Sydney is a lively city that’s bustling with theatre, shows and performances to cater to everyone.
Located in Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House hosts shows performed by some of the biggest names in music, theatre and comedy. Highlights of this season include Puccini’s moving opera, Madama Butterfly; a musical theatre rendition of Pinocchio; and Strictly Luhrmann: Music from the Movies, a visually spectacular concert of the music from Bazz Luhrmann’s epic films including Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge. Regular tours of the Sydney Opera House are also available.
Walsh Bay is home to a number of arts venues including the Wharf Theatre and Sydney Dance Company. The Sydney Theatre is also located here. Guided by artistic directors Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton, the company puts on an annual 12-play program consisting of bold new Australian plays and interpretations of its classic repertoire.
The Capitol Theatre in Haymarket hosts big name productions including Disney’s The Lion King, on stage between now and the end of August.
The Griffin Theatre Company has its residency at the historic SBW Stables in Kings Cross and is an engine-room for theatrical discovery and diversity, while Slide Lounge in nearby Darlinghurst offers weekly cabaret shows.
Cosmopolitan Newtown also has a thriving theatre scene with the Seymour Centre and the Enmore Theatre, where music and comedy are the staple forms of entertainment.
Also check out Ritz Theatre in Randwick, Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills or The Riverside, out from the city in the Western Sydney suburb of Parramatta.