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.

A man admiring artworks at Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills, Sydney

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, Sydney

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. Winyanboga Yurringa

    Tuesday 21 May 2019 to Saturday 25 May 2019 , Surry Hills

    Following a spectacular premiere season at CarriageWorks in 2016, Andrea James’ Winyanboga Yurringa makes its mainstage debut at Belvoir with an outstanding all-female, all-Indigenous cast telling the stories of a new generation of the…

    21 May - 25 May
  2. Coffee Making Class

    Tuesday 21 May 2019 to Saturday 02 November 2019 , Surry Hills

    Learn the basics of coffee making, including brew ratio, dosing and distribution, grind and extraction, as well as the taste of Australian coffee drinkers, in this fun and relaxing class…

    21 May - 02 Nov
  3. Screenteens Term Two Classes

    Tuesday 21 May 2019 to Saturday 29 June 2019 , Surry Hills

    The Screenteens eight-week Intensive is designed for teenagers who are looking for a successful move into the Film and Television Industry. This program is the ideal platform for all young adults interested in commencing or extending their…

    21 May - 29 Jun