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, Cats, Rent, 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. 
 
 
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LIMITED SEASON FROM WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER - SUNDAY 12 OCTOBER

David Suchet makes his Australian stage debut in The Last Confession. Set in the corridors of the Vatican at the time of the sudden and controversial death of Pope John Paul I only 33 days after his election, The Last Confession is a mystery thriller of biblical proportions.  

PAUL ELLIOTT, DUNCAN C WELDON & LIZA McLEAN, TRH PRODUCTIONS LTD & KARL SYDOW PRESENT A CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE PRODUCTION A new play by: ROGER CRANE Directed by JONATHAN CHURCH PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH AEG OGDEN, PERTH THEATRE TRUST & QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) makes his Australian stage debut in The Last Confession.  

“DAVID SUCHET IS MARVELLOUS” - DAILY EXPRESS, UK

Set in the corridors of the Vatican at the time of the sudden and controversial death of Pope John Paul I only 33 days after his election, The Last Confession is a mystery thriller of biblical proportions.  

“A THOUGHTFUL WHODUNNIT…IT’S DIVINE” - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, UK

“FASCINATING, COMPLEX AND FAST MOVING” - EVENING STANDARD, UK

The Vatican refuse to conduct an official investigation into the death of the Pope but the politically savvy Cardinal Bellini (David Suchet) who had engineered the election of Pope John Paul I is determined to find the truth.

After playing in London, Toronto and Los Angeles, Australia will get the chance to experience what the Evening Standard (UK) called an “intelligent and provocative new work”.

[Run of show approximately 2hrs & 30 mins - includes a 20 min intermission]

SHOW TIMES
Tue:  7pm
Wed or Thu:  1pm
Wed to Sat:   8pm
Sat:  2pm
Sun: 3pm

 
 

 
SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER 
The Sesame Street gang have circled the globe and now bring this popular musical show back to Australia! Don’t miss Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover, Zoe, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster and The Count live on stage as they use letters of the alphabet to navigate a voyage through the imagination! SESAME STREET PRESENTS ELMO’S WORLD TOUR is sure to delight fans of all ages.

[Run of show approximately 60 minutes with no intermission]
Children under 12 months of age can sit on their parents' lap for free, however, you must collect
a 'Babes in Arms' voucher from the Box Office in order to enter the auditorium with your baby.
Children who are 12 months and over will require a ticket for this show. 
 
 
 

 9 SHOWS ONLY FROM TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage, collecting over 30 international awards, including 3 Tonys.

The show will make a triumphant return to Sydney playing at the Theatre Royal from 28 October for 8 shows only!

[Run of show approximately 2hrs & 20 mins - includes a 20 min intermission]

SHOW TIMES
Tue:  7.30pm
Wed:  1pm & 7.30pm
Thu to Sat:   7.30pm
Sat:  2pm
Sun: 1pm & 6pm
 "See it! Or live to regret it." - The Independent  
 
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY 21 & SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER

After a smash hit season on London's West End and a sell-out tour around Australia, this delightful puppet show is on its way back to the city. Join Peppa Pig and her brother George as they set off on a treasure hunt! There are fun and games, problems to solve and clues aplenty as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony, Zoe Zebra and Polly Parrot join them for a day packed full of discovery. Young Peppa Pig fans in Australia will be enchanted with catchy sing-along-songs and adventures that end happily with loud snorts of laughter.

Naturally, Mum and Dad will enjoy the show too. 

[Run of show approximately 1hr & 15 mins - includes a 15 min intermission]


Children under 12 months of age can sit on their parents' lap for free, however, you must collect
a 'Babes in Arms' voucher from the Box Office in order to enter the auditorium with your baby.
Children who are 12 months and over will require a ticket for this show.
 
 
 
 
Limited season from 25 November

‘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

The smash hit new production from Australia’s best-known playwright is coming to Sydney!

Featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, Rupert is an unconventional, revue-style exposition of the life and times of Keith Rupert Murdoch – the most powerful media magnate in modern history.

Watch as Rupert tap-dances his way (sometimes literally!) 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 spectacular rise to the top. But what happens when the man behind the news suddenly becomes the news?

This exhilarating new play will have an exclusive three-week season at the Theatre Royal before transferring to London’s West End.

Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind production before it takes the world by storm.

 
SHOW INQUIRIES and BOOKINGS
 

Phone: 1 300 723 038
Online: Ticketmaster.com.au
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


VENUE INFORMATION
Address: 108 King Street, Sydney.
Administration: Phone 02-9224 8444 (no ticket sales) Fax 02-9223 3994
General inquiries & information: Contact us on Theatre.Royal@mlccentre.com.au

Box Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.
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.
 
SEATING & ACCESS
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.
PRE-THEATRE DINING & DRINKS On site: MLC Centre
Ambar Cafe & Bar 9223 3550   Cafe Courtyard 9233 4937  
Eden Bar & Restaurant  9223 4333   Cafe Paradiso 9221 0527   
For more information and other eateries, please click here for an MLC Centre dining guide. 
CATERING


On-site Catering
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 or Theatre.Royal@mlccentre.com.au for room hire. 
 
PARKING AND TRANSPORT
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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
Wilson Book a Bay Logo
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 info@wilsonparking.com.au

Please note: discounted parking is only on offer for weekday shows.
 

Trains
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

Buses
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 for details.
Go to BUSINESS and select BUS & COACH ZONES.
THEATRE ROYAL TECHNICAL ASPECTS
To view the download file listed you will need to have installed on your machine Adobe Acrobat Reader, to download a free copy please visit the Adobe website.

  Technical Aspects form.  (PDF, 28 kb)
 
 
 
23/09/2014

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