Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013.
Sydney's theatres attract some of the worlds most-loved musical productions, but the singing and dancing is just one of the reasons these musicals make for such an entertaining night out. The costumes, atmosphere and elaborate sets also draw crowds in and leave them cheering for an encore.
Musicals in Sydney
The beautiful State Theatre in the city centre has been entertaining theatregoers since 1929. Palatial and opulent, the State Theatre fuses Gothic, Italian and Art deco design - its easy to see why this theatre has earned the nickname Palace of Dreams. The theatre hosts Australian and international musicals that are sure to make you laugh, cry and sing along. Dress up and enjoy the occasion.
The Capitol Theatre is where youll find blockbuster Australian and international musicals that appeal to seasoned and novice theatregoers alike.
Sydney Lyric is another of the citys entertainment venues attracting premiere plays, musicals and operas. Located at The Star casino in the heart of the city, you can combine a show with dinner and a roll of the dice.
Its also worth looking beyond the CBD for musical treasures. The King Street Theatre in Newtown, Glen Street Theatre in Belrose, and Marian Street Theatre in Killara host a range of professional productions and are small venues that make you feel part of the action.
For a musical of a different kind, catch Opera Australias stellar performances. Australias national opera company celebrates tradition while breaking new ground with concerts often performed at the Sydney Opera House.
From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy for its Australian premiere in Sydney. The story with universal appeal has enjoyed critical acclaim on Broadway since it opened in March 2014.
Celebrating its 60th year, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is playing at the iconic Sydney Opera House from August 2016. Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, this Opera Australia production tells the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and her transformation into an English lady.
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.