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Potts Point and Woolloomooloo Arts and Culture

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Arts and culture in Potts Point and Woolloomooloo

Whether you're catching a play in a pub, enjoying a contemporary art show or stepping back in time inside a heritage-listed old home, the grand, gentrified Potts Point and harbourside precinct of Woolloomooloo are rich in arts, culture and beautiful architecture.

Must Do

Theatre, galleries, pub plays and more

The arts and culture scene in Potts Point and nearby Woolloomooloo is always buzzing with new things to see and do.

Art abounds in Potts Point, whether you're a fan of funky mixed media or contemporary paintings. Artist Garry McEwan's work as well as the work of established and emerging artists, can be found at Bang! Art + Gift gallery and gift shop in Macleay Street. The James Dorahy Project Space, housed in the landmark art deco Minerva Building on the corner of Macleay and Orwell streets, features the work of contemporary artists across multiple genres. There are also several galleries to check out in Victoria Street.

The Darlinghurst Theatre on Greenknowe Avenue is on the cusp of Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay. It's a little rickety, and even rumoured to be haunted, but its offering is always thought-provoking. Hit the bar post-show for a chance to mingle with the stars.

Architecture buffs only have to look up to appreciate the stunning art deco skyline. And don't miss a visit to historic Elizabeth Bay House on Onslow Avenue in Elizabeth Bay. In the 1830s it was known as the finest house in the colony'.

Down in Woolloomooloo, grab some decent pub grub and a beer before checking out the emerging Aussie acting talent at the Old Fitzroy Theatre on South Dowling Street. Theatre company, the Tamarama Rock Surfers, have produced the works of famous local playwrights including Brendan Cowell and Toby Schmitz. Nearby, the historic Gunnery building is home to the Artspace Visual Arts Centre, which supports new ideas and practices in contemporary art and culture and hosts over 50 artist residencies a year.

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