Walsh Bay area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Walsh Bay

Outdoor seating area at The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
Photograph: David Cheng

The harbour-side theatre district is home to Sydney cultural institutions Sydney Theatre Company,Sydney Dance CompanyBangarra Dance Theatreand ATYP. So if you've snagged theatre tickets in Sydney, there’s a good chance you’re heading inside the award-winning warehouse conversions of heritage-listed ironbark timber piers which house the precinct’s many stages.

Hot pre-show dinner tickets include Café Sopra,Ventuno Pizzeria or the bustling Theatre Bar at the end of the Wharf. On the weekend, wind around Dawes Point to the Rocks and peruse the Rocks Weekend Market. The stalls pedal tourist-friendly wares, like bush honey, locally blown glass and Aussie landmark-focused art. And if you haven’t done it yet, hotfoot it up to Cumberland Street and into a grey jumpsuit and take on tourist must-see BridgeClimb.