Riverside Theatres

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta: Hours, Address, Riverside Theatres Reviews: 4.5/5

Riverside Theatres
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Riverside Theatres is the premier performing arts venue in Western Sydney. We are the centrepiece of performance culture in Sydney’s central city, Parramatta offering live experiences you can’t have at home. Well-established and highly respected both by the local community and the national arts industry, Riverside is a successful cultural and community asset of City of Parramatta Council. Riverside plays an important role in building a diverse, thriving local city culture. By connecting artists with audiences, attracting talent and industry and supporting education and innovation, it contributes to the city’s liveliness, vibrancy and economic activity while facilitating authentic community dialogue and interaction. We aim to involve, entertain, enrich, inspire, delight and intrigue artists and audiences from Parramatta and beyond with live performance, events, festivals and community gatherings.
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Terry G
North Rocks, Australia714 contributions
BRILLIANT THEATRES
Feb 2020
Such a good set up of theatres of different sizes and formats for performances of many sizes. Good ticketing and bar areas. Lots of booster cushions for kids. Need more restaurants close to the entry.
Written 5 March 2020
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Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We are very proud to be a venue that has a lot to offer at different scales! Hopefully with the developments happening throughout Parramatta, there will be even more wonderful restaurants to choose from.
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Osemimi
Adelaide, Australia21 contributions
Excellent theatre and performance
Feb 2020 • Solo
I had a fabulous night out at the Riverside Theatre for Les Miserables.
The performance and the cast was amazing and the theatre is a beautiful venue on the river at Parramatta. If I lived there I would be there all the time.
Written 3 March 2020
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Thank you so much for coming to see Les Mis Osemimi! We love that you had a great experience at Riverside and hope to see you here again soon!
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia13,284 contributions
top shows - loved Lady Tabouli
Jan 2020
great shows, a good alternative to the theatre in the CBD; a number of smaller theatres with a good variety of shows. Loved Lady Tabouli, a wonderful script with top acting although the seats are not very comfortable.
Written 18 January 2020
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RonWamberal thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed the performance and yes we are proud of our Theatre in the heart of Western Sydney! Thanks for your feedback regarding the chairs, we take feedback from our patrons very seriously and will definitely pass this on! Hope to see you at Riverside again soon.
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Africa Eddie
Sydney, Australia9,617 contributions
Bran Nue Dae
Jan 2020 • Solo
Great show in a comfortable theatre. Row E seats on the side but good view. Excellent show and highly recommended.
Written 16 January 2020
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Thanks so much AfricaEddie, we are so glad you enjoyed Bran Nue Dae! We loved having it play at Riverside during Sydney Festival. See you again soon.
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tissie63
Kellyville, Australia194 contributions
Mumma mia
Aug 2019 • Friends
What a great show, amazing cast, I actually overheard someone say that they had seen it in London at the west end and thought this was so much better. What a great compliment. Congratulations to everyone involved. We had great seats upstairs.
Written 17 August 2019
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Thank you so much tissie63, Mamma Mia! was a great show here at Riverside and lots of fun too! Glad you had a great experience.
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Karin d
Sydney, Australia69 contributions
Great choice but uncomfortable seating
Jul 2019 • Couples
We saw the mind blowing performance of Sheridan Harbridge in Prima Facie. What a performance and such a thought provoking play.
Unfortunately the seats were very uncomfortable and cramped.
Written 6 July 2019
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ramAustralia2018
142 contributions
Slick, well produced, shows in a comfortable venue close to parking and restaurants
Jan 2019 • Couples
A very nice, well equipped, friendly venue that puts on really slick first class theatrical performances. Good lighting, decent sound, decent seating, and a reasonably priced refreshment stand with decent wines. It is close to a major parking garage and not too far away from public transport (ferries, trains, buses). It is also in the restaurant district so plenty of places to eat and drink, before and after the performance. One of the best theatres I've been to anywhere in the world.
Written 17 February 2019
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ailysh
Kellyville, Australia24 contributions
Our first visit!
Feb 2019
Our first experience of the Riverside theatre was ok. We saw Jesus Christ super star, and for the price, was expecting ... more.

The theatre itself was ok, however the seats felt like the were pushing you forward.
The bathrooms were small, I’m not sure if they had more than one block, but you would not want to pay a visit during intermission...

The show, underwhelming. A couple of great voices, yet the music was so so so loud that you could not actually hear the words they were singing.

Set was boring and bland.
Written 16 February 2019
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ozrick33Sydney
Baulkham Hills, Australia1,406 contributions
Great theatre
Aug 2018 • Couples
There is a huge variety of shows at this theatre. The acoustics are good, seating comfortable and the prices at the food bar are very reasonable. Parking can be a challenge so allow extra time to park. Have seen some great shows here.
Written 6 October 2018
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Sharon K
Pendle Hill, Australia356 contributions
Calamity Jane
Feb 2018 • Friends
This theatre 🎭 is local to us and is attracting some great shows. We went to see Calamity Jane with Virginia Gay as lead actress. This was live theatre at the best.
Written 22 February 2018
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