Sydney Performing Arts

Although Sydney's contemporary theater pays tribute to the giants of drama, it's also driven by distinctly Australian themes: multiculturalism, the troubled relations between Aboriginal and white Australia, and the search for national identity, characterized by the famous Australian irreverence. Dance, music, and the visual arts are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. At their best, Sydney's artists

and performers bring a new slant to the arts, one that reflects the unique qualities of their homeland and the city itself. Standouts on the Sydney arts scene include the Sydney Dance Company, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sydney Opera House, and Belvoir Street Theatre. The most comprehensive listing of upcoming events is in "The Shortlist" section of the Sydney Morning Herald, published on Friday. On other days, browse through the entertainment section of the paper.

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Bangarra Dance Theatre

An acclaimed Aboriginal modern dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015. The company stages dramatic...

Belvoir Street Theatre

Belvoir Street Theatre has two stages that host innovative and challenging political and social drama. The smaller downstairs space showcases...

Capitol Theatre

This century-old city landmark was refurbished with such modern refinements as fiber-optic ceiling lights that twinkle in time to the...

SWB Stables Theatre

This small 120-seat venue is home of the Griffin Theatre Company, which specializes in new Australian writing. ...

State Theatre

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...

Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company is an innovative contemporary dance troupe with an international reputation. Spanish choreographer Rafael Bonachela...

Sydney Lyric

At The Star casino and entertainment complex, Sydney Lyric is one of the city's most spectacular performing-arts venues. Despite its...

Sydney Opera House

This venue showcases all the performing arts in its five theaters, one of which is devoted to opera. The Australian Ballet, the Sydney...

Ticketek

Ticketek is the major ticket reservations agency, covering most shows and performances. ...

Wharf Theatre

Wharf Theatre, on a redeveloped wharf in the shadow of Harbour Bridge, is the headquarters of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC), one of...

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