Forget those pub crawls and sticky floors, Darlo Sessions is a lush new way to experience the best of Australia’s live music scene.
For 3 weekends over Feb-March we’re centring FBi’s rising stars and triple j darlings on our stage, with shows tailor-made for the Darlo. After a challenging year, these artists spent their time in lockdown creating electric new work. It’s time for them to take up space. This is a program of intimate hour-long gigs decked out with 5 star production values.
Our iconic Eternity Playhouse stage will transform into a music-lovers utopia when you’re nestled with a beverage, no elbow shoving or spills in sight. Sit back, kick it back, and enjoy them soulful melodies and catchy tracks. You can’t get this on Netflix.
KYVA is Challenging Entrenched Masculinity with Post-Punk Guitars and Yearning RnB The new project from the Australian artist is a retro-futurist reverie.
A cultural shake up is happening. Entrenched societal values and judgements are being challenged across a broad political spectrum, creating a gap in which previously hidden identities emerge and new modes of expression are manifested. And it’s in this gap that you’ll find KYVA – the dynamic new project from Kyle Linahan.
KYVA’s diverse set of influences were introduced early, with his West Indian mother playing soca, reggae and calypso in the family home, alongside Annie Lennox and Crowded House.
As a person of colour KYVA was marginalised growing up in the typically European-Australian suburban neighbourhood of Avalon, in Sydney’s northern beaches. Whether it was from micro-aggressions like being dropped in on by rival surfers or direct confrontations from Avalon residents, otherness has shaped KYVA’s identity.
KYVA made it through those difficult early years, going on to perform backing vocals for Taku, Wafia, Adele, Ngaiire, Touch Sensitive, Set Mo, Genesis Owusu and Mo’Ju. But outside of those valuable collaborations, navigating a world that prioritises commerce over-expression meant a long process of self-discovery before fully acknowledging his queer identity. KYVA is an exploration of a multi-faceted idea of masculinity, one that places femininity and androgyny on an equal footing as more traditionally masculine modes of presentation.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company is operating under guidelines from NSW Health in response to COVID 19 and our measures to ensure patron, staff and artist safety include;
> Reduced audience capacities
> Patrons’ seats separated from other groups at 1 empty seats either side
> Increased distance between performers and the audience
> Additional cleaning of theatres and disinfecting of foyer before, during and after performances
> Hand sanitising stations throughout our venue.
> Allocated theatre seating and collection of patron contact details
> Assisting patrons to maintain appropriate physical distancing.
> Providing contactless options of purchasing of food & beverages
Darlinghurst Theatre Company holds a NSW Health exemption and is operating at 75% capacity.
Masks are mandatory in our theatre auditorium. Masks are mandatory in our cabaret lounge except when patrons are eating or drinking.
If you are experiencing any flu like symptoms or have been in a COVID hotspot in the last 14 days please do not attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company is working to keep everyone safe. Patrons visiting our theatre need to be prepared to adhere to our safety practices. If patrons are unwell, they need to stay at home and can contact our company about ticket exchange options.
Please read our COVID-19 Safety Plan here.