Walsh Bay Arts & Culture

Walsh Bay is Sydney's arts precinct. See performances from Australia’s finest actors and dancers which span classic and original plays as well as modern and contemporary dance. An added bonus is that the stages are housed in heritage-listed finger wharves right on splendid Sydney Harbour.

Bangarra Dance Theatre, Kathy Balngayngu Marika in Barangaroo, Sydney City

Bangarra Dance Theatre, Barangaroo


The Sydney Theatre Company, Australia’s premier theatre group, leads this acclaimed performing arts scene. Its annual program attracts a worldwide audience thanks to the calibre of stars who perform, including Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Rebel Wilson and Hugo Weaving.

The Roslyn Packer Theatre is a contemporary venue that hosts a range of Australian and international theatre and dance. Check out the exciting Walsh Bay events calendar for world-class performances as well as festivals and art exhibitions that are staged throughout the year.

The Australian Theatre for Young People, which trained Rose Byrne, puts on a stellar annual program. Explore the theatres and wharves on free self-guided tours and see outdoor sculptures, including Jimmie Durham's Still Life With Stone and Car and Brett Whiteley's Black Totem II.

Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Dance Company street entrance at Pier 4 in Walsh Bay

Sydney Theatre Company, Walsh Bay


The Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre, an internationally renowned indigenous dance company that brings Dreamtime stories to life, both had headquarters at Walsh Bay and will return once the redevelopment of the wharves is complete. In the meantime, they still perform at the Roslyn Packer Theatre.