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Wharf Theatre

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Address: Pier 4/5, Hickson Road | Walsh Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9250 1777
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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Watching "The Golden Age" in Wharf 1

Haven't been to Wharf 1 for many years, but the atmosphere and comfort were just as I remembered. The performance lasted 2 hours 45 minutes and my seat (and view) were perfectly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 16, 2016
Phil J
Seaforth, Australia
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Seaforth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

Haven't been to Wharf 1 for many years, but the atmosphere and comfort were just as I remembered. The performance lasted 2 hours 45 minutes and my seat (and view) were perfectly comfortable the whole time (unlike some other theatres I could name!)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Wharf Theatre could be one of the best adverts for Sydney that the city has, perched at the end of a narrow 'finger wharf' that stretches into the harbour, with the Harbour Bridge looming large to the right and Luna Park diagonally opposite. And plying the waters right in front of you are ferries and other harbour-craft. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

This theatre is everything modern theatres aren't. Built on the end of a wharf the longish walk from the road to the theatre can be challenging but it's worth it. There's a bar at the end (used to be a restaurant but now it's just free seating and bar food). It wouldn't be an event in Sydney without cues for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views as soon as we entered the hallway, the decor, the posters, pictures and info about Sydney theatre company. The theatre we were in was small and comfy and the theatre set up allowed us to get a great view of the play we saw.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Iconic building, good food and wine, excellent view of harbour and bridge and some excellent theatre if you can obtain a ticket. Theatre is always of superb quality, with excellent actors, sets and production. I've been attending for about ten years now and am only ever disappointed when I don't relate to the play. If you can't get theatre tickets,... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Machinal, written in 1928 by American playwright Sophie Treadwell, is playing in the intimate theatre 2 at the Wharf Theatre, which was perfect for the performance. Only minimal set design is necessary to showcase the talents of the actors in this exceptional play, a rare look at the struggle for independence for a young woman of the writer's era. Helen... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We are season subscribers, so I guess I won't be saying mean things. The theatres are good, for us (we are getting on but fast walkers), it is about 17 minutes walk from Circular Quay or $10/12 by taxi, and the food place at the end (I should pay more attention, but I don't, so live with it) at the... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

My partner and I went to see 'The Mousetrap' and appreciated the nearby parking station as we both have mobility difficulties. We had real problems with the size of the theatre seats as we are both plus sized people and we simply did not fit into the seats, so consequently we were wriggling around throughout the entire performance, trying to... More 

Thank Debera M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great theatre is not all you will find here. The restaurant is a wonderful reterat from the hustle of Sydney yet only a stones throw from the Harbour bridge.It is at the furthest end of the Wharf Theatre complex with views over the Harbour. Sit indoor or out. Go for a coffe or a meal. Its the perfect place to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

The Wharf Review for 2011 is a wonderful whitty production which is just as stimulating and interesting as in previous years. Dont miss it!

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