Sydney Performing Arts

State Theatre

  • 49 Market St. Map It
  • City Center
  • Theater

Published 08/08/2014

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State Theatre is the grande dame of Sydney theaters. It operates as a cinema in June each year, when it hosts the two-week-long Sydney Film Festival; at other times this beautiful space hosts local and international performers. Built in 1929 and restored to its full-blown opulence, the theater has a vaulted ceiling, mosaic floors, marble columns and statues, and brass and bronze doors. A highlight of the magnificent theater is the 20,000-piece chandelier that is supposedly the world's second largest, which actor Robin Williams once likened to "one of Imelda Marcos's earrings."

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49 Market St., Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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Published 08/08/2014


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