New Theatre

New Theatre, Newtown: Address, Phone Number, New Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

New Theatre
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Neighborhood: Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
How to get there
  • St Peters • 6 min walk
  • Newtown • 8 min walk
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SydneiSydnei
Greater Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Interesting place
Dec 2019
A very interesting place. A small theater, and if you don’t know, then you can’t immediately find it). Friendly staff, professional actors.
Written February 24, 2020
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Joseph Lloyd
Sydney, Australia377 contributions
The place you'll find orginal Australian theatre works
Feb 2020
Having attended twice in the past year now, there's a level of commitment in the productions that have been staged here that open new ideas, concepts and new emerging talent to the stage. In general, the theatre scene in Australia seems conservative rehashing the international musical productions of the big movie houses, broadway and the west end. Here, you will find risk takers and theatrical experimentation, that so far has worked every visit I've had. But if it doesn't, so what - this is one of the places in the theatre scene that will be responsible for raising the bar.
Written February 7, 2020
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graemerk
Brisbane, Australia170 contributions
Excellent local theatre with strong character
May 2018 • Couples
New Theatre is about 85 years old, having been founded during the dark days of the Depression as an important community cultural initiative by left-leaning political groups. While times have changed, it remains true to the cause and ensures that its plays are all "with a purpose". The community of actors, directors, stage crew who support the theatre are all highly professional and committed to producing productions of a high standard. We saw an excellent production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore - a black comedy which was excellently done. It had been highly acclaimed and almost full every night. Seats are reasonably priced which attracts students to the theatre and the colourful neighbourhood. Well worth a visit for those who love theatre.
Written May 24, 2018
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RaCaJo
364 contributions
Fantastic local theatre - great productions!
Mar 2017 • Friends
I have been here three times now and every production has been fantastic. Very polished and professional performances. Last night we saw " Consensual" - it was brilliant! Funny, entertaining and thought provoking.... would highly recommend this play.
Written April 1, 2017
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Bluegumbill
Sydney, Australia132 contributions
New Theatre in Newtown
Aug 2016 • Friends
You almost don't notice this theatre from the street, being tucked back a little. The foyer is small but there are lots of old theatre posters on the wall and the staff is very friendly. The theatre itself is a little like an old cinema (maybe it was the seats that gave me that impression) but the view from anywhere is good and you are not too far from the stage. You get the feeling that this is a real local community effort and that they are on a tight budget, but also very proud of their theatre.
Written August 12, 2016
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