Sydney Musicals

Highlights

Enjoy blockbuster musicals

The world's most-loved musicals grace the stages of Sydney’s theatres. Reserve your tickets for blockbusters and delight in the singing and dancing. From amazing costumes and elaborate sets to memorable songs and great choreography, musicals make for an exhilarating night out.

  • Turandot, Sydney
  • Aladdin, Sydney

A world of musicals in Sydney

Sydney is alive with breathtaking and memorable musicals. In world-class venues you'll see timeless classics and foot-tapping favourites for all ages. 

Nicknamed the Palace of Dreams, the State Theatre has been entertaining theatregoers with dynamic shows and musicals since 1929. Visit this palatial building, featuring Italian, gothic and art deco influences as well as hand-cut crystal chandeliers, for a memorable evening. The State Theatre is a short walk from Town Hall Station and the grand shopping arcade of the Queen Victoria Building.

At the nearby Capitol Theatre, in Haymarket, you will also see Australian and international musicals that appeal to seasoned and younger theatregoers alike. Take the light rail from Central Station and get off in Haymarket or walk from Town Hall Station.

Aladdin, Sydney

Sydney Lyric Theatre is another venue for big musicals. It's part of The Star entertainment and casino complex near Darling Harbour. You can get the light rail from Central Station to The Star, where you can dine at gourmet restaurants including Momofuku Seiobo and Osteria Balla Manfredi.

For a spectacular night visit the spectacle of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, a magnificent pop-up opera house on the edge of Sydney Harbour, complete with bars, restaurants and tiered seating. See some of Sydney’s most spectacular landmarks provide the backdrop for the world’s best loved operas.

Theatre Royal in the MLC Centre, near Martin Place Station, is another popular venue for big musicals. Beyond the city centre, the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta is a delightful venue for musicals. Smaller venues in the inner city, such as the Seymour Centre at the University of Sydney, put on musicals too.

Before the show, savour delicious creations at an award-winning restaurant. Or complete your night with a cocktail and beautiful views of Sydney Harbour at O Bar and Dining in Australia Square, or Blu Bar on 36 at the Shangri-La Hotel.

  • The Bodyguard

    The Bodyguard

    One of Australia’s finest performers, Paulini, plays the leading role of Rachel Marron in the Australian Premiere of the international award-winning hit musical The Bodyguard. Don’t miss this extraordinary stage production of the Oscar-nominated film as it hits Sydney. 

  • Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Carmen

    Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Carmen

    Some of Sydney’s most spectacular landmarks will provide the backdrop for a magnificent production of one of the world’s best loved operas, Bizet’s Carmen, when Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns in 2017.
     
  1. Sydney Festival: Ladies in Black

    Friday 6 January to Sunday 22 January 2017, Pyrmont

    The swankiest new home-grown musical since Priscilla was queen, Ladies in Black is a whirling, toe-tapping trip back in time. Based on a beloved comic novel by Madeleine St John, it’s a uniquely Australian fashion...

    06 Jan -22Jan
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  2. Sydney Festival: Home Country

    Wednesday 11 January to Sunday 22 January 2017, Blacktown

    Urban Theatre Projects (UTP) gives audiences unforgettable experiences in unusual locations. For their latest venture, they have partnered with the Blacktown Arts Centre, to invite you into three tales unfolding in a...

    11 Jan -22Jan
  3. Cabaret The Musical

    Monday 23 January to Monday 13 February 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the Kit Kat Klub in a brand new Australian production of Cabaret The Musical, starring Paul Capsis as Emcee; Chelsea Gibb as Sally Bowles and Marcus Graham as Ernst Ludwig....

    23 Jan -13Feb
  4. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 26 March 2017, Chinatown And Haymarket

    From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy. The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant!” and USA...

    23 Jan -26Mar

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