Surry Hills

From acclaimed theatre and intriguing galleries to fine food and wine, Surry Hills is a delightful inner Sydney neighbourhood near Central Station. You’ll discover hidden gems, including award-winning restaurants, hip bars and great pubs, fashion boutiques, and the famous Bourke Street Bakery.

Belvoir Street Theatre is one of Australia’s most respected theatres, with Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett and other stars gracing its stages. For over 30 years, this much-loved venue has engaged prominent and promising playwrights, actors and directors for an evocative annual artistic program.

Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills

You’ll find wonderful galleries, too. Visit the Brett Whiteley Studio, where one of Australia’s most notable contemporary painters worked and lived until his death in 1992. The Ann Snell Gallery specialises is indigenous art and the Badger and Fox Gallery is in a convict-built terrace house.

Another drawcard are the restaurants and cafes, and bars and pubs. Crown Street and side streets are dotted with delicious places to eat and drink. Many are featured in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide, including the Dolphin Hotel Dining RoomBaccomatto Osteria and Firedoor.

Chefs cooking at Longrain Restaurant in Surry Hills

Small bars such as 121 BC and Button Bar are popular, as well. The Soda Factory creates flavoursome cocktails and offers live performances, from bands to international DJs. The classic pubs such as the Keg and Brew Hotel and Dove & Olive pour craft beer. The Horse and the Clock mix superb cocktails.

For shopping, browse the collectable homeware pieces of Vampt Vintage and the quirky shelves of Zoo Emporium. Other attractions include the Surry Hills Markets, held on the first Saturday of every month. The annual Surry Hills Festival in September celebrates the neighbourhood’s local music, food, arts and culture.

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  1. Single Asian Female

    Sunday 25 February 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018 ,

    Michelle Law’s heart-warming new comedy 'Single Asian Female' arrives at Belvoir Street Theatre just in time for Chinese New Year. Step into a Chinese restaurant on the Sunshine Coast and meet the smart and sassy family of Wong women in thi…

    25 Feb - 25 Mar
  2. Short and Sweet Theatre Sydney

    Sunday 25 February 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Marrickville

    Short and Sweet is a festival of ten minute plays and theatre pieces. They are the most far-reaching brand of short form theatre in the world. Each year they showcase hundreds of bite-sized dramatic treats! Short and Sweet Sydney Theatre f…

    25 Feb - 31 Mar