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 theatre, comedy, music and dance are all performed here.
Dance in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Dance Company

Australia’s number-one contemporary-dance company has been staging wildly modern, sexy, sometimes shocking works for nearly 40 years. Performances are usually held across the street at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, or …
Theatre in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Theatre Company

Established in 1978, the STC is Sydney theatre’s top dog and has played an important part in the careers of many famous Australian actors (especially Cate Blanchett, who was co-artistic director from 2008 to 2013). …
Cinema in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Dendy Opera Quays

When the harbour glare and squawking seagulls get too much, follow the scent of popcorn into the dark folds of this plush cinema. Screening first-run, independent world films, it’s augmented by friendly attendants a…
Dance in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Bangarra is hailed as Australia’s finest Aboriginal performance company. Artistic director Stephen Page conjures a fusion of contemporary themes, indigenous traditions and Western technique. When not touring interna…
Live Music in Circular Quay & The Rocks


Once solely a jazz venue, the Basement now hosts international and local musicians working in many disciplines and genres. Dinner-and-show tickets net you a table by the stage, guaranteeing a better view than the st…
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Clarendon Band Room

Everything from Australian folk and pop to jazz and rock is performed on the Clarendon stage. Dinner-and-dance shows are usually double the ticket price.
Horse Racing in Sydney

Royal Randwick Racecourse

The action at Sydney's most famous racecourse peaks in April with the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes; check the online calendar for race days.
Theatre in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Wharf Theatres

Sydney Theatre Company stages intimate performances in two small theatres in the beautiful Edwardian pier building they share with Bangarra and the Sydney Dance Company.
Cinema in Circular Quay & The Rocks

OpenAir Cinema

Right on the harbour, the outdoor three-storey screen here comes with surround sound, sunsets, skyline and swanky food and wine. Most tickets are purchased in advance, but a limited number of tickets go on sale at t…