Category: Mardi Gras at Seymour Centre


To celebrate Mardi Gras, esteemed UK Theatre Company Milk Presents bring their award-winning Drag King play JOAN to Sydney for the first time.

Strangers In Between

Strangers In Between

A funny and moving Australian classic from the playwright of Holding the Man.

Shane has fled his family and is seeking refuge in Sydney's Kings Cross. Confused and naive, Shane struggles to reconcile himself with events from his past. But how can he move on when he can't even use laundry powder? Directed by Daniel Lammin (Master Class at the Hayes Theatre), this timely new production features a stellar cast – AACTA and Logie winner Simon Burke (Griffin Theatre’s The Homosexuals and Foxtel’s Devil’s Playground), recent Helpmann Award winner Guy Simon (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones), and Wil King (The Production Company’s La Cage aux Folles).

Presented by Cameron Lukey (Resident Alien at the Seymour Centre), Don’t Be Down Productions and the Seymour Centre.

Showtimes - 14 Feb – 2 Mar

Wed 14 Feb. Preview 7:30pm
Thu 15 Feb. Opening Night 7:30pm
Fri 16 Feb. 7:30pm
Sat 17 Feb. 3pm, 7:30pm
Tue 20 Feb. 7:30pm
Wed 21 Feb. 7:30pm
Thu 22 Feb. 7:30pm
Fri 23 Feb. 7:30pm
Sat 24 Feb. 3pm, 7:30pm
Tue 27 Feb. 7:30pm
Wed 28 Feb. 7:30pm
Thu 1 Mar. 7:30pm
Fri 2 Mar. 7:30pm



Playlist invites writers, theatre makers and new talent to share bold, unique LGBTQI stories on stage for audiences hungry for new voices.

If you have a completed script, first ideas or anything in between - we want to hear from you. Selected works will be presented on Saturday 17 February, 2018. This will be a full day of readings, presentations, pitches and performance. Siren Theatre Co's director Kate Gaul will lead the curatorial program and produce a program of readings, showings and discussions.

Artists are invited to submit their proposals by December 4, 2017. Program announced January 15, 2018. Information and applications:

Courtyard Sessions

Courtyard Sessions

Ease into the weekend and enjoy everything Sydney has to offer – long days, warm weather, good food, cold drinks and great live music.

Courtyard Sessions’ free gigs at dusk have become a staple in the city’s live music scene, known for the diversity and energy of programming.

This year we’re celebrating Mardi Gras’ 40th Anniversary Festival with a series of free outdoor concerts from up-and-coming local musicians representing the LGBTQI community.

Join us under the trees for good food, cold drinks and great live music.

Saturday 17 February 5:30pm-7:30pm

Harley Mavis (Hannah Robinson’s band) with support from Lady Lyon

Sunday 5pm-7pm – Fair Day Highlight

Hollow States and Rachel Maria Cox

Friday 23 February 6pm-9pm

Chicks With Picks

Mitzi Macintosh: A Lifetime in Lipstick

Mitzi Macintosh: A Lifetime in Lipstick

Thu 22 Feb 8pm
Fri 23 Feb 7pm
Sat 24 Feb 7pm

Sydney drag legend Mitzi Macintosh returns to Australia in her first ever one-woman show A Lifetime in Lipstick!

She will be performing all your favourite spot numbers, as well as telling hilarious stories whether it be her first time in drag, or gossip about all the legends of the golden mile…from Scooters, The Albury Hotel and Bingay to being Mardi Gras Parade Director and star of The Imperial Hotel.

Mitzi was the face of Sydney Drag and is one of the most respected performers within the drag industry. Not only is Mitzi a professional, she is a true DIVA, winning 34 Drag Industry Variety Awards during her career (more than any other performer in Sydney history). In 2007 Mitzi (Graeme Browning) was voted one of “The 25 most influential Gay and Lesbian Australians” in the Same Same 25. The following year Mitzi was voted one of Sydney’s top 100 Influential people by leading newspaper, Sydney Morning Herald.

Wearing an array of dazzling costumes of her own creation, peek behind the curtain of Sydney drag, and relive the highlights celebrating Mardi Gras’ 40th year.

Chock full of glamour and gags, it’s a not to be missed stumble down memory lane… in pretty high heels.

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney has been under the covers with many, but not usually in front of a live audience. It's time to get tucked in with all your favourite songs that have been covered in one way or another by all your favourite artists. Lay back and enjoy the caress of those romantic satin sheets as she strips some songs down and flips others on their back to show you just how gender fluid and genre fluid a great song can be! The sweet dreams Courtney spins will leave you pillow fighting and pillow biting.