Griffin Theater Company

Sydney Entertainment and Performing Arts has a wide variety of cultural institutions. The iconic Sydney Opera House has five rooms capable of accommodating a wide range of playing styles, and is home to Opera Australia and the Sydney Symphony. Other area attractions include the City of Sydney, City Recital Hall, the State Theater, the Royal Theater, Summer Theater and the Theater Wharf. The Sydney Opera House, night view. The Sydney Dance Company, under the leadership of Graeme Murphy during the late twentieth century has also won acclaim. The Sydney Theater Company produces local theater, especially the author David Williamson, classics and international authors. In 2007, the New Theater celebrated 75 years of continuous production in Sydney. Other major theater companies in Sydney include Company B and Griffin Theater Company.From the 1940s until the 1970s, the Sydney Push, a group of writers and political activists whose members included Germaine Greer, influenced the city’s cultural life. The National Institute of Dramatic Art, based in Kensington, boasts internationally famous alumni with Mel Gibson, Judy Davis, Baz Luhrmann and Cate Blanchett. Sydney’s role in the film industry has increased since the opening of Fox Studios Australia in 1998. Prominent films have been filmed in the city, like Moulin Rouge!, Mission: Impossible II, Star Wars Episodes II and III, Superman Returns, Dark City, Son of the Mask, Stealth: The Invisible Threat, Dil Chahta Hai, Happy Feet, Australia and The Matrix, while other films have used the city as a backdrop, among which include Finding Nemo, Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding, Our Lips Are Sealed, Independence Day and Dirty Deeds. Many Bollywood movies have also been filmed in Sydney including Singh is Kinng, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chak De India and Heyy Babyy.The most popular nighttime environments are in Sydney in Kings Cross, Oxford Street, Darling Harbor, Circular Quay and The Rocks, where they are located various pubs, nightclubs and restaurants. The Star City Casino is the only casino in the city and is situated around Darling Harbor. There are also several bars, cafes and traditional restaurants in urban areas as Newtown, Balmain and Leichhardt. The main live music centers are located in areas such as Newtown and Annandale, the birthplace of bands like AC / DC, INXS and Midnight Oil. Other areas of the city as Bondi, Manly, Cronulla and Parramatta, is known for its nightlife.