“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 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.”
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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Each show is different, have a look at 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 email@example.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.