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The Metro Theatre Sydney

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The Metro Theatre is the Mecca for Sydney’s rock scene. Since the mid-90s it’s been the last stop for many international and local bands on their way to stardom and has hosted many established acts as well.

At any time, The Metro Theatre can be hosting luminaries from the worlds of indie-rock, pop and heavy metal. Household names like Pink, John Mayer and Robbie Williams have trod the boards at the Metro along with Australian acts like Eskimo Joe, Alex Lloyd and 5 Seconds of Summer.

As the name suggests, The Metro Theatre started life as a cinema, two in fact, and was developed into a live music venue by property guru Leon Fink.

Contact Details

The Metro Theatre, George Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
1100 capacity
(02) 9519 9231

The Metro Theatre has two main performance areas, The Lair and The Metro (also known as The Forum). The Metro is kitted out with a state of the art sound system making it one of the best and most sought-after venues in Sydney.

The Lair is the more intimate of the two areas and can accommodate a few hundred standing or seated patrons. If you’re lucky enough to see a performance in The Lair, you're likely to be served your drinks from an old tram car.

While The Metro Theatre doesn’t serve meals, there are many restaurants in the area you can visit before taking in a show. Situated on Australia’s oldest street, The Metro Theatre is also in striking distance of many places of interest and landmarks. It’s in walking distance of Haymarket and China Town and a 10-minute taxi ride from Circular Quay.

The Metro Theatre has earned its place as a mainstay of nightlife in Sydney and a monument to the city’s rock and roll roots. Its ongoing schedule of amazing rock acts is a testament as to why it remains one of Sydney’s leading music venues.

Getting There and Away

The Metro Theatre is only three minutes on foot from Town Hall Station. Take any bus to the Queen Victoria Building and the venue is only three minutes by foot. Many buses also stop on George Street, and you can depart outside The Metro.

The Metro Theatre Events

Phantastic Ferniture Xmas Extravaganza Event Thumbnail Image

Phantastic Ferniture Xmas Extravaganza

20th December
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14th March
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Past Events at The Metro Theatre

The Chats & Pist Idiots Event Image

The Chats & Pist Idiots

15th December 2018
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Japanese Wallpaper Event Image

Japanese Wallpaper

14th December 2018
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Dead Letter Circus Event Image

Dead Letter Circus

14th December 2018
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Golden Vessel Event Image

Golden Vessel

30th November 2018
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Young Franco Event Image

Young Franco

30th November 2018
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Holy Holy Event Image

Holy Holy

17th November 2018
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Willaris. K Event Image

Willaris. K

6th October 2018
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TesseracT Event Image


15th September 2018
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Luude Event Image


18th August 2018
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Tunes of I Event Image

Tunes of I

4th August 2018
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Bastille Day Soiree Event Image

Bastille Day Soiree

14th July 2018
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Enschway Event Image


13th July 2018
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Eighty-six 013 ft. Snails & Svdden Death Event Image

Eighty-six 013 ft. Snails & Svdden Death

7th July 2018
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Confidence Man (Sold Out) Event Image

Confidence Man (Sold Out)

18th May 2018
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The Squeeze Festival Event Image

The Squeeze Festival

13th May 2018
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DZ Deathrays Event Image

DZ Deathrays

9th May 2018
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The Jungle Giants Event Image

The Jungle Giants

11th April 2018
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The Jungle Giants Event Image

The Jungle Giants

8th April 2018
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Big Boi Event Image

Big Boi

14th March 2018
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We The Kings Event Image

We The Kings

2nd February 2018
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor Event Image

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

16th January 2018
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The Beautiful Girls Event Image

The Beautiful Girls

16th December 2017
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Polish Club Event Image

Polish Club

2nd December 2017
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Kingswood Event Image


27th October 2017
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Snakehips Event Image


8th May 2017
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Dillon Francis Event Image

Dillon Francis

4th May 2017
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BBE Dance Party ft. Chrome Sparks + Cyril Hahn Event Image

BBE Dance Party ft. Chrome Sparks + Cyril Hahn

12th March 2017
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HARTS + YEO Event Image


3rd March 2017
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ZOMBOY Event Image


27th January 2017
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UV Boi + Young Franco Event Image

UV Boi + Young Franco

21st January 2017
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Half Moon Run Event Image

Half Moon Run

14th January 2017
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4th December 2016
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Holy Holy Event Image

Holy Holy

18th November 2016
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Tkay Maidza Event Image

Tkay Maidza

10th November 2016
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The Delta Riggs Event Image

The Delta Riggs

28th October 2016
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Big Scary Event Image

Big Scary

1st October 2016
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Northeast Party House Event Image

Northeast Party House

16th September 2016
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Hayden James Event Image

Hayden James

15th September 2016
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George Maple Event Image

George Maple

8th July 2016
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The Jungle Giants Event Image

The Jungle Giants

25th June 2016
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Little May Event Image

Little May

6th May 2016
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Johnny Osbourne & Max Glazer Event Image

Johnny Osbourne & Max Glazer

24th April 2016
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Art Vs Science Event Image

Art Vs Science

12th March 2016
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ILLY Event Image


20th February 2016
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Short Stack Event Image

Short Stack

30th January 2016
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A SWEATY HALLOWEEN - Jai Wolf (NYC), Yolanda be cool, Crooked Colours (Live), Indian Summer + More Event Image

A SWEATY HALLOWEEN - Jai Wolf (NYC), Yolanda be cool, Crooked Colours (Live), Indian Summer + More

31st October 2015
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