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Sydney Entertainment Centre

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Address: Entertainment Centre | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9320 4200
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End of an Era!

Was surprised to see that the Sydney Entertainment Centre is being demolished on my recent trip to Sydney. It would only be 40 years young if that! Progress doesnt stand still... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2016
Staffymax
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Perth, Australia
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The hall was demolished and in its place will build Darling Place. You can see in the picture what is left and how it will look new center .

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Was surprised to see that the Sydney Entertainment Centre is being demolished on my recent trip to Sydney. It would only be 40 years young if that! Progress doesnt stand still in Sydney Town that is for sure!

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Thank Staffymax
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I've been here to see concerts a number of times over the years, most recently to see Def Leppard in November 2015. It's a pretty good venue, public transport or parking stations close by. Will be a little sad to see it go.

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Thank Gina S
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Last concert at the old girl before she is demolished for something newer, a great place to see a concert like Elton John. Hopefully the new centre has the same atmossphere.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We went and watched the Sydney kings play for the last time in that venue and we had a blast. The seating had a good view of the game and were spaced well apart. The venue is really close to china town and loads of restaurants so its easy to grab dinner before a concert or a game. Very easy... More 

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Thank Rory J
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250 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

In effect replacing the Hordern Pavillion for big rock concerts and more, the Entertainment Centre became the place where you went to see everything from Elton John to Joe Jackson or the latest big musical. My last visit had been some decades ago when I went to a Midnight Oil concert - last night Hugh Jackman - you no longer... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Yes its all getting too hard to get there and park and get inside now but once in - its still a great venue. Absolutely loved Hugh Jackman's show. No parking nearby (due to demo works at Darling Harbour), food inside was not cheap and a huge line up to get bags checked before going in. But once inside straight... More 

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Thank Lyndy J
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

was here for WWE live show and I can tell you to be prepared to pay through the nose for everything drinks and food

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Thank Diane W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Really good location near darling harbour. Some good places to grab some dinner and drinks before a concert. Has a new name now though

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Thank JasonDoz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We attended a concert here and I think there are much better venues out there for live music. Lining up for kilometres to get in was not exactly fun. I'm just grateful it wasn't raining. I would definitely reconsider buying tickets to live events if they were being held here.

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Thank Cherin J

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