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About The Fig

Cafe Style
The Fig is an exciting and popular live music venue in Balgowlah Heights (4km from Manly). It is unusual for a number of reasons.

The Fig:

1. Provides a listening space where patrons can hear the artists without interference from background talking and other noise. However for higher energy acts, there's room for dancing at the back. The artists are invariably blown away by the attentiveness of our large crowd of regulars.

2. Supports live music - showcases most genres of music from acoustic to big bands with cafe style seating for up to 240 patrons.

3. Provides an inexpensive night out - patrons can BYO drinks and snacks. Food & drinks are also available at the club from 7pm. Tickets are $20

4. Is non-profit, volunteer-run so proceeds go to the performers - after deducting the running costs the door

6. Provides a variety of music - acts can range from singer-songwriters through to big bands who have been playing at festivals, parties & charity events for years. There will be a mix of styles with covers and originals.

7. Caters for a wide range of ages - this is an adult space but children under 18 who would enjoy good music and accompanied by an adult, are very welcome.

Recorded Live by Radio Northern Beaches
Andrew and Sharon start setting up the gear from 4:30pm on The Fig night. They mixe the sound live then edit and publish it on the web for acts to download. The evening Fig program is scheduled and played on a Sunday night on Radio Northern Beaches Live (RNB Live). The radio programming schedule is at rnblive.net.

Radio Northern Beaches

Contact Us / Interested Artists
Artists interested in performing in future events should email info@TheManlyFig.org or phone Robyn or Steve on (02)9905 7215. Before booking we need to see a live performance or an online link to one.


phone Robyn or Steve on (02)9905 7215. Before booking we need to see a live performance or an online link to one.

When and Who's Playing?
The Fig usually operates on the last Friday of each month. There are 3 acts of varying genres - starting with an acoustic act and building to higher energy bands/ensembles. Doors open at 7.15pm, music starts at 8pm sharp and finishes before 11pm. See What's On for future events & Past Artists for past events.

The cost is $20 ($10 for kids under 15), payable in cash at the door.

We encourage you to support the club by buying your drinks from the bar before the show & during the 2 breaks. You can BYO and pay $2 corkage per person on entry which is collected separately so please bring change.

Seating is cafe style. You can also BYO food and a caterer sells excellent Mexican food outside the entrance for consumption inside. Click here for the menu.

Also there are takeaway Thai, Indian and pizza shops at Seaforth and Pizza Hut, I Love Pizza, Crust Pizza, Ajmers Indian, Ribrunner and others at Balgowlah shopping centre.

Plenty of free parking on the street and in the small carpark

The Fig is in the Balgowlah Bowling club - Bareena Drive, Balgowlah Heights. Enter at the rear via the east side of the building. 131 & 132 buses to and from Manly Wharf are 300 metres away in Ernest St.


Smoking is not allowed on the premises

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