One of Sydney's premier commercial theatre venues, the Theatre Royal has been the home of shows from world renowned plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest
, The Woman in Black
and The Hollow Crown
to mega-musicals, such as the Phantom of the Opera
, Les Miserables
, Dirty Dancing
, My Fair Lady
, the phenomenal long-running musical - Jersey Boys
, and more recently Driving Miss Daisy
starring legendary actors Angela Lansbury
and James Earl Jones
. The first Theatre Royal was originally built in 1827.
The current Theatre Royal, designed by Harry Seidler, opened in 1976 and is located in the MLC Centre, in the heart of Sydney's CBD.
One night only - Saturday, 1 June
LIVES in the persona of Dean Bourne. During his recent 2012/13 sold out national tours Dean has been receiving standing ovations Australia wide as he continues to mesmerise audiences with his unique ability to recreate the magic and great hits of Roy Orbison.
Asked how he wanted to be remembered, Roy Orbison answered, “I just want to be remembered” – and remembered he is.
Dean Bourne has been described as "The New Roy Orbison
" both physically and vocally performing iconic hits like - Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Blue Bayou, Penny Arcade, Danny Boy, Only The Lonely, In Dreams, Candy Man, You Got It, Workin' For The Man,
Running Scared and many many more.
2013 will be a very exciting year for Dean as he embarks on the next phase of this exciting journey, bringing to Australian audiences his “Brand New Production Show
” in a performance that will leave audiences stunned at the uncanny likeness to the Big O himself.
Dean Bourne is the World's greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today.“A must see show for anyone who wants to relive the sound, the voice and all of the magical hits of Roy Orbison in an exciting two hour concert experience that is much like the man himself – unforgettable”.
[Run time approximately 2hrs & 20mins including a 20min intermission]
From 11 June for a strictly limited time
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is a breathtaking spectacle of beautifully crafted comic images, restoring childish wonder in people of all ages.
Following his sensational performance as part of Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria, Slava went on to create his own SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW which has become a multi award-winning international sensation, delighting and thrilling audiences in more than 80 cities around the world, from London’s West End to Sydney and from New York to Moscow.
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts. The show brilliantly creates a world of wonderment and fantasy that transports the audience to a joyous dream-like place, where a bed becomes a boat in a storm-tossed sea; a woman is wrapped in cellophane and becomes flowers in a vase; a child walks in amazement inside a bubble; Slava boards a train and then becomes the train, his chimney-pot hat billowing smoke; and a web of unspun cotton envelopes the audience.
The stunning finale sees a letter turn into snowflakes, and the flakes turn into a snowstorm, which whirls around the auditorium, leaving the audience ankle-deep in snow.
“Pure magic. An evening of enchantment and fun” DAILY EXPRESS, UK
“ Magical work of wonder. And a reminder that no one is ever too old to enjoy clowns.” EVENING STANDARD
“Simply thrilling. It fills you with innocent amazement. It restores childish wonder in adults. After the show ends, nobody wants to leave the theatre.” THE DAILY MAIL, UK
“Unmissable” THE TIMES, UK Slava's Returning!...here's a sneak previewRecommended for children 8 years and over - strictly no admittance to children under 3 years of age.
[Run time from between 90mins-120mins including a 20min intermission]
SESAME STREET PRESENTS ELMO'S WORLD TOUR
28 June & 29 June
The Sesame Street gang have circled the globe and now bring this popular musical show back to Australia by popular demand! Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover, Zoe, Cookie Monster and Elmo use the letters of the alphabet to navigate a voyage through imagination that sees them visiting China, Zambia, France, India and Australia!
Elmo and his friends have fun learning how people sing and dance and say hello in different places, but things don't go to plan when Cookie Monster eats a letter of the alphabet. Can Abby Cadabby find the right spell to help? Along the way, audiences will also delight in hearing a sensational tale from The Count and help some traveling rubber-duckies find a place to stay with Bert and Ernie.
Featuring a bunch of classic Sesame Street songs alongside catchy new tunes, SESAME STREET PRESENTS ELMO'S WORLD TOUR is sure to delight fans of all ages!
Limited season from 17 July
Don’t miss the epic theatrical event of the year. Angels in America Parts One and Two is a modern classic. A double-comedy of love and hate, heaven and earth, past and future. Exactly what are the forces that drive the manic history of this new millennium? What does it mean to live in a free society? What might it mean to live in a good society?
Eamon Flack directs a stellar cast including Robyn Nevin, Marcus Graham and Ashley Zukerman in one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.
C.S Lewis meets Freud in a new Australian production of the Off Broadway smash hit, “Freud’s Last Session”.
This award-winning play centres on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a young, little-known professor, C.S Lewis to his home in London as WWII is about to start. The ensuing clash over the existence of God, love, sex and the meaning of life guarantees a riveting, tension filled encounter on life’s most important questions.
“Freud’s Last Session”, starring Henri Szeps and Douglas Hansell plays for a strictly limited season from 14 August.
From 10 September
Stomp is back and it's better than ever!
Following their acclaimed performance at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, Stomp returns to Australia with new routines, new choreography and new music.
Wordless, witty and fun, Stomp has become a global phenomenon over the last 22 years. Its universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance has resonated with audiences throughout the world, setting fee stamping, fingers drumming and adrenalin rushing for over 15 million people in 48 countires across 5 continents.
Eight performers use everything from supermarket trolleys to Zippo lighters, plastic bags to bin lids, and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm.
Loved by audiences of all ages, this multi-award winning show is now in its 11th year in London's West End, and its 20th year on Broadway. Come and see what all the noise is about!
[Run time approximately 1hr & 40mins - no intermission]
Phone: 1 300 723 038
In person: At any Ticketmaster outlet
Group bookings: (02) 8240 2290
Wheelchair bookings/access inquiries: (02) 9221 3903
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY - Please call (02) 9221 3903 to see if you're eligible
Address: 108 King Street, Sydney.
Administration: Phone 02-9224 8444 (no ticket sales) Fax 02-9223 3994
When there is a performance, the box office remains open until show time.
Weekend opening hours will vary according to performance times.
Collecting Tickets: It is advisable to collect your tickets in advance to avoid the queues: we recommend picking up your tickets before you head to the venue. If you decide to collect your tickets at the venue, be sure to arrive early to avoid potential delays.
Cloakroom: A free cloakroom service is located on the ground floor. This service is available approximately 45 minutes prior to the performance.
Backpacks and Large Bags: For comfort, safety and security reasons, we ask that you cloak all backpacks and large bags this is a condition of entry to the auditorium.
Alcohol is not permitted inside the auditorium.
There is no hearing loop at the Theatre Royal.
The Stalls area (lower level) is accessible by stairs only. There are no lifts to this area. The Dress Circle area (upper level) is accessible by stairs, lift and escalators.
Please note, if you are taller than average or if you have knee problems
, it is advisable you book in the Stalls seating area which has a little more leg room.Patrons in wheelchairs or with mobility concerns
are asked to mention this to Ticketek when making their booking. If you have difficulty taking stairs, we would recommend you book in the Dress Circle which is accessible by lift and escalators. You will only need to negotiate the steps down to your row of seating from the entry of the Dress Circle with the exception of M row in the Dress Circle which is fully accessible with NO STAIRS to get to this row.
If you are seated in the Stalls section, please note the first two rows of seating (AA and BB rows) are removable rows so the very first row (whether it begins at AA or A row) will depend on the production in residence. Rows AA to D are on the flat and are not raked
.Seating Map: Click here to View Map
Seating can vary from show to show - this seating map to be used as a GUIDE ONLY.
MLC Centre Dining Guide
|There are two function rooms available for hire:
||The Theatre Club (holds up to 20)|
||The Royal Lounge (holds up to 40)|
Contact the Theatre Royal Administration Office on 02-9224 8444 for room hire.
The car park at the MLC Centre is run by Wilson Parking and is the nearest car park to the Theatre Royal - please note this is a public car park. The entrance is right beside the theatre on King Street. Lifts run directly from the car park to the theatre (get off on level 6 for the Box Office, Main Lobby and Stalls seating & level 7 for the Dress Circle).
Wilson Parking offers permanent and casual parking, early bird specials, and flat rates after hours and at weekends.
For information on current rates click here.
For theatre patrons attending weekday performances, present your theatre ticket on entry to receive a discounted flat rate for the day (refer to the current rates sheet in the link above). Parking spaces are subject to availability.
Contact Wilson Parking on 02-9231 0519 if you require further information on parking.
Martin Place is the closest station to the MLC Centre and Theatre Royal, however, St James, Wynyard and Town Hall are also within easy walking distance www.cityrail.nsw.gov.au
Castlereagh St (right outside the MLC Centre) and Elizabeth Street. Also close to George Street. www.sydneytransport.net.au
For information on all public transport call the transport info line 131 500 or visit their website: www.131500.com.au
Coach set down/pick up points
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