Free Radicals

The Red Rattler Theatre Inc is a licenced venue with the community at heart, we ask that all our guests abide by basic rules to ensure everyone has a good time, and no one gets hurt, including the rattler and its facilities. Thank you



* No BYO (alcohol sold on site)

* No smoking permitted on site

* No drinks are permitted outside the venue

* No illegal drugs or paraphernalia

* No unauthorised photography

* No unauthorised video recording

* No unauthorised audio recording

* No grafitti

* No judgement

* No fighting

* No weapons

* No standing on the furniture

* Please place your empty bottles in recycling bins provided, and return glasses to the bar

* Please place all waste in bins provided (don't stuff rubbish in the holes of the water tanks or under cushions in the lounges)

* If you break something, please inform the bar volunteers immediately

* Lost property is kept for a week or two then donated to charity, if you lose something contact enquiries@redrattler.org

* Children are permitted in the venue but must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times


The Red Rattler was set up as a space where racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism are not welcome on stage, in the audience, at the door, and at the bar.

We ask you to join us in efforts to make this space welcoming, stimulating, and happiness producing to people of all races, ethnicities, sexualities and genders.

Sadly, it has become apparent that we need to be more explicit about what it means not to be racist.

Blackface performance is not permitted at The Red Rattler.

Taking a self reflexive approach to our own practices is part of anti-racist strategy. One way of testing our performances can be to ask ourselves - if the room is all persons of that ethnicity, am I confident that my show is not racist?

A message to all non-Indigenous people who come to the Red Rattler:

Heckling while an Indigenous speaker is telling their truths is a way of centring your whiteness and a form of racism. The rampant institutionalisation of racism, and the implication of all non-Indigenous people in settler colonialism in Australia means that this is a constant battle. Fighting it takes all us doing something and all of us taking responsibility. We will keep trying and learning and supporting. We ask you to join us in efforts to make this space welcoming, stimulating, and happiness producing to people of all races, ethnicities, sexualities and genders.

Co-responsibility - be a participant not a consumer

The Red Rattler was also set up as a space that seeks to resist a consumerist approach to spaces and culture. Our aim is to make space for unheard voices and carve a space for art, politics and creative cultures, but to hear and create means more than turning up, it means building a community that challenges each other and that grows. We ask all participants to take co-responsibility in making the Rattler a haven in this world! Let it be a creative space that can nurture us all. This is not something that can be achieved through one gesture or in one moment, it cannot be delivered like a service, it is a work in progress that requires solidarity, listening, learning and love. Please join us in this journey.

We're grateful to be part of a community who believes in building this kind of space!

Thank you from the Rats