Theatre and Shows in Sydney

Reserve your seats for a wonderful night in Sydney, the entertainment jewel of Australia. You’ll be delighted with world-class theatre and shows at majestic venues such as the Sydney Opera House, on one of the great natural harbours in the world. You can even tour this architectural masterpiece.

And enjoy a drink at the Opera Bar and dine in Bennelong inside one of the white sails. The annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is a spectacular outdoor experience, with the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Royal Botanic Garden as the backdrop for your favourite operas.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, La Boheme

A beautiful foreshore walk away is Walsh Bay, where the leading Sydney Theatre Company puts on acclaimed plays in the Roslyn Packer Theatre and on a heritage-listed finger wharf. You’ll also find the Sydney Dance Company and indigenous contemporary dance troupe Bangarra in Walsh Bay.

In the city centre is the ornate State Theatre, nicknamed the Palace of Dreams when it opened in 1929. Other city venues include the Theatre Royal in the Harry Seidler-designed MLC Centre, the Capitol Theatre in Haymarket, the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour, and the Sydney Lyric in Pyrmont.

Check out the events calendar for all the listings. In inner city neighbourhoods such as Kings CrossPotts PointDarlinghurst and Newtown you’ll see cutting-edge shows penned by outstanding writers. One of Australia’s most respected theatres is the Belvoir Street Theatre in Surry Hills.

The Ensemble Theatre is a harbourside gem. Take a train across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and alight at Milsons Point for a short walk via Willoughby Street. Another popular venue is the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta. Church Street is a delicious ‘eat street’ for a pre-show meal.

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