One of Sydney's favourite and busiest theatre venues – the Wharf – is closed for renovations for all of 2019. It's fine to have a little cry (we did) but when you dry your eyes you'll see just how much is happening over the course of the year. Here's everything you'll want tickets to – whether they're for you or a special gift for a committed theatre lover.
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Major companies in 2019
It's a super starry year at the city's biggest theatre company, with appearances from Rebel Wilson, Mia Wasikowska, Hugo Weaving, Celia Pacquola, Pamela Rabe, Zahra Newman, Nakkiah Lui, Toby Schmitz, Hunter Page-Lochard and Caroline Brazier.
The much loved company is kicking off its 2019 season with its biggest show yet, before settling in for another year of new local and international plays.
The "home of new Australian writing" will continue to punch above its weight in 2019, with another season of brand new plays.
Our national opera company is continuing its digital revolution with a whole bunch of high-tech operas, including one that will bring Brett Whiteley's artworks to life.
Next year is all about new work at the Australian Ballet, with just a handful of old favourites returning.
In its sixth year, Sydney's home of musical theatre and cabaret is continuing to grow.
Best of the rest
Sydney loves a triple threat, and plenty of them pass through our theatres on a monthly basis.
Sydney Festival artistic director Wesley Enoch has a background making theatre, so it's no surprise that his line-up is packed with theatrical goodies.