The beautiful State Theatre is Sydney Film Festival's largest venue and our home since 1974. The historic building hosts the Festival’s prestigious Opening Night Gala and dozens of Australian Premiere screenings every year. 2019 marks the State’s 90th birthday, which falls during the Festival on 7 June.
The State Theatre is located 50-100 metres from major bus interchanges at Castlereagh, Elizabeth, George & York Streets. Town Hall and St James train stations are a 5-10 minute walk from the theatre. Town Hall is an accessible station with access details available online.
To find out more on how to get to the State Theatre via public transport, call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit the website www.transportnsw.info.
There are several bicycle parking spots near our venues, including U-rail parking, parking rings and parking stations. For more info, visit the City of Sydney website.
The main entrance of the State Theatre on Market Street is accessible for people using a wheelchair. There is temporary ramp access to the Mezzanine Level.
The State Theatre has 6 wheelchair accessible tickets available. These seats are situated on the Mezzanine Level and can be booked by contacting the Sydney Film Festival directly on 1300 733 733.
An accessible toilet is located next door. To access these facilities, please inform any staff member who will be happy to escort any patrons. Rest points are available in foyer and bathroom areas.
The State Theatre has a hearing loop located in the centre two blocks of seating in the mezzanine. Seats are Row H 26 - 32 Row G 25 - 31, Row F 25 - 31, Row E 24 - 30, Row D 23 - 29, Row C 23 - 29, Row B 23 - 29 Please contact us directly on 1300 733 733 for hearing loop accessibility.
The Cinema has 6 wheelchair seats.