Your visit

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Updated 5 January 2021


We are delighted to welcome you back to the theatre. Your safety is important to us. To ensure you feel safe, secure and comfortable at all times, we are following strict NSW Government guidelines and expert public health advice. 

Please help us by planning your visit and take the time to read our COVID Safe measures below. With your cooperation, together we can stay safe and reconnect with each other.

Please note safety measures may change. We regularly update our processes based on the latest government advice. Check this page for the latest advice prior to your visit. 


Wear a mask

QR code check in

1.5m social
distancing in foyers

Clean your hands

Cashless payments

Cloaking facilities

Flexible ticket



The current Public Health Order allows theatres to continue to perform at 75% of capacity. STC is one of a few venues in Sydney that was previously granted an exemption by NSW Health that allowed us to perform to 75% capacity on the strength of our safety protocols and data collection processes and these continue to be enforced. We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and will notify ticket holders with any changes.

All tickets sold from Tue 1 Dec will not be socially-distanced from other audience members.


Keeping our visitors and staff safe is our highest priority. We have introduced a range of health and safety measures, including:

We continue to follow the NSW Government health guidelines and will update our procedures as necessary.


Visitors who do not comply with these conditions will not be admitted or will be asked to leave the venue to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff.

We look forward to welcoming you to the theatre and greatly appreciate your support and cooperation.



What social distancing and hygiene measures do you have in place? 

We are following NSW Government guidelines, based on expert public health advice. Social distancing measures apply to travel through foyers and the use of lifts, where you will also find additional queuing and signage are in place. Theatre capacity is restricted to 75%, however please note there is no social distancing between bookings inside the auditorium. For performances at Roslyn Packer Theatre, a mask is required at all times whilst visiting our venue, including during the performance.

What should I bring to the theatre?

Please bring a face mask and wear it at all times during your visit. 

An eTicket will be emailed to you prior to your arrival, please download this and have it ready on your mobile phone for scanning as you enter the theatre. 

Our cloak room will be closed – please don’t bring large bags or equipment as they will not be permitted into the theatre. Store tall umbrellas in the tubs provided (at your own risk) and put short umbrellas in your bag.

Will you be contact tracing and do I have to provide my contact details?

Yes. We collect personal information in order to manage your booking. Please look to our Privacy Policy for more information.

All ticket holders and visitors are also required to sign in on arrival at the theatre using the Service NSW App. Your check in data will be stored securely by NSW Health for 28 Days. Please look to Service NSW FAQs for more information.

Is there physical distancing in the theatre? Will I be sitting next to someone?

No, there is no physical distancing in the theatre between bookings. You will be seated next to other people. Theatre capacity is restricted to 75%, following current NSW Government guidelines. 

Will I need to wear a face mask?

All visitors and staff are required to wear face masks throughout their visit and during the performance at Roslyn Packer Theatre. Please bring your own mask. If you forget your mask, our staff can provide one upon entry. 

When will I receive my eTicket/s?

Your eTicket will be emailed to you on the day of your performance. Please download the PDF attachment on your mobile phone and have it ready for scanning upon entry to the theatre. There is one page per seat.

Can I exchange my tickets?

Yes, we have introduced a more flexible exchange policy to allow you to exchange tickets if you are feeling unwell. Ticket exchanges are available up to 2 hours prior to a performance. View full details.

What should I do if I’m not feeling well ahead of the performance?

Please don’t visit us if you feel unwell. Please err on the side of caution and contact us to arrange an alternative attendance date. Refer to our updated ticket exchange and returns policy.

What should I do if I can no longer attend the performance?

View our ticket exchange and returns policy to see what options are available to you.

What should I do if I feel unwell after attending the performance?

If you suspect an infection after the event, please contact your local public health authority immediately and notify us:

Can I meet my friends in the foyer?

Due to social distancing measures, waiting or congregating in the foyer area is currently not permitted. 

Are you taking venue hire bookings?

Yes we are, with new safety measures in place. Make an enquiry.

Will the bathrooms be open?

Yes. Please follow social distancing and queuing signage inside the bathrooms. Please observe hand hygiene by using the soap or sanitiser available at each sink. Enhanced cleaning regimes will be performed regularly. 

Is Walsh Bay Kitchen open? 

Walsh Bay Kitchen will be open to theatre audiences. Pre-theatre set menu dining options are available. Due to reduced capacities in the restaurant, reservations and prepayment are strongly recommended. Alternatively you can enjoy an a-la-carte supper after the show without prepayment. More info.

Are the Theatre Bars open?

No, the Theatre Bars will be closed. ​NSW government health guidelines stipulate that patrons must be seated whilst consuming food or beverages inside the venue. Therefore our theatre bars are currently closed due to limited availability of seating throughout the foyers.

Will there be drinking water in the foyer?

We are unable to provide water stations or disposable cups as we usually would. Please bring your own water in a sealable container.

Is there parking available close by?

There is limited on-street parking available around Roslyn Packer Theatre.

Often the best option is often to access one of the three primary parking structures which service the area:

Barangaroo Point Car Park (entry via Hickson Road): $25 Early Bird rate (weekdays - entry between 5am and 9:30am, exit between 3pm and 7pm on the same day)  $10 flat rate for nights (Entry after 5pm) $12 flat rate for Saturday and $10 flat rate for Sunday. 
Barangaroo Reserve Car Park (entry via Towns Place): $23 Early Bird rate (weekdays- entry between 6am & 9:30am, exit between 3pm & 7pm) $10 flat rate for nights (Entry after 5pm), and $12 flat rate for weekends
Bond One Car Park (entry via 26 Hickson Road): $12 flat rate after 5pm weekdays and $10 flat rate on weekends. Casual rates apply before 5pm weekdays (please note pre-booked parking is unavailable at this site).

Prices subject to change.

What public transport is running to Walsh Bay?

Bus routes 324 and 325 that run between Walsh Bay, the CBD and Watson’s Bay are working to their regular schedules. You can find the most up to date bus information on the Transport NSW website

The closest train station is Circular Quay, a brief 15 minute walk from Roslyn Packer Theatre. Plan ahead by accessing up to date maps and train schedules.

The NSW government strongly recommends the wearing of face masks on all public transport.
For more information on COVID-19 safety measures when using public transport, head to the Transport NSW website.  

Useful statewide travel and transport advice is also available on the NSW government website. You can also sign up for free government travel advice alerts via Twitter. 

Is the matinee bus running?

No, the matinee bus service has been suspended for the time being. Take a look at our Your Visit page to plan your travel to STC. 

What eateries are open?

Some restaurants are open in the area, but we recommend taking precaution when dining in large groups. 

Some restaurants open include: Walsh Bay KitchenVentuno, Lavana, The Bund, Tago-an, Lord Nelson Hotel

Where can I find the latest information about COVID-19 in Australia?

Keep up to date with NSW Health advisories about COVID-19, including outbreaks at