Onstage nearly year-round, this Surry Hills theatre produces some of the most interesting and thought-provoking plays in the city, from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams to a dystopian dramedy that references the Simpsons. Australian actor and Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush is a strong supporter, as are Sydney’s acting fraternity. Look out for productions in the Downstairs Theatre, where the company puts on its smaller-scale and sometimes more experimental plays. It sits only 80 people, so it’s very intimate and the tickets are cheaper.
One of Australia's most celebrated and acclaimed theatre companies. The Belvoir Theatre was purchased by a syndicate of people, and there are currently 600 owners, including noted actors, directors, writers and performers : such as Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill amongst others.
“Just one of the cutest, off-the-grid bars ever. Great chips, fantastic craft beer, live music and a pretty good Aperol Spritz!”
Point of Interest
“Large, landscaped park featuring a year-round, outdoor heated pool with a cafe, plus tennis courts.”
“A few minutes walk away up on Bourke street is the Bourke Street Bakery. It’s extremely popular so be prepared to line up. ”
“Wander through four levels of Chinese contemporary art at White Rabbit Gallery (30 Balfour St) – a trailblazer opened by the Neilson Foundation in 2009. Their current exhibition, Heavy Artillery, includes He Xiangyu’s ambitious Tank Project and an installation from Xu Zhen. Make a day of it and fill up on Chinese teas and dumplings in their tea house, too.”
“The Golden Age Cinema and Bar is located in the stunning Art Deco Paramount Pictures building on Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills. It screens both classic and new release films and the adjoining bar offers fine wines and cinema snacks – expect the best sundaes ever. ”