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Address: 49 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9373 6852
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Great venue for a concert

The State Theatre has a beautiful old-style entrance. Staff were friendly. However, make sure you don't take a photo of the beautiful interior ceiling when inside the theatre - or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The State Theatre has a beautiful old-style entrance. Staff were friendly. However, make sure you don't take a photo of the beautiful interior ceiling when inside the theatre - or else they will come over and ask you not to.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I had the opportunity to visit the State Theatre during the Sydney Film Festival. What an absolutely beautiful building! It has been magnificently preserved & is stunning from its entrance, to the staircase, to the surrounding features on all levels. We watched "Love and Agony" & the acoustics were superb. If you ever get a chance to... More 

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London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If there is a good production, then go and see this theatre. It's very ornate and plush and also has a great cafe/bar next door with costumes on display

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

U cannot attend anything at the State Theatre without wondering to some extent at how we could ever build such an icon today! The acoustics are awesome! Stalls seats are prob the most leg room and modern! Dress Circle is best for acoustics but the legroom is minimal! Theatre/Musicals/Ballet- the stage size is very substandard and the theatre had planned... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The State theatre is in the heart of the city, it is one of the city oldest theatres which holds shows and concerts in a more intimate mode. If you are staying at any of the hotels in the city, feel like catching a performance, give its try. It is close to Town hall and Wynyard stations and major bus... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

after travelling over 3000ks each way to get to the America concert on15-5-15 1600k by car and the rest by air, we arrived at the concert, had a beer from the foyer bar while we were waiting inline for the arena doors to open, we then went to get another beer before going in to take our seats , we... More 

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: 49 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9373 6852
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney

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