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Run by artists and activists, The Red Rattler is a new creative space for new media arts and performance, with a licensed bar, two non-residential artist studios, and a rooftop garden.

The Red Rattler operates a not-for-profit philosophy, with a tiered fee structure being charged to community users to cover regular outgoings only. Guests are asked to contribute a 50c donation to an eco-plan to run the space largely on renewable water and energy sources.

Inspired by the old trains, the rattle refers to us shaking things up in terms of accessible spaces in Sydney, whilst the colour red has long associations with left politics, revolution and anarchism.

See website for events and bookings.

Opening Hours Pending events: Wed to Fri 7pm - 2am Sat/Sun 10am – 2am

Address 6 Faversham St. Marrickville NSW 2204

E-mail enquiries@redrattler.org

Directors Teresa Avila, Penelope Benton, Patsy Black, NDY, Meredith Williams

Closest Train Station Sydenham 8 minutes walk

Bus 423 or 425

Closest Bus Stop The 423 and 426 bus services stop at Victoria Rd near Sydenham Rd, it's a 2 minute walk to Faversham St through Vicks Park from the bus stop: these service operate from Circular Quay via Central

Car Parking: street parking in surrounding streets





In an environment of high rents and property prices, the alternative Sydney arts, performance and grassroots community scenes have been operating on a system of unofficial venues (warehouses) that run without relevant licenses. As such, they have been systematically shut down by police and councils.

Five queer women have hocked themselves into major debt to buy a quaint old factory in an industrial area of Marrickville (originally called Tramvale Estate in the early 1900s), and have established an artist and activist run theatre space to address the need for a permanent community venue, which operates legally and can be “depended on” to stay open.