KXT is affordable and accessible.  

Every Thursday is our regular $20 for 20s. If you’re under 30 you can get the cheapest ticket in town. We’ve now added in Playwave performances for 15 – 19 year olds who can pick up tickets for every Thursday night or Sunday matinee. 

Every performance has disabled access.

The second Wednesday of each season is a dedicated RELAXED PERFORMANCE. Get in touch and let us know what you need. Read about it here: RELAXED PERFORMANCES

And we’re dead keen to see Mums and bubs at the theatre. 

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For artists: following on from the regular Sunday play reads the KXT team hang out in the foyer. Come say hi, let us know what you're doing, what you need, chat about your plans. MORE HERE

All previews at KXT are the low price of $25 NB: these sell quick so book early

KX Hotel has all-genders bathroom facilities, and we’re working to make sure signage is warm and welcoming. 

And if you head in for the Sunday matinee you can take advantage of the COME EARLY + STAY LATE KXT Meal Deal, offering 10% off the price of your dinner order when you show your theatre ticket

EARLY BIRD tickets are available for all shows at KXT, for only $25. Book early and often

ticket prices remain affordable with with general ticket prices starting as low as $32

Through our Open the Door program we connect with not for profits and marginalised communities to provide free tickets for those who might not normally go to the theatre. 

KXT is affordable and accessible.

 KXT CROSSROADS where art meets community

KXT CROSSROADS where art meets community


YOUTH + DESTINATION at KXT: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

We first said hi to James Raggatt at the start of 2016. KXT had been up and running for only a few weeks and, not long out of NIDA, James brought us a script that we thought was super interesting. We had an empty week at KXT and he got together a bunch of mates and headed into development to take a look at it all. On the back of that week James made a few changes, rewrote a bunch of stuff, and came up with the first draft of what would become YOUTH + DESTINATION. In 2017 some more time came available at KXT and so he took another look at it all.

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Since that first meeting, James has kept busy. He was the lead in Spring Awakenings at ATYP in 2016. Then one of the leads in the beautiful BLINK at KXT presented by Stories Like These early in 2017. He was a rehearsal observer on The Drover at Belvoir, and assistant director on MacBeth for STCSA.

The show is now about to go into full production. Some of the original collaborators in development are a part of the cast. James has launched his new company MANIFESTO Theatre Co, the media release is out, programs are at the printers, the wine is ordered for opening night. This week they bump in, (and just quietly what they’re doing with the stage in at KXT is a little bit exciting / surprising…!)

STEP UP provides support and opportunity to new work, new artists, and new companies. YOUTH + DESTINATION is a perfect little example of how this process can work.

NEW AUSTRALIAN WORK AT KXT

2018:     Dresden by Justin Fleming; YOUTH + DESTINATION by James Raggatt; Storylines by the company; Visiting Hours by John Harrison, Con Costi and Michael Costi; Two Hearts by Laura Lethlean; The Hysteric by Gretal Vella. In development StoryLines by the company; Human Activity by Katie Pollock; bAKEHOUSE / CPAC Writers Residency with Winnie Dunn

2017:     The Laden Table by Yvonne Perszuk, Nur Alam and company; Jatinga by Purva Naresh; Between the Streetlight and the Moon by Melita Rowston; Before Lysistrata by Ellena Costa; Puntila/Matti by Tobias Manderson-Galvin; Night Slows Down by Philip Rouse; A Christmas Carol by Melissa Lee Speyer and company. In development Youth + Destination by James Raggatt; Night Slows Down by Philip Rouse

2016:     Good With Maps by Noelle Janackzewska; Tiny Remarkable Bramble by Jessica Tuckwell; The Angelica Complex by Sunny Grace with Priscilla Jackman; Tanscience by Clare Hennessey; Atlantis by Paul Gilchrist; Shut Up & Drive by Paul Gilchrist. In development: The Laden Table by Yvonne Perszuk, Nur Alam and company; Jatinga by Purva Naresh; Youth + Destination by James Raggatt; Noli Mi Tangere by Peter Fleming; #LADS by Lots5   

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RELAXED PERFORMANCES AT KXT

In 2016 we saw Jess Thom’s performance of Backstage in Biscuit Land, playing at Malthouse as part of the Melbourne Festival. It was a wild ride: a challenge to what we think theatre should be, and most particularly how audiences behave in our theatres. We loved it! It was Jess’ work that has played an important role in the rising number of venues in the UK that have established RELAXED PERFORMANCES as a regular part of their seasons. It’s also now become a routine part of many seasons at US theatres.

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“A relaxed performance is a true judgement-free zone… everyone is welcome and released from the traditional expectations about sitting still and staying silent”

At KXT we believe that everyone benefits from a rich cultural life, that we ALL deserve to have access to the arts. KXT has disabled access available for all performances. Earlier in the year we were thrilled when the team at Unofficial Kerith Fanclub staged an Auslan Interpreted performance of Being Dead (Don Quixote). As a venue regularly hosting trans and queer work, we’ve worked with KX hotel management to provide all-genders bathroom facilities and appropriate signage, to make sure our audience members and artists feel safe and welcome. And just quietly, we’d love to see mums and bubs back in the foyer.

Plus we’re committed to affordability: through our Open the Door program, established in 2014, we’ve been working with not for profits to make theatre available to those whose personal circumstances mean they are unable to pay market price for their seats. Our partnership with Playwave is all about providing discount tickets for 15 – 19 year olds, and our Thursday night $20 for 20s is a regular cheap ticket.     

We can all argue the value of theatre. Perhaps it’s the opiate of the masses, a lovely relief from the pressures of an increasingly stressful life, a vehicle for important storytelling and grand ideas or simply a record of the world we live in and the world we want. But there is no question that theatre is alive and well in the heart of the city.

On Wednesday 18 April we’ve scheduled a RELAXED PERFORMANCE of A Girls is a Half-Formed Thing. Everyone welcome! Get in touch and let us know what you need

bakehousetheatrecompany@gmail.com

The venues in the above articles are delivering on a grand scale. KXT is a small unfunded and unstaffed venue, there’s only a couple of us running things, and there are limits to what we can do. But we will continue to work to keep the theatre fully accessible. Drop us a line and tell us what you need. We'll do our best to make sure you can come along to one of the city's most exciting indie theatres

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WOMEN AT WORK IN THE ARTS IN SYDNEY...

Who’s hanging out at KXT?

This week Eve Beck & Georgina Adamson brought in their tasty little morsel of madness INJEST, The Last Supper, hand in hand with Hannah Goodwin directing Pippa Ellam’s THE CAROUSEL, an honest and uncensored look at sisters. And earlier in the week we trialed an exciting new concept: UPSTART was put together and hosted by Jessica Adie.

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Earlier this month Claudia Barrie directed DNA for new company Last One Standing Theatre, supported by Alyssa Stevenson on her first producing gig. DNA was recast gender neutral, with 6 women in a cast of 11, and the fab Jess-Belle Keogh was a stand out as Jill, originally written as John. Rebecca Blake took a first look at Rotterdam, working with Phoebe Lane, Ella Prince and Bobbie-Jean Henning, alongside Travis Jeffery. Up next is the Brevity Theatre production of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, with an all women team of Emma Diaz, Veronique Bennett, Clemmie Williams, and Isabel Hudson led by director Erin Taylor working with the sublime Ella Prince.

 DNA in rehearsal - pic from Clare Hawley

DNA in rehearsal - pic from Clare Hawley

Later this year: Kim Hardwick; Claudia Barrie; Suzanne Millar; Lucy Clements, Jess Arthur, Kristine Landon-Smith and Carissa Licciardello are all heading into the director’s chair. Writers: Annie Ryan; Clare Barron; Martyna Majok; Anna Jordan; Laura Lethlean and Gretal Vella.  

 Sarah Meacham in The Laden Table, developed at INVISIBLE CIRCUS

Sarah Meacham in The Laden Table, developed at INVISIBLE CIRCUS

since launching KXT has exceeded gender equity: in 2017 we hosted 8 female directors (7 male directors); 14 female writers (5 male writers). In 2016, our first full year of operation: 17 producers who happened to be women; 11 directors who happened to be women; 10 writers who happened to be women.

We wrapped up our first year hosting INVISIBLE CIRCUS, a month long festival celebrating the work of women, co-curated by Siren Theatre and bAKEHOUSE Theatre Co, with plays written, directed, developed and performed by women.

Sometimes you’ve just got to get the job done.

 Phoebe Lane + Bobbie-Jean Henning, in development 

Phoebe Lane + Bobbie-Jean Henning, in development 

“There was nothing for people like me – millennial girls – and I was struggling to find writing that talked like I did, or spoke about the things I speak about.
— Pippa Ellams, speaking to Audrey Journal

BEING DEAD (DON QUIXOTE) by Kerith Manderson-Galvin

presented by UNOFFICIAL KERITH FANCLUB + MKA THEATRE

6 - 10 MARCH

Written & performed by  KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN

A PART OF MARDI GRAS AT KXT

"a glorious mess with a serious purpose" Daily Review

A dangerous quest of literary theft, build-your-own identity and post-anarchy. Being Dead (Don Quixote) steals from Cervantes, Barbie™ and instant porn.  Don Quixote is the idol you deserve.

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Kerith Manderson-Galvin’s sensational and ever evolving signature work has alienated and captivated audiences and now debuts in Sydney at KXT. Infamous Queer Femme Kerith Manderson-Galvin (AKA Unofficial Kerith Fan Club) rips off the original rip-off artist Kathy Acker et al. in this ongoing project purposefully rewritten to Manderson-Galvin’s own shifting identity. 

From the chaotic and critically acclaimed company that brought Sydney ‘Puntila/Matti’, ‘The Eternity of the World’, and ‘Unsex Me’ - MKA Theatre of New Writing.

Additional Text Kathy Acker / Miguel de Cervantes / Barbie Commercials
Composer/Musician Jules Pascoe
Lighting Jason Crick
Scenography Kerith + Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Production MKA

REVIEWS

"real beauty at its heart" Cassie Tongue, TIME OUT

"perversely delightful...something magical" Suzy Wrong, SUZY GOES SEE

"it exists to make one feel" SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE

 

 

 

THE CAROUSEL by Pippa Ellams

DIRECTED BY HANNAH GOODWIN

30 & 31 March 7.30 pm

a part of the KXT2018 STEP UP FESTIVAL

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Christa and Jamie are sisters. Together they are embarking upon the treacherous transition between girlhood and womanhood. Christa wants Jamie to start living, Jamie refuses to leave the house.

Written by Pippa Ellams and directed by Hannah Goodwin, The Carousel was shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborne Playwrights Award in 2015 and was developed through ArtsLab. Fresh off the back of a successful season at Merrigong, this strictly limited run of The Carousel will close KXT's Step Up Festival .

WHAT IS THE STEP UP FESTIVAL

In March 2018 we're dedicating a month to The Next Big Thing. Come meet our Step Up team and take a peek at their work. Discover new plays in development. Take a first glance at the work of some of Sydney's newest and most exciting emerging artists: writers, directors, producers, designers all testing their wings.

At KXT we're investing in risk. 

DIRECTOR / ACTOR Hannah Goodwin is a member of the KXT2018 Step Up team. She spoke with AUDREY JOURNAL “Artists come to KXT to earn their stripes,” says actor-director Hannah Goodwin. “I haven’t worked here before now but I know artists are coming here because they can be ambitious.”

 

 

ROTTERDAM by Jon Brittain  

in development 5 - 11 MARCH

STAGED READING Sunday 11 March 3.00 pm FREE

DIRECTED BY REBECCA BLAKE

WITH: Ella Prince, Phoebe Lane, Bobbie-Jean Henning, Travis Jeffery

A PART OF THE KXT STEP UP FESTIVAL

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This Olivier Award-winning comedy tells a contemporary love story from a refreshing and intimate perspective, taking us on a very funny and very human ride through questions about gender, identity, family and love.

Consultant: Nathan Juhansz

Produced by Amy Morcom; Stage Manager: Jessica Pantano;  Sound: Caitlin Porter

made possible by the support of the Australian Theatre for Young People

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WHAT IS the STEP UP FESTIVAL

In March 2018 we're dedicating a month to The Next Big Thing. Come meet our Step Up team and take a peek at their work. Discover new plays in development. Take a first glance at the work of some of Sydney's newest and most exciting emerging artists: writers, directors, producers, designers all testing their wings.

At KXT we're investing in risk. 

INJEST by Georgina Adamson

PRESENTED BY BITE PRODUCTIONS 

DIRECTED BY EVE BECK

27 - 29 March

With: Jesse Alston, Hudson Emery, Madelaine Osborn

Lighting: Kelsey Lee Set: Camille Ostrowsky Sound: Alex Rekers

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fast, funny and accessible, INJEST is a set menu of ridiculousness, using food to explore the questionable habits of society and pushing them to the grotesque. What’s for dinner? Sweat, blood, vomit? Would you like fries with that?

"an easily digestible 45 minutes of quirky humour and theatre magic... with such a quality show under their belt, I doubt this will be the last we hear of Sydney based theatre company, Bite Productions." - Perth Fringe (2016)

EVE BECK is a member of the KXT2018 STEP UP TEAM: 15 new and emerging practitioners: designers, directors, writers, producers, actors, and technicians. the KTXT team has worked closely with each member of the team to create a bespoke program of support.

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DNA by Dennis Kelly

presented by LAST ONE STANDING THEATRE

Directed by Claudia Barrie

15 - 24 March

With: Millie Samuels, Bardiya McKinnon, Alex Malone, Emm Wiseman, Liam Nunan, Jane Watt, Jess-Belle Keogh, James Fraser, Alex Beauman, Holly Fraser and Jeremi Campese

A PART OF THE KXT2018 STEP UP FESTIVAL

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When 10 teenagers in desperate need for approval do something inconceivable, will it tear them apart, will it drive them insane, or will someone come out of the shadows and give them all a way out?

DNA by Dennis Kelly takes you on an intimate journey into the twisted minds and lives of 10 British teenagers that will leave audiences asking themselves, "Is it right to protect the many at the expense of the individual?"

Produced by: Bardiya McKinnon & Alyssa Stevenson; 

Set Design: Ella Butler; Sound Design: Sean van Doornum; Lighting Design: Liam O'Keefe

Stage Manager: Rebecca Waters Photography: Clare Hawley

In 2017 Last One Standing theatre formed to present a short fringe season of DNA at Erko Town Hall. It was a first look at an exciting show that put 10 teenagers on a stage with no adults in sight, the voice of youth. Those first performances showed enormous promise and bAKEHOUSE jumped on board. come see it now, with Claudia Barrie directing, and a gun design team working in at KXT.

WHAT IS the STEP UP FESTIVAL

In March 2018 we're dedicating a month to The Next Big Thing. Come meet our Step Up team and take a peek at their work. Discover new plays in development. Take a first glance at the work of some of Sydney's newest and most exciting emerging artists: writers, directors, producers, designers all testing their wings.

At KXT we're investing in risk. 

FIRST eNEWS FOR 2018 OUT NOW

Start your year of theatre at KXT with JackRabbit: “we keep it fast and we keep it loose” 

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TONSILS + TWEEZERS has been included in Audrey's pick of Seven Shows to Shake Up your January READ ABOUT IT HERE

Will O'Mahony's "enigmatic and personal work about friendliness and friendship" (David Zampatti, The West Austalian) is directed by rising star Michael Abercromby with a cast featuring Hoa Xuande, Megan Wilding, Travis Jeffery and James Sweeny. 

Previews Friday 12 January 7.30 pm - short season, book now

I’m thrilled to mention KXT in the Guardian - this tiny, tiny space sandwiched between bars in a multi level pub, making risky, exciting choices again and again
— Cassie Tongue

click on the link for What's On and What's Up Next at KXT