Sydney’s iconic State Theatre is a heritage-listed performance venue located in the heart of the city’s central business district on Market Street, famous for offering “entertainment of unparalleled magnificence” since 1929.
Event Cinemas is located in the centre of Sydney's CBD, in the heart of the entertainment district, just steps from Chinatown and the city’s shopping precinct. Cinemas 4, 8 and 9 are used by the Festival and are wheelchair accessible.
The Hub at Sydney Town Hall is the Festival’s beating heart. This meeting place for film lovers is home of the Festival Bar and features over 25 free events, talks and performances presented over the 11 days and nights of the Festival.
Located on the promenade leading towards the Sydney Opera House, Dendy Opera Quays overlooks the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Throughout the year, the cinema shows art-house films, plus theatre and opera screenings.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the leading museum of art in NSW and Sydney, and one of Australia's foremost cultural institutions. Here you will see SFF’s Retrospective program, which is projected using original film prints.
The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne – an art deco cinema with live Wurlitzer organ concerts and themed movie nights – is located just minutes from the CBD. This marks the Festival’s fourth year at this opulent venue.
For the second year running, Sydney Film Festival returned to Dendy Newtown – the heart of cosmopolitan King Street – with the best Sounds on Screen and Animation films in this stylish, state-of-the-art cinema.
Casula Powerhouse is a multi-disciplinary arts centre, located on Tharawal country, on the banks of the Georges River within the City of Liverpool. Year-round, Casula Powerhouse plays host to monthly SFF screenings.
With their retro, ‘Happy Days’ style diner and the latest Hollywood blockbusters, the Skyline Drive-In offers a nostalgic movie experience. During the Sydney Film Festival, the venue plays host to a special night of retro cinema.
The Apple Store, located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, plays host to the free Meet the Filmmakers series, where you can hear esteemed writers, directors, producers and actors discuss their latest projects and answer your questions.
The Sydney Film Festival’s outdoor screen makes its way to Pitt Street Mall for the first time ever. Catch Sydney Film Festival trailers, red carpet footage and short films for bite-size viewing on the giant double-sided screen.
One of Sydney's most well-equipped cinemas, Palace Norton Street is located in Leichhardt's vibrant entertainment district, and features eight licensed auditoria with luxurious stadium seating, a magnificent bar and lounge area.
Featuring a sleek and modern interior, the Verona screens a carefully considered program, encompassing the best in international cinema – whether it be art-house, quality commercial, documentary, or edgy independent filmmaking.
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