The following venues in Sydney host Rock & Metal events. Some host more metal more frequently than others but they're all definitely worth checking out if you're in town. Use the map to guide yourself around Sydney and check out these kick ass venues.
If you are a band looking to book a gig, you can use the venue's booking emails below and get in touch with them!
Formerly the legendary Bald faced Stag, Crowbar is the Home of the heavy! Sydney's dedicated venue in Leichhardt for Punk, Rock and Metal! Great beer, Great tunes, Great crowd. Host of local shows and huge international bills. If you're in Sydney, you have to be here!
Address - 345 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt 2040 NSW
The Factory theatre
Hire the factory:
As a purpose built, dedicated live entertainment venue, the Factory hosts an array of live music and performances - from international rock & metal concerts to intimate cabaret shows, film and dance. The Factory brings a breath of fresh air to Sydney's entertainment scene and a commitment to nurturing emerging performers and acts.
Boasting 3 stages with the Theatre (800 Capacity), Floor (250 Cap) and Fusebox (250 cap)
Address: 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Hire Manning Bar:
Often the home of many live shows for metal bands touring Australia, Manning Bar is an independent venue owned and run by the University of Sydney Union (USU). With a capacity of 950, it is one of the largest venues in town for bands touring Sydney & Australia.
Address: Manning House, Manning Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050
Contact: Shannon. Email:
A premier dive bar hosting live band performances, amazing drinks and unforgettable experiences.The walls ignite talk of who was where and what went down, reflecting the area’s long-standing links to live music.
MoshPit is unpretentious and breathing new life into the southern end of King St.
Address: 642A King St, Erskineville NSW 2043
The landsdowne hotel
Contact: Joe Muller. Email:
The Lansdowne Hotel was opened in 1932, and was quickly filled with ratbags, miscreants, tear-aways, hoods, scum-bags, thieves, bent cops and others of similar persuasion.Its place in the history of Sydney music was destined to be a wrapped up in 2015 with its closure. However, two idiot friends with a passion for music and taking risks thought the old girl had a few tricks to pull yet.
The Lansdowne Hotel was re-opened in June 2017.
It has no plan to close its doors ever again.
Address: 2-6 City Rd, Chippendale NSW 2008