State Theatre

49 Market Street. Sydney, NSW, 2000 AU / NSW

Location Description

Opening in 1929, the 2000-seat State Theatre has three tiers of seating: Stalls, Mezzanine and Dress Circle. The palatial interiors feature artworks and fixtures of rare significance. The Dress Circle gallery houses artworks by significant Australian artists including William Dobell and Charles Wheeler whilst located in auditorium, the Koh-I-Nor cut crystal chandelier is the largest in the Southern hemisphere, and the second largest on earth, weighing over four tonnes. The inspirational design of architect Henry White fuses eclectic elements of Gothic, Italian and Art deco design to produce an exquisite theatre. As a heritage-listed building, there are certain restrictions in filming in the State Theatre. Note also that there is limited nearby parking.

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Location Category

  • AUDITORIUMS / THEATERS - [general]
  • AUDITORIUMS / THEATERS - Concert Halls
  • AUDITORIUMS / THEATERS - Movie Theaters
  • CITIES / TOWNS - [general]
  • CITIES / TOWNS - Downtowns
  • CITIES / TOWNS - Inner City / Urban
  • ROADS / HIGHWAYS - [general]
  • ROADS / HIGHWAYS - Alleys
  • ROADS / HIGHWAYS - City Streets

Architecture Style

  • 1920s - 1930s
  • Art Deco
  • Gothic