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State Theatre

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Address: 49 Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9373 6852
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Valjane1955
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The state theatre is breathtakingly beautiful! Every time I visit I am amazing that people thought it up and created it! Just wow.

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Thank MimiColfer
Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The state theatre experience will really depend on what you see there, obviously some will enjoy the night more than others. The architecture and decoration could be thought of as a bit gaudy or over the top but it takes you back to a different era.

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Thank burgo1804
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From photos you might be fooled into the impression that this is a lavish theater, however, if you looked up close you would find it was the very opposite - incredibly tacky and ostentatious. The walls inside the actual theater look almost as if they were made of paper-mache that have been painted with acrylics. It's also a massive anachronism... More 

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Thank Rowan W
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see Cinderella at The State & the theatre is just breathtaking. A beautiful Sydney treasure.

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Thank Merran97
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think it matters where you sit your view will be good. Lovely old character theatre. Comfortable seating.

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Thank Sue S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Georgy Girl here with my Dad recently. What a truly stunning theatre. I wish QLD had a theatre as stunning architecturally as this. We had front row seats and the view was great. Some places don't see the top of the stage in the front row but this was just great.

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Thank Mel M
Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Cinderella pantomime yesterday at the beautiful State Theatre, Sydney. Our seats in the balcony were wonderful and the pantomime lots of fun for younger children. Our 6 and 8 year olds loved the audience interaction and the fun Buttons created on stage. The wicked step mother played by Gina Liano (The Real Housewives of Melbourne)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to see James Morrison with his Big Band and special guests in concert at The State Theatre. A beautiful, well maintained Art Deco theatre that more than retains it's original character. Definitely a must see whilst in Sydney

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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have seen a number of shows and concerts at this grand old venue. Centrally located within easy reach of trains and busses, this modest sized theatre has an intimte feel no mtter where you are seated.

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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.