The secret to enjoying your visit to bustling Newtown is to arrive early, enjoy a drink or a meal, and walk colourful King Street and Enmore Road.

Getting Here
Getting Here

Where possible and certainly if you are coming from within a 10 kilometer radius of the Factory, we recommend that you arrive by public transport and return by taxi (or public transport). The Newtown/Enmore Precinct are well served by public transport both trains and buses, late into the evening.


For maps and timetables, phone 131 500 or visit or

The following bus services stop outside the theatre: 423 and 426 (428 turns off at Addison Rd – Vic on the Park Hotel, 2 min walk from the Factory.) These services operate from Circular Quay via Central Station.

The combination of these three bus services results in an average frequency of around one bus every 10-15 minutes.   Service frequencies are greatest on weekdays and lowest on weekends.   Regular bus services cease at around midnight on most evenings.   Around one-third of services are accessible, and these are identified on timetables.

A summary of bus service frequencies and last evening services is as follows:

  • 423 – Circular Quay to Kingsgrove via Earlwood
    • Frequency
      • Early Evening: 20mins
      • Late Evening: 30mins
    • Last service out
      • Mon – Fri: 1.25am (Mon – Fri)
      • Sat: 2.25am (Sat)
      • Sun: 11.40pm (Sun)
  • 426 – Circular Quay to Dulwich Hill via Marrickville
    • Frequency
      • Mon – Fri: 20 mins (early evening), 30 mins, (late evening)
      • Sat: 12-18 mins (early evening), 30 mins (late evening)
      • Sun: 12-18 mins (early evening), 60 mins (late evening)
    • Last service out
      • Mon – Fri: 12.32am
      • Sat: 12.32am
      • Sun: 11.27pm
  • 428 – Circular Quay to Canterbury via Petersham
    • Frequency
      • Mon – Fri: 20 mins (early evening), 30 mins, (late evening)
      • Sat: 12-30 mins (early evening), 30 mins (late evening)
      • Sun: 12-30 mins (early evening), 60 mins (late evening)
    • Last service out
      • Mon – Fri: 12.42am
      • Sat: 12.42am
      • Sun: 12.05am


The Factory Theatre is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride from Newtown Railway Station. Bus services 423 and 426 operate from Newtown Station directly to The Factory Theatre. These services are reasonably frequent and continue late into the evening (after midnight). The Factory Theatre is also a 15 minute walk from Sydenham and Marrickville Railway Stations.

For maps and Timetable information, phone 131 500 or visit or


Taxis are available on Victoria Road at the front of the venue. To book taxis please call:

Taxis Combined – 133 300
RSL Ex-Servicemen’s Cabs – 9581 1111
St George Cabs – 132 166
Legion Cabs – 131 451
Southern District Cabs – 9620 0000
Manly Warringah Cabs – 9977 9111
Western District Cabs – 131 017


Bicycle parking racks are available onsite within the Factory Theatre’s carpark, and signs identify the location of these racks.


The Newtown/Enmore precinct is pedestrian friendly, with well lit main thoroughfares. The Factory Theatre is 10 minutes walk from the Enmore Theatre or 20 minutes walk from Newtown Station.   The walking route from Newtown Station and Enmore Theatre along Enmore Road and Victoria Road is direct, well-lit and secure.

Unrestricted Parking

Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville are well served by public transport and taxis. However, if it is necessary to drive there is limited onsite parking, and plentiful local street parking.

In the immediate vicinity there is a small number of residential houses and patrons are strongly requested not to park in front of any houses. Patrons are recommended to park on one of the following streets which offer plentiful, unrestricted parking:

  • Victoria Road, including and along Enmore Park.
  • Rich Street, immediately past The Factory Theatre, on the right when travelling from the city.
  • Chapel Street, 20 meters past Rich Street on the left, when travelling from the city.

Patrons are asked to respect the neighbours by not parking in front of houses, especially along Cook Road, Brompton and Smith Streets. Patrons are also asked to keep noise to a minimum when returning to their vehicles.

Reserved Parking

Limited paid reserved parking is also available at Enmore Design TAFE located at 110 Edgeware Road, Enmore (Cnr of Camden Street) on a first in, first served basis.

The car park is open from 6pm – 12midnight on select nights.

Please call our box office on (02) 9550 3666 to confirm if the car park will be in operation during your visit.


For accessibility information and ticket sales, please contact our Box Office on 02 9550 3666 or [email protected]

Venue Bar
Venue Bar

The Factory Theatre has a Licensed Bar. The Bars offer confectionery, snacks, soft drinks and alcohol. The following forms of I.D are required to purchase alcoholic beverages: current Driver License, Proof of Age card or current Passport.

Food At The Factory
Food At The Factory

The Factory Theatre hosts a variety of food trucks in the courtyard with Island Boys Foods holding a permanent residence. Island Boys have been dishing up Jamaican food and seasonal barbecue each and every night at the Factory for the past 10 years.
Drop in early and make your night at the Factory complete with the very best Jamaican BBQ before you catch the very best in live music and comedy!