Must-see entertainment in Sydney

  • Australian Theatre for Young People

    This national youth theatre company puts on several performances a year; the Sydney ones are usually here in Walsh Bay. Redevelopment of the precinct…

  • Performance Space

    This edgy artists’ hub resident at Carriageworks stages performances of new dance, acrobatic and multimedia works – basically anything that can be lumped…

  • Western Sydney Stadium

    This rebuild of the former Parramatta Stadium will hold 30,000 screaming fans of the local rugby league side, the Parramatta Eels, once it opens in 2019…

  • National Institute of Dramatic Art

    The former stomping ground of Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush, the NIDA stage is the place to see stars on the way up. Student and graduate…

  • Seymour Centre

    Behind a glass curtain wall on an insanely busy intersection, this Sydney Uni–affiliated theatre (actually, four theatres) shows an eclectic selection of…

  • Govinda’s

    The Hare Krishna Govinda’s is an all-you-can-gobble vegetarian smorgasbord, plus a movie room upstairs. Expect blockbusters, art-house classics, incense…

  • Pinchgut Opera

    This small player stages two intimate, oft-overlooked chamber operas every June and December at the City Recital Hall.

  • Sunset Cinema

    At picturesque North Sydney Oval, this outdoor cinema is one of several popular Sydney summer-night choices. Take a picnic, but no booze: it's licensed.

  • Qudos Bank Arena

    This is Australia’s largest indoor entertainment and sporting venue (21,000 seats). Everything from Disney on Ice to big rock shows take the stage.

  • Event Cinemas George St

    An orgy of popcorn-fuelled mainstream entertainment, this monster movie palace has 18 screens and plenty of eateries and teen-centric distractions.

  • Ticketmaster

    Sells tickets for music, sports, arts and theatre events. Has various outlets around town as well as emailing printable tickets.

  • Hayes Theatre Co

    This intimate (and reputedly haunted) Elizabeth Bay theatre is devoted entirely to small-scale musical theatre and cabaret.

  • Capitol Theatre

    Lavishly restored, this large city theatre is home to long-running musicals and the occasional ballet or big-name concert.

  • Sydney Lyric Theatre

    This high-quality 2000-seat theatre within the Star casino stages big-name musicals and the occasional concert.

  • Moshtix

    Ticketmaster sub-brand handling independent concerts, theatre and festivals.