Theatre Royal

Artist’s impression of the Theatre Royal, MLC Centre (view from King Street). Indicative image subject to change.

Artist’s impression of the Theatre Royal, MLC Centre (view from King Street). Indicative image subject to change.

The NSW Government is proud to be re-opening the Theatre Royal, in partnership with Dexus, which has commenced construction on a $170 million redevelopment to rejuvenate the retail, dining and theatre components of Sydney’s MLC Centre.

Reopening the CBD-based iconic theatre will increase Sydney’s capacity to host new productions and compete on the world-stage for more first-run international tours. A redeveloped Theatre Royal will deliver significant economic benefits to the city through employment and tourism along with contributing to the vibrancy of the city’s night-time economy.

A competitive tender process for a theatre operator, launched by Create NSW in December 2019 was awarded to the Trafalgar Entertainment Group, a premium international production company based on London’s West End who are responsible for acclaimed musicals including The King and I, The Rocky Horror Show and War Horse.

The 55-year sublease awarded to Trafalgar will ensure delivery of high-quality lyric theatre productions in the heart of Sydney’s CBD well into the future.

The theatre, situated within the redeveloped MLC Centre with high-end retail and dining outlets, is currently under construction and is anticipated to reopen to the public from late 2021.

Image: Artist’s impression of the Theatre Royal, MLC Centre (view from King Street). Indicative image subject to change.
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