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.

Chinatown - 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.

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. Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Lion Dances

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    With plenty of drumming, flamboyance and skill, the Chinese Lion Dance teams bring Lunar New Year to Sydney’s Chinatown. An integral part of City of Sydney’s Lunar New Year Festival, the Lion Dance is a Chinese tradition stretching back ov…

    23 Feb - 04 Mar
  2. Mamma Mia!

    Friday 23 February 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 …

    23 Feb - 06 May
  3. Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year at City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival. This vibrant arts Festival has a program bursting with cultural events, markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free. Be part of the fun as the…

    23 Feb - 04 Mar