State Theatre

Sydney Film Festival moves to August for 2021 season only

February 18, 2021

After a successful Summer Season at the State Theatre and a sold-out Wong Kar Wai retrospective, Sydney Film Festival is excited to announce the 68th edition will take place 18-29 August 2021. The shift will allow the Festival to continue to include films from major international festivals (in addition to Australia’s best new feature films […]

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Live Review: An Evening With The Punch Brothers – State Theatre, Melbourne, (16.07.19)

July 18, 2019

While Australia fancies in the upcoming Splendour In The Grass and the indie/pop music it brings with it, folk guns and Grammy award winners; The Punch Brothers have snuck in under the radar to put on a memorable evening. The group made up of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, banjoist Noam Pikelny, double bassist […]

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Comedy Review: Conan O’Brien takes aim at Sydney’s Lock Out Laws as he makes his Australian debut

February 21, 2019

Last night, US late night talk show host Conan O’Brien hit the stage in Sydney, accompanied by a few of his “Australian Friends”, in what was (incredibly) the comedian’s first ever stage shows outside of North America. His TV show band “The Basic Cable Trio” opened the show, while cameras were held notably in the […]

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Theatre Review: In The Mood leaves you swinging & singing as you’re taken (a)back

October 28, 2018

In the Mood is a revue show celebrating the music, fashion and dance from the 1940s. Younger audiences may be unfamiliar with the big band tunes and jazz era songs. But for the older crowd, this music is a part of the fabric of their childhoods and the stuff their parents used to listen to. […]

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Live Review: Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated brings nostalgic club vibes to Sydney’s State Theatre

August 23, 2017

Live orchestra club music experiences – be they film, video game, or pop music –  seem to have become the hottest ticket in town. As the traditional audience for classical orchestra instrumentation performances peters out, and orchestras struggle with relevance and sponsorship, they have found a way to reach new, younger consumers of their product: […]

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Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and David Wenham attend the Australian premiere of Lion

December 22, 2016

The star-studded cast of the acclaimed new film Lion hit the red carpet in Sydney earlier this week, a month out from its cinematic release here in Australia. Aussies Nicole Kidman and David Wenham were joined at the State Theatre in Sydney by follow actor at star Dev Patel, the film’s director Garth Davis as […]

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Live Review: Jake Bugg + Blossoms – State Theatre, Sydney (26.07.16)

July 28, 2016

The weather is a little chilly and blustery, winter is still lingering but Splendour In The Grass season always brings with it a bounty of warm sideshows. Tonight’s British bout would feature young whipper snappers Blossoms opening for the eternally young looking Jake Bugg. The State Theatre was an intriguing but adequate choice of venue for the […]

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Theatre Review: Cinderella – The Pantomime – State Theatre, Sydney (performances until 17 July 2016)

July 3, 2016

Watching Cinderella – The Pantomime was like stepping into a wonderful world of magic where your inner child could run free. This panto is the third one to be brought to Australia by Bonnie Lythgoe Productions and it looks poised to follow in the success of Snow White and Aladdin. Cinderella was ultimately a light […]

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Live Review: Sufjan Stevens – The State Theatre, Sydney (23.02.16)

February 25, 2016

For most people here, this isn’t the first time they’ve seen the enigma that is Sufjan Stevens; some – like myself – experienced his soul-crushing live show last year at the Sydney Opera House, others are seasoned veterans, having joined the Sufjan train many moons ago upon his release of highly acclaimed album Seven Swans. Regardless […]

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Comedy Review: Dawn French in Thirty Million Minutes – State Theatre, Sydney (Touring Australia through 7th April 2016)

February 4, 2016

Dawn French has been alive for approximately thirty million minutes (that’s 58 years) and over the course of her two hour performance she is determined to let the audience in on what she’s learnt – as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a woman. Incorporating an ever changing screen backdrop and a […]

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Ballet Review: Sleeping Beauty – Russian National Ballet Theatre (Australian Tour)

October 15, 2015

To me going to the ballet is more than watching a dance performance, it’s about the whole experience of the evening. The dancing is important of course, but there is this feeling- the excited little girls bouncing eagerly around their mothers and the groups of girlfriends (both young and old) all dressed up and walking […]

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Disney’s Cinderella to have an exclusive season at Sydney’s iconic State Theatre

February 11, 2015

Disney fans will have the opportunity to experience an advanced screening of the new Cinderella film in style – at the beautiful, iconic State Theatre in Sydney on the 19 – 25th of March, 2015. “This event is an opportunity for audiences to experience movie magic in Sydney’s majestic State Theatre,” said David Seargeant who […]

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