Wharf Theatre

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Wharf Theatre
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM

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4.5
17 reviews
Excellent
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia32,447 contributions
Part of Sydney History
Dec 2019
The Wharf Theatre is part of the history of Sydney. We have been there several times to watch theatrical performances which we have always enjoyed. The site is absolutely beautiful and prime real estate! Unfortunately the area has been closed for some time due to renovations being undertaken. We visited recently hoping these would be complete by the end of 2019 but unfortunately they are not! Apparently things will be ready at some stage in 2020.
Written December 30, 2019
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
Love the theatre but also depends on the show
Nov 2017 • Friends
I enjoy the theatre because of its size and therefore the intensity - you almost feel part of the how being so close to the stage. The enjoyment though can seriously depend on the quality of the show - been to a few performances this year and have enjoyed most of them.
The one I was most keenly looking forward to was the 2017 Wharf Review but it disappointed the most. The skits revolving around Australian politics missed the mark; it was only thanks to Donald Trump's natural ability for providing lines to satirists that made the show ok.
Written November 26, 2017
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
Small and intense
Jul 2017 • Solo
In some ways, is more satisfying than other theatres because of its small size. Most seats are close to the stage so you can become more immersed in the play than other larger theatres, Some excellent productions like Cloud Nine which is currently playing.
Written July 8, 2017
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DerAlteBach
Sydney, Australia783 contributions
2016 Review is disappointing
Dec 2016 • Couples
There are two problems with the 2016 "Wharf Review." First, with a few notable exceptions, the material this year isn't up to their previous extremely high standard. Instead of sparkling wit, far too many weak puns take the place of genuine humor.

Second, Katrina Retallick can sing and dance, but she's no Amanda Bishop. Retallick just doesn't have the necessary acting skills for the "Wharf Review."

Disappointing.
Written December 15, 2016
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Richard O
25 contributions
Back to their best
Nov 2016 • Friends
The Wharf Review.
Phillip Drew Jonathon and the new bird.
Sensational.
Jonathon's skit on understanding war in the Middle East is the best you could ever see. If on YouTube it would rate millions of hits. How does he remember it?
And the new bird has a voice to bring the house down.
Every skit was spot on.
This is a must see.
Certainly the best one ever and we have been to them all. Well most. Even the old Phillip Street Review days.
Written November 3, 2016
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anurag03
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates125 contributions
Very Good.
Jan 2016 • Couples
Greeted with a beautiful view of the harbour, one worth taking photos of. Quality photos can be taken here.
Written October 28, 2016
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Phil J
690275361 contributions
Watching "The Golden Age" in Wharf 1
Feb 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!)
Written February 17, 2016
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,020 contributions
On the Waterfront
Nov 2015 • Couples
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 a magical spot, especially at dusk and in the early evening.
At the very end of the wharf is a decent bistro and a bar if you want to soak up the atmosphere apres theatre, though of course there is no compulsion to see a performance. However, you may as well as this is one of the home patches of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC), arguably Australia's top drama company, with the likes of Cate Blanchette and Hugo Weaving regularly appearing in their productions. The main theatre is relatively intimate, with no seat being far from the stage and all having good views. There is also a second and smaller theatre called Wharf B, which has a more conventional box shape and where they tend to do more experimental or avant-garde productions. If you do book to see a performance at Wharf B, note that the seats are not numbered - it is a case of first in, best dressed.
Written December 10, 2015
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DDTravellerSydney
Sydney94 contributions
Top class performances in a truly Sydney setting
Oct 2015 • Couples
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 loos for the ladies and this has it. The theatres themselves are intimate and cozy. While there are better seats the theatre is so small there are really no bad seats.

If you need a bit more room don't go for a seat on the end of a row at the corners and sides.......the angle makes them a bit squashy.

If there is any breeze at all on a muggy Sydney night it will be found at the end of the wharf and that in itself can make it worth sitting awhile and having a quiet drink by the water.

Oh, and see as many productions as you can. Top class performances in a truly Sydney setting.
Written October 26, 2015
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Jay P
2 contributions
Cosy and up close theatre experience
Jun 2015 • Couples
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.
Written October 25, 2015
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Wharf Theatre is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM