Sydney entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Opera House

The glamorous jewel 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, while big-nam…
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 interstate cricket matches (featuring the NSW Blues), family-friendly Big Bash extravaganzas and sell-out international five-day Test, o…
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 occupies the former screening room downstairs. It shows old favourites, art-house classics and a few recherché gems. There's a great…
Top Choice Classical Music in City Centre & Haymarket

City Recital Hall

Based on the classic configuration of the 19th-century European concert hall, this custom-built 1200-seat venue boasts near-perfect acoustics. Catch top-flight companies such as Musica Viva, the Australian Brandenbu…
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 Queen Elizabeth Stakes; check the online calendar for race days, which are normally every second Saturday. …
Top Choice Theatre in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Belvoir St Theatre

In a quiet corner of Surry Hills, this intimate venue, with two small stages, is the home of an often-experimental and consistently excellent theatre company that specialises in quality Australian drama. It often co…
Top Choice Live Music in City Centre & Haymarket

Metro Theatre

The Metro is easily Sydney’s best mid-sized venue for catching alternative local and international acts in intimate, well-ventilated, easy-seeing comfort. Other offerings include comedy, cabaret and dance parties.
Spectator Sport in Paddington & Centennial Park

Sydney Football Stadium

Home to local heroes the Sydney Roosters rugby league team (, the NSW Waratahs rugby union team ( and the Sydney FC A-league football (soccer) team (, this st…
Live Music in Newtown & the Inner West

Manning Bar

Deep within the leafy grounds of Sydney Uni, this former women’s college now houses a 950-capacity venue with multiple levels and spaces. Check the gig guide for big-shot local and international bands, comedy and da…
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, co-artistic director from 2008 to 2013). Performa…