OUR STORY

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.

OUR STORY
Alex the Astronaut playing her debut show at the first incarnation of The Newsagency circa January 2017

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.

But there’s a happy ending

As well as privacy, our street poster decal gives an intimate setting for our performances.

street poster decal gives an intimate setting for our performances

Tessa Devine playing here in May 2019 to a happy crowd

Tessa Devine playing here in May 2019 to a happy crowd

What started as a practicality to leave set lists at the green room door is now a lovely tradition for all artists who perform here

Long Live Sydney’s Music Scene!