Are you a night owl, insomniac, shift-worker or dreamer?

We’re collecting late-night phone messages for a creative audio project about the city at night and would love to hear what’s keeping you awake?

While the city around you sleeps:
• Share what’s on your mind…
• A story from your night…
• Or leave a message for someone you’ve lost touch with (whether through choice or circumstance)…

Record and send your late-night voice message in the panel below.

Alternatively, you can also record a late-night voice memo on your phone and text it to the The Nightline on PH: 0457 910 843. Or ring this number direct to leave a voice mail on The Nightline message bank.

At The Nightline, we like to listen, so feel free to call as often as you’d like, for as long as you’d like. You can also call anonymously if preferred.

What will my voice message be used for?

The Nightline is a creative audio project about the city at night, inspired by the voices of those still awake. The project is created from a combination of locally sourced late-night phone messages, field recordings, original composition and site-responsive design. By leaving a voice message on The Nightline message bank you agree that this recording may be used as audio content in this project. The finished audio-work will be presented as an intimate underground listening experience that offers companionship to the sleepless and rest to the restless. The artists warmly thank you in advance for your participation.

Who are the artists?

The lead artists behind The Nightline are long-term collaborators, theatre director Roslyn Oades and sound artist Bob Scott. They are joined by Fausto Brusamolino (lights/coding), Clare Britton (site design), Katia Molino (performer) and the Nightline Brainstrust. You can find out more about Roslyn and Bob’s past projects via their websites:
If you have any further questions about The Nightline you can contact the creative team directly via: nightline@urbantheatre.com.au

Where can I experience The Nightline project?

The Nightline is an ongoing creative audio project commissioned and produced by Urban Theatre Projects. An early version of The Nightline was presented as part of Right Here Right Now in 2018. A new rendition of the work is currently in development, through a partnership with the City of Sydney Art & About, with presentation details soon to be announced. Sign up to the UTP mailing list to stay up to date on where and when you can experience The Nightline.

You can download the media release for this The Nightline phone line launch here.