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Maeve Marsden presents:

Join us for an evening of unexpected tales, stories of pride, prejudice, resilience and resistance, delivered with warmth and humour by some of Australia’s finest storytellers.

Vulnerable and powerful, hilarious and heartbreaking, Queerstories celebrates the culture and creativity of the LGBTQI+ community one true story at a time,  delving deeper into community and identity, reflecting on our histories, and contending with the potential of our futures. A national storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, Queerstories has sold out at festivals and independent venues around the country for the past five years, with a book published in 2018 and an award-winning podcast boasting more than 250 stories. There’s more to being queer than coming out and getting married.

April 10
Hosted by Maeve Marsden with Peter Polites, Jo Inkpin, Kathryn Thomas, Alexander Lamarque and more to be announced.


Presented by Maeve Marsden. For discount tickets to Queerstories and other productions, sign up to her Patreon for as little as $5 per month.
Each month, Queerstories donates 6 tickets to the Asylum Seeker Centre, reserving a further 4 tickets for those who cannot afford to attend. If you can’t afford a ticket, email at least a week before the show to book yourself in.

All Queerstories events are Auslan interpreted.

We acknowledge our event will take place on stolen land. We pay our respects to Indigenous elders past, present and future. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Content Warnings
Queerstories events may include content that could be distressing for some people. The producer is unable to provide specific content warnings in advance of tickets going on sale, as stories are only submitted a few days prior to the event. If you require specific content warning information please contact: Maeve Marsden via



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.

Patrons are required to provide their name and contact details upon arrival as well as have their temperature taken with a remote thermometer. If your temperature reads above 37.2 C you will not be permitted entry for the safety of all patrons.



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

Tickets will need to be pre-purchased, no door sales will be available on the night.
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.


  • 12 June, 5.30pm: Queestories
    12 June 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 12 June, 8.30pm: Queestories
    12 June 2021
    8:30 pm - 10:30 pm



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

12 June, 5.30pm: GENERAL ADMISSION

or as rescheduled within 3 months

12 June, 5.30pm: CONCESSION

or as rescheduled within 3 months

12 June, 5.30pm: GROUP BOOKINGS 8+

or as rescheduled within 3 months

12 June, 8.30pm: GENERAL ADMISSION

or as rescheduled within 3 months

12 June, 8.30pm: CONCESSION

or as rescheduled within 3 months

12 June, 8.30pm: GROUP BOOKINGS 8+

or as rescheduled within 3 months


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