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 Theatre in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst


In a quiet corner of Surry Hills, this intimate venue is the home of an often-experimental and consistently excellent theatre company. Shows sometimes feature big stars.
Top Choice Live Music in City Centre & Haymarket

Metro Theatre

Easily Sydney’s best 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 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 theatre, comedy, music and dance are all performed here.
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), and sell-out international five-day test, one-day and 20/20 limi…
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.
Top Choice 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…
Dance in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Sydney Dance Company

Australia’s number-one contemporary-dance company has been staging wildly modern, sexy, sometimes shocking works for nearly 40 years. Performances are usually held across the street at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, or …
Cinema in Newtown & the Inner West

Dendy Newtown

Follow the buttery scent of popcorn into the dark folds of this plush cinema, screening first-run, independent world films.
Theatre in City Centre & Haymarket

Capitol Theatre

Lavishly restored, this large city theatre is home to long-running musicals (Wicked, Les Miserables, Matilda) and the occasional ballet or big-name concert.