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.
Packing her music with unashamed confidence, poignancy and intrigue, delivering it with exuberance and flair, Sydney musician OKENYO is an artist whose musical journey is one of constant evolution.
Respected and renowned for her meticulous crafting of music that pushes the boundaries, OKENYO’s artistry reflects the fluidity and changing perceptions of hip-hop and R&B, as created by Australian musicians.
The release of OKENYO’s EP THE WAVE in 2018, fans and newcomers were on the receiving end of a powerful statement. OKENYO captured attention with effervescence and revitalised charm, coming off the back of successful tours and writing sessions that proved momentous for the artist.
Evocative and passionate, OKENYO’s presence on record became matched onstage, with enthusiastic crowds building in loyalty and number. As an outlet, music was a saviour as much as it was a creative ambition.
“Music was the thing that helped me come back to life creatively and personally. I want to push myself to write what I want to write and not follow trends or succumb to whatever preconceived ideas we culturally and societally think the path to ‘success’ is.”
The artistic versatility and strength that fans had heard from OKENYO on Urthboy’s ‘Second Heartbeat’, not to mention her own ‘10 Feet Tall’ release, was further animated with the defining single, ‘Woman’s World’. With a voice striking stronger than ever before, ‘Woman’s World’ proved demonstrative of OKENYO’s creative fervour and bold approach to lyrical delivery, coating pointed messages in slick raps that were likened to the talents of Frank Ocean and Janelle Monae.
Firmly establishing herself within a strong new generation of women pushing Australian music forward, OKENYO is hitting the ground running with a new sound. A sound from someone unafraid, someone bold. Someone who says what they want.
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.