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Most Popular Theatres in NSW

New South Wales is located in the southeastern part of Australia. Its capital, Sydney, houses monumental structures. The loveliest aspect of this stage is the homage it pays to the performing arts through the vast theatrical institutions and establishments that dwell in it. Below are seven famous theatres in New South Wales that you need to visit.

The Wharf Theatre

This theatre which was first opened in 1984, is a part of the highly acclaimed Sydney Theatre Company. You can locate it in Walsh Bay at Dawes Point. It has two theatres within— Wharf 1 theatre and Wharf 2 theatre and promises a fantastic view of Sydney Habour.

The Wharf Theatre is one of the most visited because of its peaceful and serene environment.

The Capitol Theatre

This theatre is located in the Sydney central business district at 3-15 Campbell Street, Haymarket, Australia. Designed by John Eberson and Henry White, it was built between 1893 and 1928. It currently has a capacity of 2,094 seats. This theatre has successfully provided the citizens of Sydney with entertainment since the early 19th century, hosting them to brilliant ballet, musicals and theatres.

Roslyn Packer Theatre

This performing arts theatre is also located in Sydney. It was formerly called Sydney Theatre, but in 2015, it was renamed in honour of Roslyn Packer. Throughout the whole year, you can find comedy performances, dances show, theatre and live music from endearing performers and companies from around the world. It can seat about 896 people. This theatre is mainly used by the Sydney Writer’s Festival and the Sydney Theatre Company.

Newcastle Civic Theatre

This theatre is popularly known as The Civic. It is located on Hunter Street, Newcastle. Although it was initially opened as a movie theatre in 1929, the Civic is now a theatre for an eclectic range of concerts, musicals, dance events and plays. With a grandeur architectural style, it currently seats 1474 people. It is Newcastle’s oldest living theatre.

Sydney Lyric

It was previously known as Lyric Theatre. Located in The Star Sydney, it is home to good opera, ballet, musicals, concerts and theatres. Relatively new, being that it was opened in 1997, it has a total of 2005 seats. Elton John, Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder are a few of the many icons that have performed on Sydney Lyric.

Theatre Royal

This theatre is the oldest theatre institute in Australia. Its existence can be traced back to 1833. This 1100- seat theatre is famous for producing highly acclaimed and award-winning shows like War House and The King and I.

Belvoir St Theatre

This theatre is located in Surry Hills, Sydney. It was created in 1984, and since then, each year, it produces a yearly season of performances. Belvoir is known to have nurtured the skills of popular performers likes Cate Blanchette and Tommy Murphy.

Ensemble Theatre

This theatre gave its first show on May 11th 1958, and it has earned the title of “the longest continuously running professional theatre group”. It is located in Kirribilli, Sydney Habour.