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. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Tuesday 24 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...

    24 Jan -26Mar
  2. The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb (Folktale Play)

    Tuesday 24 January to Saturday 4 February 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    ‘The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb’ takes the form of a unique folktale inspired by indie/folk music, all instruments entirely performed by a talented tight-knit ensemble cast.You enter a world where townsfolk...

    24 Jan -04Feb
  3. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

    Tuesday 24 January to Saturday 25 February 2017, Walsh Bay

    For two thousand years Mary has been silent. A woman seen but not heard. Until now.This Mary is no saint, not meek, nor obedient. In a voice that is both tender and furious, she speaks a defiant truth...

    24 Jan -25Feb
  4. Invasia

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Redfern And Waterloo

    Sydney's Leftovers Collective release their first Experiment for 2017 with Invasia. You are invited to take part in voting for a new leader for the country of Invasia. Five candidates from the planet have...

    26 Jan

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