Summer Series of Extraordinary Events Announced

01 Dec 2016

Sydneysiders and visitors alike will enjoy a sizzling series of events this summer, with International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) set to host a non-stop parade of art, music, theatre and comedy shows and transform Darling Harbour into the city’s new entertainment hub.

Brickman: Wonders of the World Exhibition will lead the spectacular line up and feature more than 50 awe-inspiring LEGO® creations from Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, including models of the Empire State Building and the Great Wall of China. Major international and local performers including Keith Urban, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave will also light up the precinct’s stages throughout the season.

Part of a $3.4 billion transformation of Darling Harbour, the $1.5 billion new integrated precinct will create a paradigm shift in how events are enjoyed in Sydney and features three state-of-the-art theatres:

  • ICC Sydney Theatre – an innovative, tiered and fan-shaped design, seating up to 8,000 with unobstructed views of the stage, and over 9,000 in general admission mode.
  • Darling Harbour Theatre – a 2,500 seat theatre with foyers decorated with artwork.
  • Pyrmont Theatre – a boutique 1,000 seat theatre that will provide the most intimate experience at conferences and shows.

CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy, said visitors will flock to the spectacular new venue from the moment doors open on 20 December.

“The stage is set, the dress rehearsals have been completed, and now it’s showtime for our new world class venue. Some of the most hotly anticipated acts across genres are set to play at the precinct over the coming months, and we believe visitors will be blown away when they finally experience ICC Sydney.

“All of our entertainment venues feature superior staging and technical capabilities, with stellar sound and visuals brought to life through high definition screens, large scale projection and the highest quality audio equipment. Along with our impressive theatres, ICC Sydney has a 5,000sqm open air event deck, a 2,400sqm multipurpose event space, a 2,000 seat ballroom and seven exhibition halls, all folding into the recently rejuvenated Tumbalong Park,” he said.