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The IMAX Theatre Sydney in Darling Harbour

IMAX Theatre, Cockle Bay Wharf

Why go there

The IMAX Theatre Sydney in Darling Harbour uses the IMAX film system, the largest film format in the world. With crystal clear images, ten times larger than the traditional cinema format, and surround-sound system, Imax films are stunning to watch. You'll be able to see beautiful films screened either in 2D or 3D - with features such as Alice in Wonderland 3D to Avatar 3D and documentary-style such as Egypt 3D and Under the Sea 3D.

The theatre offers wheelchair seating and a hearing induction loop.

Don't miss

  • A changing program of great films.
  • A casual meal at one of the many cafes and restaurants at Darling Harbour. Check the IMAX web site for details on Food and Beverage deals.
  • Shopping at nearby harbourside or visiting one of the precinct's top attractions.

Access for all

Access Summary

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Getting around

Mobility access

Accessible entry via an automatic door and lift is on the city side (left of the steps at the main entry) of the IMAX building. An accessible unisex toilet is just around the corner from the lift. Take the lift to Level 2 to buy your tickets. Six wheelchair spaces are located in the back row; upon request, this number can be increased to 10. Wheelchair spaces can be booked by calling Duty Manager on +61 2 9213 1632.

IMAX Theatre access entry

IMAX Theatre access entry
Image: Patty Mazza

Other accessable features

Hearing augmentation

The IMAX has a hearing induction loop. There is no general subtitling.

How to get there

IMAX Theatre Sydney is centrally located at Darling Harbour, just a short stroll from Cockle Bay Wharf restaurants and Harbourside shopping precinct. From the city centre, stroll along Druitt Street to lifts that take you down to the promenade, very close to IMAX.

Public transport

Accessible public transport options are plentiful. Take a bus from Circular Quay, ferry from Circular Quay (access via floating pontoons), Matilda City Loop ferry from Circular Quay, light rail to Pyrmont Bay station or Paddy's Market Station or Monorail to Darling Harbour stations.


Dedicated access parking is available at car parks in the Convention Centre, Entertainment Centre and Harbourside. Discounted parking may be available by validating your parking ticket at IMAX. Check the "Park and save" tab on the website.


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IMAX Theatre, Cockle Bay Wharf

IMAX Theatre, Cockle Bay Wharf
Image: Patty Mazza

Access Summary

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Contact Details

31 Wheat Road
Darling Harbour

+ 61 2 9281 3300



Opening hours

Box Office opens at 9.45am and closes 15 minutes after the start of the last film on that day.


Check web site for specific session charges. IMAX Sydney accepts the Carer Companion Card.

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