A LITTLE ABOUT US

Leadbelly Newtown underwent a stylish renovation in July 2016 in the space previously known as The Vanguard. The interior designers were influenced by underground prohibition music halls, but then added a modern, rock'n'roll twist… 

The inspiration for naming Leadbelly Newtown came in part from the affect the great man had on so many iconic musicians, of all ages and genres - from Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Tom Waits to Cat Power, Jack White, Creedence Clearwater Revival & of course, Nirvana ... 

Wanting to preserve and enhance the musical legacy of the former venue, Leadbelly delivers a stellar array of live music every week to go along with an extensive bar and kitchen offering. 

Our team have thoughtfully developed a bar list full of classic and signature cocktails, fine spirits and interesting craft + long-time favourite beer options. Dining choices are delicious, with lots of cosy nooks to sit and enjoy a bite. 

For any further information please email our friendly crew -team@theleadbelly.com.au

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

- LOCATION / PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We are located at the city end of King Street, between Queen and Georgina Streets.

Newtown train station is about a 10 minute walk away along shop-lined King St. There are bus stops outside the venue, and taxi's pass along King St  frequently.

Central station is about a 5-10 minute drive away.

 

- PARKING

King St has a clearway between 3pm - 7pm Monday to Friday, with ticketed street parking outside of those hours.

Other street parking options close by are Queen, Forbes and Wilson Streets.

We do not have a dedicated parking lot for the venue.

 

- BUYING TICKETS / CHANGE A BOOKING

Please call Oztix on 1300 762 545 for all ticket related enquiries

 

- CONFUSION ABOUT BOOKING A TABLE

If I book a 'table for 2' does that mean I have 2 tickets and 2 meals? Yes it does, but if you still aren't sure please call OZTIX on 1300 762 545 

 

= RESERVATION TIMES

Your Oztix confirmation email will have the instructions for confirming your desired time, and any added details you would like noted. 

If you don't see that detail on your confirmation, please email your desired reservation time to team@theleadbelly.com.au with a contact number just in case we can't confirm your initial request. We will do our best to cater for special requests but can't guarantee it.

 

- ADDING DINERS TO AN EXISTING BOOKING

If you have made a booking and have extras wanting to join you, just purchase extra tickets and we will join them onto your table. 

 

- BYO

We do not allow any food or beverages of any kind to be brought into the venue sorry.

Food and Beverage sales are how we pay the rent, so if you enjoy having a venue like ours available please support us by spending your $$ here. While those with pokies are able to take a loss on food and beverage sales to get you in the door, we need your food and bev patronage to sustain the enormous overheads associated with a Sydney business.

Ticket sales are paid in full to the bands - we take no portion.

Keep live music in your city by supporting the venues who support live music...

 

-  DISABLED ACCESS

Yes we do have wheelchair access. Please contact us prior to your arrival to make sure that we are ready to assist your entry into the venue - 9557 7992

 

- ALL AGES

Leadbelly Newtown is a strictly 18+ venue, with no one under 18 years permitted to enter - even with parents booked for dining.

Valid i.d will be required on entry - Australian Proof of Age, Australian Drivers License or Passport only.

 

- TICKETED SHOWS

General admission tickets do not guarantee seating so if being seated for the performance is important please book for Dinner and Show. Dining tickets will include 1 or 2 courses and include a reserved table, allocated in order of booking. (So buy tix early for the tables closest to the stage). We will do our best to accommodate requests, but it's an intimate space so there isn't really a bad spot... Once the main floor allocations for dinner are exhausted we do have the options for dining in the bar area. If you arrive early - when the doors open - you will be able to grab a good spot and order from our menus from the bar.

For shows sold as General Admission Only there will be limited seating available. Tables on these nights are not able to be reserved so arrive early to grab a good spot. Full menus will be available to have a bite and a drink while you wait for the music to start.

 

- SET TIMES

With all of the variables associated with live performances set times can never be exact. Music will kick off roughly each night at 8 - 8.30pm. We have a delicious range of cocktails, beers and wines to go with a full menu offering from our Chef, and the room is beautifully renovated so come and spend some time socialising here with us before and after the bands. 

 

- DIETARY MENU OPTIONS

We can adjust a lot of our menu options to accommodate most allergies and dietary requirements, including vegan, celiac, dairy free, nut free.

Please let our staff know when ordering. 

For more extensive needs please email team@theleadbelly.com.au to check if we can work it out for you.  

 

- FUNCTIONS/EVENTS

Leadbelly is a great room for a party. For information about booking the venue out exclusively please contact our events team - team@theleadbelly.com.au

 

- BAND BOOKINGS

If you would like to perform at Leadbelly please contact our bookings team at Code One Entertainment - codeoneoffice@gmail.com

 

- ENTRY TO THE VENUE / IS THERE A DRESS CODE

While we don't have a strict dress code we do require you to be clean, fully dressed, wearing shoes and sober.

We do not guarantee your entry if you are intoxicated, aggressive, partially dressed.

We also have an expectation of courteous behaviour while you are in the venue - you must treat the staff and those around you with respect and regard or you will be asked to leave.