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Address: 49 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9373 6852
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Beautiful Old World Theatre

I love this venue with the classic old world charm. The long narrow foyer allows the excitement to build as you get drawn towards your show, the stunning Italianate tiles, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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252 reviews 252 reviews
127 attraction reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We really lucked out on our trip to Sydney because we saw Russell Crowe at the State Theatre for the premier of his new movie. It was a treat seeing the actor down under!

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Sydney, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I love this venue with the classic old world charm. The long narrow foyer allows the excitement to build as you get drawn towards your show, the stunning Italianate tiles, the polished brass, the worn marble stairs, the incredible ceiling in the theatre itself. Wonderful.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We saw Rufus Wainwright and his sister here. They put on a GREAT show! It is simply a charming theater, beautifully appointed. Though our seats were pretty far back, we could still see and hear quite well. It was conveniently located across the street from our hotel.

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Malibu, California
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149 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Elegant and stylish. Cool old theater. IIntricate moldings on wall and ceiling. Wide comfortable seats. No bottles but drinks allowed at seats. Intermission: ushers selling snacks and ice cream. I saw Michael Palin at the last minute-- great seat in row B, mezzanine. Who could ask for more from a stunningly beautiful old school venue.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visit this beautiful old building to experience how Sydney enjoyed the high life before the Opera House was built. Marble, gilt, velvet curtains, art and statues all add to the atmosphere when you visit to catch a show or ballet, and you will feel as if you really have had a night out.

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Gosford, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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247 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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72 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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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