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7 May

7 May

Sounds of Musical Theatre

Leading global live entertainment company Trafalgar Entertainment (TE) is pleased to announce its agreement with the New South Wales (NSW) Government to become the new operator of Sydneys Theatre Royal, in a 55-year sublease. The announcement signals the beginning of a new era for TE in Australia and points a confident way forward for the Theatre Royal which is planned to reopen in August 2021 as the cornerstone of TEs Asia-Pacific operation. Located within the MLC centre at the heart of Sydneys Central Business District, the 1,100 seat Theatre Royal is an important cultural asset for Sydney and NSW.

TE is delighted to be working in partnership with the NSW Government and Dexus, owner of the landmark MLC building to enhance Sydneys cultural landscape. City centres are evolving, the best will have a lively, rich mix of uses, day and night. This pioneering partnership will help to reinvigorate Sydneys night-time economy, providing new jobs and making it amongst the best places to live, work and visit in the world.

Future audiences at the Theatre Royal will enjoy a venue that is a great size for audiences, performers and producers, beautifully refurbished to international standards and with a diverse programme of first-class productions. Sydney Gets it First will be the companys byline. TE has a strong track record of working in collaboration with the best Australian and international theatre via its unparalleled industry networks.

The Theatre Royal will also act as a hub for live-streaming of theatre content and extensive community and educational engagement via TEs subsidiaries, market-leading event cinema distributor Trafalgar Releasing and Stagecoach, the leading international provider of extra-curricular creative arts education for young people. TE has strong financial backing from Barings, a $338+ billion global financial services firm and subsidiary of MassMutual. They said they look forward to bringing the Theatre Royal back to life and working with their colleagues across the live entertainment industry to host a wide range of first-class Australian and international productions.

Dexus CEO, Darren Steinberg said, The reopening of the Theatre Royal will be a great outcome for Sydney and its night-time economy, the arts community and the theatre-going public. We welcome the announcement of a theatre operator and value the contribution from the NSW Government in assisting in the reopening the theatre. .

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