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State Theatre

State Theatre


The palatial interiors feature artworks and fixtures of rare significance. The Dress Circle gallery houses artworks by significant Australian artists including William Dobell and Charles Wheeler whilst located in auditorium, the Koh-I-Nor cut crystal chandelier is the second largest on earth, weighing over four tonnes.


Opened in 1929, the Theatre was created as the “Palace of Dreams” by architect Henry White who fused eclectic elements of Gothic, Italian and Art deco.


From the opening performance, the State Theatre has been an integral part of the social and cultural fabric of Sydney. Its unparalleled history is a reflection of a dynamic city’s changing face, acting like a mirror to nearly a century of progress.



Tours of The Theatre are also available – enquire now



Standing is permitted only on the Stalls level of the auditorium. There is a very strict no standing or dancing policy on the Mezzanine or Dress Circle levels, any patron not complying with this will be subject to ejection. Some entertainers will instruct State Theatre patrons to get up and dance this does not override the theatres policy of no standing or dancing policy on the Mezzanine or Dress Circle levels which will be enforced. Standing on seats or any other building structure is not permitted and may result in ejection from the event.



You can purchase tickets in person at the State Theatre Box Office (open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm, and two hours prior to performances), on the phone via Ticketmaster at 136 100 and online at ticketmaster. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets. You must be in possession of a valid ticket at all times whilst inside the State Theatre.


Dress Code

Unless otherwise noted, the State Theatre does not have a formal dress code. We do ask, however, that you use your best personal judgement when dressing for an event.



The State Theatre and Box Office is located at:
49 Market St
Sydney  NSW 2000



There are a number of parking garages located in the city CBD.

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State Theatre Sydney
State Theatre Sydney