Sydney is a cultural hub for the performing and visual arts that host a varied string of events held at several cultural venues across the city including at the world’s iconic theatre venue Sydney Opera House. It is the center of entertainment that features shows and events ranging from ballet, theatre, operatic shows, musicals, stage plays, comedy shows and concerts. World class performances and events are held regularly across Sydney and should you decide to bring your high class escort to one you can be sure that there will always be a venue to suit your taste.
The following is a Gentleman’s guide to taking your date or your high class escort to the theatres in Sydney:
The Sydney Opera House
We start the list with the most recognizable and one of the world’s most iconic structures, The Sydney Opera House. Dubbed as the most beautiful performing arts venue in the world, the Opera House is visited by millions of people from around the globe to witness world class performances that complement the awe inspiring and remarkable architecture of this equally world class structure. Perhaps Sydney’s most visited landmark, the Opera House is home to different entertainment events like ballets, theatre, concerts, musicals and stage plays all year round.
Sydney Theatre Company
The Sydney Theatre Company is also a local theatre icon well known to tourists, Sydney Siders and the rest of Australia. The company has been a major arts force since its establishment in 1978. Producing an array of productions featured at its own venues at The Wharf, the Sydney theatre at Walsh Bay and at the Sydney Opera House where it serves as the resident theatre company.
The Capitol Theatre Sydney
This is probably the most unique arts venue in all of Sydney in terms of history. The Capitol Theatre features the original façade from 1892, when it was still the Belmore market building. It is also the only open air or atmospheric venue in all of Australia renovated to offer arts patrons a different kind of theatre experience. Tourists visiting the venue are encouraged to come early and enjoy a total entertainment night out with friends as it also houses magnificent bars serving drinks to patrons before the shows start.
Sydney Lyric is also a popular spot for arts patrons with its regular shows in ballet, musicals, theatre, concerts and opera. Sydney Lyric is a premier arts venue located inside The Star entertainment complex. It is home to some of Sydney’s most popular theatre productions including The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia and Priscilla Queen of the desert.
Griffin Theatre Company, Kings Cross
The Griffin Theatre Company has been Australia’s “new writing” theatre for over 30 years. It is called the “engine room” for theatrical breakthroughs, diversity and ingenuity. It exists to support playwrights and bring new writing for the stage both locally and internationally. This theatre company has produced a considerable number of groundbreaking plays since its establishment in 1979.