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Sydney Lyric

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Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia, Pyrmont


Known as one Australia’s most innovative and major theatres, the Sydney Lyric is undoubtedly at the centre of Sydney’s vibrant theatre scene. It has become an important venue for hosting musical theatre productions, having hosted the likes of Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Annie, Grease, War Horse, The Book Of Mormon, Saturday Night Fever, Cats, We WIll Rock You, THe and Dream Lover, as well as Australian premiers of Legally Blonde the Musical, Matilda the musical and Beautiful: the Carole King the Musical.

Currently owned by Foundation Theatres, the Sydney Lyric is an extremely innovative theatre and has undergone an $18 million renovation in the foyers, bars, ticketing and merchandising facilities. The theatre design is built with the intention of creating an immersive experience and deep connection between the actor and audience, whilst showing large-scale performances within its flexible space and several seating configurations.  

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Capacity and Seating

The Sydney Lyric Theatre is designed to create an intimate, immersive theatrical experience, despite boasting a huge flexible capacity. There are four seating configurations for the Sydney Lyric Theatre: 1350, 1500, 1750 and 2000 seats. It is simple to transform the auditorium size in less than 60 seconds and there is no technical reconfiguration required for the production.

The Sydney Lyric is divided into the Stall and the Dress Circle:

  • The Stalls: this area of the theatre is located on the ground level. There is a gradual incline at the back of the auditorium, meaning that patrons are eye level with stage from rows F-G and creating the ultimate theatrical experience.  
  • Dress Circle: this section of the theatre is located on level 1 above the stage and you can enjoy some sensational views of the stage, especially for large scale musicals. 
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How to get there

The Sydney Lyric address is: 55 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009 Australia

You can easily access the Sydney Lyric Theatre by public transport, taxi or car as it is located in the inner-city suburb of Pyrmont.

  • Train: if you are visiting the Sydney Lyric by train, alight at the Central Station and Transfer to Light Rail. 
  • Bus: you can take bus route 389 which stops at the Maritime Museum and then walk 3 minutes from the Sydney Lyric.  
  • Light Rail: the LightRail train stops at the Star and then you can access the Sydney Lyric Theatre using the lift.  
  • Ferry: the theatre is only a 2 minute walk away from the Pyrmont Bay ferry stop. 
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The Sydney Lyric is committed to catering to your needs and providing a fully accessible service. If you have any access enquiries call the Sydney Lyric on (02) 9509 3600 or email

Car: the best place to park at the Sydney Lyric is the Star Car park where there are lifts from the Car Park and you can walk through the cafe court to the ramp entrance outside the Sydney Lyric. This trip will take about 5 minutes and then it will take you to the Stalls and Box Office foyer.  

Another drop off point is in front of the Star’s Harbourside entrance and you can use the lay-by area located on Pirrama Road.  

Wheelchair and Transfer Seating

There is wheelchair seating available in Row P and Q of the Stalls. If you wish to stay in a wheelchair, please stay in Row P. If you are transferring from a wheelchair, there is seating available in Stalls Row Q.

Limited Mobility

Please book your seats in the Stalls if you find it difficult to access the stairs. There is ramp access available via Doors 13 & 18 and there are shallow stairs available too.

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The Sydney Lyric Theatre opened in 1997 and is historically known for hosting a range of international performers and productions. The Sydney Lyric was previously known as the Lyric Theatre, prior to its name change in 2011, after it was aruwied by the Foundation Theatre Pty Limited, which also owns Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. FOllowing this, the theatre started hosting more large-scale international musicals. The Sydney Lyric underwent a $18 million auditorium upgrade in 2017 which included moveable walls and changes to the foyers, bars & box office which were completed in 2014. The theatre is now known for its technical features and immersive theatrical experience. 

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Hamilton (Australia)

Sydney Lyric

Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia, Pyrmont1

1NOTE: approximate address. The only address that is completely valid is the one shown on the tickets
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