“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


Having been acquired by creative geniuses Strut & Fret in late 2022, this iconic venue has been lovingly refurbished and reinvented from its previous life as The Giant Dwarf. Since opening its doors  in January 2023, The Grand Electric has rapidly grown into a key landmark on the Surry Hills and Sydney arts scene. Now home to a diverse variety of performances from cabaret, circus, comedy, dance and magic, we are looking for people as vivacious and dynamic as our shows to help run the venue!

Strut & Fret, owners of The Grand Electric,  create world-class and internationally acclaimed events in dynamic environments which engage, enthral and excite audiences globally.

For more than 20 years, we have been creating and delivering performances across the breadth of public and community events including festival precincts, street theatre, comedy, dance, drama, circus, theatre and spectacle.

Strut & Fret has partnered to deliver outstanding events with a wide range of entities such as Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival, New Zealand Arts Festival, Melbourne Festival, Christchurch Arts Festival, Auckland Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Southbank Centre London and many more.

Strut & Fret co-produce The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Australia’s most vibrant outdoor festival precinct, which operates annually during the Adelaide Fringe. A unique festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls and more, The Garden annually attracts over 800,000 people.

Additionally, director and founder, Scott Maidment has created countless award-winning productions including Blanc de Blanc, LIMBO, Fear and Delight, and Cantina. Scott was also part of the creative team for Madonna’s Rebel Heart World Tour and was invited to curate and direct entertainment for Madonna’s birthday party in the Hamptons.

Innovative entertainment, high-flying spectacle, explosions of stunts, nu-circus, extreme theatre, dynamic music and quality management collide to make Strut & Fret’s work unmistakable and respected within the industry.


Production & Technical

For details of open opportunities, tell us a little bit about yourself via the link below and we’ll be in touch with details of current vacancies. 

Bar & Front of House

We are recruiting for a number of bar and front of house roles at The Grand Electric. Please apply below and direct any questions to grandelectric@strutnfret.com


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 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 sincthe 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.