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About The Fig

Cafe Style
The Fig is a very popular live music venue in Seaforth (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. The artists are invariably blown away by the attentiveness of our large crowd of regulars.

2. Supports live music - showcases classy emerging talent and experienced acts in a beautiful setting with seating for up to 300 patrons.

3. Provides an inexpensive night out - door is $20. Food & drink available at club prices.

4. Is non-profit so proceeds go to the performers - after deducting the running costs the door takings go to the artists.

6. Provides a variety of music - acts can range from solo singer-songwriters through to veteran 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 mature teenagers under 18 who would enjoy good music are very welcome.

$20 - cafe style seating.

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There should be ample parking in the club's 3-level carpark, especially the bottom level which also has an elevator to the foyer.


Smoking is only allowed outside

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.

When and Who's Playing?
The Fig usually operates on the last Friday of each month. There are normally 3 acts of wildly verying genres - starting with a solo acoustic set and building to higher energy bands/ensembles. Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm sharp and finishes before 11pm. See What's On for future events & Past Artists for past events.

BYO drink is not allowed. The Seaforth room has its own bar but with fewer offerings.

BYO food is not allowed. The Bistro, Wine Room restaurant and Cafe all have good menus - see here. Allow good time to order your food if you intend bringing it into the show room.

The Fig is in the Seaforth Room on the first floor of Balgowlah RSL. Entry is from Ethel St, Seaforth.

There is a $3 (free for members) shuttle bus from 6pm to 11.45 to the area bounded by Middle Harbour/Manly, Freshwater, Warringah Mall and North Balgowlah. Call Chad/Peter on 0411 391 009. Buses to and from Manly Wharf, Chatswood, the city & the northern beaches are within 200 metres.