Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Opera House

The glamorous jewel at the heart of Australian performance, Sydney's famous Opera House has five main stages. Opera may have star billing, but it's also an important venue for theatre, dance and classical concerts, …
Top Choice Spectator Sport in Paddington & Centennial Park

Sydney Cricket Ground

During the cricket season (October to March), the stately SCG is the venue for sparsely attended interstate cricket matches (featuring the NSW Blues), and sell-out international five-day Test, one-day and 20/20 limi…
Top Choice Theatre in Strahan

The Ship That Never Was

Presented in a small amphitheatre attached to the West Coast Visitor Centre, this 1½-hour, two-performer play tells the picaresque tale of a group of convicts who escaped from Sarah Island in 1834 by hijacking a shi…
Top Choice Live Music in MONA & Northern Hobart

Republic Bar & Café

The Republic is a raucous art deco pub hosting live music every night (often free entry). It’s the number-one live-music pub around town, with an always-interesting line-up, including international acts. Loads of di…
Top Choice Cinema in MONA & Northern Hobart

State Cinema

Saved from the wrecking ball in the 1990s, the multiscreen State (built in 1913) shows independent and art-house flicks from local and international film-makers. There’s a great cafe and bar on-site, plus a rooftop …
Top Choice Cinema in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Golden Age Cinema & Bar

In what was once the Sydney HQ of Paramount pictures, a heart-warming small cinema has taken over the former screening room downstairs. It shows old favourites, arthouse classics and a few recherché gems. There's a …
Top Choice Cabaret in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Grande Hotel

Since the demise of Hepburn's iconic Palais, the Grande has stepped in to fill a much needed gap by opening its doors as a wonderful theatre hosting anything from cabaret and burlesque to sultry jazz. Shows are on F…
Top Choice Cinema in Darwin

Deckchair Cinema

During the Dry, the Darwin Film Society runs this fabulous outdoor cinema below the southern end of the Esplanade. Watch a movie under the stars while reclining in a deckchair. There's a licensed bar serving food or…
Top Choice Live Music in Alice Springs

Sounds of Starlight Theatre

This atmospheric 1½-hour musical performance evoking the spirit of the outback with didgeridoos, drums and keyboards, plus wonderful photography and lighting, is an Alice institution. Musician Andrew Langford also r…
Top Choice Live Music in Adelaide

Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Ground Zero for live music in Adelaide, 'The Gov' hosts some legendary local and international acts. The odd Irish band fiddles around in the bar, while the main venue features rock, folk, jazz, blues, salsa, reggae…