The Burrow is an intimate, multi-disciplinary arts venue, supporting a year-round program of experimental music and performance. Camouflaged by its Brunswick Street shopfront, the entrance to The Burrow is hidden down an alleyway in Fitzroy. Beyond the cozy courtyard garden and homely little bar, the performance space is deceptively long and Kafkaesque.
While the space provides the canvas, its the people that make events at The Burrow treasured experiences for artists and audiences alike. The Burrow is run by two Melbourne arts and culture lovers, Pippa Bainbridge and Swiss Kalken. Pippa has a background as a performing artist and has worked as an arts manager and creative producer in iconic cultural institutions including Arts Centre Melbourne, Next Wave Festival and La Mama Theatre. Swiss has a long history in music and is known for playing bass in Melbourne bands Bodies and Shit Tatts. Since establishment in 2017, The Burrow has hosted over 100 artists and ensembles, from international artists including Sabu Orimo and Yoshitake Expe, to interstate acts such as Scattered Order and Philomath, as well as working to support a host of local musicians, bands and artists.
Somewhat mysterious but strangely inviting, The Burrow is a space where everyone can feel at home.