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You Beauty! – State Theatre Panto ‘Sleeping Beauty’ a Roaring Success

Oh to be a kid again! And to be a kid nowadays! There was no such thing as the annual winter holiday pantomime when I was at school. I remember watching my mum and dad get all dressed up to go to the theatre, leaving us at home with a babysitter and a video tape.  It seemed like such a fantastic, sophisticated world that I would never know of. I dreamed of The Opera House, The Capitol, The State, without really having any idea what went on inside those hallowed walls. Now, due to the success of Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin, and Peter Pan & Tinkerbell, it has become a winter school holiday tradition for parents to take their young children along to the State Theatre for a live show designed specifically for them.

English born Bonnie Lythgoe is the beaming creator of this whole idea. After decades of involvement in the performing arts as a dancer and choreographer for film and TV, Lythgoe turned her hand to the production and direction of fairy tale adventure pantomimes several years ago. She has enlisted the talent of some big name stars from the world of “serious” theatre (meaning for adults) and has almost formed a new genre of live show, one that, like some of the great Disney Pixar films of the last decade, manages to cross the age barrier and reach both the parent and the child. Sleeping Beauty, A Knight Avenger’s Tale is pitched to ages three to 103. Continue reading You Beauty! – State Theatre Panto ‘Sleeping Beauty’ a Roaring Success


Professor Brian Cox

Superstar physicist Professor Brian Cox will make sense of the cosmos when he returns to Australia with a brand new live stage show.

Superstar physicist Professor Brian Cox will share what we know and explore some of the great unanswered questions about deep space. Are we alone in the universe? Will we ever know what happened before the Big Bang? What is the nature of the 95% of the universe we know to be missing? What was the origin of Life on Earth?

Delving into the most recent scientific research from CERN and the great astronomical observatories of the world, Professor Cox is always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries.

11 August 2016 at the State Theatre, 49 Market Street, city.

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Two Double Passes To The Encore Screening Of Andre Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht’s Concert @ State Theatre this Father’s Day

Rieu, Vrijthof, Maastricht
Andre Rieu performing at his 2015 Maastricht Concert

Following record-breaking worldwide cinema screenings in July of a magnificent concert by the most popular classical music artist – André Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas will take a bow with a special Encore Screening at Sydney’s iconic State Theatre – on Father’s Day (Sun Sept 6th) at 1 pm.

Back by overwhelming popular demand, the concert will screen at the majestic State Theatre, the perfect showcase to appreciate ‘The King of Waltz’ & his famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra as they transform the medieval square in Rieu’s hometown into a romantic open-air concert venue with dazzling light shows, spectacular fireworks & sublime music.  Guest artists include two Aussies – soprano Mirusia and tenor Gary Bennett. Continue reading Two Double Passes To The Encore Screening Of Andre Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht’s Concert @ State Theatre this Father’s Day

Ballet Revolucion @ The State Theatre

Inset- Ballet Revolucion

Sensational. That is the only way that I can describe the Ballet Revolucion experience.

This is a return visit by this magnificent dance company which first landed on our shores in 2011 for a ground breaking season.

They have come back with an all new production featuring  nineteen fantastic dancer and a great eight piece live band. Continue reading Ballet Revolucion @ The State Theatre

Sydney Cinema Locations – The List

Sydney Cinema Locations

THE LIST   –   FULLY.   UPDATED   ON   25th  October  2019      SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE presents the complete list of all available Cinema Venues  within THE CITY OF SYDNEY area, and in the many SUBURBS OF SYDNEY including many of the small cinema screening room venues.  The many locations where Australian and Hollywood Motion Picture Films are screened, and where many exhibitors also regularly screen World Movies:-  

Darling Harbour Imax Cinema   (still currently closed during  2017-2018-2019-2020   for complete demolition and then re-construction and full conversion  into  two  IMAX  cinema  screens)   CITY OF SYDNEY   area, located at  31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW   Tel: (02) 9281-3300   with one screen, located on the waterfront in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.   The minimum size of an IMAX screen is 22 m × 16.1 m (72 ft × 53 ft), Sydney used to have the world’s largest IMAX screen which was eight  storeys high and measured 35.7 m x 29.7 m (117.1 ft x 97.4 ft) and offered a vertigo inspiring experience, plus this was also the world’s largest cinema screen.     (Venue Seating Capacity = 540)              https://www.imax.com.au/

Sydney Event Cinemas     CITY OF SYDNEY  CBD, street level at 505-525 George Street, Sydney, NSW Tel: (02) 9273-7300  with seventeen screens including  Vmax Cinemas  and  Gold Class  Cinemas.  Gigantic  premium seating price is charged for the limited range of  popular 4DX Movies that are now being offered only in their Cinema Eight.  However Sydney is still waiting for a cinema venue offering  the currently limited range of popular ScreenX Movies.  (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )          http://www.eventcinemas.com.au/

Movie Times Website:   http://www.movietimes.com.au/

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Bob Dylan Back In Fine Form

Bob Dylan with his band. Pics Raymond Reade-Majaw
Bob Dylan with his band. Pics Raymond Reade-Majaw

Those who have frequented Bob Dylan concerts over the last three decades will undoubtedly know that you’ll never know what to expect.  Seldom resting in any one genre, he has never been reluctant to experiment, as was the case in his highly criticised move from folk to rock’n’roll in the 60s.

It is this unpredictability and self-assuredness that brings audiences back again and again and has Dylan still touring and writing songs at age 73.  Blessed with a golden pen, his lyrics have always had unique simplicity, yet run deep, rattle our nerves and inspire great imagery.  A dedicated poet and minstrel, he loves touring and playing live.  Since his first London tour in 1965 and the eclectic Rolling Thunder tours of the 70s, Dylan has toured every year from 1987 to 2014, playing over 2.600 shows. Continue reading Bob Dylan Back In Fine Form