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Sydney Lyric is a theatre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is part of The Star complex. The theatre is used for large scale musicals, theatre productions, concerts, opera and ballet. Formerly the Lyric Theatre, the venue changed to its current name in late 2011.

Sydney Lyric
Sydney Lyric Theatre
AddressPirrama Road, Pyrmont
Sydney
Australia
OwnerFoundation Theatres
TypeTheatre
Capacity2005 seats
Current useMusicals, theatre, concerts, opera, ballet
ProductionThe Book of Mormon
Opened1997
Website
www.sydneylyric.com.au

The theatre has been owned and operated by Foundation Theatres Pty Limited [1] (formerly Foundation Entertainment Group) since October 2011, which also owns Sydney's Capitol Theatre.[2]

In February 2017, the Sydney Lyric underwent a $18 million auditorium upgrade, including movable walls that alter the theatre's seating capacity from 1,350 up to 2,010 seats. These works completed the upgrade of the whole theatre, encompassing foyers, bars & box office which were completed in 2014. [3]

Notable PerformancesEdit

The theatre was built as part of the casino complex initially known as Star City and now as The Star, and first opened in September 1997 with its first act being Michael Crawford and has since then played most to many well known musicals and entertainers.

Performances include:

Indicates current production

Local AreaEdit

The Sydney Lyric threatre is located in The Star casino complex, which is in the suburb of Pyrmont, an inner-city suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Pyrmont is located 2 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Sydney. It is also part of the Darling Harbour district. Pyrmont was once a vital component of Sydney's industrial waterfront, with wharves, shipbuilding yards, factories and woolstores. As industry moved out, the population and the area declined. In recent years it has experienced redevelopment with an influx of residents and office workers.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.foundationtheatres.com.au/about.aspx
  2. ^ http://sydneylyric.com.au/index.php/about-us/who-we-are
  3. ^ Gill, Raymond (23 May 2017). "Exclusive: Sydney reveals world's first 'breathable' theatre". dailyreview.com.au. Retrieved 17 December 2017.

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