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The Wharf Theatres


After nearly three years off-site, it’s finally time to welcome you back home to The Wharf! Our extensive renovations have preserved the unique character and stunning heritage details, while providing a major upgrade to audience facilities. It has also unleashed creative potential, allowing us to deliver an exciting new theatre experience every time you visit. We can’t wait for you to see it for yourself.

The Wharf is Sydney Theatre Company's home base located in Walsh Bay. Alongside our administrative and creative areas, we have two theatres in which we present our work — Wharf 1 Theatre and Wharf 2 Theatre. Visitors to The Wharf can also soak in the sweeping views of Sydney Harbour at The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf.

Sydney Theatre Company
Wharf 4/5
15 Hickson Road
Walsh Bay, Sydney
NSW 2000

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The recent renovations to The Wharf have allowed us to maintain the beloved character of the building and enhance the heritage features, while also providing better accessibility, modernised theatres and a more comfortable theatre experience for you, our audiences. The changes you will see include:

  • Two new public entries, one midway along The Wharf and one at The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf, giving you access to the space from the harbourside apron. Both of these entries have lifts.
  • Improved foyer spaces, rest rooms and paths of travel.
  • Modernisation of Wharf 1 and Wharf 2 Theatres with flexible seating configurations, and upgrades that deliver more comfort and accessibility.
  • Better rehearsal spaces, dressing rooms and many more behind-the-scenes improvements. 


The Wharf has two stunning, newly renovated theatres — Wharf 1 and Wharf 2. 

Wharf 1 Theatre is our main theatre space at The Wharf, seating up to 420 people. 
Wharf 2 Theatre is an intimate theatre space, seating 160 people.

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When STC’s founding Artistic Director Richard Wherrett first envisioned a performance space at The Wharf, he planned a theatre that could shift seating to accommodate the creative needs of all productions, a theatre that was fully flexible. Now, after our recent refurbishments, we have finally realised that vision.

In 2021, you will experience an exciting new theatre space on each visit to Wharf 1 Theatre.