If you love your stage show to come with plenty of musical and theatrical highs – you’re in luck. Sydney hosts an impressive number of musicals each year, from the latest Broadway and West End shows to timeless classics. The best bit? You get to enjoy your entertainment in establishments that are just as alluring as the drama unfolding before you. Here’s what you can look forward to for the rest of the year.
The legendary Sydney Opera House hosts hundreds of events every year, from opera and classical concerts to comedy and rock gigs. There are many highlights for the remainder of 2022, including the lavish La Traviata. Come for the show; linger for the architecture and outlook, over the water to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Grab a pre-musical drink at the Opera Bar, in the shadow of the building’s immense white sails, or indulge in the pre-theatre a la carte menu at Bennelong.
One of the city’s premier live entertainment venues, the Sydney Lyric Theatre is this year hosting the Australian premiere of two blockbuster musicals: Mary Poppins and Cinderella. The theatre is part of the enormous Star complex, where you’ll also find a casino, high-end boutiques, multiple hotels and plenty of restaurants to book a pre- or post-musical meal at. Head to The Century for an upscale Cantonese feast, BLACK Bar & Grill for succulent seafood or Sokyo for innovative Japanese.
Each January, Sydney Festival transforms the city with an exciting program of art and performances. The three-week-long festival features international and local artists at a range of venues including the State Theatre, Carriageworks and Parramatta Park.
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