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The Phantom of the Opera in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s 2022 production of The Phantom of the Opera at Mrs Macquaries Point.
Photograph: Opera Australia/Hamilton Lund

Sydney theatre in April

Here's what and who to check out on Sydney stages this month – and where to find 'em

Alannah Maher
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Time Out editors
Alannah Maher

Autumn might be upon us, but that doesn't mean you should stay inside. Opera Australia's outdoor production of The Phantom of the Opera is a five-star hit, no matter rain, hail or shine (OK, probably not hail). But if you prefer the luxury of four walls and a roof, or your pockets just aren't quite deep enough for the hottest tickets in town, there's still plenty to see around the city: Sydney Theatre Company is bringing back its blockbuster The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Darlinghurt Theatre is pushing buttons with Stay Woke, for example. And if you're in desperate need of a good laugh, the Sydney Comedy Festival is back in town this month too.

RECOMMENDED: How to score cheap theatre tickets in Sydney.


Comedy, cabaret and magic

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If you're partial to a spellbinding spectacle, you don’t need to head to Vegas. You can see top-quality magic right here in Sydney, courtesy of Bruce Glen, the Gentleman Magician, who has been enchanting and amazing audiences every weekend for over five years with his Magical Soirées. Get dressed up in your finest cocktail outfit and brace yourself for an intimate evening of magical surprises “for adults – but not necessarily grown-ups”. Guests are greeted with Champagne and gourmet canapés, before experiencing an evening of world-class magic and captivating Australian stories.

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