ARA Darling Quarter Theatre
What's On?
Your Visit
Darling Quarter has everything families need for a great day out. Explore the amazing playground, relax on the community green or enjoy lunch in a selection of cafes and restaurants. Nestled between the Chinese Garden of Friendship and Darling Harbour, there’s always something to do after the show!


Terrace 3
1-25 Harbour Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Gadigal Country


Head office (02) 8624 9341
Box office (02) 8624 9340
Venue Hire (02) 8624 9343

How to get here?


The closest train station is Town Hall. Exit south onto Bathurst Street. Walk to the bottom of Bathurst, turning left into Day Street. Cross the lights at Harbour Street and you’re in Darling Quarter.


For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth, Castlereagh, George or York streets, alight the bus at Market, Park, Druitt, Bathurst or Liverpool streets and walk down towards Darling Harbour.

For schools: The bus drop-off point is on Pier Street. Enter Pier Street via Harbour Street.


Directions from the west
Directions from the south & east
Directions from the north


Taxi ranks are positioned at Wheat Road, near the IMAX complex and Convention Place, which is behind Harbourside and adjacent to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Watch a video on arriving by taxi


First Parking Darling Quarter is accessed via Harbour Street.

A special discounted parking rate is available to Monkey Baa patrons:

  • $15 (Monday - Sunday) daily flat rate depart by midnight on the day of the booking.

  • $4 (Monday - Friday) evening flat rate enter after 4pm and exit 4am the day after.

Book and pay online ahead of your arrival using this link to access the above rates.

Please note the above rates are introductory and are subject to change.

Your Safety

The safety of our patrons, performers, and staff is our highest priority.

Our procedures follow the guidelines as regularly set by the NSW State Government and Live Performance Australia. Please check our website regularly before you attend the theatre.

By purchasing tickets to a performance at ARA Darling Quarter Theatre and/or registering on arrival you agree to follow our COVID-Safe plan and to follow directions from our staff.

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Where to Eat?

Taste your way through Darling Quarter’s range of local and international cuisines – including Brazilian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean and Thai.

Dining and takeaway options include modern casual cafes serving barista-made coffee and freshly baked goods, sit-down restaurants boasting authentic regional cuisines, fresh fast-food outlets, a gelateria, and bars where cocktails are handcrafted by in-house mixologists.

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