Walsh Bay

Enjoy world-class theatre and dance, discover heritage-listed wharves, and enjoy stylish bars and restaurants in Walsh Bay, on the edge of beautiful Sydney Harbour. A great way to get to Walsh Bay is to walk around the foreshore from The Rocks and under the impressive Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Alternatively, walk along the splendid Barangaroo foreshore for enchanting inner harbour views. Once crowded with wool for export, the finger wharves are now home to performance spaces, theatre and dance groups, restaurants and bars, and Pier One Sydney Harbour, a boutique hotel.

Sydney Theatre and Sydney Dance Company, Walsh Bay

Explore this lively arts area on self-guided Walsh Bay Walks. The acclaimed Sydney Theatre Company took up official residence in a restored wharf in the 1980s. Other arts companies include the Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre, an internationally famous indigenous dance company.

Across the road from the historic wharves is the Roslyn Packer Theatre, which hosts outstanding drama and dance productions. Check out the exhilarating events calendar for all performances, shows and festivals in Walsh Bay. The popular week-long Sydney Writers Festival is held in May.

Walsh Bay piers at night

Choose from delightful food and wine experiences before and after performances. The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf offers superb harbour views. Or walk up a stairway to Millers Point, near Barangaroo Reserve, where the beautifully restored Hotel Palisade offers panoramic views.

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  1. Sydney Dance Company's Forever and Ever

    Thursday 18 October 2018 to Saturday 27 October 2018 , Walsh Bay

    Sydney Dance Company’s captivating double bill features Rafael Bonachela’s multi award-winning ‘Frame of Mind’ and Antony Hamilton’s brand new work ‘Forever and Ever.' ‘Frame of Mind’ is set to a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack …

    18 Oct - 27 Oct
  2. Sydney Observatory Mandarin Tour

    Sunday 04 November 2018 to Sunday 02 December 2018 , Walsh Bay

    Enjoy an exclusive 90-minute Mandarin language tour of Sydney Observatory and explore the Southern Sky. Learn about Chinese astronomy and see the historic Sydney Observatory’s planetarium and telescopes.* *Tours are held regardless of weat…

    04 Nov - 02 Dec
  3. NYE at the Sydney Observatory

    Monday 31 December 2018 , Walsh Bay

    Bid farewell to the year that was and ring in the new year with delicious food and beverages at the iconic Sydney Observatory. Dance the night away as you see both sets of fireworks at one of the most unforgettable NYE parties in Sydney. …

    31 Dec