Potts Point and Woolloomooloo Arts and Culture


Discover new playwrights

Enjoy stage plays by young writers at theatres in Potts Point and Woolloomooloo, both inner-city neighbourhoods rich in arts and cultural heritage. Browse galleries or join a tour of art deco buildings and colonial mansions. After exploring the area, enjoy lunch at an award-winning restaurant or in hip Llankelly Place.

  • Artspace Sydney, Woolloomooloo
  • The El Alamein Fountain, Kings Cross

Theatres, galleries and more

Potts Point and nearby Woolloomooloo have deep artistic connections, from an Academy Award-winning film studio and movie stars to award-winning playwrights and cutting-edge theatres. And the inner city neighbourhoods contain a treasure trove of architectural gems.

The arts and culture scene in Potts Point and Woolloomooloo is always buzzing with things to see and do. Enjoy thought-provoking plays by young writers at two cosy theatres. Hayes Theatre Co is in Greenknowe Avenue, in Potts Point. In Woolloomooloo is the Old Fitz Theatre in the Old Fitzroy Hotel, a pub in Dowling Street where you can enjoy inexpensive yet delicious food.

Near the Woolloomooloo Wharf, one of the longest timber wharfs in the world and where movie star Russell Crowe lives, is the historic Gunnery building and home to the Artspace Visual Arts Centre, which supports new artistic ideas and hosts more than 50 artist residencies a year. In Potts Point, in ‘eat street’ Llankelly Place, is the Cross Art Project, a gallery.

Tour elegant Potts Point to marvel at art deco buildings and discover compelling stories. In Orwell Street, see the façade of an old art deco theatre, home to the Mad Max and Happy Feet film studio.

A grand testament to colonial architecture is one of the original Potts Point mansions, Tusculum, built in the 1830s. On Manning Street, it now houses a bookshop. Visit historic Elizabeth Bay House, on Onslow Avenue in Elizabeth Bay, a stroll from Potts Point. In the 1830s it was known as the finest house in the colony.

  1. Artspace Sydney

    Artspace is where audiences meet the artists and the ideas of these times.Artspace was established in 1983 as an artist-run contemporary art space dedicated to the presentation of contemporary and...

  2. Hayes Theatre Co

    Hayes Theatre Co, located in Potts Point, has the focus on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. By providing venue space to newly mounted productions, Hayes...

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