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Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Roslyn Packer Theatre is a first class 857 seat drama theatre located in the heart of the Walsh Bay heritage precinct. The venue utilised the latest in theatre and design technology which ensured optimal audience conditions with excellent sight lines and acoustic environment. The auditorium, foyers and fly tower occupied the space created by the demolition of a 1950’s warehouse. Back-of-house and support facilities were located within adjacent heritage buildings.

The new building had a contemporary design language that harmonised with the industrial nature of the precinct and was a synthesis of a complex function with an unusual site: partly open land and partly occupied by important heritage buildings. Since opening, the theatre achieved the highest performance standards for both the actors and the audience.


No of seats


Thousand (GFA m2)


Thousand (Site Area m2)

Rehearsal room and function space
Ground floor lobby box office and cloaking


Gadigal Country, Sydney Theatre complex, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW, Australia


PTW Architects in association with HPA


Walsh Bay Partnership (a Mirvac / Transfield joint venture)


2004 RAIA Merit Award for Public Buildings