Contact info:http://www.redrattler.org/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address:6 Faversham st Marrickville NSW 2204
The Red Rattler Theatre is a community-based venue and artists’ studios. The Theatre operates on a not-for-profit basis, and is an artist-run initiative (ARI). The Red Rattler Theatre is a creative playground for performers, musicians, artists, designers, multi-media makers, experimentalists, film-makers, theorists, activists, collective organisers, and local punters. It is fitted with a full PA, stage, LED lighting rig, projector and screen, licensed bar, three non-residential artist studios, and a rooftop garden. The Red Rattler Theatre is the realisation of the collective dream of five local artists, who wanted to create a legal warehouse-style venue to showcase alternative Sydney arts, performance and grassroots activism. The five “Rats” had been hosting events for years at many of the illegal inner-city and inner-west warehouse spaces that have been shut down over the years (Lan Franchis, Space 3, love hotel, and many temporary squatted zones), and dreamed of creating an accessible venue that held all relevant licences to stay open, and would not be at the mercy of high rents and developers. Located in an industrial area (originally called Tramvale Estate in the early 1900s) and in close proximity to Sydenham station, the name of the theatre is inspired by the old Red Rattler trains. Carriages were open plan with long bench seats, and the trains were noisy, clickerty clack on the tracks. The rattle refers to us trying to shake things up in terms of accessible venues and creative spaces in Sydney, and the colour red has long associations with left politics, revolution and anarchism.
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