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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 building

A beautiful old building and a joy to visit. Was there for the America concert in May, sound quality was good. Leg room is a little tight and steps are a little steep but all in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Belmont, Australia
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Belmont, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful old building and a joy to visit. Was there for the America concert in May, sound quality was good. Leg room is a little tight and steps are a little steep but all in all great venue.

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice and beautiful theatre the lighting chandeliers and arts are awesome. Seating are comfortable and roomy spacing of the seats are the best compared to the other theater I've been. Only the rest room needs upgrade looks old and no facilities for restricted mobility not enough chair while waiting. I bought 4x shirts as souvenirs and for gift but no... More 

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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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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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