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fortyfivedownstairs is an independent Melbourne based theatre and gallery located in Flinders Lane in the CBD a cultural destination for cutting edge artists and their audiences.
fortyfivedownstairs aims to:
*present quality productions of new and classic theatre,
*encourage innovation, new ideas and hybrid art forms,
*give an opportunity to show work in development,
*provide opportunities for artists not represented by commercial galleries to exhibit in an inner city gallery.
*fortyfivedownstairs also presents debates and discussions on a wide range of contemporary issues and ideas.
It is a non-profit tax deductible incorporated association, under the artistic direction of Mary Lou Jelbart, writer, broadcaster and reviewer. The Board is chaired by Julian Burnside QC, and the Treasurer is well known specialist arts accountant Tom Lowenstein.
fortyfivedownstairs presents and hosts a series of exhibitions and performances by a range of artists.