Sydney has an active theatre and concert scene. Check out the theatre directory in the Metro supplement on Fridays and the Spectrum section on Saturdays of the Sydney Herald. Book direct with the venues or use Tickettek (02 926 132 849) or Ticketmaster7 (02 1300 136 166). Visit StageMilk.com For more information about Australian theatre.
The largest indoor entertainment centre in Australia that hosts some concerts between other events. Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park (02 8765 4321).
Belvoir Street Theatre
Original and experimental Australian theatre with Company B in residence. 25 Belvoir St Surry Hills, Sydney 2010 (02 9699 3444).
An old theatre with a Spanish-Moorish design and listed on the national heritage register.13 Campbell Street, Haymarket, Sydney (136 100).
A venue that offers theatre, dance and music and art exhibitions. 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (02 8571 9099)
City Recital Hall
Performances by the different Australia and informational orchestras. Angel Place, Sydney (02 8256 2222).
Productions by independent professional companies in this intimate 111 seat theatre. 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney 2010 (02 8356 9987).
Hosts a full rang of acts from the Rolling Stones to other much less well known groups. Enmore Road, Newtown (02 9550 3666).
Mainstream theatre on the waterfront at Careening Cove. 78 McDougall St Kirribilli, Sydney(02 9929 0644).
Eugene Goosens Hall
Named after Eugene Goosens is a small concert hall in the ABC headquarters. ABC Centre, 700 Harris Street, Ultimo.
A 700 seat University venue with a range of performances. University of Sydney, Parramatta Road, Glebe (02 9692 9955).
Classical and jazz concerts in the ballroom of Government House. Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street (02 9931 5222).
Built in 1924 and still hosting many big gigs that need a capacity of about 4000. 1 Driver Avenue, Moore Park (02 9921 5333).
The Lyric Theatre is part of the Star City casino with mainstream shows. Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, Sydney (02 9657 8500).
A live music space in a small venue and varying acts and concerts. 624 George Street, Sydney (02 9550 3666).
National Institute of Dramatic Art
NIDA, stages excellent productions by the students. NIDA is where many famous stars started and a good place to seethe emerging talents. 215 Anzac Pde, Kensington (02 9697 7600).
Goes back to 1932 with cutting edge performances. 542 King Street, Newtown (02 9519 3403).
Seymour Theatre Centre
Three theatres with drama and music. Cnr Cleveland Street & City Road, Chippendale (02 9351 7940).
Base for the the Griffin Theatre company. 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross (02 9361 3817).
Star City is both casino and home of two theatres the Lyric and the Showroom that both have big shows. 80 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour (02 9777 9000).
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Performances covering a full range of musical tastes along with educational lectures. The Sydney Conservatorium is in the Government House Stables. Macquarie Street (02 8256 2222).
Sydney Entertainment Centre
A launch pad for many famous bands and hosts all the big names with capacity for seating over 12,000 people Home of the Sydney Kings basketball team..35 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour.
Sydney State Theatre
The State Theatre is a grand building constructed in 1929. It boasts the second largest glass chandelier in the world. A feature are the marble columns and mosaic floors. Home of the Sydney Film Festival held each June. There are self-guided tours, using audio equipment, which last about 45 minutes. 49 Market Street (02 9373 6835).
Sydney Opera House
A major venue with five performance areas with opera, theatre and more all year. Bennelong Point (02 9250 7777)
Sydney Theatre Company
Home of the Sydney Theatre Company, the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and the Bangarra Dance Theatre. The STC is headed by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton. Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay (02 9250 1777).
A large arts centre on the North Shore that can seat up to 1,000 and offers very high quality acoustics. 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067 (02 9411 8144).