Entertainment

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), family-friendly Big Bash extravaganzas and sell-out internationa…
Top Choice Horse Racing in Paddington & Centennial Park

Royal Randwick Racecourse

The action at Sydney's most famous racecourse peaks in April with several high-profile races, including the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes; check the online calendar for race days, which are normally every second…
Spectator Sport in Paddington & Centennial Park

Sydney Football Stadium

It's now officially named after an insurance company, but these naming rights change periodically, so we'll stick with the untainted-by-sponsorship moniker for this elegant 45,500-capacity stadium. It's home to loca…
Cinema in Paddington & Centennial Park

Moonlight Cinema

Take a picnic and join the bats under the stars in magnificent Centennial Park; enter via the Woollahra Gate on Oxford St. A mix of new-release blockbuster, art-house and classic films is screened.
Concert Venue in Paddington & Centennial Park

Hordern Pavilion

Holding over 5000 heaving music fans, the historic white and grey Hordern (1924) hosts plenty of big-name rock gigs (Smashing Pumpkins, Sam Smith, The Kooks) and, along with neighbouring halls, the massive Mardi Gra…
Comedy in Paddington & Centennial Park

Comedy Store

This purpose-built comedy venue lures big-time Australian and overseas stand-ups, and nurtures new talent with open-mic and new-comic nights. US, Irish and Edinburgh Festival performers have 'em rolling in the aisle…
Cinema in Paddington & Centennial Park

Palace Verona

This urbane four-screen cinema has a cool cafe and bar, useful for discussing the merits of the arty flick you’ve just seen. This and its sibling cinemas host various film festivals through the year.
Cinema in Paddington & Centennial Park

Hoyts Entertainment Quarter

This hefty movie complex has numerous cinemas, including an IMAX screen and Hoyts Lux, the cinematic equivalent of a 1st-class cabin, with waiter service, lounge chairs, bar access, soft drinks and popcorn included.…
Cinema in Paddington & Centennial Park

Chauvel Cinema

Located inside the historic Paddington Town Hall, the Chauvel strives to offer distinctive and alternative cinema experiences, and to foster Sydney’s film culture. It plays host to various quirky film festivals.