State Theatre

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    State Theatre
    49 Market Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000
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The State Theatre is without doubt a truly magnificent and unique building.

Its importance has been recognised by The National Trust of Australia that has classified it as "a building of great historical significance and high architectural quality, the preservation of which is regarded as essential to our heritage".

Alongside other Sydney icons, the State Theatre occupies a magical place in the hearts and minds of generations of its patrons. For over 70 years it has enchanted and captivated all those who have used and continue to use its surroundings and facilities.

Since opening in 1929, this 2000 seat venue has been owned and operated by the Greater Union Organisation, part of the AHL group of companies. The inspirational design of architect Henry White fuses eclectic elements of Gothic, Italian and Art deco design to produce an exquisite theatre, which can truly be described as a "Palace of Dreams".

The State Theatre palatial interiors feature artworks and fixtures of rare significance. The Dress Circle gallery houses artworks by significant Australian artists including William Dobell and Charles Wheeler whilst located in auditorium, the Koh-I-Nor cut crystal chandelier is the second largest on earth, weighing over four tonnes.

From the opening performance, the State Theatre has been an integral part of the social and cultural fabric of Sydney. Its unparalleled history is a reflection of a dynamic city's changing face, acting like a mirror to nearly a century of progress.

It was created as the "Palace of Dreams" and through fun, laughter, music, drama, romance and art it will continue to reflect the dreams and hopes of all those who grace its doors.


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