Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay

(3 Reviews) ·

22, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay Events

One of Australia’s leading theatrical venues, Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay is a vibrant and sought-after Sydney location for weddings, social events, and corporate functions. 

Offering a diverse range of flexible and impressive spaces, the world-class venue provides a unique and industrial backdrop for events of all sizes – from large scale conferences to intimate dinners. 

Once a working Bond Store, the characterful building still features some grandeur of yesteryear with its lofty ceilings, exposed brickwork, ironbark beams and the remnants of original industrial equipment. With the addition of contemporary and striking design touches, including white marble staircases and black terrazzo floors, the theatre promises to bring ‘wow’ factor to your next event. 

The artistic venue is located in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw away from Barangaroo, The Rocks, and Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Highlights of Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay Events:

  • 15-minute walk from Circular Quay train station
  • Sydney harbourfront location with stunning water views
  • Industrial style design featuring sandstone heritage walls, ironbark beams and exposed brickwork
  • A range of event spaces, including an open-air balcony and 896-seat auditorium
  • A unique and state-of-the-art venue located in Sydney’s vibrant cultural hub
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Up to 100 Dinner & Dance
Up to 180 Standing


Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Catering Options   In-house Catering & External Catering Optional
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

Roslyn Packer Theatre Wedding Venue

Richard Wherrett Studio

Featuring all the grandeur of yesteryear, the Richard Wherrett Studio boasts high ceilings, ironbark beams, rustic brickwork and remnants of the original industrial equipment. The iconic space provides a heritage charm to private dinners, cocktail functions, corporate events, or wedding receptions.

Roslyn Packer Theatre Private Dining

Walsh Bay Kitchen

Located on the Ground Floor, Walsh Bay Kitchen is an elegant in-house restaurant offering high-quality and well-presented dishes made only with seasonal and sustainable produce. Open for lunch and dinner, the Kitchen can also be booked for private dining parties of up to 180 guests.

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Ruth Cracknell Room

Ruth Cracknell Room

Evoking warmth, comfort, and character, the Ruth Cracknell Room is an intimate space featuring original brickwork, ironbark beams and columns. Ideal for up to 60 seated guests, the space offers audio-visual facilities and an adjacent kitchen and bathrooms are available.

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Ground and Level 1 Foyers

Ground and Level 1 Foyers + Balcony

The Ground and Level 1 Foyers offer exquisite architectural design and striking features, including white marble staircases, black terrazzo floors, sandstone heritage walls, and a dramatic wall screen constructed from recycled timber. Both Foyers make a dazzling setting for exhibitions, cocktail parties and seated dinners of up to 160 guests. Overlooking Walsh Bay and the Harbour beyond, The Balcony is a flexible outdoor location that can be used as a breakout space or exclusively as a cocktail or dinner setting.

Roslyn Theatre Speakers Event, Theatre

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Roslyn Packer Theatre is a purpose-built proscenium arch theatre with 896 seats arranged over two levels. The impressive venue boasts the latest in theatre design and state-of-the-art technology, allowing for a truly memorable event.


The location of Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay

Nearby attractions:

  • Millers Point
  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • Crown Casino (opening December 2020)
  • Dawes Point
  • The Rocks
  • Sydney Observatory
  • Sydney Museum of Contemporary Arts
  • Walsh Bay Wharf

Hotels nearby:

  • Pier One Sydney Harbour
  • Park Hyatt Sydney
  • The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
  • Hotel Paradise
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour

Restaurants nearby:

  • Lotus Dumpling Bar
  • Ventuno Restaurant
  • Henry Deane
  • Fish at the Rocks

Venue Testimonials

The seating in the theatre is designed well; everyone has a decent, unobstructed view of the stage.

Matthew Green ·

[...] excellent seating, great acoustics, and the possibilities for set designs are astonishing!

Rhys Kelly ·

Fabulous Venue [...] The interior aesthetics are delightful and ease with which large crowds move through the venue is especially comforting. It's definitely one of Sydney's finest theatres.

Stephen E. ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

The minimum spend for a wedding at Roslyn Packer Theatre begins at $10,000, and the price per person from $125.

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay has a total capacity for up to 896 guests for corporate events and 200 guests for weddings.

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay is licensed until midnight. There is an option to extend for an additional fee.

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay provides a beautiful blank canvas space in the heart of Sydney and is designed for couples looking for a unique wedding venue. With heritage features, high ceilings, exposed brick and industrial conversion styled rooms, the venue’s event spaces offer an artistic and historical backdrop for a memorable occasion.

Yes, Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay has a number of flexible event spaces for corporate functions, exhibitions, cocktail events, business meetings and gala dinners. Exclusive hire of the venue is also available for large scale conferences and events.

  • Pier One Sydney Harbour, from $242 per night
  • Park Hyatt Sydney, from $610 per night
  • The Langham Sydney, from $398 per night

No, however, there are a number of paid parking options available in the surrounding areas. Circular Quay train station is a 15-minute walk from the venue.

The inhouse restaurant, Walsh Bay Kitchen, provides a variety of flavoursome and fresh food that reflects the high quality of Australian seasonal and sustainable produce and can be flexible to your needs.

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The Rocks 
  • Sydney Observatory
  • Sydney Museum of Contemporary Arts
  • Walsh Bay Wharf
Stephanie Harrison

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Stephanie Harrison is our lead Sydney Venue Specialist. Steph's worked in event management since 2013 and has a wealth of knowledge about the best party spots, wedding venues and conference sites in Sydney. She's a trained wine connoisseur and loves to share her favourite dining recommendations around town.

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