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State Theatre

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Address: State Theatre Building 49 Market St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9373 6852
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Old world charm, a sight for sore eyes

The State Theatre is perhaps my favourite Sydney theatre. It reminds me of the architecture of New York, from a time when buildings were a work of art rather than purely a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kelly V
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The State Theatre is perhaps my favourite Sydney theatre. It reminds me of the architecture of New York, from a time when buildings were a work of art rather than purely a functional piece. Staff were attentive and friendly and service was fast. The foyer was gorgeously grand. Seated in the theatre, I was in awe of the ornate statues.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to this venue too many times but always enjoy it no matter the type of band is playing The atmosphere and sound is always very good and you will never tire of checking out the details of the walls, curtains and ceiling. Lovely seating and all with a decent view of the stage. A must for Sydneysiders and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you are walking around check out the magnificent staircase & ceiling takes you back in time , They have excellent live shows check the papers for upcoming events

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In trhe 1930s, when the Sydney State Theatre was constructed, movies ruled the world. This theatre can hold an audience of over 3,000. The State Theatre is certainly magnificent. Now it's used for the Sydney Film Festival, live theatre, concerts, comedy and other shows. Visit it if you can, it's a leap back into yesteryear.

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Thank Jeffry B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Regal Old Lady and makes a statement on her own. Atmosphere very beautiful and receptive. Enjoyed the show with family. sound incredible

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Thank roshan w
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem of a theatre with all its finishes of a bygone picture show era History abounds and the guide was vert informative. Specially recommend this to social groups as one of your outings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To see a show in this theatre is an honor and delight. It is historic and beautiful... by far the nicest theatre in Sydney.

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Thank Simon L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am fortunate to regularly see stage performances in this theatre it is truly majestic and the ornate finishes, very unique

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to see Georgy Girl here. To think that they wanted to pull this wonderful theatre down in the early 1970's. There is so little of the early Picture House architecture and interior design left. I'm glad people fought and won the battle to stop the destruction of one of our greatest theatres.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of Sydney's iconic Theatres . It is wonderful to see that not everything with such intricate architecture is demolished for another high rise building. Sydney you must never allow this building to disappear.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.