The Old 505 Theatre is an artist run performance space focussing on quality performance and community engagement & development. At the heart of what we do is support for original artists.
The Gallery at 5 Eliza Street plays hosts to visual artists and installation works year round, as well as intimate theatrical performances during Fringe season, and is managed by Sydney Fringe in partnership with the Newtown School of Arts and The Old 505 Theatre.
The gallery provides an affordable space for local visual artists to create and exhibit work right in the heart of Newtown. It is operated with the open access principles of Sydney Fringe providing space for all.
Keeping our audiences, artists and staff safe, whilst doing our bit to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus is our number one priority. As such there are a number of procedures and protocols that you need to be aware of before visiting the 5 Eliza Gallery.
What we are doing:
We are regularly cleaning all high touch surfaces, cleaning the full venue before and after opening hours daily, and deep cleaning the venue once a week.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the venue.
We are closely monitoring the advice of State and Federal Health Authorities to stay up to date on all changes in real time.
What you will need to do:
First and foremost, if you feel at all unwell please do not come to the Gallery. Stay at home.
Consider downloading the Covid Safe app, and if you have it installed, please ensure it is running when you attend the Gallery.
Once you have checked in, please sanitize your hands.
Please ensure the contact details of everyone in your group are registered with our team.
Please check this page in the days leading up to the event for the most up to date safety procedures.
This venue is not wheelchair accessible. If you have non-wheelchair related access requirements please contact the venue directly to discuss whether they can provide the access you need.
Where to Eat and Drink
There are literally hundreds of options nearby. 5 Eliza is a hop away from vibrant King Street and it’s array of dining choices, just across the laneway though for the closest options possible try The Courthouse for a cheap and cheerful pub meal, Continental Deli for incredible dining and spectacular drinks, 212 Blu if you are after a coffee or the legendary Blackstar Bakery for all the sweet treats you could want.
5 Eliza is a three minute walk from Newtown Train Stationed and serviced by busses from all over Sydney on King Street routes.
Limited free timed and untimed street parking is available within walking distance. There are no dedicated disability parking spaces, but Ubers and Taxis can pull out directly out the front of the venue on Eliza Street.