Everything you need to know about our pop-up at SXSW
Later this month, we’ll be heading to Australia with a week-long residency at SXSW Sydney®. Discover what’s in store, including all the details on booking a bedroom
Tuesday 3 October 2023 By Soho House
Relocating from Austin for the first time, SXSW is heading to Sydney to host the iconic festival-meets-conference event. From Sunday 15 to Sunday 22 October, Soho House will take over The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale, which is situated in the heart of Sydney surrounded by art galleries and design studios.
Soho House and Cities Without Houses members will have access to the Soho Residency at The Old Clare Hotel from 11am to 4pm daily from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October with tables allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. A House menu with some of your favourite dishes and cocktails from the Houses will be available all day, as well as a special art installation by Paul Davies and artworks by George Byrne.
We’ll kick off the week with a Poolside House Party on Sunday 15 October, followed by a diverse range of music events from Soho Sounds in partnership with Patrón to live performances from Ziggy Ramo, Connie Constance and Milan Ring. You’ll also find inspiring conversations, workshops, industry mixers and parties throughout the week, including Sydney Is So Gay, a night to celebrate our LGBTQIA2S+ community and allies, and DISCOTECA, our closing party featuring Sydney creatives Mandylights, Sissy Ball and Pretty Girl.
Monday will bring a talk by TikTok creator Sam Andrews on campaigns, championing diversity and authentic storytelling, and an industry mixer for members of Soho House and members of Australians in Film. On Tuesday, you can attend an In Conversation on purpose-driven travel with our partner Antler. On Wednesday, there’s a TikTok Spill The Tea session and the evening will feature a Soho Rising show with Constance. At the end of the week, enjoy a conversation and mixer hosted by Sydney member and co-founder of SoldOut Events, Thomas Staunton, and a Spill The Tea special bringing the excitement of speed dating with a range of TikTok creators.
Sharing our love for travel, we’ve partnered with British luggage brand Antler to create a One Night Only dinner with dishes inspired from our Houses around the world in collaboration with chef-owners of Three Blue Ducks, Darren Robertson, Andy Allen and Mark Labrooy. Dinner is AUD200 per head and spots are limited.
To finish the week, we’d love for you to join us for a celebratory toast with the team behind SXSW Sydney®.
All spaces for daytime and evening events are limited and must be booked via the Soho House app.
Soho Residency is located at 1 Kensington Street, Chippendale with access via Kensington Street only.
Read on to find the full schedule for the week.
Sunday 15 October
6pm Acknowledgement of Country and smoking ceremony
3pm Poolside House Party with Grey Goose
Monday 16 October
4pm Spill The Tea with TikTok: reimagining creativity
5.30pm Soho House x Australians in Film industry mixer
8pm House Sounds with Patrón
10pm House Nights
Tuesday 17 October
5pm In Conversation: purpose-driven travel in partnership with Antler
8pm Soho House x Sold Out presents Sydney Is So Gay
Wednesday 18 October
3pm Spill The Tea with TikTok: transforming passions
9pm Soho Rising: Connie Constance supported by Bowers & Wilkins
Thursday 19 October
6.30pm Soho Rising: Milan Ring with Women In Music Australia supported by Bowers & Wilkins
10pm Soho Presents: Ziggy Ramo
Friday 20 October
3pm Conversation and mixer: So Creative, the future of events
4pm Spill The Tea with TikTok: speed dating with tastemakers
6pm Sunset Beats and Sips: Bodega Collective with Whispering Angel
7.30pm One Night Only: Soho House Around The World in partnership with Antler
10pm Cities Without Houses Member Mixer
Saturday 21 October
8pm DISCOTECA closing party with Moet & Chandon and Hennessy
11am Soho House x SXSW Sydney® celebration toast
Please make sure you book via the Soho House app for access to the above events.
For more information on room bookings, please contact: Reservations@theoldclarehotel.com.au and share your membership number.