Kings Cross Arts and Culture

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Outstanding theatre in Kings Cross

For outstanding Australian playwriting and contemporary theatre, reserve your seats at the historic SBW Stables Theatre, home of the Griffin Theatre Company and a short walk from Kings Cross train station. Enjoy a drink after the play at one of the hip bars in the area. For a fascinating journey into the past, join a walking tour of Kings Cross.

  • Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross
  • Kings Cross, Sydney

Enticing arts and culture in Kings Cross

Marvellous plays performed in an historic theatre, exhilarating walking tours, and live music and comedy venues create an enticing arts and culture scene in Kings Cross, just five minute from Sydney's city centre by train. For a night of laughs, the Happy Endings Comedy Club is on the corner of Brougham and William streets.

The intimate SBW Stables Theatre, with 120 seats, is in Nimrod Street and is the long-time home of the Griffin Theatre Company. Many famous actors started here, including Cate Blanchett and David Wenham. For exhibitions, the Cross Arts Project shows contemporary, international and Aboriginal art, with events including workshops and film screenings.

Art House Gallery, Kings Cross

If you're a fan of true crime stories, book a Kings Cross Razorhurst Tour with Two Feet and a Heartbeat guided walks. Hear tales of the Cross' notorious 1920s history and the mean streets and locations where criminal mastermind Kate Leigh waged war in the 1920s against infamous madam Tilly Devine and her razor gangs.

Some of the hip bars in this small yet vibrant entertainment precinct put on live music. Famous for its teapot cocktails, World Bar is a popular destination in Bayswater Road for indie bands. Old Growler, a basement bar on William Street, has live music too. If you want to read about the area visit the Kings Cross Library, on Darlinghurst Road, and peruse its impressive local collection.