The defining traits of a successful performance venue are much like those of a long-term lover: good looks just aren’t enough in a scene full of competitors; the allure is in variety. Oxford Art Factory ticks all the boxes with its multi-personalities in a venue that can be whatever you need it to be. The underground stage provides the intimacy that diehard music fans crave, meshing much-loved locals with the hottest international alternative acts. For clubbers, it is the perfect spot to kick on after the mic drops, while regulars can lounge peacefully in the adjacent bar.
38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, 2010, (02) 9332 3711, www.oxfordartfactory.com
Written by: Elyssa King