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When there are no shows on at this theatre, they run tours of this magnificent building. It is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Narelle B
Sydney, Australia
Great service

Love ❤️ just walking in off the street and having a great drink here ,service is always friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle, Australia
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State Theatre Building 49 Market St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9373 6852
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have had the please of seeing 100's of bands in this Theatre. My Favourite apart from the foyer is the "Pioneer Room" and The "Butterfly Room" this building should be heritage listed (if it isn't already) you really cannot have a bad seat in...More

6  Thank fizz147
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

I was shocked when someone was allowed to go to his seat half an hour after the show started. It totally disrupted the experience for me. Why did you lie on ticketmaster and claim there is a lockout period after 4 minutes? Either there is...More

3  Thank sfergo
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When there are no shows on at this theatre, they run tours of this magnificent building. It is a fantastic tour of approx 2 hours. Stewart was our tour guide and it was so informative and interesting - certainly not boring. We saw the grand...More

Thank Narelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love ❤️ just walking in off the street and having a great drink here ,service is always friendly and quick .Make a great martini .

Thank phillipk8
Reviewed 1 week ago

The seats are very comfortable and they cater very well for wheelchair access the staff are very helpful as it was not that busy we were able to move our seats

Thank debbiesmith2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favourite theatre in Sydney. I could stand in the entrance hall looking up at the "medieval" ceiling for hours. I love the art deco vibe and the seat arrangement is good. I've seen films, concerts and talks here and have never had...More

Thank Psyche29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the State Theatre many times, most recently a couple of weeks ago to see "In The Mood". Right in the centre of Sydney, it is a great location with many food outlets around the area and is easy to get to via...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended the Madiba performance yesterday - worth every penny and you should go! But this review is of the the State Theater. Bar none, these were THE most comfortable theater seats I have ever entrusted my bottom to! The staff were friendly and and...More

Thank Joy M K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 2 hour tour was very informative and we got to get around the whole building. I am personally not a fan of old stuff but the place was pretty clean, however, there is no lift and disability access.

Thank Maximillian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly reccomend this tour. It was very informative and interesting. The decor and info about the history of the theatre is just so cool! There are a lot of stairs to be weary if you have any conditions which may affect your ability to...More

Thank Yasmine Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen performances at the ornate State Theatre previously, but doing the tour gave it a whole new life in my mind. I had not noticed before how accessibly unfriendly it is, but we were told that it is a constant battle between the...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

What a wonderful experience: the Russian Ballet. The Venue is beyond description - just superb. It comes from another era - it is wonderful that it has been preserved and remains as part of Sydney of yesteryear. Columns surround the theatre; the roof is adorned...More

Thank Alison S
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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19 October 2018|
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Response from iamdewitte1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it’s not a big theatre but you are up high looking down If it’s a play you may not see all the smaller things that go on stage
Toni W
10 October 2017|
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Response from Kara H | Reviewed this property |
Hi It depends on the show and whos running it. I usually try ticketek
7 July 2016|
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Response from Annettte A | Reviewed this property |
The downstairs part of this theatre is quite large, spacious and well graded so you shouldn't really have a blocked view from where ever you sit. Those rows would be fine, but try to get more centered even if you have to go... More
16 December 2015|
Response from netmot |
I prefer the bottom level towards the middle