PACT House has partnered with PYT Fairfield to present TEMPLE, a day long celebration of Ballroom Culture at PACT in Erskineville on Saturday 30 April!

From its conception in Harlem NY to the streets of south-west Sydney, Ballroom Culture has allowed queer and trans bodies of colour, black bodies especially, the opportunity and confidence to take up spaces unapologetically and amplify our voices. It’s in spaces like these that we reach the peaks of celebration, self-love and community support.

Elevating self-care to the heights of worship, TEMPLE is taking the joy of Ballroom Culture to praise and practice public devotion and devotion to the self. Speak in tongues and feel the holy spirit of the legends and icons who paved the way for future generations to walk freely in their truest forms.

Join us for a day devoted to helping you find your inner deity, with live performances from local artists, movement, poetry and self care workshops, installations and delicious food from the heart of south-west Sydney.

WHEN: 10.30am – 10pm, Saturday 30 April
PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, 107 Railway Parade Erskineville
PRICE: General Admission $25.00+BF or Concession/Senior/Student $15.00+BF

Take yourself to TEMPLE!  Tickets on sale NOW – click here to book.


Eliam Royalness is an artist & performer from Sydney’s south-west and originates from Wellington NZ; and with the influence of his Polynesian heritage, has a strong sense of purpose and direction with the work he creates and presents.  Eliam is the founder and director of Australia’s national champion megacrew, The Pioneers MC and is also a leading figure of Australian Ballroom (Vogue) with the House of Sle (AUS) & the House of Oricci (USA).

Mây Trần is Western Sydney based performer of Vietnamese descent. Their work explores the re-discovery of identity through a framework of neurodivergence and celebration of the self. Last year, they played to a sold out audience in Hot Mess at KXT. In June of this year, they will be performing in Dino Dimitriadis’ rendition of Sarah Kane’s Cleansed at the Old Fitz Theatre.

If you have any access requirements you would like to discuss prior to purchasing a ticket, such as Auslan or Audio Description, please contact PACT’s Associate Producer and Marketing Manager

Image: Curator Eliam Royalness, photo by Zeinab Mahfoud

Image description: An image of PYT performer Eliam Royalness posing in a purple light, as he dances in a black shirt and black shorts. Below the image is graphic neon text which says ‘TEMPLE, APRIL 30TH, WORKSHOPS – PERFORMANCES – INSTALLATIONS, PACT HOUSE”