There are many entertainment venues in Sydney and the surrounding suburbs but none is as impressive as the uniquely recognisable Sydney Opera House, with its roof designed to resemble sails in full wind, it stands out as one of the world’s most iconic buildings, along with the Eiffel Tower and The Empire State Building.
The Sydney Opera House holds over 3000 events per year and contains 1000 rooms. It took many years to design as Jorn Utzon, the designer, had created something that couldn’t be fully engineered without some reworking of the original design which took several more years.
Although it was on the drawing board and under construction since the late 1950s and the original designer even pulled out of the project in 1966, it wasn’t completed by others and then officially opened by Queen Elizabeth 2nd until 1973 and it cost $102 million to build.
The Sydney Entertainment Centre hosts lots of major theatre, concert and sporting events and can seat 12,500 people. Some of the acts that have performed there include: Coldplay, Kylie Minogue, Pink and Metallica. It has also hosted Olympic volleyball and indoor motocross and used to be the proud home to the Sydney Kings basketball team.
Although it was first used in 1854 as a recreation field by British troops housed at Victoria Barracks, the Sydney Cricket Ground really rose to the fore in 1878 when it became the official home of cricket. It now also hosts AFL games and can seat 47,000 people. Whether you love cricket, football or both, every game is electrifying when you join the crowds in this world class stadium.
Star City Casino is a versatile venue where you can play the tables or try your luck on the pokies. The Lyric Theatre stages lots of live theatre and concerts and has hosted such well-known shows as ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Oliver’ and ‘Mamma Mia.’ The Casino also houses five restaurants to suit every taste.
The Capitol Theatre is Sydney’s oldest theatre, having been constructed in 1892. It has undergone extensive reconstruction to modernise it. Many shows have been performed there including ‘Barry Humphries,’ ‘The Lion King’ and numerous ballet performances
The Enmore Theatre has been one of Sydney’s longest running venues and, although smaller than many others, has hosted some huge acts including: KISS, The Rolling Stones, Silverchair and great Australian comedians Wil Anderson and Rove McManus.
If it’s Dance Music you want, then Home is the best choice, being Sydney’s largest dance club, as it hosts many of the world’s best DJs. Home has fantastic food and drinks, great views, three floors of heart-stopping music and a high- tech lighting and sound system unparalleled in any other club. Home is where it’s at!
If you want to know what’s going on in Sydney, your favourite search engine will reveal all. Whether it’s music, theatre, ballet, dance clubs, restaurants or sport, entertainment is what you make of it. Everyone has different tastes and Sydney caters for them all. From the mild to the wild, you can’t find a better place than Sydney to meet all your entertainment needs.