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State Theatre

49 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9373 6852
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Ranked #38 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The State Theatre is a classic theatre and a great venue for performing artists although I would not want to be located at the back of the grand circle. Layout is great, greats are comfortable and there is plenty of leg room. really does take you back to the era of the magnificent picture palaces most cities once had but... More

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Canberra, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Such a gorgeous, gorgeous building. Take the time to look around all of the hallways at the great architecture and art. Works well as a cinema - not too big, and good AV set up. Bars and concessions are also well set up. A pleasure to visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This old girl is worth a look, even if you don't have an event to see there. They run tours! Acoustics are great, the staff love what they do and there is often something different on offer.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This small theatre is like going back in time. It's small and a great place to see a show or live music. We saw James blunt who was fabulous. The butterfly room is sweet which is actually the ladies toilet . The ceilings are too die for . If you like history and vintage decor take a look!

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Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
22 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband & I went to see James Blunt at the State, a beautiful theatre. Concert was great, great sound quality & James was magical. The only gripe I have is the inconsiderate late comers who entered & exited all through the supporting act from about 7.45pm until interval at about 8.30pm, I feel that as the ticket states a... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Visited State Theatre to see Alan Davies - fantastic comedic talent. Great audience and atmosphere. Once again efficient staff at venue .

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Sydney
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have lived in Sydney for almost 30 years and only just visited the State Theatre. It is stunning and in my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in Sydney. Tip: Visit the QT hotel bar for a drink before a show.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Huge historical theatre conveniently located in the city centre, close to transport. Interior walls original decor well kept. Attended some major shows from overseas acrobatic performers which were rather entertaining. Popular venue for overseas entertainers concerts and other performance.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The building and atmosphere enhances any theatre performance - it is a grand old building, of which there too few left, and any theatre performance here is enhanced by the beauty surrounding it.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This theatre is a historic beauty within Sydney, with grandeur, magnificence and luxury compressed into an intimate yet bold setting. I recently saw a performance of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the whole night was a beautiful memory. With the smooth red carpets, beautiful statuettes and architectural design, this theatre is a stunning icon. Theatre goers will absolutely adore this... More

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