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The Bodyguard musical is coming to Australia
Children of the ’80s rejoice! For 2017 is looking to be a vintage season of musical versions of your favourite films – including the freshly announced tour...
Everything you need to know about the Australian Ballet in 2017
The Australian Ballet have announced their 2017 season – and the big news for ballet lovers is that David McAllister’s opulent production of The Sleeping...
Leah Purcell on messing with an Aussie classic at Belvoir
Anyone who has seen Leah Purcell perform understands why she’s often described as a “force of nature”. She’s the woman who can chew up the stage playing...
Muriel's Wedding The Musical is coming!
There’s no two ways about it: the biggest news in Sydney Theatre Company’s 2017 season announcement is that the company will be adapting ’90s Australian...
Griffin Theatre Company 2017: who and what's on stage
Griffin Theatre Company have launched their 2017 season – and the good news is: it’s diverse (in genre, subjects, talent) and has great talent on board...
Belvoir's 2017 season of theatre just dropped, is wild
Belvoir are the first of the major Sydney theatre companies out of the gate with a 2017 season launch (Griffin Theatre Company announce on Monday evening;...
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Sydney Opera House
This Australian icon sits on Bennelong Point and is Sydney’s premiere venue for classical and contemporary music, opera, theatre and dance. As peaceful as it looks now, the House had a controversial beginning: while it was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, by the time the building was completed in 1973 its architect had been fired. Many have pondered the building’s design over the years, comparing it variously to shells, waves and even a family of swans. Utzon never revealed his vision, only that it involved spheres. The Opera House offers different tours that allow you to get intimate with the building, including some hosted in different languages and full ‘experience' packages. If you don't feel like shelling out, it's still free to sit on the steps for a quick lunch and walk by the water and gaze in marvel at those 1,056,000 pearly, self-cleaning Swedish tiles. Where to eat and drink near Sydney Opera House For the ultimate Opera House dining experience, book a pre-theatre dinner at Bennelong, or just pop in for a drink and a snack at the raw and cultured bar. Check out the Opera Kitchen, a harbourfront dining area that features a host of Sydney food identities including John Susman. Meander around to Bulletin Place for cocktails. Later in the evening kick the glamour up a notch at Hemmesphere and enjoy matched cigars and more cocktails into the morning. Backstage tour With access into areas normally reserved for stars and their minders, this tour will have y
Sydney Theatre Company
It’s Andrew’s final season, so one might expect him to throw caution to the winds and get some wish-list i tems out of the way. Overall it’s a rather demure season as far as Big Names, with the exception of Rose Byrne, who will be fronting Andrew’s production of David Mamet’sSpeed-the-Plow. But there’s plenty of top shelf local thesp talent – like Robyn Nevin, Sarah Peirse and Helen Thomson; and there are actors made popular on screen returning to the STC stage – including Lisa McCune, Ryan Corr, John Howard and Lachy Hulme. But there's no William Hurt, Phillip Seymour Hoffman or Steven Soderbergh. And we’ll miss Hugo, Rox and Cate. The big international star of the season is British director Rupert Goold (Enron, Macbeth), now artistic director of London’s Almeida Theatre. He’ll be bringing his hit West End production of Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III to Sydney. Also heading down under from the UK are 1927, with their take on the Golem myth. For an Australian classic, we get Louis Nowra’s Golden Age; for new work, there are premieres by Sue Smith (Kryptonite), Angela Betzien (The Dark Room), and a portmanteau of new works by emerging playwrights Melissa Bubnic, Michele Lee, Nakkiah Lui and Debra Thomas – with a fifth from veteran Hannie Rayson. The Secret River, arguably Cate and Andrew’s greatest programming achievement in their tenure, returns. For new international work: besides King Charles III from the UK, Upton is bringing Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, from the
Each year this western Sydney cultural hub hosts an exciting programme of theatre, dance, opera, circus, musicals and solo shows. The theatre is also a NT Live screening venue, so throughout the year you can catch London's National Theatre productions screened live in HD. Visit the Riverside Theatres website for the full 2014 program.
Worth visiting for the space alone, Carriageworks is the latest incarnation of the Eveleigh Rail Yards. Built in the 1880s, its cavernous interiors are faithfully preserved, giving it a limitlessness very different from the plush cocoons of most theatres. With a program of large-scale theatre, dance and installation works, and as a host of the experimental and cross-disciplinary theatre company Performance Space, Sydney Chamber Opera and Moogahlin Performing Arts, Carriageworks is gaining a reputation as the venue for the most progressive Sydney drama, dance and art.
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10 experiences you can have in Sydney if you speak French
France is one of those destinations that seems to be on everybody’s bucket list. But of course, Belgium, Canada, and Australia’s nearby neighbour New Caledonia are French-speaking as well. And given how many French words permeate English discourse, being able to pronounce them accurately gives one hell of a classy impression. All are great reasons to enrol in a French class at the Alliance Française this spring, but they’re not the only reasons. The ten Sydney experiences below are ones that only Francophones can enjoy (although admittedly enthusiastic beginners can get something out of most of them too). So if you want to get in on the Gallic action, classes at the Alliance Française (in the CBD or Chatswood) start at $18 an hour – and Time Out readers can get a 10 per cent discount when purchasing a course on the website and entering the discount code FRENCHYTIMEOUT. All teachers are native French speakers and use the latest technology and teaching methods, with an average of just 12 students per class. The new round of courses starts on October 24, and includes easy-going courses, intensive courses, beginners, refreshers and kids’ courses, and even private tuition.
O Bar & Dining's new range of natural cocktails
O Bar & Dining are the latest to blaze the trail of 'au naturel' cocktails. Sugary cocktails are passé; these days it's more about the good stuff. We’re talking cocktails using natural ingredients, healthy sugar alternatives and ripe seasonal produce. Basically, treating yourself but without the guilt. Chef, Michael Moore, has teamed up with the bar crew to create a menu of hedonistic but health-conscious summer cocktails, using the same process that chefs use to develop new dishes. The O team have tasted, smelt and blended ingredients to create unique pairings of traditional and contemporary flavours. Try Healthy Culture – sweet, ripe melon with fennel tips, fair trade quinoa vodka, woodland honey and wild lime kombucha. Or Trail Mix, a pistachio crème and toasted almond cocktail made with honey bourbon, Turkish dates, nutmeg, ginger and clove bitters and walnut liqueur. Then there's Japan in Bloom, a pomegranate and ruby grapefruit cocktail made with Kakubin Japanese whisky, blossom water, wild rose and Peychaud bitters. And really, is there any better way to enjoy a cocktail than perched on the 47th floor of Australia Square with ever-unfolding 360° views?
30 days of Food Porn with Deliveroo
How many of Sydney's most food porn-worthy dishes have you tried? Food delivery service Deliveroo has teamed up with Food Porn to launch 30 Days of Food Porn, a project that presents a feast for the eyes daily by highlighting a menu item a day from the best restaurants Australia-wide. Every day, the dish of the day will be featured in a series of videos on Deliveroo and Food Porn. The best part is, for thirty days only foodies will be able to order the food porn they see on 30 Days of Food Porn and have it delivered direct to your doorstep exclusively by Deliveroo for a limited time. Plenty of Sydney restaurants will have their dishes unveiled over the 30 Days of Food Porn, so keep an eye out for: Bloody Mary's, Jamie's Italian, China Diner, Brooklyn Depot, Mamasan, Mary's, Hunter and Barrel, Bare Grill, Mojo & Bar Ume. To find out more visit the Deliveroo Facebook page.
New healthy breakfast menu at Saké Jr
Summer is just around the corner and we all know how hard it is to stick to seasonal diets. So, to help you out, Saké Jr have created a new healthy breakfast menu that'll guarantee you keep any healthy eating pledge. The new menu features a ‘build your own brekkie bowl’ option; a gluten-free signature breakfast bowl, bao buns with scrambled eggs and bacon, fresh pressed juices, blended smoothies with protein shots and ice bonacci ko-hi (coffee). Build your own brekkie bowl for $9 with your choice of protein – scrambled egg whites, scrambled eggs, bacon, Japanese hash browns, edamame fried rice or crisp pork belly; and toppings – tofu, spring onions, kimchi, pickled Japanese cucumber, shiitake mushrooms and more. if you don’t know where to start, try the signature brekkie bowl which includes smashed avocado, onsen tamago poached egg, Japanese hash browns and bok choy. Or try some of the other Saké Jr favourites – hot soy milk porridge, Okinawa sugar banana bread, berry and yuzu muesli or a Japanese acai bowl. The new menu is now available at Saké Jr at both Pitt Street, Sydney and Bourke St, Melbourne.