Name and opening date for Sydney’s new $100m theatre revealed

The Harbour City’s next great performing arts space has been named the Sydney Coliseum Theatre.

Originally launched as the Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre, the Sydney Coliseum Theatre is a $100 million theatre development located at West HQ in Rooty Hill.

The state-of-the-art venue will be able to present full-scale Broadway musicals, symphony orchestras, ballet performances, live contemporary music, comedy and family entertainment.

Equipped with a full fly system, unique retractable seating and outstanding sight-lines, the theatre will be the first venue in Greater Western Sydney capable of hosting productions previously only staged in the CBD.

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An artist’s impression of the theatre
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An artist’s impression of the theatre lobby
The reveal precedes a series of exciting announcements planned for June about the headlining acts for the theatre’s grand opening in December.

West HQ chief executive Richard Errington said: “The Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ has been a 10-year journey for us from inception to build, and it’s amazing to see our vision coming to life.

“We strongly believed that Greater Western Sydney deserved a truly world-class theatre and we are excited to be delivering a venue of which our whole city can be proud.

“The West HQ destination has been undergoing incredible transformation over the past year with the addition of a series of exciting dining brands that will make West HQ home, including Chu by China Doll, Pizzaperta by Manfredi, Steak & Oyster Co by Sean Connolly, Chur Burger and Gelatissimo with other exciting dining choices to be announced.

“With the addition of Sydney Coliseum Theatre to our existing businesses, we have become the leading entertainment, fitness, lifestyle and accommodation destination in Greater Western Sydney.”

Sydney Coliseum Theatre executive director Craig McMaster said: “We are pleased to be answering a need to create an architecturally beautiful and technically superior lyric theatre in Western Sydney.

“Sydney Coliseum Theatre will stand proudly amongst the great theatrical and entertainment venues of the world, and will offer both audiences and performers a welcoming, premium experience.

“We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from producers and promoters who have been blown away by the scale, quality and amenity of the building – many of whom have already secured performance dates in 2020.

“We look forward to soon announcing our opening shows and foundation partners – a select group of Australia’s leading producers and organisations that share in our vision of bringing the best in entertainment and the arts to Greater Western Sydney’s 2.3 milllion residents.”

Recent visitors to the site have included the leadership and technical teams from Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; as well as theatre producers John Frost, Michael Cassel, Louise Withers, and Christopher Green.