Sydney is a lively city bustling with theatre, shows, dance and other performances catering to a wide range of audiences.
Located in Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House hosts some of the biggest names in music, theatre and comedy. Highlights of this season include concerts by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare's Henry V, The Australia Ballet performing The Nutcracker, and the annual Opera Gala on New Year's Eve concert. 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. The company puts on an annual 12-play program consisting of bold new Australian plays and interpretations of its classic repertoire, featuring some of the country's finest actors.
The Capitol Theatre in Haymarket hosts big name productions including WICKED the Musical. At the Sydney Lyric Theatre in Pyrmont, Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage runs from November and breathes new life into the much-loved coming-of-age film classic.
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. Just down the road is the popular Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills, while 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.