Go to our brand new website- www.theimperialpanda.com for the full program.
After two surprising sell out seasons in 2008 and 2009, Sydney's favourite milkcrate seat festival, The Imperial Panda, is back! Two and half weeks jam-packed with seven new performance works, a whole lot of awesome events, two exhibitions, some switcheroos, buckwheat pancakes, bbq'd stuff, dancing, free talks and many fancy drinks. In a club/a townhall/ a backyard/ a warehouse/a gallery/ a loungeroom/a barbers shop/a pub/ some surprise places and with a miracle ticket booth and heaps more at GOODGOD we are very excited. We are not sleeping.
With at least a 100 of Australia's most incredible new makers- performers, artists, writers and chefs taking part, the festival aims to support new work and attract new audiences by presenting the shows in 'non-traditional' spaces, keeping all tickets as inexpensive as possible and passing all profits onto artists.
Emerging from the ashes of LanFranchis Memorial Discotheque, The Imperial Panda Festival is a celebration, a showcase, a cheap night out and knock on wood - a good time! Launched in 2008 by Rosie, Mish, Eddie and Zoe and run off the smell of an oily rag ever since, this year ArtsNSW and the City of Sydney gave us some money (thanks so much!!). So we went overboard and launched the biggest and most ambitious festival yet.