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 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.
Classical Music in Sydney

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Since 1975 the ACO has been making chamber music sexy and adventurous, especially under the tutelage of artistic director and lead violinist Richard Tognetti. Concerts are staged throughout the year at the Sydney Op…
Classical Music in Sydney

Musica Viva Australia

Musica Viva is the largest presenter of ensemble music in the world, providing over 2000 concerts around Australia annually in a number of musical styles (including chamber music, a cappella, experimental and jazz).…
Live Music in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Venue 505

Focusing on jazz, roots, reggae, funk, gypsy and Latin music, this small, relaxed venue is artist-run and thoughtfully programmed. The space features comfortable couches and murals by a local painter. It does pasta,…
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…
Live Music in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Oxford Art Factory

Indie kids party against an arty backdrop at this two-room multipurpose venue modelled on Andy Warhol's NYC creative base. There's a gallery, a bar and a performance space that often hosts international acts and DJs…
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.
Live Music in Newtown & the Inner West

Camelot Lounge

In increasingly hip Marrickville, this eclectic little venue hosts jazz, world music, blues, folk, comedy, cabaret and all manner of other weird stuff. There are two bars; it's worth booking online or getting here e…