Roslyn Packer Theatre

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Roslyn Packer Theatre
The Ros[1]
Full name Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay
Former names Sydney Theatre
Address 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°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 transit The Rocks, Circular Quay
Owner Sydney Theatre Company
Type Theatre
Capacity 896
Production Nineteen Eighty-Four
Broke ground October 2001
Built January 2002–January 2004
Opened 10 January 2004 (2004-01-10)

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.


  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.