At Foundation Theatres our mission is to provide exceptional experiences for theatre makers and theatre goers and to build a thriving, robust Australian theatre industry for generations to come.

COVID-19 has seen our wonderful industry faced with challenges of unprecedented scope and impact. Like many live performance venues, we have worked alongside our producing partners to find a way forward. Collectively we have had to make the agonising decision to cancel or postpone a number of shows in our theatres in order to protect the wider Australian community.

Through all this our mission remains unchanged. We are working tirelessly to take care of patrons who have invested in tickets for shows that have been cancelled and plan our next steps to return our theatres to the talented theatre makers and valued theatre goers who make them come to life. When the theatre industry returns to its thriving best, only then will we have time to rest.

When we reopen, the Sydney Lyric will operate in accordance with its Covid Safe Plan with the goal of ensuring that your experience at the theatre is made as safe as reasonably possible. The Covid Safe Plan applicable at the time of your visit will be made available on this website. 

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