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Pleasure Playhouse will be hosted in the abandoned Harbour City Cinema in Haymarket, and is a six week arts and entertainment festival.

The festival forms part of a drive by the NSW Government’s ‘CBD Revitalisation Program’ to restore Sydney’s nightlife. Pleasure Playhouse is being curated by Kat Dopper, Creative Director and Events Producer who created Heaps Gay & Summer Camp Festival.

Pleasure Playhouse will run from 22 September to October 31, featuring a different show each night, including the likes of Alex Lahey, Nai Palm and BBGB Worldwide.

From the food and beverage world, the festival will host ‘Send Noods Cinema’ – arthouse movies on Tuesday nights with natural wines provided by P & V Merchants, and food from Biang Biang noodles. Archie Rose has also been involved, with standalone bars to be found within the venue.

Festival organisers also said that Pleasures Playhouse will ‘celebrate the local restaurants of Haymarket’ by working with venues to offer food in the cinema itself. The details of more events, including Yum Cha pop-ups, will be announced shortly. Esteemed Sydney chef, Maurice Terzini, owner of Bondi Icebergs, is also named as a guest curator.

Dopper said that she was enthused by the prospect of bringing this festival to the heart of the city.

“This is one of the most exciting projects, I’ve been able to work on, literally a dream,” Dopper said.

“Collaborating with all my favs to take over an…

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