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The State Theatre

Address: 49 Market St Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9373 6852
Email: admin@statetheatre.com.au

Tags: romantic atmosphere, drama, contemporary, comedy, cabaret, australian, tapas, classical, good for groups

Sydney's premier setting for a wide range of functions, performances and events has got to be the State Theatre. It is definitely Sydney's most versatile event and entertainment venue which offers a mix of the old and the new making it the choice venue for a wide variety of events. The building itself is truly unique and magnificent even when it is over 70 years old.

The National Trust of Australia has recognized the State Theatre’s importance and has classified the theatre as ’’a building of great historical significance and high architectural quality, the preservation of which is regarded as essential to our heritage.’’

The State Theatre has different levels and places which offers a variety of choice where once can match which space better suits a certain function or event. The Grand Assembly or Auditorium is the prefect venue for those who aim extravagance or a grand statement. Constructed in 1929, the 2000 seat Auditorium is the State Theatre’s heart and soul captivating generations with its incredible architecture and heavenly design. The inspirational design of the theatre has earned it the title, ’’Palace of Dreams.’’

Rare and significant artworks and fixtures can be found inside the auditorium’s Dress Circle gallery featuring important Australian artists like Charles Wheeler and William Dobell. The Auditorium is also home of the famous Koh-I-Nor cut crystal chandelier. It is the second largest in the world which weighs about four tonnes.

The Statement is a new classy venue underneath the State Theatre. The Statement Bar and Statement Lounge can be found here complete with boutique beverages, State style tapas and contemporary cocktails. It is the perfect place for an after work drink or for meeting friends and colleagues or for one’s next great event.

The theatre has been the perfect place for hosting cocktail receptions, dinners, luncheons, conferences, fashion shows, product launches, Christmas parties, awards nights, staff briefings, annual general meetings, wedding ceremonies and even receptions. The theater’s highly trained and experienced staff are there to make sure your stay is smooth and worthwhile.

The State Theatre is without doubt a truly magnificent and unique building.

Its importance has been recognised by The National Trust of Australia that has classified it as "a building of great historical significance and high architectural quality, the preservation of which is regarded as essential to our heritage".

Alongside other Sydney icons, the State Theatre occupies a magical place in the hearts and minds of generations of its patrons. For over 70 years it has enchanted and captivated all those who have used and continue to use its surroundings and facilities.

Since opening in 1929, this 2000 seat venue has been owned and operated by the Greater Union Organisation, part of the AHL group of companies. The inspirational design of architect Henry White fuses eclectic elements of Gothic, Italian and Art deco design to produce an exquisite theatre, which can truly be described as a "Palace of Dreams".

The State Theatre is without doubt Sydney's most versatile entertainment and event venue. Offering a sublime mixture of the traditional and contem- porary, it is the venue of choice for discerning clients wishing to host a wide range of events.

The total refurbishment of the lower levels into an entertainment area has served to increase with theatre's appeal and capability. Clients now have an even greater choice to seamlessly match a space to a particular function or event.

If you're seeking a venue for a grand or lavish statement, the theatre proper is without peer. Steeped in tradition and featuring spellbinding interiors, The Grand Assembly or Auditorium can provide an unforgettable backdrop to your particular event.

Nestled beneath the State Theatre is Sydney’s stylish new venue, Statement. Incorporating Statement Bar and Statement Lounge, the sleek modern design is perfectly complemented by boutique beverages, contemporary cocktails and State style tapas. Intertwining ambient background music with fresh and funky sounds, Statement evokes a relaxed atmosphere that is the ideal setting for your next event or perfect place to have a drink after work and meet up with friends and colleagues.

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