The Basement | 29 Reiby Place Sydney
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Street Address:
29 Reiby Place, Sydney NSW Australia 2000
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Hours: Mon – Sun: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

General Enquiries:
Ph: (02) 9251 2797
Email: info@thebasement.com.au

Tickets & Reservations:
You can book standing room tickets and Dinner and Show tickets from our website or call MOSHTIX on 1300 438 849.

The Basement is the oldest licensed music venue in Sydney, and a true international icon.

Amidst an atmosphere of pub rock and cover venues, a 120 capacity basement in downtown Sydney opened it’s doors on May 10 1972 and fast became a benchmark club for contemporary music – adored by artists and audiences a like.

Primarily a jazz venue, The Basement played host to Galapagos Duck, Vince Jones and Dizzy Gillespie amongst others and when it’s popularity reached critical mass, the club expanded into a 2 level space in 1977 and officially arrived as a destination venue – hosting the likes of jazz greats Art Pepper, Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard.

Fast forward a decade to 1988 and the venue, now an Australian icon and host to local, national and international contemporary musicians too many and varied to mention, takes a major left turn when developments to the site see the building torn down.

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