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State Theatre

The State Theatre is an iconic performance venue located right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

The heritage-listed venue hosts live performances, theatrical acts, musicals and film screenings, making it a melting pot for the city’s vibrant culture.

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It is perhaps, best known for hosting the yearly Sydney Film Festival since 1974. Construction work began back in 1927, with its first film screening two years later. At the time, its seating capacity was 2000, which paled in comparison to other theatres in the other states. What it failed to impress with its capacity, the State Theatre in Sydney made up for in its elegant design.

Its architectural design boasts of intricate elements that embrace Italian, Gothic and Art Deco styles, making it a remarkable work of art. For visitors who love design, the main atrium is a fantastic representation of the building’s majestic design.

The opulent fixtures found within the theatre are an eclectic mix of works of art of rare significance. Visit the Dress Circle gallery to view some of the works by renowned artists in Australia, and look out for works by Charles Wheeler and William Dobell.

It is impossible to visit the State Theatre and not notice the iconic Koh-I-Nor cut crystal chandelier. The hand-cut crystal chandelier is reputed to be the second largest in the world and weighs a mind-blowing 3.5 tonnes.

Over the years, the theatre has hosted numerous film screenings. In 2013, renovations were made at the theatre to allow for the addition of an orchestra pit, as well as a backstage zone to increase its capacity during live shows.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport as it lies close to crucial bus interchanges on Elizabeth, Castlereagh, George and York Streets. Train stations are also located close by with St James and Town Hall Stations only is a 5-minute walk.

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What are the State Theatre opening hours?
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Box office is also open weekends from two hours prior to performances

Guides Tours
Tue - Wed: 10am & 1pm
Tours don't run every week, so please check in advance

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What are the State Theatre entry prices?
Prices vary based on each event

Guided Tours
Adult: $23.50
Concession: $18.50
Child (12yrs & Under): $15.50

Groups (10 or more)
Adult: $19.50
Concession: $15.50
Child (12yrs & Under): $13.50

Schools (Per Student): $13.50

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