Deadline approaching for interest in Reg Murphy Centre
SYDNEY: The City of Sydney is now accepting expressions of interest from applicants willing and able to run the performance space at Potts Point’s Reg Murphy Centre.
Council decided last August that the venue at Greenknowe Avenue would continue as a space for theatre and the arts despite the Centre’s current tenants, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, moving in coming months to the nearby Eternity Playhouse which has been built on the former Darlinghurst site of the Burton Street Tabernacle.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said finding a new company who could make use of the existing performance venue was a great way to preserve the area’s reputation for creativity and performing arts.
“The centre has been home to the Darlinghurst Theatre Company since 2001 and they have made Greenknowe Avenue a popular theatre destination.
“We’re grateful that the company will be donating the entire theatre fit-out, including staging, seating, rigging and other equipment that they have built up over their years at Reg Murphy,” Moore said.
“This is a great opportunity for an independent and emerging company to get established, while still making work in an intimate, accessible and affordable environment.”
Potential applicants will need to show a clear vision for the venue as well as a comprehensive business plan.
Interested parties should also have the capacity to present a program that showcases independent performing arts or a supplementary program featuring comedy, talks or master classes.
The deadline to submit expressions of interest is Tuesday, March 26 with required documents able to be obtained by registering through the e-tendering portal at tenderlink.com/cityofsydney