Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Lyric Theatre
The Lyric's programme of shows range from the high-brow to the child-friendly, and its well-designed interior means everyone can see the stage.
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Powerful, spellbinding and raw, Australia's first and finest Aboriginal dance company Bangarra has thrived under the artistic direction of Stephen Page, who has led the theatre of 14 dancers since 1991.
CarriageWorks
Built inside the old Eveleigh Rail Yards, an important piece of Australia's industrial history during the 19th-century, CarriageWorks is an impressive, multi-venue centre focused on contemporary art and culture.
Firstdraft
This non-profit, artist-run studio is managed entirely by volunteers and practising artists.
At Perry Lane
For an art fix washed down with a coffee and a sandwich, wander down to At Perry Lane.
Rushcutters Bay Park
Whether you're a jogger or a pram-pusher, Rushcutters Bay Park offers plenty of space in which to relax beneath the glorious Australian sun.
Australian Museum
Calling all culture vultures; the Australian Museum may just be the ticket for you.
Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre is a wonderful example of the glamour associated with going to the theatre in the 1930s - a glance around will immediately conjure up theatregoing Sydneysiders trussed up in their feather boa finery.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Lush green gardens in the middle of a city such as Sydney? You bet, in the fabulously floral form of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Art Gallery of NSW
With its façade flanked by elegant Greek columns, the Art Gallery of NSW stands at the foot of The Domain - beautiful parklands only a few minutes away from the city-centre.
Chalk Horse
Blink and you could easily miss Chalk Horse - a hidden contemporary art gallery exhibiting an eclectic array of mostly Australian artists.
Sydney Opera House
It goes without saying that Jørn Utzon's sail shaped structure is one of the most famous buildings in the world - if not one of the 20th-century's greatest buildings, but there's a whole lot more going on aside from swooning sopranos.
Sydney Theatre
With the luminescent-skinned Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton as artistic directors, the marvellous Sydney Theatre is Sydney's epicentre for stage magic.
Museum of Contemp. Art
MOCCA is a small, but internationally respected, gallery with a mandate to showcase and support Canadian artists from the obscure to the established.
Brett Whiteley
Known for his classic Australiana images of the bush and blue waters of Sydney Harbour, Brett Whiteley was one of Australia's most iconic artists.
State Theatre
Preserved by The National Trust of Australia, this gorgeous old 2,000-seat theatre has fabulous acoustics and smacks of old-world glamour.
Sydney Dance Company
A contemporary dance collective, the SDC has been wowing Australians and global audiences for a few decades.
Centennial Park
As oasis of calm amid an urban jungle, Centennial Park is the hub of Sydney's green scene.
Street Art on Cockatoo Island
Urban street art project among the docks of Cockatoo Island...
White Rabbit
Part-gallery, part-teahouse, the White Rabbit houses an astonishing amount of contemporary Chinese art - thought to be the world's largest and most significant collection.

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