn his laser sharp brain, and admittedly slow speech, on all and sundry. And put your chubby little hands together and pray you don’t get caught in the crossfire.

GERALDINE HICKEY – DON’T TEASE ME ABOUT MY GLOVES
10 & 11 May - 6:30pm

I now wear gloves when it’s not cold enough to warrant wearing gloves because I have a thing called Raynaud’s Disease/Phenomenon/Syndrome. I had never heard of it, and not many other people have. 

 

This show is just an opportunity to explain what Raynaud’s is to as many people at once, because doing it individually is a pain. Also, I’ll talk about other things I’ve had going on in the last year. Might yell a bit, in a passionate way, could you imagine me being aggressive?

PETE HELLIAR GIVES ZERO FLIPS
10 May - 8:30pm

Ever since doing a runner from an Uber last year, Pete Helliar has had a change of philosophy. He is now giving absolutely zero  fucks flips.

Come along to Pete’s show and see what he is giving zero fucks flips about.

LIZZY HOO – HOO’S THAT GIRL?
11 May - 8:30pm & 12 May - 7:30pm

Lizzy Hoo is bringing you a brand new show about love, grief and sharing custody of her dog. Let’s just say her past year has been a mix of emotions. Between her big 4-0 and a big breakup Lizzy’s been saying “I’m fine! No really, I’m fine!” a lot. 

Playing to sold out crowds across the country, Lizzy’s mix of stand up and storytelling is both earnest and dry and sometimes a little dark.

ZOË COOMBS MARR – EVERY SINGLE THING IN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE
18 May - 6:30pm

This is a tell all, all warts, personal storytelling comedy show.

Nothing fancy, no big concepts, it’s just going to cover every single thing in my whole entire life.

In 2023 Zoe was the creator and host of ABC’s Queerstralia. You might have seen her on The WeeklySpicks & SpecksQuestion Everything, The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala, JFL Australia, JFL Montreal, her Amazon special Bossy Bottom, or hosting Mardi Gras, among other things. She’s also been nominated for heaps of awards, which she occasionally wins. Good on her.

GRAND ELECTRIC BAR
Open for pre-show and post-show sips!

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...

LOOKING TO GRAB A BITE?

Around the corner BART Jr have two delicious deals on offer if you're heading to the show! For a quick pre-show dinner, get a pasta dish and a glass of wine for $38 or if you have more time, experience a set menu for $45.

“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

FAQS

Taxi & Rideshare  

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

Train  

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 

Driving 

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. 

Please select the event you would like to attend from the What’s On options above and locate the ‘Tickets’ button. 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 grandelectric@strutnfret.com  

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

Our Parisian-inspired courtyard is open to the public from 60 minutes before the show’s start time. The theatre itself cannot be entered without a ticket but anyone is invited to enjoy our Courtyard bar.

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 vary, it is best to check the event listing for each event before you purchase your ticket.  

The Grand Electric does not have any substantial food options, but there are chips and nuts available. There are a multitude of dining options in the neighbourhoods of Surry Hills and Redfern. Restaurants can be found all along Redfern 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.

The Grand Electric is a unique and versatile space suitable for a whole host of events. There is an elegant bar and courtyard space to enhance your experience and party catering options are available upon request. View more information here.

For enquiries, please submit your interest via the
Booking Form and a member of the team will be in touch within 1-3 business days.

THE HISTORY OF THE GRAND ELECTRIC BUILDING

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. 

 

 

Acknowledgment 

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.