7 Exciting Theatre Shows To See In Sydney This Summer

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


Despite the events of last year, we got to enjoy a lot of great theatre and art shows — from the comfort of our homes of course. But there’s something about attending theatre physically with an audience — the energy is visceral and the experience unrivalled. Luckily for us in Sydney, theatre is returning in a big way. From massive Broadway productions to more niche, homegrown acts — here is some of the best theatre coming to Sydney this summer that you simply cannot afford to miss.

1. Phantom of the Opera

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The Phantom of the Opera is one of two exciting productions by Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and will run for a month after its premier on March 25, 2022.

2. Girl From The North Country

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Girl from the North Country makes its Australian Premier at Sydney Festival this month. The award-winning musical features reimagined versions of legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s songs.

Where: Theatre Royal, 108 King St

3. An American In Paris

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Magical, romantic and surreal — An American in Paris is set to make a highly-awaited entry into Australia’s live theatre scene in April.

Where: Theatre Royal, 108 King St

4. The Wedding Singer

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Before The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy returns to Melbourne for an encore season, the 80s extravaganza based on the ever-popular film starring Adam Sandler will light up Sydney’s State Theatre this month for a limited run of shows.

Where: State Theatre, 49 Market St


5. The Little Prince

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After a massive sell-out season last year, The Little Prince will return to warm our hearts once again this month. The show is on until January 23.

Where: The Sydney Coliseum Theatre, 33 Railway Street, Rooty Hill

6. Hamilton

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Unsurprisingly, Hamilton is completely dominating the theatre scene right now. The show opened in Sydney late last year following the lockdown, but tickets are selling out in minutes. You can catch a show until February 17.

Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre,  55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

7. Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5

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Dolly Parton is bringing the live musical version of her 1980 comedy 9 to 5 to Sydney in February. Tickets are on sale now for the super fun musical.

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