SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE presents the complete list of all available LIVE PERFORMANCE Theatre Venues and theatre companies in the CBD SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, within THE CITY OF SYDNEY area as well as in the SUBURBS OF SYDNEY:-
THE LIST – UPDATED 11th July 2016 – Living in New South Wales there is much to be proud of, particularly when it comes to the performing arts sector which includes 11 of Australia’s major performing arts organisations working in the fields of dance, theatre, opera, orchestra and chamber music. These organisations are internationally renowned and regularly perform outside Australia as well as in a number of regional arts venues. Each year more than 1.3 million people in New South Wales attend performances by major companies, with close to 450,000 students and children being engaged in educational activities in NSW.
Within Australia, there are 28 major performing arts companies, of which ten companies are located within New South Wales. These ten companies work across a range of art and cultural spectrums from opera, theatre and drama, music and dance and include:-
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Bell Shakespeare Company
Musica Viva Australia
Sydney Dance Company
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sydney Theatre Company
It is estimated these ten companies alone, represent circa 40% of the private sector arts funding received through sponsorship and giving in New South Wales.