Corridor Bar, Newtown’s newest alternative comedy venue

Corridor Bar, King St NewtownCampfire Collective is taking alternative comedy to Sydney Comedy Festival with a dedicated King Street hub. It’s all happening at Corridor, a kicking new small bar amongst the bustle of King Street’s top end (next to Mag Nation). Corridor is run by four young hospitality professionals who created Corridor to “give Newtown the kind of place we would want to drink at.” This hands on approach and the community philosophy there perfectly matched our handpicked program of alternative comedians seeking a dedicated stage, and Sydney Comedy Festival’s new alternative venue was born.

Celebrating the artistic community of Newtown’s past and present; the program at Corridor gathers Australia’s alternative artists under the one anarchic share house roof of this converted terrace.

The full program goes live next week so follow Campfire Collective on Twitter to get the lowdown plus updates on weekly drink and ticket specials and special guests.

There will be shows from FBi’s Ryan Withers; The Pedigree Syndicate, a collective of Eric Hutton, Triple J’s The Cloud Girls and Ben Ellwood, Nick Capper, Ryan Withers and Shane Matheson; plus Daniel Moore, the helmsmen of one of Sydney’s other great cult rooms A Mic in Hand, Melbournites Tommy Dassalo and Lou Sanz, the eccentric and essential Michael Workman, occasional radiohead and sometime Concrete Playground contributor Evin Donohoe, plus Seamus McAlary and Mikey Mileos.

Aside from 3+ shows every night, there will be more to choose from with an exhibition from one of Australia’s hottest comedy photographers Zak Kaczmarek, Sunday Crafternoons in the beer garden, Tuesday student specials, the riotous late night Corridor Club every Friday and Saturday with special guests; and of course Corridor’s own cocktail list, broad wine and beer selection, and light inexpensive nosh. Plus Corridor is home base of the festival’s Fresh program so all tickets are $18 with super special cheap Tuesdays only $12. Stay tuned as the full program goes on sale soon.

Hey, Corridor is great, but don’t just take our word for it. “cool little local…the sort of place Newtown needs – an alternative to the pubs” Time Out Sydney. “Cool yet unpretentious, very Newtown, and very inviting.” Lost at E Minor. “The appearance last week of Corridor is a welcome development.” TwoThousand.

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