5 Eliza St Newtown
Check performance times for opening hours.
Performances usually start 8pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Pre-sale tickets are for unreserved seating.
Door sales are subject to availability.
For non-ticketed events, simply come on the night.

Join us throughout the year for our main season performances and our additional development program. Always check performance times at time of booking.

Everything you need to know about visiting us

Whichever performance you come to, we want you to have the best possible experience when visiting us. If your question isn’t answered below, please contact us.


The Old 505 Theatre is located in the upstairs ballroom of the historic 100 year old Newtown School Of Arts. Currently there is no wheelchair access to level one but we are working closely with the trustees of the building on their refurbishment plan to improve access and hope in the future to be completely accessible.


The theatre is fully licensed and open for pre and post show refreshments.

Conditions of Entry

View our terms & conditions of entry and ticket sales.

Opening times

We open one hour prior to the start of the performance.


Theatre performances take place Tuesday to Saturday, 8pm. The venue opens one hour before. The theatre has a lock out policy – strictly no late entry. Please arrive well before the performance start time.

For other special events please keep an eye on our webpage for details.


The Old 505 Theatre is a programmed space curated by our Founding Director Kerri Glasscock and Associate Artistic Director Gareth Boylan. Submissions are open annually in May for the following year’s season. For more information email us.

Refunds and exchanges

We do not refund or exchange tickets.


The Old 505 Theatre seats 70 patrons.


Pre-sales available online until 4pm on the day of the performance. Door sales at the theatre from one hour prior to performance unless sold out online.

Under 18s

Under 18s are welcome.