Chinatown and Haymarket

With all the colour and excitement of an Asian marketplace, Chinatown and Haymarket offer an enticing mix of restaurants, noodle bars, food halls, and shops and markets full of bargains. Enjoy world-class shows too at the historic Capitol Theatre, a beautiful venue on Campbell Street.

Check out the exciting events calendar for musicals, ballet and other performances at the Capitol Theatre, which offers backstage tours as well. Kick off the new year with the Lunar New Year celebrations for the traditional Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Mongolian lunisolar calendar.

Chinese New Year in Sydney

The food experiences are amazing. From Chinese and Cantonese to Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese, the dumpling houses, neon-lit nooks and food courts of Chinatown and Haymarket are irresistible. You’ll find a delicious range of restaurants, from yum cha palaces to hole-in-the-wall eateries.

The shopping is fabulous, with bargains galore. Explore malls, markets and arcades, and discover some of the best Asian supermarkets in Sydney. The iconic Paddy’s Markets dates back to colonial times, Market City is home to factory outlets, and World Square is filled with shops and restaurants.

Paddy's Markets, Chinatown, Sydney

Getting to Chinatown and Haymarket is easy. You can walk from Central Station or Town Hall Station or take the light rail. This vibrant area is an ideal starting point too for exploring the many attractions of nearby Darling Harbour, such SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s penguins and dugongs.

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  1. Mamma Mia!

    Saturday 21 April 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s classic songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s Mamma Mia! is a heart-warming tale. It tells of a young bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding, who wants to discover …

    21 Apr - 06 May
  2. Chinatown Night Market

    Friday 27 April 2018 to Friday 22 February 2019 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    The Chinatown Night Market is a multicultural community market that is very popular with the city locals and is now rapidly becoming a major tourist attraction in Sydney. As part of the Asia On Your Doorstep project during Good Food Mont…

    27 Apr - 22 Feb
  3. Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715–2015

    Wednesday 02 May 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Explore the history of men's fashionable dress from the 18th century to the present, celebrate a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear, and re-examine the all-too-frequent association of fashion with femininity. Featuring …

    02 May - 14 Oct