It all started in 2011…
when founder, Alison Avron – a singer/songwriter in her own right – converted an ex-newsagent in Marrickville into a venue while trying to find a suitable space to release her debut EP. Finding none suited for a new artist, she embraced the challenge and her vocal teaching studio became, The Newsagency. The venue quickly evolved into a place dedicated to showcasing Australian independent artists in a comfortable listening environment.
Fast forward to 2016…
The Newsagency, in it’s 5th year, was one of 54 businesses around the country to be awarded a much needed share in the AMP Foundation’s Tomorrow Fund to upgrade the venue.
However, the landlord didn’t want a piece of it and so, The Newsagency as we had all grown to know and love was forced to close it’s doors.
But there’s a happy ending!
Thanks to the Inner West Council and some legend landlords, we found a new home in Camperdown which boasts the same feel as the “old place” just… bigger!
We continue to be a team of live music tragics who are passionate about providing a comfortable and inclusive space for our local community of independent performers and patrons.