The Small Ballroom is picking up stumps from its Islington birthplace and moving to new digs at 48 Watt Street, it was announced yesterday.
Formerly located at the Newcastle Hotel on Maitland Road, The Small Ballroom had seen the likes of the Dead Kennedys, Buzz Osborne (Melvins), Unwritten Law, Marlon Williams, Mojo Juju and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard through its doors.
And now, Central Coast-based venue management company Kingdom Sounds has announced a partnership with the historical 48 Watt Street to continue to bring that level of quality to Newcastle.
The unique inner-city venue, too, has seen some top-level talent breeze through its doors, including Shihad, Katie Noonan, Dan Sultan, Archie Roach and Sarah Blasko.
The new arrangement will see 48 Watt Street continue to focus on booking larger acts and events in its main room while the Small Ballroom will operate, with an increased capacity, out of the venue’s “White Hall.”
Kingdom Sounds director Stephen Sewell said he was “excited to be a part of what is set to be an inspiring collaboration in the Newcastle music scene.”