State Theatre Sydney (Heritage Listed) Guided Tour -NOW CLOSED – Deferred to Thursday 4 August 2022

Join a 1.5 to a 2 hour guided tour of this magnificent and unique building and discover why it’s known as the Palace of Dreams.
Hear about its great historical significance and high architectural quality plus prize winning artworks by famous Australian artists including William Dobell, Mary Edwards, Charles Wheeler and Raymond Lindsay.
Delve into the depths of the theatre to discover engineering marvels and mechanical masterpieces.

Where: STATE THEATRE – 49 Market Street, Sydney. Meet in the foyer at the theatre at 12:45pm for a 1:00pm start.

When: Thursday 26 May 2022

Numbers limited to: 10 minimum and 25 maximum

Closing date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Getting there:

  • Take the train to Town Hall Station and just a short walk through the QVB building to State Theatre.
  • Catch a ferry to Circular Quay, then the light rail outside of Circular Quay. Alight at George & Market Streets for a short walk to the theatre.

Cost: Senior and pension cardholder – $17.00 per member. All other members $20.00 for a group of 10 or more.

Given the time of the tour – lunch will be your own arrangements. For those who wish to enjoy a Devonshire Tea after the tour,  the “Tea Room” on the 3rd floor, north end of the QVB building offers another iconic setting, rich in architectural history and European majesty. Cost is $25per person.

Payment: Payable to Treasurer.
Click here for payment details. Please add Surname-State to the reference field to identify payment.

When payment has been completed, please use the online booking form to notify the convener (Sue Colubriale) of your attendance.  You only need to send one message as this is a joint booking and payment confirmation. Please advise in the message box the amount paid eg $17 or $20.

If interested in finding more about the State Theatre, click on this link.

Note:  PLEASE ensure you are able to manage the stairs

  • There are 21 stairs to the Dress Circle foyer from street level and an additional 13 steps up into the auditorium to the concourse between rows J and K.  There are no further steps once inside the Dress Circle.
  • There are stairs from street level to the Stalls. There are no further steps once inside the Stalls.
  • MASKS are mandatory on all public transport.