Darlinghurst Theatre Company Voluntary Administration

Sydney's Darlingurst Theatre Company - the resident company of the City of Sydney's Eternity Playhouse - has been placed into voluntary administration.

A statement released today on the company's website states:

"As of 17 June 2024, the Directors resolved to place Darlinghurst Theatre Limited (“Company”) into Voluntary Administration.
Jonathon Keenan and Peter Krejci of BRI Ferrier have been appointed Joint & Several Administrators of the Company. Given the Company’s financial position, all trading has been suspended and no events will go forward until further notice.
Administrators are exploring all options to save or restructure the business. If any parties are interested in assisting with that recapitalisation and restructuring process, they should contact the Administrator’s office urgently.
Ticketholders should explore options to recover their funds via a “chargeback” through their credit card provider.
The Administrators will be issuing more communication to all creditors and stakeholders in the coming days.
For any enquiries about the Administration please contact Frane Babic on 02 8263 2333 or fbabic@brifnsw.com.au.
We appreciate your support and understanding during this challenging time."
The company transfered from what is now the Hayes Theatre in 2014 to the Eternity Playhouse and thrived there for many years under the Artistic Directorship of Glen Terry - who founded the company in 1993. Terry retired in 2022 passing the baton to Amylia Harris.
Successful musicals and plays were staged at the 200 seat Eternity theatre over a decade. Occasionally going on to national tours such as the musical Once which received substantial RISE funding.  The last major musical staged by the company was Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 in August 2023.
One of their last productions was  Gender Euphoria: Mighty Real described as the largest ensemble of trans and gender diverse performers to ever feature on an Australian main stage that was billed as flipping gender dysphoria on its head.

As part of the philosophy of the company male and female toilets were replaced with non-gender toilets.

The company did not announce a 2024 season with the Eternity Playhouse used as a hall for hire.
The theatre's inaugural season in 2014 at the Eternity Playhouse.