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Sydney Theatre Company

The Wharf theatres on Pier 4 - a heritage wharf building with colourful timber cladding, with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

Why go there

The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) presents twelve plays each year, offering audiences a mix of Australian works, lively interpretations of the classics and the best of new international writing.

The company performs at three iconic Sydney locations:

  • Its home-base theatre The Wharf on Pier 4
  • The nearby Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay
  • The magnificent Sydney Opera House, where the STC is the resident theatre company.

Don't miss

  • Touch tours of the stage are held before each audio described performance for patrons with vision impairment to help capture the action and atmosphere of a performance.

Access for all

Access Summary

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Getting around

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision access

The Wharf on Pier 4

Wharf 1 and Wharf 2 theatres are located on Pier 4, Hickson Road Walsh Bay. The access point is via an overbridge from Pottinger Street to the loading dock area. Access must be arranged by calling the STC Box Office on + 61 2 9250 1777 at least 24 hours before the performance.

Level access is available at Wharf 1 and Wharf 2 theatres where a lift conveys wheelchair patrons to their seating.

Unisex accessible toilets for Wharf 1 and Wharf 2 theatres are at the northern end of Pier 4.

Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay

Wheelchair access to Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay is via the main entrance on Hickson Road. The lift is located just opposite the cloakroom on ground level.

Accessible seating is available in both Stalls and Circle, please contact the STC Box Office on + 61 2 9250 1777 to organise. Access to both Stalls and Circle is via the lift in the Sydney Theatre foyer.

Unisex accessible toilets are on the ground floor and the dress circle levels of the foyer.

Sydney Opera House

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Performances

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Access performances are listed in the Season Brochure on the Sydney Theatre Company website.

Infrared hearing enhancement systems and headsets are available in all STC theatres.

Some performances are captioned, when on-stage dialogue is shown on a specially designed LED display in real time.

Selected performances are interpreted in Auslan sign language.

Patrons with vision impairments may request front row seats at the time of booking. Some shows with audio description are relayed via infrared headsets.

Guide dogs are welcome in all theatres and an aisle seat can be reserved - please advise staff when booking. Staff will explain any stage effects that might affect the dog's comfort.

Eating out

Each of the STC's three venues has a range of options for eating out. Try The Wharf Restaurant located at the end of Pier 4 at Walsh Bay, the Hickson Road Bistro at the Sydney Theatre, or at one of the many restaurants and bars at and near the Sydney Opera House.

How to get there

Public transport

The Wharf, Sydney Theatre and the Sydney Opera House are within 20 minutes walking distance from the Circular Quay transport hub, which is serviced by ferries, buses and trains.

Parking

On-street, dedicated accessible parking spaces are located outside the theatres.

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The Wharf theatres on Pier 4 - a heritage wharf building with colourful timber cladding, with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

Access Summary

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision accessAudio descriptionHearing augmentationSign language interpretationClosed captions

Contact Details

Address:
The Wharf, Pier 4
Hickson Road,
Walsh Bay NSW 2000

Phone: + 61 2 9250 1777 (Box Office)

Email:
boxoffice@sydneytheatre.com.au (bookings)
mail@sydneytheatre.com.au (general enquiries)

Website:
Sydney Theatre Company
(www.sydneytheatre.com.au)

Opening hours

Check performance times.

Price

Varies according to performances.

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