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State Theatre

Address: 49 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9373 6852
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Ranked #93 of 469 Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts

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Gosford, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

went here for a concert which was great. The theatre itself was even more spectacular than I expected. As i gazed at the intricate detail that tradesman imprinted on there work, i recognise just how much pride is lost from todays tradesman. Go to this fantastic building as see as much as you can, you'll not be dissapointed.

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Gilgandra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We watched Jason Mraz and the sound was recording quality. In an age where we are use to stadium and big venue performances the State Theatre offers something more personal and i would suggest how performances are ment to be seen

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Melbourne, Australia
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344 reviews 344 reviews
222 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Designed as a grand picture palace with Italianate, Gothic and Art Deco features in its architecture and ornamentation, the State opened in 1929. It has been showing movies and staging live performances ever since. In the 1970s it became the venue for the annual Sydney Film Festival, and each year you can see famous actors make red carpet entrances for... More 

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sydney
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278 reviews 278 reviews
72 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Going to the theatre is usually a very exciting time. Have attended some great concerts and shows here over the years. The theatre itself though is a sight to behold. Such classic architecture. The little things to add o the experience. Great icecream served in the little tubs. Even the bathrooms are ornate and quaint. Love this place!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

As soon as you enter this Theatre you know its a bit special with its Decor,Your surroundings grab you like no other,I've been to this Theatre twice,My first visit was to see the Film Jaws back in 1975,and the 2nd was to see Don Mclean back in the 90's,The accoustics and vibe was absolutely brilliant,I can honestly say its a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This theatre is absolutely amazing. It is in an easily accessible location and has such a beautifully design. I went to a comedy show here and found the theatre to be such a great venue as I don't think there would be a 'bad seat' in the whole place. Although, we were in the mezzanine which was probably not as... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

From the moment you walk in off the street you know you are seeing something amazing.It is elegance from another era but still beautiful today.I have been privileged to have also done a tour backstage which I would also recommend. The vestibule, the chandeliers and the whole atmosphere is breath taking. Even when you go to the toilets you still... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Gorgeous Art Deco Theatre. Close to town hall station and QVB. Lovely roof in the main theatre - look at gorgeous details around you as you enter.

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The State Theatre is beautiful. I has a wonderful grand entrance, fabulous sweeping marble staircases, red velvet everywhere and some of the most exquisite wall and ceiling decorations around. My favourite time to visit to 'State' is to watch films during the Sydney Film Festival. There is always a heightened sense of excitement when you watch films in such a... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Saw Bill Bailey last night, who was himself phenomenal. The venue was, however, really difficult to navigate. It was a full house, and as there were no signs anywhere, it was mayhem as people tried to figure out where they were supposed to sit. Strangely, there was no way as a female to get to a bathroom without first going... More 

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