Sydney theatre in October

Here's what and who to check out on Sydney stages this spring – and where to find 'em
Tina Arena, EVITA
Photograph: Jeff Busby

It's a big month of blockbusters around Sydney, with EvitaJersey Boys and The Book of Mormon all going strong. And as the weather starts to warm up, now's a great time to get outdoors and experience the Pop-up Globe.

Otherwise it’s a case of ongoing seasons – so check out our latest theatre reviews to see what we’re loving (and not-so-loving).

Recommended: How to score cheap theatre tickets in Sydney.


Theatre, Musicals

Jersey Boys

icon-location-pin Capitol Theatre, Haymarket

When Jersey Boys won four Tony Awards in 2006, it changed the shape of commercial musical theatre worldwide. Between it and the runaway success of 1999’s Mamma Mia, the jukebox musical had critical acclaim and a new degree of artistic legitimacy.

Time Out says
Theatre, Musicals

The Book of Mormon

icon-location-pin Sydney Lyric, Darling Harbour

In 2011, when The Book of Mormon first opened in New York City, it was a risky bet. It’s notoriously difficult for original shows to survive on Broadway and a parody of religious fervour, packed with anarchic, puerile humour, written by ‘the South Park guys’, Trey Parker and Matt Stone? Not a sure thing.

Time Out says

Mainstage theatre

Theatre, Performance art

A Midnight Visit

icon-location-pin A Midnight Visit warehouse, St Peters

The mysterious and macabre works of Edgar Allan Poe are scary enough when they're just on a page, but what happens when they burst to life across two storeys and more than 30 rooms in an abandoned Newtown warehouse?

Julius Caesar Bell Shakespeare 2018 feat Kenneth Ransom hero shot
Photograph: Supplied

Julius Caesar

icon-location-pin Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your ears: Bell Shakespeare is hoping to jolt us out of complacency with its new production of Julius Caesar. 

Feather in the Web
Photograph: Brett Boardman
Theatre, Drama

The Feather in the Web

icon-location-pin SBW Stables Theatre - Griffin Theatre Company, Darlinghurst

This unpredictable take on romantic infatuation and personal discovery takes on our obsession with coupledom and career climbing.

Looking for something a little less dramatic?