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State Theatre

The State Theatre is one of the classiest theatres in Sydney; think dress circles, a colossal Koh-I-Nor cut crystal chandelier (the second largest on earth) and a dramatic, Moulin Rouge-esque scarlet curtain. A fusion of Gothic, Italian and Art Deco design, the sweeping staircase, ballroom and gold domed ceilings are enchanting and put a nudge of romance into a night out at the theatre – you may even be inspired to dust off the elbow-length gloves and smoking jacket. Since the 1930s, the stage of this grand old dame has hosted stars like Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Bette Midler and Shirley Bassey; these days it hosts musicals, burlesque and even international comedy acts like Arj Barker. Shows are strictly for seated audiences only – which means no moshing.

49 Market Street,
+61 2 9373 6655
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