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The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the leading museum of art in New South Wales and Sydney, and one of Australia's foremost cultural institutions. It holds significant collections of Australian, European and Asian art, and presents nearly forty exhibitions annually.
One of the most popular art museums in Australia, visited by over 1.3 million people annually, the Gallery is far more than just a destination for looking at pictures. It’s also a place to enjoy lectures and symposia, films, music and performances, meet friends for a meal or coffee in the cafe or restaurant, or browse in the Gallery Shop. Our range of access programs is aimed at engaging diverse audiences with different needs. And more than 100 000 students visit each year to take part in our engaging and stimulating education programs.
Orange Regional Gallery collects Australian paintings, drawings and prints since 1916. The intention is to build on the core strength of the Mary Turner collection - collecting only works that are perceived as fine works by artists likely to achieve importance in Australian art history.
The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) is the country\'s leading arts centre for the exhibition and publication of, and education in photo-based practice. It is also the longest running contemporary art space in Australia, with over 35 years of exhibiting experience.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia\\'s only museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world.
Visit our website at www.mca.com.au
The Powerhouse Museum, Australia\\'s largest and most popular museum, is located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Its unique and diverse collection of 385,000 objects spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration.
A visit to the Powerhouse Museum can include touch screen computers, audio phones, science experiments, virtual reality 3D theatres, extraordinary performances, films, highlight tours, fascinating lectures and public programs.
The IMAX Theatre Sydney in Darling Harbour uses the IMAX film system, which is the largest and most exciting film format in the world.
With crystal clear images, ten times larger than the traditional cinema format the IMAX film experience draws you in with pictures so real you want to touch them, so powerful you can feel them. The giant film frames offer far greater resolution than 35mm film and all existing digital cinema projection systems (including IMAX Corporation's own digital multiplex cinema IMAX systems).
The IMAX film experience takes an image rich in clarity and definition, throws it onto the world's biggest screen and wraps the viewer in digital surround sound.
The theatre screens films in 2D and 3D for a truly breathtaking movie going experience.
Come and see the unique World Butterfly Collection.
The collection also includes a variety of Moths, Beetles, Spiders, Scorpions and insects from South East Asia.
A collection for the enthusiast and curious alike.
Kart track prices are 10 mins - $30, 15 mins - $40, 20 mins - $50, 30 mins - $65, 1 hour - $110. Group discounts 10 karts x ½ hour - $600 and 10 karts x 1 hour $1,000.
Over the past 30 years, Sydney Opera House has worked to produce and present some of the finest national and international artists. Opera Australia has enriched our cultural life with exceptional opera over the past fifty years. One of the world’s finest orchestras, Sydney Symphony gives more than 100 performances each year at Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Theatre Company produces theatre of the highest standard that consistently illuminates, entertains and challenges. One of Australia’s flagship arts companies and one of the busiest ballet companies in the world. Every year this internationally renowned ensemble presents rousing performances to audiences around the world.
A key anchor attraction of the Hunter, Maitland Gaol has a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years. After housing some of Australia\\\\'s most hardened and notorious criminals, Maitland Gaol closed as a Correctional Institution in 1998.
The cell doors have now been swung open, with visitors invited to serve a small amount of time learning about the facility, past prisoners and daring escapes.
Open 7 days, Maitland Gaol offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in a world class self-guided audio tour. Additionally, themed-guided tours and torchlight tours by night are regularly available and are a great way to interpret this unique attraction. Only the brave can battle a group sleepover night.
The Gaol is also burgeoning as a venue of choice for special events.
With a history spanning over 150 years from 1847-1966, the Old Dubbo Gaol is a snap-shot in time of a bygone era. Home to a large display of animatronic models and holographic displays which provide a realistic and fascinating insight into the hardships of prison life.
Viewing this unique collection of 19th century buildings and artefacts, learning the stories of prison life, and entering the pitch blackness of the dark cell will be certain to send a chill up your spine. Old Dubbo Gaol also holds NSW’s only complete Hangman’s Kit, and a state of the art holographic exhibition which is based on the NSW Executioner Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard and the art of hanging.
For the kids; our exciting Super Sleuth Challenge and many school holiday activities are sure to keep the kids entertained.
Live theatrical performances which occur regularly are fantastic fun ways of getting a first-hand look at prisoners trying to escape.
Group bookings are also available for guided or self-guided tours.
Narrabri\\'s old gaol is part of an impressive complex of colonial government buildings which also includes the office of the court of petty sessions and the court house. The architect for this complex, James Barnet, also designed the Sydney General Post Office. The gaol opened in September 1882 and operated as such for exactly 100 years. It now provides an interesting insight to how things were in the past. The museum is housed in The Old Narrabri Gaol which is listed on the National Estate Register and classified by the National Trust. Exhibits are mounted in the cells, exercise yards and outbuildings. They consist mainly of historical items associated with life in the town of Narrabri and surrounding district.
Dirty Dick’s is Australia’s most popular Theatre Restaurant, having presented it’s distinctive nights of Medieval Old English fun and feasting to more than five million people, Australia wide, for more than 35 years.
Dirty Dick’s is a unique entertainment and dining concept set in a totally themed environment with a highly comical stage show, magnificent 3 course banquet, costumed serving staff, providing non stop interactive fun in true olden day tradition.
Sing-a-Long, Clap-a-Long and Laugh-a-Long as you experience the hilarious antics, madcap merrymaking and funtastic festivities of this unforgettable night.
2 hours of fully choreographed live comedy Rock N Roll theatre featuring some of Sydney's top entertainers & commedians Join Dr. Crazy & his rock n roll clones of soul on this rollercoaster ride that will leave you in stitches!
Frightnight Comedy Theatre Restaurant provides the people of Liverpool with ghoulishly good entertainment and fantastic food and drink.
Guests are invited to come and partake in a night of frights and freaks where the only thing assured is good food, drink and comedy.
Dine in our restaurant and treat yourself to our Halloweened Roast Beef and Gravy, or perhaps a piece of our delectable Vampires Delight Chocolate Cake?
BEST SYDNEY THEATRE RESTAURANT
Another Bobby Bradford Production
The Major Oak is the longest running theatre restaurant in Western Sydney
Live band, great costumes and entertainment.
Celebrate your birthday, hens night, work Christmas party or any other occasion.
"The Great Pretenders"
Big production show. Great costumes.
More than 25 celebrity send ups, tributes, impersonations,
comedy, song and so much more...
With live music performed by "The Chain Gang"
Huge dance floor with plenty of opportunities to dance.
The Rocks Ghost Tours operate two hour walking tours of the historic Rocks area, the birthplace of Australia.
Ghost Hosts will tell the tales of the eerie past, spine-tingling stories that will amaze you, as you take a torch and lantern-lit walk through narrow laneways of this historic area. You will experience the atmosphere as you walk through the mystical stranglehold of The Rocks.
Tours can be tailored to suit the group. Tours range from specific Group tours (for groups of 16+ people) and General tours for individuals or smaller groups.
Their 2 hour walking tour operates seven evenings a week 7.45pm from October 1 (6.45pm from April 1). Starting time for Groups of 16 people or more will be advised at the time of booking.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Phone 1300 731 971
The reserve for Nelson Head Lighthouse Cottage and Rescue Station Reserve, nestling within its white picket fence, is situated on a lawn headland that rises some 53 metres (175 feet) just inside the entrance to Port Stephens. In 1875, the headland was chosen as the lighthouse site because it provided the best views of the extensive waters of the Port - and still does!
Lighthouse Cottage is a historic lighthouse keeper's cottage offers visitors beautiful views, local history, photographs, maps and information on marine rescue. It now operates as a museum of local history.
See the working Coastal Patrol radio base, staffed by volunteers, is open to visitors.
Tea Rooms are adjacent to the museum is the tea rooms where visitors can enjoy light refreshments whilst enjoying magnificent views from the covered terrace.
Sydney Heritage Fleet’s treasure trove of unique historical vessels is a hidden jewel in the heart of Sydney Harbour.
Take a day sail out past the Heads on the 140 year old Tall Ship James Craig and learn the life of an 18th century sailor. Or discover the secrets of the Harbour aboard our coal-fired steam tug Waratah or our coal-fired steam launch Lady Hopetoun. Private charters are also available for those who prefer an exclusive tour.
There’s lots to be discovered so come on down and visit us!
Australians are closely linked to the sea through commerce, defence, exploration, adventure, sport and play. Our oceans and waterways have influenced our development...and who we are.
The museum captures these themes with fascinating artefacts, lively exhibitions, fun activities and even the chance to board ships and experience life on the water. Explore today!
The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family-friendly museum, which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present. Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, it’s home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artifacts found in The Rocks. Enjoy Friday lunchtime talks from eminent speakers, fun and educational school holiday programs and interactive exhibitions, which bring the history of the area to life.
There is lift access within The Rocks Discovery Museum
The Australian Museum has occupied the current site since it opened to the public in 1857. The extended and enlarged complex of sandstone buildings now provide its principal exhibition, administrative and research accommodation.
The Museum has a number of top class standing exhibitions as well as ever changing special exhibitions and events. The standing exhibition includes Indigenous Australian, which is a tribute to the multicultural nature of Indigenous Australia; Skeletons: Framework for Survival, an exhibition of skeletons from mammal, fish, birds, reptiles and insects; Birds, Australian birds in all their varieties of colour, shape and size; Insects, displays of the life cycles of thousands of insects; the Mineral Collections, an awesome collection of more than 850 mineral specimens; More Than Dinosaurs, a display of dinosaurs and Australia's ancient mega fauna; and Biodiversity: Life Supporting Life, explores the rich variety of life in Australia.
Step into the dark side of Sydney’s past with a visit to a historic police and court building (1856 –1886) that once imposed authority on Sydney’s unruly waterfront. Explore the building’s atmospheric interior – heavy blocks of sandstone, spiked gates and the corridor of cells. In the 1890s police Charge Room you can stand before the Duty Sergeant’s desk and imagine yourself being fingerprinted. Encounter a spine-chilling collection of criminal weapons and a mug-shot gallery of offenders that stare defiantly back at you from the walls.
Home to a vast negative archive documenting police investigation, many important records and over 9000 objects, the Justice & Police Museum examines the social history of law, policing and crime in New South Wales. A comprehensive school education program and lively public programs extend the appeal of this Museum.
Designed by one of Sydney’s best-known architects, Richard Johnson of Denton Corker Marshall, this modern museum sits on one of Australia's most important sites. Here Australia’s first Government House was built in 1788 as a home and office for the colony’s Governor, Arthur Phillip. The museum forecourt, known as First Government House Place, preserves the remaining foundations of the house below, while aboveground the extraordinary art installation Edge of the Trees marks the site of first contact between the British colonisers and the Gadigal people.
The site of First Government House is on the National Heritage List.At the Museum of Sydney you will meet our city’s first people, inspect models of the First Fleet ships and peer at the archaeological remains of first Government House and the intriguing objects uncovered by a number of digs on the site. Fast forward through 200 years and you will learn about the distinctiveness of this great city, its harbour, transport, people and particular personality via a changing exhibitions program
The museum has a collection of trams from Sydney and also other Australian cities and some from overseas. Currently, on loan from the PowerHouse Museum is tram 805 which is generally on display in the Display Hall. The museum is an ideal place for grandparents to take their grandchildren and regale them with their tram-riding stories.
Trams to The Royal National Park run hourly from the museum on Sundays & most Public Holidays from 10.15am until 4.15pm and from R.N.P. 15 minutes later. On Wednesdays and extra school holiday weekdays it is hourly from 10.15am until 2.15pm; return journey 15 minutes later. Trams also run north towards Sutherland.
Sundays & most Public Holidays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays & extra weekdays during school holidays: 10am-3pm
*Disabled Facilities however, limited access to trams
The Sydney Jewish Museum is dedicated to documenting and teaching the history of the Holocaust so that these events will never be repeated.
This world-class museum challenges visitors' perceptions of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights and places the Holocaust in its historical and contemporary context.
The Governor of NSW, Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC, officially opened the Sydney Jewish Museum on 18 November 1992. Since its opening it has quickly become an integral part of the cultural life of Sydney, winning the 1994 Award of Distinction in the NSW Tourism Awards for Excellence, and a Commendation in the 1995 Human Rights Awards.
Housed in the historic Maccabean Hall, the Sydney Jewish Museum presents visitors with an overview of the best and worst of humanity.
The Maccabean Hall, built to commemorate NSW Jewish men and women who served in WW1 and to honour the memory of those who lost their lives, was formally opened on Armistice Day in 1923 by the universally beloved Sir John Monash.
Step into another world at the Chinese Garden of Friendship and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape featuring waterfalls, lakes and hidden stone pathways. View traditional carvings, sculptures and a Chinese penjing collection, before unwinding in the Teahouse with drinks and light refreshments.
Due to traditional stonework and paving, some parts of the walkway are rocky or uneven. While pathways and pavilions in the lower garden are suitable for wheelchair access and prams, some visitors with a disability or who are less mobile may find stairs and rocky pathways in the higher parts of the garden difficult to access.
Houses and their owners have a tendency to be reflections of one another. Vaucluse House presents venerable Gothic Revival façades to Sydney Harbour but the mansion, built in fits and starts between 1805 and the early 1860s, is in a mixture of styles, is unresolved in terms of its layout and lacks the social grace of a formal entrance.
Its builder, William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872) is known today as one of our early colonial statesmen. His sense of his place in societywas undermined by illegitimacy and convict associations. With the rising tide of Victorian morality his wife Sarah was shunned as lacking respectability and the family had to socialise outside of colonial society. Vaucluse House’s lack of cohesion is perhaps a result of Wentworth’s brooding anger at this slight and the house’s slow growth over decades. In contrast with the house, the grounds preserve a remarkably complete 19th century estate plan with stables, rural outbuildings, carriage drives, paddocks, lawns, a serene pleasure garden and recreated Victorian kitchen garden.
THE HERITAGE CRAFT FAIR allows a limited range of "WORLD HANDCRAFTS "Hand selected Handmade products from the World to be displayed.
Australian Made products are always given priority, However due to the demand from Clients and exhibitors to expand the offering of the fair we have decided to allow a select group of "World Handmade Crafts" products into the fair.FOODS AND GROWERS MARKETS INCORPORATING ORGANIC PRODUCTS.The famous Heritage Craft Fair offers Foods , organic foods, fresh foods and Growers section within the existing Fair.Come to a fair where time stands still, where you can see craft being created right before your eyes.Buy top quality crafts with the assurance that it’s not only great value, but also an original – handcrafted right here in Australia.
Enjoy the atmosphere and energy of 250 stalls presenting quality handcrafts with no mass produced second hand or imported items.
The Flemington Heritage Centre and Guided Walking Tours at Flemington Racecourse allow visitors the opportunity to experience the heritage, the heroes and the events that have made the Melbourne Cup the 'race that stops a nation'™.
Relive some of Australia's greatest sporting and fashion moments. Explore behind the scenes in the jockey and stewards rooms, visit the mounting yard and historical spots such as where Phar Lap was stalled prior to his 1930 Melbourne Cup win and the steps where English model Jean Shrimpton stood in her infamous mini dress.
The Genesian Theatre Company is a non-professional group operating from an historic church in Kent Street, in the heart of the Sydney CBD. We boast among our alumni numerous household names in Australian theatre and film such as Bryan Brown, Baz Luhrmann, Judi Farr, and John Bell. We are, however, just as proud of the hundreds of talented amateur actors, directors, designers, lighting and sound specialists who have contributed to Sydney's unique little theatre over the years.
Over the years the company has developed into a theatre providing a training ground for young actors and a place where those who love the theatre can meet, share and extend their knowledge of the performing arts. The Genesian Theatre is one of Sydney's most active theatre companies. In addition to seven main stage productions each year we run classes, workshops and many other activities.
Whether it's a cocktail party, special occasion, private corporate function, wedding or awards ceremony, our new restaurants and bars can accommodate parties of all sizes. In early 2012, an exclusive nightclub and rooftop area with panoramic Sydney harbour and skyline views will be also be available, as well as a state-of-the-art entertainment and events centre, scheduled to open in early 2013.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh invite you to let your imagination take flight as you step into the magical world of MARY POPPINS.
Brilliantly adapted from the beloved books by Australia’s own P.L.Travers and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS arrives at the Capitol Theatre Sydney in April 2011 for a strictly limited season.
MARY POPPINS has captured the hearts of millions since premiering on the West End and Broadway, and now Australians can experience the unforgettable songs,stunning choreography and unsurpassed stagecraft of this extraordinary theatrical event.
Would you like to find out more about the fascinating history and unique architecture of the Capitol Theatre? Book a tour!
Our knowledgeable tour guide will take you on the Capitol’s journey over the last century from hippodrome to picture palace to rock venue to finally become a world-class musical theatre venue - it’s quite a story.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the beautiful atmospheric auditorium and observe the quirky architectural elements of John Eberson’s theatrical design vision. You’ll also gain an insight into just what it takes to stage a major musical production.
When the Nimrod Theatre building in Belvoir Street, Surry Hills, was threatened with demolition in 1984, more than 600 people – ardent theatre lovers together with arts, entertainment and media professionals – formed a syndicate to buy the building and save this unique performance space in inner-city Sydney.
Over 25 years later, this space, known as Belvoir St Theatre, continues to be the home of one of Australia’s most celebrated theatre companies – Belvoir. Under the artistic leadership of Ralph Myers and General Manager Brenna Hobson, Belvoir engages Australia’s most prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers to realise an annual season of work that is dynamic, challenging and visionary. As well as performing at home, Belvoir regularly takes to the road, touring to major arts centres and festivals both nationally and internationally.
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Throughout the year, Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay plays host to productions from its resident drama and dance companies, Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Dance Company, as well as theatre, dance, comedy and live music from much-loved artists and companies from Australia and around the world.
New Theatre is one of the oldest continuously producing theatre companies in Australia with a proud history that is intertwined with much of Sydney's social development and Australian theatre history.
From our beginnings as a political workers' theatre, we have grown to become one of Sydney's leading independent community theatre companies. Our productions range across drama, comedy, musicals, gay theatre, family shows, political cabaret and specialised education programs. We have revisited classic texts with bold new interpretations and premiered some of the finest contemporary writing.
New Theatre was born from a democratic voice and from the very beginning we’ve done things our way.
We’re not slick, we’re not refined and we don’t conform. We believe in artistic and social expression, not just escapism. When we take the stage, we’re for real.
Our doors are open to everyone – from those looking for their start, to those who never want it to end.
We’re a beacon for social movement; a hub for local enthusiasts. We’re driven by passion, not money.
We’re not interested in awards or accolades, we act out of love.
You can’t define us or second guess us. We won’t just invite you to take a seat, we invite you to take part. And we’ll always stay true to what we do. Always real. Always raw. Always New.
Since 1997, The Old Fitzroy Hotel has been home to one of Sydney’s first independent live theatre companies: The Tamarama Rock Surfers. Started by a group of actors looking to establish a venue for new and underground productions, the Rock Surfers have played an essential role in the development of the city’s independent theatre reputation. To date it has catered for over 88,000 punters and housed more than 133 shows, including the premieres of over 53 new Australian plays. It has produced work of such notable Australian playwrights as Brendan Cowell, Toby Schmitz, Sue Smith and Suzie Miller.
Each year, the Old Fitzroy Theatre hosts up to 12 main stage productions. These run for approximately four weeks from Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm. Every September, during the eight week submission process, the competition to fill these slots is fierce and the standard of work is as good as independent theatre gets anywhere in the world.
CarriageWorks is a multi-venue centre focused on the creation and presentation of contemporary art and culture. There are large flexible theatre spaces (Bay 17 and Bay 20), gallery (Bay 19) and exhibition spaces, rehearsal rooms (Track 8 and Track 12) and a scenery workshop. CarriageWorks is a working hub for practitioners and audiences of the small to medium arts sector.
CarriageWorks is housed in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards at Wilson Street, located within the emerging Redfern Waterloo precinct, and has been developed by the NSW State Government through Arts NSW. Starting with the cathedral-scale foyer, the physical beauty and scope of CarriageWorks is inspiring. The distinctive nineteenth century industrial atmosphere of the former railway carriage and blacksmith workshops have been retained, with many heritage iron and brick details featured in the regeneration of the building.
Located in the heart of the University of Sydney, the Seymour champions cultural exploration, arts education and audience engagement.
Each year over 250,000 people engage with the Centre as audience, theatre creators, directors, designers, technicians and performers – and the numbers are growing.
We present a diverse range of the best of contemporary performing arts including participation in some of this city’s major arts festivals; the Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Children’s Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and the iconic Sydney Festival.
The Seymour is also a dynamic hub for diverse arts activity: we are home to four innovative performance companies who all present work in the Centre: SIMA Jazz performs the best of contemporary jazz regularly in our Sound Lounge; Shaun Parker and Co presents major dance and physical theatre works; Chronology Arts commission and perform contemporary classical music and Critical Stages, a company quickly becoming Australia's leading producer of touring independent theatre.
As part of the University of Sydney we host a vibrant program of University events and student performances, ranging from lectures by leading world thinkers as part of the Sydney Ideas program to presenting the annual student revue season.
The MLC Centre is a Prime Grade property located on Martin Place in Sydney.
The complex includes a major commercial office tower, a retail precinct, the Theatre Royal and carpark.
Back when it opened in 1977 the MLC Centre was one of the pioneers of high fashion retailing in Australia. Today, lovers of leading international and Australian fashion brands still know where to head for the best range of designer labels in Sydney, the MLC Centre.
If you can pull yourself away from the sumptuous fabrics and wonderful designs, you´ll discover the perfect café for a coffee with friends, alfresco dining for a leisurely lunch and bars where you can soak up the city atmosphere over a cocktail. Or if you´re in a rush there is a range of eateries in the food court.
You'll also discover a range of jewellery, giftware, beauty products and everyday services. More than an exclusive fashion destination, the MLC Centre is your complete city shopping experience.
Bangarra Dance Theatre is fuelled by the spirit, energy and inspiration derived from the culture, values and traditions of Indigenous Australians.
From these roots, we create theatre that is artistically innovative, technically outstanding and truly exciting to audiences throughout Australia and the world.