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 MLC Centre, in the heart of Sydney's CBD.
Limited season - must end 21 December
‘Williamson has no peer in depicting modern life.’ – The Age
‘Rupert Murdoch is the most admired–and feared–media mogul of all time.’ – Business Review Australia
Rupert is an unconventional, revue-style exposition of the life and times of Rupert Murdoch – the most powerful media magnate in modern history.
Starring American film and television actor JAMES CROMWELL (star of Babe and Six Feet Under) as Rupert Murdoch alongside an all Australian cast who play a myriad of over 60 roles. TV comedy icon JANE TURNER (star of Kath & Kim) plays Dame Margaret Thatcher, DANIELLE CORMACK (Wentworth and Rake) is Anna Murdoch, and GUY EDMONDS (Underbelly and Holding the Man) plays Young Rupert.
Watch as Rupert tap-dances his way through his first newspaper acquisitions, discos towards his American breakthrough, shares a fiery flamenco with Margaret Thatcher and charms some of the most colourful characters of the 20th Century in his rise to the top.
But what happens when the man behind the news suddenly becomes the news?
Don’t miss out on this exhilarating new production
[Run time approximately 2.5 hours which includes a 20 minute 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 Ticketmaster 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.
|There are two function rooms available for hire:
||The Theatre Club (holds up to 20)
||The Royal Lounge (holds up to 40)
To obtain $45 Matinee day discounted parking at the MLC Centre Car Park you must pre-book your parking through Wilson Parking’s easy online booking system - Book a Bay.
Please ensure you;
- Select MLC Car Park
- Enter the date and times you wish to enter and exit the car park
- Enter the case sensitive discount code "Patron"
Wilson Parking website-MLC Centre
Click here to pre-book your discounted parking.
If you have a question about your booking you can contact the Wilson Parking customer service team on 1800 PARKING (1800 727 546) during business hours Monday to Friday or email email@example.com
Please note: discounted parking is only on offer for weekday shows.
Martin Place is the closest station to 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 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
Visit City of Sydney
Go to BUSINESS and select BUS & COACH ZONES.
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