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Sydney Lyric Theatre

  • Theatre
  • Darling Harbour
  1. Sydney Lyric 2019 supplied image
    Photograph: Damien Ford
  2. Sydney Lyric 2019 supplied image
    Photograph: Damien Ford
  3. Sydney Lyric 2019 supplied image
    Photograph: Damien Ford

Time Out says

This 2000-seat theatre, part of The Star casino, is one of Sydney's homes for big-budget, glossy musical theatre. In recent years, it's hosted productions including Matilda, The Book of Mormon and Strictly Ballroom, and the blockbuster Hamilton.

The theatre opened in 1997 but underwent a major renovation in 2017, which brought the dress circle and grand circle closer to the stage and made the whole theatre feel significantly more intimate. It's owned and operated by Foundation Theatres, which is also behind the Capitol Theatre.

Written by
Ben Neutze


The Star
Pirrama Rd
Opening hours:
Box office Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

What’s on

& Juliet

  • Musicals

This is it, this is the big one! If you’ve been hungry for a fresh new blockbuster musical to land on the Sydney stage, we have great news for you. After a massive five-star debut in Melbourne, the West End and Broadway hit & Juliet is finally coming to Sydney. The production will be calling the Sydney Lyric Theatre home from February 27 thanks to Australian producer Michael Cassel. This empowering feel-good show flips the script on the so-called greatest love story ever told, remixing Shakespeare’s ode to star-crossed lovers to imagine a world where Juliet Capulet’s story doesn’t end with sacrificing herself for her first love (that’s Romeo Montague, if you’re not following) – with a bunch of pop bangers and slick dance routines thrown in. The all-star Aussie cast is led by Lorinda May Merrypor in the title role, a proud Aboriginal and South Sea Islander woman with "faultless" vocals that will send a shivver down your spine. Check out a sneak peek of what you're in store for in this official video of her cover of Britney Spears' bop 'Baby One More Time': Australian music industry legend Rob Mills holds the quill as Shakespeare, and music theatre icon Amy Lehpamer tries to rewrite the narrative as his wife Anne. Rounding out the principal cast, the legendary Casey Donovan belts it out as Angélique; Broadway, West End and Australian music theatre star Hayden Tee is Lance; and rising star Blake Appelqvist (the heartthrob of Fangirls and The Lovers) steps up as bad boy Romeo,

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