Wharf Theatre

The Wharf Theatre is a great venue for live theatre shows in a historic heritage site overlooking the harbour

Panoramic view of the Wharf Theatre from an adjacent pier
Panoramic view of the Wharf Theatre from an adjacent pier cc licensed photo by Dave Keeshan

The Wharf Theatre, home to the Sydney Theatre Company, is situated on Pier 4/5 on Welsh Bay close the south end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Company also operates the Sydney Theatre located just west across the road from Pier 6/7. Between these venues there are anywhere from 1 to 5 live performances happening every day.

In the 1970s Pier 4/5 in Welsh bay was a neglected old industrial warehouse. In 1984 the Wharf Theatre opened after nearly 4 million dollars were poured into restoring and refurbishing the 1919 warehouse. In the last few years there have been many more upgrades to make the entire building environmentally friendly (See the video). The end result is two superb venues for live theatre and also the Wharf Restaurant which has balconies offering great views on either side.

The two theatres are designated Wharf 1 and Wharf 2. Wharf 1 is located at the far end of the wharf and can seat an audience of up to 324 people. The Wharf restaurant is also located at this end. Wharf 2 Theatre is located about mid-way along the wharf and can seat up to 200.

If you don't have a chance to take in a show at one of these theatres you can still enjoy a one hour behind the scenes tour for a nominal charge. Tours are available every Tuesday at 10:30am.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Wharf Theatre

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • Monday: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Category: Bars

Address: Pier 4
Hickson Rd
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Phone: +61 2 9250 1761


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 18 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating We were here for a Cumulus wine tasting dinner. Plenty of glasses of wine matched with the food prepared by the restaurant. Our experience was really to see... Read More

Sue L. Aug-28-2015

5 Star Rating Amazing views, beautiful original rustic architecture, which some of the wooden beams are creatively used as tables along the Windows allowing for amazing... Read More

Lorena S. Aug-05-2016

4 Star Rating What a great location for a bar at the end of the wharf....see what i did there :P. huh! Having decided to have some graduation drinks i thought why not... Read More

Amy S. Sep-27-2015

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Line Nearest Station Walking Time
L2, T2, T3, T8 or FerryCircular Quay15 minutes

How to get to Wharf Theatre by

By Train or Ferry: For this attraction, walking is the most practical option, providing you are okay with stairs. Exit at Circular Quay Station and walk north along the waterfront in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Immediately after the museum, head west through the small park to George Street and follow it to your right. Go right again when you get to Lower Fort Street. Continue, watching for the flight of stairs immediately past the second set of row houses. Take the long flight of stairs down to Hickson Road, cross over and go left (west) to the Sydney Theatre Company entrance.

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Video about the inroads the Sydney Theatre Company have made to make the Wharf Theatre easy on our environment

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