State Theatre

Notable Building in City Centre & Haymarket

The ostentatiously ornate State (1929) is Sydney’s most beautiful theatre. Originally built as a movie palace during Hollywood’s heyday, it’s now a National Trust-classified building, dripping with gilt and velveteen. Drop into the foyer for a glimpse of the glamour. Live shows (musicals, comedy, middle-of-the-road bands) take the stage, except during the Sydney Film Festival in June.