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Bell Shake­speare is Aus­tralia’s pre­miere the­atre com­pany per­form­ing the works of Wil­liam Shake­speare. Founded by the leg­endary John Bell, the com­pany has been bring­ing Shake­speare’s words to au­di­ences since 1990, al­ways push­ing bound­aries and chal­leng­ing ex­pec­ta­tions. Syd­ney Opera House, Syd­ney. 8298 9000. bell­shake­


One of Syd­ney’s most ac­claimed the­atre com­pa­nies, Belvoir, is based in the in­ner-city sub­urb of Surry Hills. De­liv­er­ing an in­no­va­tive pro­gram of dy­namic Aus­tralian the­atre fea­tur­ing some of the coun­try’s best ac­tors, play­wrights and di­rec­tors, across both the Up­stairs and Down­stairs stages. 18 and 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills. 9699 3444.


For the best in Aus­tralian mu­si­cal the­atre head to Hayes The­atre Com­pany in Potts Point. This small the­atre is home to some big name shows, pro­gram­ming new and in­no­va­tive mu­si­cal the­atre and cabaret. Hayes The­atre Co is a not for profit com­pany, named af­ter Aus­tralian mu­si­cal the­atre leg­end, Nan­cye Hayes. 19 Green­knowe Av­enue, Potts Point. 8065 7337. hayesthe­


Syd­ney The­atre Com­pany (STC) presents a di­verse range of shows through­out the year from clas­sic plays to new, Aus­tralian pro­duc­tions at its own the­atres at The Wharf and at the nearby Roslyn Packer The­atre. Aus­tralian act­ing lu­mi­nar­ies to grace the STC stage in re­cent years in­clude Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Judy Davis and Hugo Weav­ing. The Wharf the­atres, Pier 4, Hick­son Road, Walsh Bay. 9250 1777. syd­neythe­

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