Festive Season

Organising your end of year celebrations can sometimes be a nightmare, so why not make it easy on yourself this year by coming to the Vanguard. From small groups right through to the exclusive hire of the entire venue, we have an option to suit.

History

The Vanguard is an intimate, purpose built live music venue and restaurant that plays host to the greats of Australian and international music. With a 1920's feel to the interior, the Vanguard's friendly and unpretentious luxury has an ambience unlike any other. Our aim is to provide patrons with an elegant and stylish restaurant, which provides live entertainment, highlighting some of Newtown and Sydney's most talented musicians.

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The Vanguard is a licensed venue and all shows are 18+

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Upcoming shows

Wed 1 June

Sweet Meat (Preview night)

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Thu 2 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Fri 3 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Sat 4 June

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a Private Event.

For information on how you can host your next event at The Vanguard please email our friendly event team -functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 5 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Wed 8 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Thu 9 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Fri 10 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Sat 11 June

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a Private Event.

For information on how you can host your next event at The Vanguard please email our friendly event team -functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 12 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Thu 16 June

Sven Ratzke’s STARMAN

Extraordinary entertainer Sven Ratzke presents a dazzling new rock show inspired by the music of the legend that was David Bowie.

Enter the hyper-real world of seventies glam-rock. Ratzke inhabits Bowie’s multiple personas – a mad, bizarre, androgynous universe of incredible music and outrageous costumes.


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Fri 17 June

Never Ending 80's

There’s no other decade like the 80’s. It was THE era of BIG HAIR, BIG HITS and BIG FUN.
NEVER ENDING 80’s will take you back to the best of it all with a show packed full of the biggest hits by the biggest artists.

As the band expertly carve their way through the music of Prince, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, INXS, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and so many other Giants there is nothing you can do except sing along and dance!

LIKE TOTALLY..!


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Sun 19 June

Solotude 3

Presented by Sydney Pole

Sydney Pole presents Solotude 3 at the Vanguard! A unique evening of solo performances.

Solotude is a creative and dynamic showcase featuring pole dancers from all over Sydney, some performing for the first time alongside world class dancers!


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Wed 22 June

Raechel Whitchurch

+ Melody Moko

Alt-country singer songwriter, RAECHEL WHITCHURCH, plays her first Sydney show to celebrate the launch of her debut EP, “Outlaw, an EP that announced its arrival at #1 on the iTunes country music charts.


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Thu 23 June

Frank Sultana & The Sinister Kids
Vs
Papa Pilko & The Binrats

One last time, both Frank Sultana & The Sinister Kids and Papa Pilko & The Binrats will be at The Vanguard

Long time favourites of the venue and two of Sydney’s very best, don’t miss this special chance to see these blistering live acts together


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Fri 24 June

Thrashin

A Night of Rock, Punk, Grunge & Metal
FT: No More Faith + The Gnarly Few + The Sweet Lips

No More Faith are the answer to the question “what happened if 5 crazy Faith No More fans joined forces to emulate their fave group of all time?”

The Gnarly Few are an energetic, hard hitting, in your face, old school punk rock band. Think The Ramones, Suicidal Tendencies, Hard Ons and The Sex Pistols all wrapped up into one tidy unit.

Rounding out the lineup is monster band The Sweet Lips. This band seems to deliver an uncharacteristic fusion of hard, thrashy guitars and unique songwriting techniques, with a limber rhythm section that keeps the music loose yet powerful.


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Jobs

We're currently looking for staff - if you think you'd be a good fit email your resume to venue@thevanguard.com.au

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