In 1980, Sydney Theatre Company’s first artistic director, Richard Wherrett, defined the company’s mission as “to provide first-class theatrical entertainment for the people of Sydney – theatre that is grand, vulgar, intelligent, challenging and fun”. Years later, under the leadership of artistic director Jonathan Church, that ethos still rings true.
Sydney Theatre Company offers a diverse program of distinctive theatre of vision and scale at its harbourside home venues: The Wharf and the Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay; and Sydney Opera House, as its resident theatre company.
The company has a proud heritage as a creative hub and incubator for theatre and theatre makers, developing and producing eclectic Australian works, interpretations of the classic repertoire and great international writing. We strive to create theatre experiences that engage audiences and reflect Sydney’s distinctive personality.
At STC we often collaborate with international artists and companies and, in recent years, our international profile has grown significantly with productions touring extensively to great acclaim. Renowned artists John Crowley, Tamás Ascher, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liv Ullmann, Steven Soderbergh and Isabelle Huppert have all worked with STC in recent years. We have also presented productions by the National Theatre of Great Britain, Abbey Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Created by Sam Doust and the
Sydney Opera House GCI Team
Sydney Theatre Company