Roslyn Packer Theatre

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Roslyn Packer Theatre
The Ros[1]
Full nameRoslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay
Former namesSydney Theatre
Address22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
LocationSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates33°51′26″S 151°12′17″E / 33.85722°S 151.20472°E / -33.85722; 151.20472Coordinates: 33°51′26″S 151°12′17″E / 33.85722°S 151.20472°E / -33.85722; 151.20472
Public transitThe Rocks, Circular Quay
OwnerSydney Theatre Company
TypeTheatre
Capacity896
ProductionNineteen Eighty-Four
Construction
Broke groundOctober 2001
BuiltJanuary 2002–January 2004
Opened10 January 2004 (2004-01-10)
Website
roslynpackertheatre.com.au

The Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay is a theatre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The theatre is on Hickson Road at Walsh Bay, 150 metres (490 ft) west of The Wharf Theatre, opposite Pier 6/7 on Walsh Bay.[2] It seats up to 896 people. Originally named as the Sydney Theatre, the theatre was renamed in March 2015 in honour of Roslyn Packer AC, the widow of Kerry Packer. James Packer and family made a philanthropic gift to the Sydney Theatre Company in advance of the renaming.[3][4][1]

The theatre is used by the Sydney Theatre Company, the Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Writers' Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, Linda (22 October 2014). "Sydney Theatre to be renamed Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay, or 'The Ros'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Roslyn Packer Theatre". Our venues. Sydney Theatre Company.
  3. ^ "Sydney Theatre to be renamed" (Press release). Sydney Theatre Company. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  4. ^ Paget, Clive (22 October 2014). "Roslyn Packer gets her own theatre". Limelight. Retrieved 5 May 2017.