ARA Darling Quarter Theatre
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A unique, intimate theatre and event space in the heart of Sydney.

From theatre to music and family-friendly performances, we have something for everyone. Based in Darling Quarter, the ARA Darling Quarter Theatre is managed by Monkey Baa Theatre Company and is committed to supporting bold and diverse performing arts. Here you will find shows presented by a range of artists, community groups and the home of Monkey Baa's very own season.

The fully accessible ARA Darling Quarter Theatre is part of the award-winning Darling Quarter complex with accolades for building design and sustainability. Set in the thriving and busy precinct, we are perfectly positioned to all the amenities the city has to offer including convenient public transport links, accommodation, parking, and entertainment options.

Monkey Baa

Monkey Baa makes great theatre for young people and for over 25 years we presented award-winning theatrical experiences that inspire and empower young people across Australia and internationally.

For the past decade, Monkey Baa has made its home at the ARA Darling Quarter Theatre in Sydney and on Gadigal land. This is where we work, play and produce high-quality theatre.

Monkey Baa is one of Australia’s widest touring companies with 28 national tours to 135 regional and remote communities, 5 international tours and over 3000 performances reaching over 1.5 million young people.

Nearly a quarter of a century of operation requires resilience and ingenuity. Much has changed since its inception in 1997 – particularly in the past 2 years – but Monkey Baa’s appetite for development, transformation and renewal remains the same.