Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct sits on the land and over the saltwater of Gadigal Country.

Where the sea meets the shore, the world’s oldest stories were first told by the traditional owners. And while it has undergone many transformations over the years, the site of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct is a place where knowledge and experiences have long been shared through stories, music and song and dance.

Today, that tradition continues in explosive style across Wharf 4/5 and Pier 2/3, the wharves that define the shape of the Precinct.

Located on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, the revitalised heritage Walsh Bay Arts Precinct features world-class cultural facilities and is the new home to nine of the nation’s leading performing arts companies.

Since redevelopment began in 2018, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct has been transformed into a premium 21st century space for making, performing and experiencing theatre, dance and music.

The construction works have strengthened the piers and delivered state-of-the-art acoustic solutions and bespoke fit out, tailored to the needs of each resident company so that they can be at their best for audiences.

Australian Theatre for Young People’s (ATYP) new performance space, The Rebel Theatre at the redeveloped Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Photo credit: Brett Boardman.

Get amongst it

You’re welcome any time for performances, classes, and workshops. Join in what the precinct’s resident companies have to offer. Details of performance dates and how to book are available via the company websites below:

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Theatre for Young People

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Bell Shakespeare

Gondwana Choirs

Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Sydney Theatre Company

The Song Company

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct is also a key venue of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney in 2022.

Getting there

13-15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW 2000

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct is a brisk 15-minute walk from Circular Quay and Wynyard transport hubs.

Hickson Road is serviced by the 324 and 325 bus service or the 311 to Millers Point.

To plan your journey and check for service updates, please visit Transport NSW Trip Planner.

Pedestrian and cycle paths service Walsh Bay Arts Precinct from Barangaroo to Circular Quay. Public bicycle parking is available at Wharf 4/5 and Pier 2/3.

Limited on-street parking is available on Hickson Road. The area is also serviced by Wilson Parking Bond One or Wilson Parking Barangaroo North, both on Hickson Road.

Cycle and walk from Barangaroo to Walsh Bay 

Walk from Circular Quay to Walsh Bay

Get in touch

As stewards of the redeveloped Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Create Infrastructure, part of Create NSW manages this dynamic creative hub to foster opportunities for artistic creation and collaboration, and festivals and events for public enjoyment.

If you have any questions, feedback or complaints about Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, email walshbayartsprecinct@create.nsw.gov.au.

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Operational Plan of Management

Operational Strategies
Tenancy Fitout Guide
Events Management
Traffic and Transport
Facilities Management
Heritage and Conservation
Security and Lighting Management
Food and Beverage
Fire Safety Emergency Management and WHS
Waste Management
Wayfinding and Signage
Environmental Management Plan
Noise and Vibration
Water Management Plan

DPIE Letter of Consent

Approval of Plan Strategy
Briefing Note – Operational Plan of Management


Sydney Dance Company dancers in the SDC Studio 4. Photo credit: Arthur Vay.