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A proud Giant Developments production:

Firstgen is a live talkshow with a difference. Comedian, Joanna Olivera is on a mission to interview and celebrate the careers of awesome first generation Australians achieving amazing things in music, food, the arts, science, business and politics. Described as one of Sydney’s best new shows, this fun night out is one you won’t want to miss.


June 9th line up announced soon!


DOORS; 6:30pm
SHOW START; 7:30pm

FirstGen is developed with the assistance of the Giant Dwarf Theatre supported by the Neil Hendry & Jean-Claude Niederer Giant Developments Fund.

Host & producer Joanna Olivera is a Latina-Australian comedian on a mission to explore the personal stories behind multicultural Australia. With her new show ‘FirstGen’, Joanna will explore the incredible stories of fellow first generation Australians. Joanna has been a comedian for nearly a decade, including four years performing as part of the mainstage and house teams at Endgames Improv in San Francisco, California. She was one of the first graduates of Improv Theatre Sydney at Giant Dwarf in 2014, and has also trained and performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York.


Concession/Student tickets will require presentation of current student/concession cards.



Please do not attend if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, have travelled overseas within the last 14 days or have been in direct or indirect contact with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19.



CARD/CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ONLY – We are no longer taking cash sales.

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

Masks are recommended.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
– Hand sanitiser dispensers
– Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
– Regular sanitising of the venue and a full clean between sittings


Pop in before the show for a drink and a physically distanced mingle!

Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person. Any discriminatory, illegal or aggressive behaviour, will not be permitted.



  • 9 June: First Gen
    9 June 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 14 July: First Gen
    14 July 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 11 Aug: First Gen
    11 August 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 8 Sept: First Gen
    8 September 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 13 Oct: First Gen
    13 October 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 10 Nov: First Gen
    10 November 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 12 Dec: First Gen
    8 December 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



280 Cleveland St, Gadigal Land, Surry Hills, New South Wales, 2010, Australia

First Gen
9 June: First Gen (ADULT)

or as rescheduled within 3 months

9 June: First Gen (CONCESSION)

or as rescheduled within 3 months


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