New Theatre was set up in 1932 as the Sydney Workers Art Club, opening with the slogan “Art is a Weapon”. The theatre is one of Australia’s oldest continuously performing theatres. Moving from Pitt Street to Castlereagh Street and then to Kings Cross, until finally settling in its current home on King Street in 1973.
New Theatre does not receive any on-going grants or subsidy. It relies solely on the voluntary work of its members and volunteers and the support of its audiences.
There is limited street parking around the theatre but no on-site parking. To park behind the theatre, turn down St John’s Street. Please be aware that King St is a clearway between 3pm & 7pm.
A seven to ten minute walk from either Newtown or St Peters Railway Stations.
Available bus routes include: 422 from City to Tempe, 370 from Coogee to Leichhardt, 308 from City to Marrickville Metro.