Kings Cross

A colourful inner city area, Kings Cross is home to cutting-edge theatre and comedy, hip bars and cafes, stylish restaurants, food markets and intriguing history. Two Sydney landmarks are in The Cross, the dandelion-shaped El Alamein Memorial Fountain and the giant neon-lit Coca-Cola billboard.

All the attractions in this entertainment precinct are near Kings Cross Station. The Griffin Theatre Co. performs at the intimate SBW Stables Theatre, where many famous actors have performed, including Cate Blanchett. Kings Cross Theatre puts on plays at the classic Kings Cross Hotel.

Kings Cross, Sydney

For great laughs try the Happy Endings Comedy Club, on the corner of Brougham and William streets. You can dance the night away at the Cali Club and the Flamingo Lounge, both in Bayswater Road.  Galleries in Kings Cross and nearby neighbourhoods hold regular exhibitions.

Discover the notorious history of The Cross on a guided walking tour. Sydney Urban Adventures offer the riveting Kings Cross Crime and Passion Tour, which explores the razor gangs of the 1920s. You can read a potted cultural history of the Cross in bronze plaques set in the footpath on Darlinghurst Road.

Old Fitzroy Hotel in Woolloomooloo

Complementing the thriving arts and cultural scene are innovative restaurants, such as ACME on Bayswater Road. You’ll find plenty more delectable experiences, including the Kings Cross food markets on Saturday, and great options in neighbouring Potts Point, Woolloomooloo and Darlinghurst.

Accommodation in the Cross caters to a range of budgets and preferences, from boutique holiday hotels and business hotels to serviced apartments for longer stays and budget-friendly options, including backpacker hostels in grand old terrace houses on Victoria Street.

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  1. Treasures Illuminated

    Wednesday 27 March 2019 to Tuesday 31 December 2019 , Darlinghurst

    One of the greatest collections of treasures in the nation’s history comes to life in an extraordinary new “light and sound” show to be unveiled at the Westpac Long Gallery in the Australian Museum. A world of spectacular storytelling and…

    27 Mar - 31 Dec
  2. STEEL: Art Design Architecture

    Wednesday 27 March 2019 to Wednesday 03 April 2019 , Darlinghurst

    STEEL: art design architecture is a major JamFactory touring exhibition exploring innovative ways that steel is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. The exhibitors represent a broad range of…

    27 Mar - 03 Apr
  3. Dobell Drawing Prize #21

    Wednesday 27 March 2019 to Saturday 25 May 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Dobell Drawing Prize #21 is a new biennial prize and exhibition presented by the National Art School in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation. The exhibition presents the artwork by 57 finalists including: Badra Aji, Tony…

    27 Mar - 25 May