Popular Sydney Live Music Venue To Close 'For Good' This Month

20 August 2020 | 10:01 am | Staff Writer

The venue will close at the end of next week.

Sydney live music venue The Newsagency will shut its doors this month. 

In a statement released yesterday, owner and director of the Camperdown space, Alison Avron, confirmed it will close "for good" at the end of next week. 

"I really did think I had a relationship built on good faith with the landlords. I'm devastated that I was wrong about that," the statement reads. 

The Newsagency originally opened in Marrickville, before moving out in 2017 and into Camperdown. 

"This is truly the icing on the cake for the shittiest year in my business life to date," the statement continues.

"I've worked really hard to make a special place for people to connect. Eight years ago I saw a need for small to medium music venues in Sydney. I'm so proud that I was among a cohort of passionate people who wanted to make live music happen despite the massive hurdles and roadblocks that we come up against in the city.

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"It's been the most rewarding, challenging and heartfelt thing I've done in my adult life."

Read the full post below. 

Acts who have performed at The Newsagency in recent times include Stella Donnelly, Garrett Kato, William Crighton and Phia.

🖤 IT'S TIME FOR US TO SAY GOODBYE 🖤 Hello friends. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to announce we will be closing our doors for good at the end of next week. Read our full statement below x

Posted by The Newsagency on Wednesday, August 19, 2020