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What travellers are saying

  • NomTumYum
    Singapore, Singapore242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came here to watch a play - beautiful architecture. The weather was really nice, and the lights reflecting off the building was magnificent. It was a few minutes walk from my hotel- and the walk along the harbour was pleasant to say the least. The inside of the building was just as amazing. Completely breath taking.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • irve2016
    Sydney, Australia1,077 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to the great theatre for the first time to see Grease the Musical what a fantastic night, the seats are huge with heaps of space. The staff and facilities were first class. A fantastic night I can't wait to go back.
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,509 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The building alone is worth a look and even better when you visit to watch a show. I came here to watch the Elvis musical and it was an excellent venue for a show
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • 4boysdad
    Townsville, Australia130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw AND JULIETt at this theatre on our 3 day short stay holiday to Sydney and it was by far the highlight of the trip!

    The Lyric is located inside the STAR complex at Darling Harbour and is surrounded by food outlets and bars for a preshow dinner or drink. Inside the auditorum can only be described as lush with comfortable seats and spectacalur interior.

    Now to the show. WOW. We are lovers of live theatre and travel interstate frequently to see shows in Melbourne and Sydney. I think that this musical is one of the best I have seen in recent years. The costumes, setting, music and dancing all combine to produce a toe tapping joyous night of theatre. The cast has so much energy and we can see their pleasure of performing this show on their faces throught the musical.

    Songs for the show are from the work of Max Martin spanning decades from the 1990's to the 2020's - something for everyone! Originally performed by well known singers and bands they are melded into the story with ease and humour.

    Leads in the show are amazing and play their parts with ease and at a high professional standard, while the ensemble support them maginificently and no one misses a beat.

    This was a highly enjoyable show and had my wife and I talking about it all the way back to our hotel and then some. If in Sydney with a spare night do yourself a favour and go see AND JULIET - you wont regret it and the kids will love you for it if travelling as a family.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • NomTumYum
    Singapore, Singapore242 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watched Rocky Horror Night here. Beautiful experience. The theatre is quite small, but it is a nice little place- very centralized and convenient. The circle seats require a lot of steps climbing up and down during intermission etc. and is quite steep. Seats are a little tiny.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • qaatalia
    Sydney, Australia318 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I attended yesterday's matinee of Boomkak Panto and it was terrific. Just the sort of play for Christmas time. The actors were very good and were obviously enjoying themselves as well as working hard during dance sequences etc. Highly recommended if you just want a fun time. But be aware - it closes 23 December!
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • Paul L
    Hallam, Australia958 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw several bands here over the years in the theatres old guise and have been once after the revamp.

    The theatre has been a staple for decades - many Sydney residents will recall having seen bands here down the years. The place is on a main road and there are a mass of eateries nearby for pre or after show food and drink options. If you are coming by public transport then there is a train station not far away.

    The place itself looks a lot classier than the fairly dated situation previously. It's a lot brighter the sound seemed OK on my one post-refurb visit. Finding your seat is easy and even at the back I had an OK view.
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • Kaz M
    Sans Souci, Australia524 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fabulous day and return visit for me. i introduced a friend to this theatre.
    The theatre is very well positioned for a memorable day, where you can grab lunch/wine or ice cream. The choices around are amazing with great atmosphere.
    The theatre is easily accessible and great to get in and out quickly.
    Plenty of natural light and lots happy people around.
    The show we watched was Oracle and it was amazing. The final day of showing and a great day indeed.
    Written 8 July 2023
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  • RonWamberal
    Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best attribute of the STC is the wide diversity of shows and theatre; you can be guaranteed that every performance you see is different to the last. Loved the Wharf Review, such and intellect and cut through of the events of the year whilst Cosi was unique in its own way.
    I didn't enjoy it but that's a personal thing, had wanted to see it for over 20 years but always missed out. I can understand the background to it and why others love it, just not my thing. But again, that's why the STC is important, it caters for a variety of tastes and interests.
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • qaatalia
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Urinetown - don't be put off by the name! This musical is a very enjoyable romp! The cast are all wonderful, giving 110% all the time. (They must be exhausted at the end of the show). If you just want some light entertainment, see the show. It ends on 5 February.
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • Takeahat
    Springwood, Australia311 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Music program has something for everyone and always well presented and organised. Central location in the CBD with easy access to public transport. Mobility accessible. Bars open prior to performances offering drinks/snacks. If looking for something more, BYO, as sandwich offerings limited and pricy ($13 for 4 slightly soggy sandwich rectangles).
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • qaatalia
    Sydney, Australia318 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wharf Revue is on and up to its usual tricks. No-one is spared be it Pride & Prejudice, The Outlaws of Sherwood, a bit of Kevin, Albo, ScoMo, even Putin and Biden.
    As always, Drew Forsythe is wonderful taking on different personas, ably supported by Jonathan Biggins, Mandy Bishop (love her Jacqui Lambie) et al.
    Thoroughly entertaining, til 10 December
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • Tee J
    Windsor, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This converted church in Kent Street has been the home for this semi- professional play group for 80 years. I first visited in 1987, and when I returned in 2023, I was very relieved at how little had changed (even retained that conforting mustiness of old libraries that is now typically obliterated by confected signature scents).
    Watched “A Streetcar Named Desire”- the powerful acting the intimate venue, and the pared down sets alluded to a time before AI, CGI, and Netflix - and this was again the case with “Love Letters” this year.
    Those at the front of house have also been actors on previous productions and are keen to share anecdotes and chat.
    “There are no strangers - just friends we haven’t met yet” reflects the bonhomie of this gem of a venue.
    With plans well advanced to move to a new venue in the inner west (the church has been sold for commercial development), there is a limited time to experience a truly unique and affordable theatrical experience.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • valerie s
    Sydney, Australia196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this show, very funny and some extremely talented comedians and performers. Not for the prudish or those easily offended but we loved it.
    Written 24 September 2023
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  • K will travel
    Newcastle, Australia264 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to see the Teskey Brothers last night @ the Metro. Haven't been there for years. What a great set up! Tiered standing room, floor @ stage front & balcony areas to view. Great lighting & thought the sound was excellent. Teskey Bros has a 7 peice band with horn, percussion, string, keyboard & vocal and the clarity was clear & balanced. We were on the first tier standing & we were really happy there. The bar offered quick turn around service with a limited but okay range of bevies. It was packed inside the venue & ,@ times , a bit stuffy but the aircon was ramped up mid performance & conditions greatly improved. Security was good & friendly too so the vibe is relaxed & fun for all.The very sticky floor helps you keep your spot!😉
    Written 30 October 2019
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