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A Night at the Theatre: The Artistic Side of Australia

A Night at the Theatre: The Artistic Side of Australia


I often tell my friends that there’s a lot more to Australia than just kangaroos and koalas. Sure, we have some of the most iconic wildlife in the world, but what about our culture? The Aussies are known for their laid-back attitude, but they also have a vibrant arts scene that rivals any other country’s. Whether you’re looking for an opera house or an art museum, Australia has something for everyone!

A Night at the Theatre: The Artistic Side of Australia

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s no wonder why! This iconic building was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon. It opened on October 20th, 1973 after 10 years of construction. The opera house has become one of Australia’s most recognizable landmarks due to its unique design and architecture.

Sydney Opera House hosts many performances throughout the year including symphonies, ballets, operas and plays; however if you are not able to attend one of these events there are tours available where guests can explore all parts of this beautiful building including backstage areas where performers prepare before performing on stage!

If you’re interested in attending any performances while visiting Sydney then please visit their website here: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/#performance

Melbourne Arts Precinct

The arts precinct is a cultural hub located in the heart of Melbourne. It’s home to the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the Melbourne Recital Centre.

If you’re looking for some culture while visiting Australia, this is where you’ll find it!

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is located in South Brisbane, just minutes from the CBD and right next to Suncorp Stadium. The centre offers many facilities including a library, cafe and bar. There are also several restaurants nearby if you need a bite before or after your show!

The program at QPAC includes everything from ballet to musicals to plays–you name it! They even have some free events available for all ages so check out their website for more information on those!

Tickets can be purchased online or through Ticketek outlets at various locations around Brisbane. Prices vary depending on what show you want to see but generally range between $25-$85 per person depending on location within the theatre itself (Tier 1 being closest).

Perth International Arts Festival

Perth International Arts Festival is a small festival that is held every year in March. It’s a great way to see the city of Perth, especially if you’re new to Australia or if it’s been a while since your last visit.

The Perth International Arts Festival has a variety of events, from theatre to music and everything else in between. It’s perfect for those who love art and culture because it offers so many different types of performances all at once!

Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Festival Centre is a multi-venue arts centre in Adelaide, South Australia. It was built on the site of the former Adelaide Railway Station and opened in 1973.

The centre has four venues: Hamer Hall (seating 2,770), Dunstan Playhouse (seating 930), Elder Hall (seating 2,300) and Studio (seating 500).

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and Melbourne

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and Melbourne are two of Australia’s most iconic public spaces. With more than 10,000 plant species to explore and over 8 million annual visitors, these gardens are perfect for a picnic or a walk through their extensive grounds. The Royal Botanic Gardens also host many events throughout the year including festivals like Festival of Sydney and Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania (July).

The beauty of these two locations is that they’re free to visit! You don’t need tickets or reservations; just head over with your friends or family members on any given afternoon and enjoy yourself!

There is an abundance of culture and art in Australia.

Australia is a world leader in the arts. You’ll find art everywhere you go, from galleries to museums to street art. There are many different forms of art in Australia and each one tells a story about this country that has so much to share with the world.

You can start your journey by visiting an Aboriginal painting at Parliament House in Canberra or take a tour through Dreamtime at Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock). If you’re looking for something more modern, check out some amazing sculptures made entirely out of garbage on Cockatoo Island Dockyard or watch an opera performance at Sydney Opera House which is considered one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world!


There is an abundance of culture and art in Australia. From the Sydney Opera House to Melbourne Arts Precinct, there are many theatres and galleries for you to explore. If you want something more intimate and personal then perhaps consider visiting one of the many festivals held across the country every year including Adelaide Festival Centre or Perth International Arts Festival? Whatever type of experience you’re looking for we hope this post has given some inspiration on where to start!