The famous Theatre Royal Sydney has reopened its doors and is ready to entertain the theatre-goers of New South Wales. The newly refurbished 1,200 seat venue is owned by Trafalgar Entertainment (TE), the parent company of Stagecoach Performing Arts. The theatre will now host students from across Australia to perform and take part in events.
Located in Sydney’s central business district, the Theatre Royal swung its doors open once again on 2 December with the hit Broadway musical, Jagged Little Pill. It initially closed its doors in March 2016.
“When we set our eyes on Theatre Royal Sydney, a true Australian theatrical icon, we were committed to restoring it back to all its glory, and to sit once again in the heart of Sydney’s CBD – where the city meets the stage,” said Sir Howard Panter, Joint CEO of TE.
“Sydney has always been a landmark destination globally, and now it has back in place a landmark to visit and see the best of world class theatre. Opening this venue with the first international production outside Broadway, Alanis Morrissette’s Jagged Little Pill, we begin with our long-term commitment to Sydney Getting It First.”
The venue has been refurbished to the highest standards and makes use of sophisticated materials where possible and will be able to host a variety of events, from ballets to live music. The seating has been increased to 1,200 with a new two-tier system, and most importantly, no seat is more than 23 metres from the stage.
For Stagecoach’s students, the reopening of the venue is a sign of good things to come.
“At Stagecoach, we’re passionate about offering the best opportunities to our students around the world as this contributes to our market appeal when parents look for performing arts schools for their children,” said Andy Knights, CEO of Stagecoach Performing Arts.
“With such a diverse business landscape in and around Sydney, and the reopening of the Theatre Royal, we’re keen to bring in an investor to launch a new territory in Sydney – someone passionate about the performing arts who sees the value in partnering with respected creative arts venues. We’re proud of the presence we’ve established in Australia and plan to increase this across Sydney and the surrounding regions in 2022.”