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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, …
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). …
Dance in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Dance Company

Australia’s number-one contemporary-dance company has been staging wildly modern, sexy and sometimes shocking works since 1979. Performances are usually held across the street at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, or at Car…
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…
Classical Music in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

This historic venue showcases the talents of its students and their teachers. Choral, jazz, operatic and chamber concerts happen from March to November; check the website (and Facebook page, which often has more inf…
Classical Music in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The SSO plays around 150 concerts annually with famous local and international musicians. Catch them at the Sydney Opera House or the City Recital Hall.
Theatre in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Wharf Theatres

Sydney Theatre Company stages intimate performances in two small theatres in this beautiful Edwardian pier building they share with Bangarra, Australian Theatre for Young People and the Sydney Dance Company. The Wha…
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 – look out for the dates in early December as th…
Theatre in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Opened in 2004, this is the most significant theatre built in the city since the Sydney Opera House. The state-of-the-art facility seats 850 and is managed by Sydney Theatre Company. Sydney Dance Company and a host …
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…