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 it's also an important venue for theatre, dance and classical concerts, …
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 Cinema in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Golden Age Cinema & Bar

In what was once the Sydney HQ of Paramount pictures, a heart-warming small cinema has taken over the former screening room downstairs. It shows old favourites, art-house classics and a few recherché gems. There's a…
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 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes; check the online calendar for race days, which are normally every second…
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 Newtown & the Inner West

Bald Faced Stag

One of Sydney's oldest pubs, the Stag is a friendly, down-to-earth place with pool tables and a beer garden. New owners have really ramped up the live-music scene here, with regular gigs in a dedicated space that te…
Top Choice Live Music in City Centre & Haymarket

Metro Theatre

The Metro is easily Sydney’s best mid-sized venue for catching local and alternative international acts in intimate, well-ventilated, easy-seeing comfort. Other offerings include comedy, cabaret and dance parties.
Top Choice Theatre in City Centre & Haymarket

State Theatre

The beautiful 2000-seat State Theatre is a lavish, gilt-ridden, chandelier-dangling palace. It hosts the Sydney Film Festival, concerts, comedy, opera, musicals and the odd celebrity chef.
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…