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.

Two women in traditional costume holding red envelopes, 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.

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. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Sunday 24 March 2019 to Sunday 09 June 2019 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Sydney’s Golden Ticket has arrived. Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,…

    24 Mar - 09 Jun
  2. Steamfest Flyer - Sydney to Maitland

    Friday 12 April 2019 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Experience the excitement of steam with a one-way journey from Sydney to Maitland on Friday 12 April for the 2019 Hunter Valley Steamfest. Each year, thousands of people flock to the annual Hunter Valley Steamfest at Maitland. This year’s…

    12 Apr
  3. Central Coast Garden Ramble

    Friday 03 May 2019 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Spend a day at the central coast exploring three wonderful private gardens with the designers and growers that live there. Join Foundation and Friends for a coach tour visiting three incredible private gardens in the central coast, just…

    03 May