Sydney Musicals

Sydney is alive with memorable musicals such as West Side Story, under the stars on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy timeless classics, Broadway hits and foot-tapping favourites for all ages in world-class venues. Check out the exciting events calendar and reserve your seats for marvellous shows.

The whole family will love the delicious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Get your golden tickets and follow Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas on a magical joyride at the Capitol Theatre. The songs are from the original 1971 musical film, which starred Gene Wilder as Mr Wonka.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

For a night under stars, combine one of the world’s great natural harbours with one of the greatest ever Broadway musicals. West Side Story, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s classics such as Maria, Something’s Coming and Tonight, is on the floating stage of the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Chicago is another Broadway hit jazzing up the Capitol Theatre. A tale of fame, riches and betrayal, Chicago won six Tony Awards, two Olivers and a Grammy. You’ll hear the songs by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, including All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango and Roxie.

Mamma Mia! dances its way into your heart at the Riverside Theatres, near the delicious Church Street 'eat street' in Parramatta. The feel-good musical, based on the eponymous 2008 romantic comedy film, has all your favourite ABBA songs, including Dancing Queen and Take a Chance On Me.

Dancers rehearsing for the musical Chicago, in Sydney

Nicknamed the Palace of Dreams, the State Theatre has been entertaining theatregoers with dynamic shows and musicals since 1929. With gothic and art deco influences, this palatial theatre features hand-cut crystal chandeliers and is a short walk from the grand Queen Victoria Building.

At the nearby Capitol Theatre you’ll see musicals that appeal to seasoned and younger theatregoers alike. Take the light rail from Central Station and get off in Haymarket or walk from Town Hall Station. The delicious food of Chinatown is a stroll away or hop on the light rail for Darling Harbour.

Sydney Lyric Theatre is another venue for big musicals. You can get the light rail from Central Station to the Lyric Theatre in The Star, where you’ll also find a casino, fashion boutiques, a hotel and gourmet restaurants, including Momofuku Seiobo, The Century, Sokyo and Black Bar and Grill.