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.
Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 April only
Performing a rich selection of Broadway songs from her extensive songbook, including standards, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim to name a few, Broadway's brightest star, Bernadette Peters will dazzle audiences in a glamorous and magical evening of song with a full orchestra as only Bernadette can do. Throughout her illustrious career, the Tony Award-winning actress has amazed critics and audiences with her performances on stage and television, in concert and on recordings.
Bernadette Peters recently starred on Broadway in the Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman critically acclaimed production of Follies. Prior to that, she starred in the Tony Award-winning masterpiece, A Little Night Music. She has received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her critically acclaimed performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Song and Dance. She went on to earn a Tony Award, her third Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Annie Oakley in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun.
Peters has also received Tony nominations for her electrifying portrayal of "Momma Rose" in Gypsy as well as for her role of "Dot", Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George. She also received a Drama Desk nomination for her memorable "Witch" in Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods.
An Emmy-nominated performer of amazing versatility, Peters has starred in such television hits in the US, as SMASH, Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty, among others. Bernadette Peters has over 17 film credits to her name and has received a Golden Globe Award for her memorable performance in Pennies from Heaven.
The New York Times proclaims, “As an actress, singer, comedienne and all-around warming presence, Bernadette Peters has no peer in the musical theatre right now.”
Thursday 3 April, 10am
In a once in a lifetime opportunity, legendary voice teacher and music theatre specialist, Adrienne Angel will be conducting a 3 hour Masterclass in each city s she shares invaluable insight into her 7 Deadly Sins. Adrienne will also be joined by as she shares invaluable insight into her 7 Deadly
a once in a lifetime opportunity, legendary voice teacher and music theatre
specialist, Adrienne Angel will be
conducting a 3 hour Masterclass in each
city s she shares invaluable insight into her 7 Deadly Sins. Adrienne will also be joined by Bernadette Peters for an exclusive Q&A session not to be
Adrienne Angel’s ability to articulate simply and clearly the principles of free
efficient sound production has been equally successful with singers, actors,
and dancers. They have found that her approach has enabled them to use their
voices more effectively and consistently in a short period of time, whether it
is to meet the demands of Broadway musicals, TV and film, or rock and roll.
Each Masterclass consists of a demonstration of vocal exercises with a male and female performer on stage with a time for audience questions. The vocal exercises are able to be recorded for future references, an invaluable resource for any vocalist. The Q&A session with Bernadette Peters and Adrienne
Angel will conclude the Masterclass.
17-19 April 2014
Get ready Australia! The international stage sensation – Barbie Live! The Musical – is set to land on our shores for the very first time these April school holidays!
Barbie Live! The Musical follows Barbie and her best friend Teresa on the set of their new movie in Hollywood. When Teresa starts to doubt herself, Barbie uses lessons from her past movies Swan Lake, Princess and the Popstar, and Mariposa and Fairy Princess to teach Teresa to be confident, believe in herself and embrace the power of friendship.
Bringing together a cast of nineteen talented singers and dancers, dazzling costumes and choreography, contemporary music, spectacular lighting and incredible sets, Barbie Live! The Musical is a must-see for Barbie and music theatre fans of all ages.
Don’t miss your chance to sing and dance along with this spectacular production.
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.
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)
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 the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: discounted parking is only on offer for weekday shows.
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
Visit City of Sydney
Go to BUSINESS and select BUS & COACH ZONES.
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