Come on down and see what all the fuss is about! Catch the best in events and entertainment, throw the biggest party or give your wedding the most romantic of venues... all with Sydney Harbour and The Opera House as the perfect backdrop. There\\'s more attractions, fabulous six-star function venues and plenty of fun to be had on Luna Park\\'s famous rides and games. Entry is free, so you can even just sit back and enjoy the delicious food, fantastic atmosphere and sensational views.
Strike redefines the fun and age old bowling experience for the 21st century; enjoying the gourmet food and cool chic environment is just part of the hypnotic Strike experience. Picture Private Bowling Lounges, giant lane-end plasmas, on-lane special effects lighting, computerised scoring, lane-side food and beverage service, deluxe karaoke rooms, pool tables, gourmet food and deluxe bars – and that’s just to start with!
Whether it’s an impromptu night out, staff outing, client schmoozing or a Christmas party for 800 people, Strike’s focus on excellent service and building a fantastic atmosphere will guarantee you and your guests an unforgettable night. There’s no need to worry if bowling isn’t for everyone in the office, we also have deluxe bars and lounges, pool tables, karaoke rooms and interactive games.
Other Facilities Include:
12 state-of-the-art bowling lanes
Functions for 10-600 guests
3 private bowling lounges
2 deluxe bars & lounges
1 karaoke room
6 pool tables
2 function & meeting rooms
Taronga Zoo is a spectacular way to discover more about wildlife and conservation through our special tours, talks and animal encounters! Taronga Zoo is home to native Australian wildlife and a diverse collection of exotic species. Our aim is to inspire care and protection for all of the world’s wildlife and their habitats.
The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) is the country\'s leading arts centre for the exhibition and publication of, and education in photo-based practice. It is also the longest running contemporary art space in Australia, with over 35 years of exhibiting experience.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia\\'s only museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world.
Visit our website at www.mca.com.au
The Powerhouse Museum, Australia\\'s largest and most popular museum, is located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Its unique and diverse collection of 385,000 objects spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration.
A visit to the Powerhouse Museum can include touch screen computers, audio phones, science experiments, virtual reality 3D theatres, extraordinary performances, films, highlight tours, fascinating lectures and public programs.
This means you are always involved in the tour and it is as safe as possible. If your group is 4 guests or larger we will run a private tour for you. All of our guides are from Australia and have lived in Sydney for a minimum of 4 years.
All of our bicycles are under 2 years old. We pride ourselves on the quality of our bikes so mechanical failure will never ruin your day.
There is no need to find us, we find you. We include free delivery with all bike rentals in Sydney and also have the ability to start our tours at your hotel in the CBD if you like.
The Sydney Harbour Kayaks experience is more than just about going on a tour, buying, or renting a kayak. Our team is passionate about kayaking, passionate about being out on the water and living our dream, to take time . enjoy life. Our passion is infectious. So when you\\'re out on one of Tours kayaking into Middle Harbour, on a Freedom Rental kayaking to Balmoral or in one of our shops buying a kayak we\\'re here to guide, instruct and inspire you.
Ever wondered what it feels like to fly? Or have you ever wanted to experience the rush and adrenaline of swinging eight metres above the ground and being caught mid-air? Welcome to Sydney Trapeze School, the one and only Indoor Flying Trapeze School in the heart of Sydney, offering Flying Trapeze Classes to the general public in a safe, fun and motivating environment.
The flying trapeze is the newest and most unique fitness craze, with it already popular within the American community and celebrities. It is great for all ages, shapes and sizes. The flying trapeze is a fun way to tone your upper body and core muscles as well as improve your flexibility and self confidence.
We invite you to our luxuriously appointed casino floor, offering everything you would expect from a world class entertainment venue. Whatever your flavour of fun there is a game for you. Start the night or finish the night - the choice is yours. Enjoy great service and luxurious surroundings with a choice of award winning nightlife options just steps away.
Located on the main casino floor at The Star, try your hand at one of the widest selection of table games and electronic table games on offer. If you have any questions, or you're unfamiliar with a game you'd like to try, ask a friendly Casino Host or go to our Guide to table games at The Star. Excitement is waiting. Come on in.
If a private yet luxurious gaming room is a venue that ticks all the right boxes – then dine, play and relax in style in the Sovereign Room – with a variety of festive celebrations, promotions and entertainment happening during the calendar year, there's always something happening, 24 hours a day.
Set within a superb harbour locale, only five minutes walk to the famed Darling Harbour, this private gaming area featuring exclusive salons offers personalised service, premium tables and an exclusive dining room and outdoor terrace.
Dirty Dick’s is Australia’s most popular Theatre Restaurant, having presented it’s distinctive nights of Medieval Old English fun and feasting to more than five million people, Australia wide, for more than 35 years.
Dirty Dick’s is a unique entertainment and dining concept set in a totally themed environment with a highly comical stage show, magnificent 3 course banquet, costumed serving staff, providing non stop interactive fun in true olden day tradition.
Sing-a-Long, Clap-a-Long and Laugh-a-Long as you experience the hilarious antics, madcap merrymaking and funtastic festivities of this unforgettable night.
Macquarie Ice Rink makes it easy for schools to include Ice Skating in their sporting programs, giving students a change from traditional school sports and PE classes. Ice Skating at Macquarie is great fun, good exercise and exceptional value.
The Aussie Skate program has been specifically designed to enable skaters of all ages and all ability levels to progress at their own pace on their way to better skating.
Group discounts are available for any general skating session. Groups should be booked in advance to ensure they qualify for the discount rates.
The Rocks Ghost Tours operate two hour walking tours of the historic Rocks area, the birthplace of Australia.
Ghost Hosts will tell the tales of the eerie past, spine-tingling stories that will amaze you, as you take a torch and lantern-lit walk through narrow laneways of this historic area. You will experience the atmosphere as you walk through the mystical stranglehold of The Rocks.
Tours can be tailored to suit the group. Tours range from specific Group tours (for groups of 16+ people) and General tours for individuals or smaller groups.
Their 2 hour walking tour operates seven evenings a week 7.45pm from October 1 (6.45pm from April 1). Starting time for Groups of 16 people or more will be advised at the time of booking.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Phone 1300 731 971
Stimulating your body's innate healing abilities empowers you to take an active role in preventing and treating ill health. Working on physical and emotional factors to treat the cause as well as symptoms, natural therapies help restore and maintain your vital health and well-being.
The fabulous and fun-filled Sun Herald Sydney Family Show takes place at EQ these Easter School Holidays. From Saturday 9 - 26 April on the EQ Showring, this free entry event will be an action packed show with fun activities the whole family can enjoy.
For your chance to WIN a double rider pass (valued at $80, allowing 2 children with unlimited access to rides*) please click here
The Entertainment Quarter
The name says it all - Sydney's Entertainment Quarter satisfies all your entertainment requirements.
Whether you want to shop, dine out, catch a movie or a world-class live comedy act or just hang out with friends over a drink, EQ is the place to come to.
EQ is the ideal meeting place for the many surrounding entertainment attractions including Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Football Stadium, the green serenity of Centennial Parklands, and the legendary live music venue Hordern Pavilion.
But EQ is a major attraction in its own right. It's a shop-until-you-drop retail heaven with late night shopping seven days a week as well as the hugely popular EQ Village Markets, featuring fresh produce every Wednesday and Saturday and the EQ Village Sunday Market, featuring merchandise.
If shopping is not your thing you can catch the latest movie releases at Hoyts or Cinema Paris, hit the alley at Strike Bowling, or enjoy a laugh at Sydney's premier comedy venue, The Comedy Store, a world class, purpose built club that has played host to some of biggest names on the international comedy circuit.
Of course some people simply aren't yet sophisticated enough to appreciate casual and stylish fashion, world-class humour, fine wine, the thirst slaking beauty of a cold beer or the many culinary delights on offer at EQ. Nevertheless, children of all ages are well catered for with a children's precinct and Kidsportz for the very young ones.
There is quite literally something for everyone at EQ.
Koala Park Sanctuary doesn’t just have koalas, it also includes animals such as Red & Grey Kangaroos, Dingoes, Wombats, Echidnas, Emus, many Wallaby species and a large collection of Australian Native Birds. Koala Park was created in the 1920’s and officially opened in October of 1930 by the founder Noel Burnet. He became alarmed at the high numbers of koalas shot for the large export fur trade. He feared that if such harsh treatment was allowed to continue, this loveable and unique animal would disappear from the face of the earth forever. From that time on he spent his whole life fighting to protect, research and create a safe environment in which they could live and breed naturally.
Sydney Heritage Fleet’s treasure trove of unique historical vessels is a hidden jewel in the heart of Sydney Harbour.
Take a day sail out past the Heads on the 140 year old Tall Ship James Craig and learn the life of an 18th century sailor. Or discover the secrets of the Harbour aboard our coal-fired steam tug Waratah or our coal-fired steam launch Lady Hopetoun. Private charters are also available for those who prefer an exclusive tour.
There’s lots to be discovered so come on down and visit us!
The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family-friendly museum, which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present. Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, it’s home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artifacts found in The Rocks. Enjoy Friday lunchtime talks from eminent speakers, fun and educational school holiday programs and interactive exhibitions, which bring the history of the area to life.
There is lift access within The Rocks Discovery Museum
The Sydney Jewish Museum is dedicated to documenting and teaching the history of the Holocaust so that these events will never be repeated.
This world-class museum challenges visitors' perceptions of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights and places the Holocaust in its historical and contemporary context.
The Governor of NSW, Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC, officially opened the Sydney Jewish Museum on 18 November 1992. Since its opening it has quickly become an integral part of the cultural life of Sydney, winning the 1994 Award of Distinction in the NSW Tourism Awards for Excellence, and a Commendation in the 1995 Human Rights Awards.
Housed in the historic Maccabean Hall, the Sydney Jewish Museum presents visitors with an overview of the best and worst of humanity.
The Maccabean Hall, built to commemorate NSW Jewish men and women who served in WW1 and to honour the memory of those who lost their lives, was formally opened on Armistice Day in 1923 by the universally beloved Sir John Monash.
Houses and their owners have a tendency to be reflections of one another. Vaucluse House presents venerable Gothic Revival façades to Sydney Harbour but the mansion, built in fits and starts between 1805 and the early 1860s, is in a mixture of styles, is unresolved in terms of its layout and lacks the social grace of a formal entrance.
Its builder, William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872) is known today as one of our early colonial statesmen. His sense of his place in societywas undermined by illegitimacy and convict associations. With the rising tide of Victorian morality his wife Sarah was shunned as lacking respectability and the family had to socialise outside of colonial society. Vaucluse House’s lack of cohesion is perhaps a result of Wentworth’s brooding anger at this slight and the house’s slow growth over decades. In contrast with the house, the grounds preserve a remarkably complete 19th century estate plan with stables, rural outbuildings, carriage drives, paddocks, lawns, a serene pleasure garden and recreated Victorian kitchen garden.
The Eveleigh Artisans’ Market is held on the first Sunday of the month from 10am to 3pm, providing a platform for emerging and contemporary independent designers, artists and makers to showcase and sell their wares directly to the public.
The boutique market experience offers people an opportunity to purchase original and highly creative handmade products
directly from the marker, while enjoying the ambience of some of Sydney’s finest heritage over a coffee, breakfast or lunch.
Each month there is a collective of over 75 stallholders, who bring to life this authentic makers market through high creative standards and quality. Each stallholder is selected for their inventive nature and creative pulse that brings a variety of creations to the Artisans' Market from the fields of art, ceramics, sculpture, sustainable design, fashion, jewellery, accessories, home wares, textiles, furniture, children’s designs and much more.
Held in the heritage Blacksmith's Workshop, the venue offers a truly inspirational all weather market to showcase a wide range of creative talent who are spurring on the evolving design, art and maker scene in Australia.
Kirribilli Markets features 200 stalls of new and second hand fashion and accessories, emerging local designers, home and giftware, art & craft, fruit and vegetables, plants and gourmet food goodies. With live entertainment, fabulous food, the best harbour views and great access to public transport, you will love Kirribilli Markets!
Sydney's Paddy's Markets as Australia's original Market boasts products as varied as fruit vegetables, clothing, CDs, flowers, homewares, sunglasses, jewellery - and is one of Sydney's major suppliers to the tourist with souvenirs and Australiana. In two locations Haymarket and Flemington. Whether you are shopping for the whole family or a leisurely weekend shop our community markets provide Sydney's, and country New South Wales', vast population with quality family needs.
ridgeClimb is the ultimate experience of Sydney. Choose from three guided Climbs that take you to the summit of this world famous Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.
The Bridge Climb is a 3 ½ hour guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes you along the outer arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.
In Climb groups of up to 14 people, you’ll be led by one of BridgeClimb’s professional Climb Leaders on an adventure of the world’s most recognisable Bridge. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on your Sydney experience, with opportunities to witness 360 degree views of Sydney, including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbour city surrounds.
Your Sanctuary Day Spa Sydney is a three time winner of the prestigious Beauty Business of the Year award, and the current 2010 title holder.
We are located in a beautiful historical building which is the former Rectory of St. Mathias Paddington, and still retains its original charm and history. We specialise in day packages, corporate functions, bridal showers, and just special days to indulge our clients by spoiling and pampering them. Complimentary champagne lunches, morning and afternoon teas are all part of the service, all treatments of more than ½ an hour come with refreshments.
Milk was established in leafy Glenmore Road, Paddington in 2004 designed to deliver an exceptional day spa experience to Sydney. In response to client demands, in 2009 we shifted our focus to where we excel – non invasive, results driven facial rejuvenation treatments.
In keeping with our focus to offer our clients the latest technology in clinical anti ageing procedures Milk Face Place have recently (2011) introduced Micro Hydra Brasion,a medical grade, non invasive therapy to deeply cleanse and hydrate the skin, offering visible results after just one treatment.
Our clients wanted a more natural alternative to radical surgical treatments so we introduced the latest European technology – a revolutionary photo modulation/LED light therapy treatment, exclusive to Milk.
In addition, we offer a range of cosmeceutical products to address anti ageing concerns and we are achieving fantastic results with the introduc¬tion of such innovative techniques. Our clients are witnessing visible results, and results are what we are all about.
Oriental Spa offers Tropical Day Spa Experience in an urban setting located in Chatswood, a vibrant & metropolitan central hub of the Sydney North Shore.
From the moment you pass through the door of Oriental Spa, you are whisked away from the urban frenzy of city life and transported into a world of tranquility. Listen to the gentle cascade of our water feature and calming music, breathe in the freshness of aromatherapy environment, feel the tension melt away surround you with true tranquility and soon the outside world is quickly forgotten.
Oriental Spa embraces a variety of unique treatment and healing practices from Asia. Our treatments are not only exotic and aromatic in nature, but are also free from any harmful chemicals. The treatments on our menu have been inspired by the practitioners of ancient cultures. Discover your inner fulfillment with our complete pampering spa treatments and services.
Escape to Rejuvenate Salon and Day Spa Sydney where beauty and well-being converge:
At our Rejuvenate Salon Day Spa Sydney we are devoted to bringing you back to balance with products and services based on Aveda's pure flower and plant essences.
Rejuvenate Salon and Day Spa Sydney successfully combines a peaceful and harmonious environment, highly trained, friendly staff to ensure you of a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Rejuvenate Salon and Day Spa Sydney treatments provide the utmost in relaxation and rejuvenation.
Experience the latest developments in massage, skincare, hydrotherapy and other spa services.
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The fundamental benefit of visiting Alkaline Spa & Clinic is the integrated approach we bring to solving your individual health and beauty issues. The optimal program is not the same for everyone. Different genetic make-ups, lifestyles and predispositions mean we each have slightly different needs.
At Alkaline you can select the best combination for you from the depth of skills and technologies we have, all under one roof. Rest assured all our staff are fully trained to perform their specialist therapies.
Nature's Energy Natural Therapies Centre & Day Spa
With two centres - one in Glebe and one in Balmain - Nature's Energy offers a wide variety of natural therapies including massage, chiropractic, homoeopathy, naturopathy, natural beauty, organic hair colour, acupuncture and more. Nature's Energy also has a retail section where the focus is on selling body and skin care products that are based on natural ingredients and free from parabens and sulphates.
The Philosophy of Nature's Energy Natural Therapies Centre & Day Spa:
We are given the ‘Bean’ by Mother Nature whose energy promotes evolution, enrichment and tranquility. The Bean represents to us, the life force of nature and sums up Nature’s Energy’s holistic approach to the care and commitment given to our clients.
Pañpuri Organic Spa Sydney welcomes you to experience unparalleled opulence in the first luxury day spa to use the highest quality, authentic organic spa products available, in a warm, sensuous and soothing environment. Exclusive, secluded and private, Pañpuri offers a cocoon of luxurious comfort and relaxation. From the moment you enter a Pañpuri Organic Spa, everything you feel and touch is pure and gentle. Every extravagance engendering a feeling of well-being as you surrender yourself to the caring and experienced hands of our expertly trained therapists.
Regeneration Health Spa has been carefully designed to offer the tranquil and balanced environment of Zen. Our unique spa experiences bring the mind and body indivisible together as one, leaving you relaxed, pampered and invigorated.
Our professional staff will provide you with expert advice, including tailored treatments and packages to suit your personal needs. Our facility offers state-of-the-art hydrotherapy equipment, ten treatment rooms including three wet rooms.
We welcome you to use all wet areas within Next Generation Ryde before or after your treatments. Please collect a pass from our Spa Receptionist on entry. You may also wish to unwind in our relaxation sanctuary to complete your spa experience.
Regeneration Health Spa offers a variety of Aveda spa experiences for men and women and we invite you to choose from our menu of spa experiences and packages.
A meeting place of peace and tranquility, from a sacred buddhist language.
We hope this meaning is reflected in your experience when you visit Shambala Day Spa.
At Shambala Day Spa we offer a full range of services including facials, massages,
body treatments, manicure & pedicures, tanning and hair removal.
Our mission is to provide you with a team of experienced therapists, that will focus on
delivering you quality results, whilst in a relaxing atmosphere to enhance your overall well being.
To make your visit to Shambala a special one, we offer you a complimentary post treatment tea menu, which can be enjoyed in our relaxation courtyard.
Zensara was inspired by an exotic fusion of French and Oriental influences. The French influence is reflected in the design of the reception area, in the pampering, indulgent aspect, and in the exquisite aromas. The Oriental influence is apparent in the serenity of the relaxation areas, as well as in treatments such as shiatsu and warm stone massage.
Time permitting following treatments, we will encourage you to relax in one of our Oriental-inspired areas and transition back to reality gently. Sometimes this quiet contemplative time can be as beneficial as the treatment itself as you connect with your own essence, gazing at our bamboo garden outside, or sharing a cosy nook with a buddha while sipping an exotic tea.
The meaning of Zensara is derived from three Japanese kanji characters, which combine to mean discovering your true purpose or your spiritual path, and hopefully you will experience the essence of Zensara on your visit.
Nature has been the inspiration for our spa and our own Zensara aromatherapy range of products is intended to bring you closer to nature, delighting your senses with products containing extracts from flowers, fruits, herbs, wood and spices.
It is our mission to sprinkle magic in the lives of our clients – creating moments you will always remember. We hope too that you will leave with a sense of serenity, having nurtured your body and nourished your soul!
Whether it's a cocktail party, special occasion, private corporate function, wedding or awards ceremony, our new restaurants and bars can accommodate parties of all sizes. In early 2012, an exclusive nightclub and rooftop area with panoramic Sydney harbour and skyline views will be also be available, as well as a state-of-the-art entertainment and events centre, scheduled to open in early 2013.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh invite you to let your imagination take flight as you step into the magical world of MARY POPPINS.
Brilliantly adapted from the beloved books by Australia’s own P.L.Travers and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS arrives at the Capitol Theatre Sydney in April 2011 for a strictly limited season.
MARY POPPINS has captured the hearts of millions since premiering on the West End and Broadway, and now Australians can experience the unforgettable songs,stunning choreography and unsurpassed stagecraft of this extraordinary theatrical event.
Would you like to find out more about the fascinating history and unique architecture of the Capitol Theatre? Book a tour!
Our knowledgeable tour guide will take you on the Capitol’s journey over the last century from hippodrome to picture palace to rock venue to finally become a world-class musical theatre venue - it’s quite a story.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the beautiful atmospheric auditorium and observe the quirky architectural elements of John Eberson’s theatrical design vision. You’ll also gain an insight into just what it takes to stage a major musical production.
When the Nimrod Theatre building in Belvoir Street, Surry Hills, was threatened with demolition in 1984, more than 600 people – ardent theatre lovers together with arts, entertainment and media professionals – formed a syndicate to buy the building and save this unique performance space in inner-city Sydney.
Over 25 years later, this space, known as Belvoir St Theatre, continues to be the home of one of Australia’s most celebrated theatre companies – Belvoir. Under the artistic leadership of Ralph Myers and General Manager Brenna Hobson, Belvoir engages Australia’s most prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers to realise an annual season of work that is dynamic, challenging and visionary. As well as performing at home, Belvoir regularly takes to the road, touring to major arts centres and festivals both nationally and internationally.
New Theatre is one of the oldest continuously producing theatre companies in Australia with a proud history that is intertwined with much of Sydney's social development and Australian theatre history.
From our beginnings as a political workers' theatre, we have grown to become one of Sydney's leading independent community theatre companies. Our productions range across drama, comedy, musicals, gay theatre, family shows, political cabaret and specialised education programs. We have revisited classic texts with bold new interpretations and premiered some of the finest contemporary writing.
New Theatre was born from a democratic voice and from the very beginning we’ve done things our way.
We’re not slick, we’re not refined and we don’t conform. We believe in artistic and social expression, not just escapism. When we take the stage, we’re for real.
Our doors are open to everyone – from those looking for their start, to those who never want it to end.
We’re a beacon for social movement; a hub for local enthusiasts. We’re driven by passion, not money.
We’re not interested in awards or accolades, we act out of love.
You can’t define us or second guess us. We won’t just invite you to take a seat, we invite you to take part. And we’ll always stay true to what we do. Always real. Always raw. Always New.
Since 1997, The Old Fitzroy Hotel has been home to one of Sydney’s first independent live theatre companies: The Tamarama Rock Surfers. Started by a group of actors looking to establish a venue for new and underground productions, the Rock Surfers have played an essential role in the development of the city’s independent theatre reputation. To date it has catered for over 88,000 punters and housed more than 133 shows, including the premieres of over 53 new Australian plays. It has produced work of such notable Australian playwrights as Brendan Cowell, Toby Schmitz, Sue Smith and Suzie Miller.
Each year, the Old Fitzroy Theatre hosts up to 12 main stage productions. These run for approximately four weeks from Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm. Every September, during the eight week submission process, the competition to fill these slots is fierce and the standard of work is as good as independent theatre gets anywhere in the world.
CarriageWorks is a multi-venue centre focused on the creation and presentation of contemporary art and culture. There are large flexible theatre spaces (Bay 17 and Bay 20), gallery (Bay 19) and exhibition spaces, rehearsal rooms (Track 8 and Track 12) and a scenery workshop. CarriageWorks is a working hub for practitioners and audiences of the small to medium arts sector.
CarriageWorks is housed in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards at Wilson Street, located within the emerging Redfern Waterloo precinct, and has been developed by the NSW State Government through Arts NSW. Starting with the cathedral-scale foyer, the physical beauty and scope of CarriageWorks is inspiring. The distinctive nineteenth century industrial atmosphere of the former railway carriage and blacksmith workshops have been retained, with many heritage iron and brick details featured in the regeneration of the building.
The Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli, Sydney is Australia's longest, continuously running professional theatre company and has constantly maintained the highest standards in theatrical presentation.
Since its inception, the Ensemble has presented over 350 productions at its home venue, the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Theatre Royal and the Seymour Centre. The company has also toured many productions around Australia including HALPERN & JOHNSON with Garry McDonald and Henri Szeps, RAIN MAN, MIXED EMOTIONS, FACE TO FACE, A CONVERSATION, FLATFOOT and SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS. Ensemble productions have also been presented overseas including the 1980 UK tour of NO ROOM FOR DREAMERS and the recent production of END OF THE RAINBOW which featured at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Many of Australia’s favourite performers have appeared at the Ensemble Theatre including Lorraine Bayly, Simon Burke, Michael Craig, Russell Crowe, Max Cullen, David Field, Max Gillies, Nancye Hayes, Reg Livermore, Garry McDonald, Todd McKenney, Amanda Muggleton, Caroline O’Connor, Georgie Parker, Marina Prior, Kate Raison, Henri Szeps, Jack Thompson, William Zappa and international performers such as Warren Mitchell and Greta Scacchi.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents diverse artistic visions to engage audiences with the diversity, power and possibilities of live theatre. Each production presents a new directorial and artistic vision, which allows for a unique point of view and dialogue about the human experience through theatre.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company achieves this by developing, producing and presenting theatre productions in collaboration with outstanding independent theatre artists.
Since 2001, Darlinghurst Theatre Company has nurtured and supported the visions of more than 1,100 Australian artists, and staged over 120 shows.
We take great pride in being an intimate space where people can discover the power of live theatre and its vast possibilities.
We want our audiences to discover new and exceptional drama, innovative and brilliant musicals and inspired variations on spoken word theatre. Each production is an invitation to discover, engage, connect, and of course be entertained.
To achieve this, Darlinghurst Theatre Company engages and collaborates with outstanding artists and offer them exemplary platform to realise their own creations. This means each production presents a new creative team, a new artistic vision, and a fresh experience for our audiences.
Each show is especially chosen in line with our policy of sourcing and selecting the most outstanding. Our season of shows offer explorations in music theatre, drama, physical theatre, multi media and variations on spoken word theatre.
Production-wise, the Gaelic Theatre features a powerful NEXO Alpha E sound system and comprehensive stage lighting rig/desk in-house.
With major renovations completed The Gaelic Hotel is now a 500-capacity, split-level, multi-purpose venue situated only meters from Central Rail & Bus stations between Chalmers & Elizabeth Street. The Gaelic has a late License till 4am, 7 days a week, and is surrounded by late night 24-hour hotels and food outlets.
Start your evening at Govindas and dine to your full satisfaction from our opulent buffet.
We recommend you allow at least half an hour to dine before going upstairs to the cinema i.e. dinner booking betweeen 5:45-6:30pm for a 7:00 movie or 7:30-8:30 for a 9:00 - 9:30 movie.
Dinner - All you can eat $19.80
Movie and dinner package - $29.80
Movie only - $13.90
For thirty years, Griffin Theatre Company has been Australia’s new writing theatre.
The resident theatre company of the historic SBW Stables Theatre in Kings Cross, Griffin dedicates itself to the nurture, presentation and promotion of outstanding Australian playwriting and contemporary theatre. An engine-room for theatrical discovery, ingenuity and diversity, Griffin exists to bring playwrights and new writing for the stage to national and international attention.
Retaining a special place in the performing arts landscape, Griffin is a key portal for the profession at large – a gateway for actors, designers, directors and of course, playwrights.
Having produced numerous groundbreaking plays since its establishment in 1979, Griffin continues to invest in artistic and audience development – with professional residencies for playwrights and directors, a workshop and commissions program, education and outreach projects and an annual program of works in development.
Griffin has a reputation for artistic excellence, its low-fi atmosphere, and its role as a major force in shaping the future of Australian theatre.
For over 30 years Dendy Cinemas has screened the best in quality cinema across the east coast of Australia.
In addition to its involvement in the Bridgeway Cinema and Tauranga Cinema in New Zealand, Dendy Cinemas operates 24 screens across its Byron Bay, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney (Newtown and Circular Quay) locations, and remains the home of quality 2D and 3D cinema.
As well as its core film programming, the company is also home to a vibrant arts program of opera, theatre and ballet productions from some of the world’s finest companies.
Partnerships with some of the country’s most exciting film festivals showcase a range of exclusive content, while the company’s sponsorship of events such as the Sydney Film Festival’s Dendy Awards, Tropfest, and NIDA Week help support the local filmmaking community.
Sydney’s listed screen gem The Chauvel has been operating in the historic Paddington Town Hall from 1977. Formerly the Paddington Town Hall ballroom (the fully sprung floor remains under the seats) the Cinema One auditoria boasts a barrel-vaulted ceiling with proscenium arch stage. The cinema has long been the spiritual home of Australian film culture, a gathering place for true film lovers to share their passion for the best of independent and world cinema.
Cafe & Bar
The Chauvel's second floor cafe & bar offers views over Sydney's fashionable Paddington. Enjoy freah premium Lavazza coffee prepared by our experienced baristas or choose from a great variety of food and drink including local and international premium wine & beer, handmade Connoisseur choc tops, healthy choice popcorn cooked in olive oil and more. The Chauvel also stocks a range of boutique snacks.
The Chauvel is equipped with state of the art 35mm, 16mm and Betacam/DVD video projection with a Dolby Digital sound system featuring the Lenard speaker system exclusive to the Chauvel. There is a Mezzanine Lounge for all private functions.
The Hayden Orpheum at Cremorne began life as The Orpheum on October 3, 1935.
It was, at the time, a much grander movie theatre than most suburban movie houses, and for many years made the clumsily-worded boast of being “Sydney’s only suburban city movie theatre”. The justification for this claim was that it was built as a theatre, and could screen films or live cast musicals for its 1735 seats, over two levels.
Backstage there were dressing rooms, an orchestra pit, and a functioning fly-tower to store and ‘fly’ scenery. It was a proper ‘legit’ stage and played host to the Australian ballet etc.
The theatre remained intact, albeit very run down, until it was bought by commercial property developers. Despite the protests of some theatre supporters, it was savagely ripped apart, and a second-rate shopping arcade and a health gymnasium installed. A concrete slab was installed horizontally, and the only part of the theatre that remained above it was the decaying art deco ceiling and parts of the proscenium. It was virtually inaccessible to all - apart from the pigeons who made it their home.