The countdown to the opening of Sydney’s next great theatre has begun, with the official naming of the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, at West HQ, announced today.
Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Executive Director Adam Leto said the $100m world-class venue, which is due to open in late 2019, had already captured the attention of arts and cultural leaders, both locally and internationally, and was expected to play an important role in attracting more industry interest and investment to the region.
“The Sydney Coliseum Theatre is Western Sydney’s answer to the Opera House and anyone who has visited the site, or seen the plans, knows just how impressive this theatre is going to be,” Mr Leto said.
“The scale and quality of this development is unlike anything that we’ve seen in Western Sydney, and West HQ CEO, Richard Errington and Sydney Coliseum Theatre’s Executive Director Craig McMaster, deserve plenty of credit for their commitment to delivering a world-class entertainment venue that the region can be proud of.
“Western Sydney has for a long period struggled to attract significant arts and cultural investment, and this development not only fills a void, but sends an important message to the rest of the market that we’re serious about hosting top-tier international acts and performers.”
Upon completion, the Sydney Coliseum will be the only 2000-seat theatre outside of the Sydney CBD capable of hosting large scale musicals, ballets, orchestras and operas.
The Theatre is based at West HQ, an expanding cultural, sporting, commercial and accommodation destination that currently attracts over three million visitors a year. The precinct includes two-luxury hotels, an Olympic-standard Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre and the iconic Rooty Hill RSL, among other projects.
Additionally, West HQ recently unveiled a number of exciting new dining partnerships, including Chu by China Doll, Pizzaperta by Manfredi, Steak & Oyster Co by Sean Connolly, Chur Burger and Gelatissimo with more offerings expected to be announced shortly.
Sydney Coliseum Theatre is one of a number of regional cultural and sporting assets to be launched in 2019, joining the newly opened Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta and neighbouring Sydney Zoo at Bungarribee Park.
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