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Sydney Lyric Theatre Guide: What to Do & Where to Stay

Planning an arts and culture getaway or staycation in Sydney? Our Sydney Lyric Theatre Guide has all the information you need, from booking your theatre tickets and finding the best seat to pick the perfect nearby accommodation.

Sydney Lyric Theatre
Sydney Lyric Theatre Events

What’s on at Sydney Lyric Theatre?

Sydney Lyric Theatre has played host to some of the world’s most iconic performers and productions over the years, including theatre classics Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Dream Lover, War Horse and The Book of Mormon. 

This summer, theatre lovers will have the chance to watch the record-breaking musical sensation, HAMILTON. 

Sydney Lyric Shows in 2023

This year will see several more award-winning productions hitting the Sydney Lyric stage from romantic comedies Hairspray and Mamma Mia to Broadway sensation Wicked and Tick, Tick…Boom!

Match your once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience with an incredible overnight stay at The Woolstore 1888 Darling Harbour, located a 10-minute walk from the Sydney Lyric Theatre in Pyrmont. Relax in style and comfort with all perks, and embrace the luxury and quirky culture of this boutique 5-star hotel.

Sydney Lyric Theatre Seating

How do I book Sydney Lyric Theatre tickets?

Book online

Tickets to all Sydney Lyric shows can be made through the secure Ticketmaster website or by calling 1300 795 267 and selecting option 1.

Book in-person

In-person bookings can be at the Sydney Lyric Box Office from Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. Box Office cannot assist with general ticket sales from 1.5 hours before any performance time and does not usually operate on Public Holidays.

Sydney Lyric Theatre’s Seating Plan

Sydney Lyric Theatre has a total seating capacity of 1996, with variable capacity available at 1700, 1538 and 1384 seats.

The Stalls seating is located on the ground level (same level as stage) with an incline to the back of the auditorium. The front of the stalls offers prime viewing, close to the action. The Dress Circle on level 1 and Grand Circle on level 2 offer views overlooking the stage and auditorium. The Grand Circle Box Seats offers an obstructed view, so you don’t miss a thing! 

Hearing Loop is available in Stalls seating only, and patrons should adjust their hearing aids to “T” for reception.

Sydney Lyric Theatre's Seating Plan
Getting to Sydney Lyric Theatre

How to Get To Sydney Lyric Theatre

Public transports to Sydney Lyric Theatre

Sydney Lyric is located in the inner-city suburb of Pyrmont and is easily accessible via public transport. Travel by train to Central Station and jump on the light rail stopping at The Star with access to the Sydney Lyric Theatre via a lift. Alternatively, take the 389 bus to the Maritime Museum or the ferry stopping at Pyrmont Bay ferry stop, just minutes from the Sydney Lyric.

Sydney Lyric Theatre Parking

We recommend Harbourside Car Park, Wilsons Parking. It’s a 5-10 minute walk to the theatre, with a special all day (not overnight) $13 parking rate for Sydney Lyric Theatre patrons. Parking tickets must be pre-booked to access the special rate via their website. Use codeword LYRIC when booking your Harbourside parking, and be sure not to select a period over 24 hours.

Best Accommodation near Sydney Lyric Theatre

On the hunt for hotels near Sydney Lyric Theatre? Look no further. The Woolstore 1888 Darling Harbour is a 5-star boutique hotel situated in the heart of Pyrmont with lavish rooms and loft suites, incredible interiors, and the best service in Sydney.

The Ovolo Perks

Not only is The Woolstore 1888 Darling Harbour perfectly situated, but it comes with a range of luxurious perks. Enjoy leisurely sundowner drinks at social hour, midnight snacks from the minibar, and complimentary breakfast to kickstart your day in Sydney. Superspeed wifi, 24-hour gym access and self-service laundry are also included – all with no more to pay when you book direct at

How to get to the The Woolstore 1888 Hotel in Sydney 

The Woolstore 1888 Darling Harbour is easily accessible — just 20 minutes by taxi, shuttle or car from the airport. Catch any train to Central Station and change to Light Rail, which will take you to the Convention Centre, just 250 metres walk away from the hotel.

The Woolstore 1888 Darling Harbour
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Restaurants near Sydney Lyric Theatre

Sydney Lyric Theatre’s location in Pyrmont means you won’t be short of restaurants to choose from, whether pre-show nibbles and cocktails or post-show dinner and dessert. 

Flying Fish serves up the finest seafood in Sydney, Black Bar & Grill offers a menu of mouth-watering steaks, whilst Sokyo pays homage to Japanese heritage with an Australian twist.  Alternatively, enjoy a pre-show cocktail at Cherry or head to the Cafe Court for a casual bite. Or try our very own Mister Percy, pyrmont’s neighbourhood wine bar with a vegetarian menu. Really, the options are endless.