News: Our Wharf Neighbours - Where Are They Now?

Date posted: 20 Nov 2018 Author: STC

Photo by Hugh Hamilton 2018

The Wharf entrance (Image: Hugh Hamilton)

In July of this year, STC left its home base at The Wharf (also known as Pier 4/5) to allow for the Walsh Bay Precinct’s major redevelopment. In doing so, we also bade farewell to our neighbours at The Wharf, some of whom have been living next door for more than thirty years.

We reached out to our wharf friends to find out where the creative companies are now…

Find out more about The Wharf Renewal Project here.



Charlie Pilgrim Australian Theatre for Young People
Ellay May in Charlie Pilgrim, 21 Nov-1 Dec, SBW Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst (Image: Luke Stambouliah)

The Australian Theatre for Young People has been at The Wharf since 1997. It has provided a space for young people to meet, create and inspire each other in countless workshops and productions.  

Where are they now:

Office: Suite 302, 52-58 William Street, Woolloomooloo

Workshops: Abraham Mott Hall, 17 Argyle Place Millers Point NSW 2000, The Seymour Centre, Carriageworks, Brand X and Redfern Town Hall.

Performances: SBW Stable’s Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Darlinghurst.

“While we know a change is supposed to be as good as a holiday, ATYP can't wait to get back to our arts precinct on the harbour surrounded by artists and creatives 24/7.”- ATYP Staff Member



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Bangarra’s Dubboo - Life of a Songman, 6-8 December, Carriageworks (Image: Heidrun Lohr)


Bangarra Dance Company formed in 1989 and moved into its studios at The Wharf in 1997.  An important artistic force in the reconciliation and Aboriginal rights movement, Bangarra has developed a uniquely modern style, fusing contemporary techniques with traditional song and dance.


Where are they now:

Office: Level 5, Tower Three, International towers, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Studio: Tower Three, International towers, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo.

Performances: Carriageworks, Campbeltown Arts Centre, Sydney Opera House

“Bangarra is incredibly fortunate to have found a temporary home down the road at Barangaroo with thanks to International Towers, but we are really looking forward to coming home to a revitalised space and being reunited with our wonderful Wharf neighbours.” - Philippe Magid, Executive Director of Bangarra



SDC Frame of Mind Photo Peter Greig 21Sydney Dance Company’s Forever & Ever, 16-27 October at Roslyn Packer Theatre (Image: Peter Greig)


Sydney Dance Company moved into The Wharf studios in 1986. Home to generations of renowned dancers and the foundation of performances that have brought world-wide acclaim for Australian culture, Sydney Dance Company has become synonymous with The Wharf.

Where are they now:

Office: Suite 6, 45 Jones St, Ultimo

Studio: 385 Wattle St, Ultimo

Performances: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay

“Whilst the works take place at The Wharf,  Sydney Dance Company are happy and comfortable in our new temporary studios and offices in Ultimo. Of course, when the time is ripe, we will be very excited to return to our home on The Wharf – we miss the water & our neighbours!  – Sydney Dance Company Staff Member

We look forward to reuniting with our neighbours at the revitalised Wharf in 2020.

Together with its old inhabitants, the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct will be also be home to an expanded group of Australia’s leading performing arts companies: Philharmonia Choirs, Gondwana Choirs, The Song Company, Bell Shakespeare and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Read more about STC’s Wharf Renewal Project here.