Sydney's newest theatre
Sydney’s newest theatre, Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst, has opened its doors.
The City has transformed the 132-year-old heritage-listed Baptist Tabernacle into a modern 200-seat theatre and creative arts centre.
Tiered seating focuses on the stage with good sightlines and acoustics. The space underneath houses the box office and a bar. There is a new backstage area for dressing rooms and offices for the resident Darlinghurst Theatre Company.
New stairs and a lift to improve accessibility have been included. The building’s heritage character has been preserved, while making the building more sustainable with energy-efficient lighting, rooftop solar panels, and rainwater collection and reuse.
The $7.9 million transformation makes the Eternity Playhouse the first major theatre to open in metropolitan Sydney since Carriageworks opened in Eveleigh in 2007. This contributes to our Oxford Street cultural initiatives supporting artists, designers and performers.
For more information, visit the Darlinghurst Theatre’s website.
Last updated: Wednesday, 27 November 2013