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The Star

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The Star

Time Out says

Sydney's famous entertainment destination attracts fans of fine food, gaming and premium shopping

Opened in 1997, the casino formerly known as Star City had a massive revamp in 2011. The $870 million facelift saw the building given a new glass façade facing harborside, five new signature restaurants – Black Bar and Grill, Balla, Sokyo, Momofuku Seibo and The Century – which act as the flagships of the ongoing full renovation of the space from gambling palace to all-in-one entertainment hub.

Many of the classic venues remain, including the Sydney Lyric, however a new Star Event Centre is now open catering to international performers, intimate concerts, conferences, exhibitions and functions. There's also a revamped luxury hotel with spa. Watch sports at the 24/7 Sports Bar and catch live music at their in-house venue Rock Lily.


80 Pyrmont St
Opening hours:
24 hours

What’s on

An Evening With Shaquille O’Neal

  • Talks and discussions

For the first time in over 20 years, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal will be heading to Australia as part of a two-day talking tour dubbed 'An Evening With Shaquille O’Neal'. In partnership with La Trobe Financial, the four-time NBA championship winner and Hall of Famer will be speaking at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on Thursday 25 August 2022 and The Star Centre in Sydney on Friday 26 August 2022. The beloved NBA champion and business mogul will be sharing his tips for success, offering unplugged and uncensored conversations about his life, and touching on many unspoken moments throughout his decorated career on and off the court. Standing at well over two meters tall, O’Neal was a formidable force during his 19-year career for six teams, winning the NBA Rookie of the Year before going on to win four championships and becoming a 15-time All Star and NBA MVP. More recently being selected to be in NBA 75th Anniversary team alongside the greatest players in the league’s history. The sports legend later earned a PhD in Leadership and Education and used his newfound knowledge to give back to the community through various philanthropic programs. O’Neal has also successfully branched out into the restaurant business among other lucrative business ventures, to gather an estimated $400m net worth. Between his work as a sports analyst, and business mogul he has also been DJ-ing around the world at the biggest music festivals under the moniker ‘DJ DIESEL”, and he also has four rap al

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