ICC Theatre: Sydney’s largest theatre nearing completion

September 1, 2016

Construction of what will be Sydney’s largest theatre, the ICC Theatre, in Darling Harbour, is almost complete.

Designed by HASSELL + Populous for the Darling Harbour Live consortium, the ICC Theatre will provide an unrivalled Sydney concert experience with an expansive stage designed for rock concerts and other large entertainment events.

Every one of the venue’s 8,000 seats is focused on the centre of the stage, and a fan-shaped vertical seating layout ensures an optimal view from every seat in the house. The venue can accommodate 9,000 people when additional standing room is employed.

One of three new ICC Sydney venues, the Theatre’s layered mesh facade wraps what will be a unique and memorable venue, with the vibrant red foyer areas glowing in the evening signaling the exciting energy of the entertainment industry.

While inside the auditorium the experience is inward looking, focused on the event, the VIP areas of the ICC Theatre boast spectacular views of Sydney’s city skyline to create an all-encompassing experience for fans – a connection to the performance and a connection to Sydney.

 Richard Breslin, Populous Senior Principal, Joint ICC Sydney Architecture Director said:

“The innovative fan shaped bowl of the ICC Theatre draws the audience closer to the performance for a more intimate and engaging experience in line with the latest evolution in theatre design.”

Glenn Scott, HASSELL Principal, Joint ICC Sydney Architecture Director said:

“The ICC Theatre will provide an unrivalled Sydney concert experience – one that starts outside the front door, with its wrap-around high definition LED screen, and continues inside the theatre, where the vertical stacking of seats will ensure a high intensity experience. There is no doubt that the ICC Theatre will be the number one venue in Sydney for rock concerts and other big entertainment events.”

The Darling Harbour Live consortium comprises Lend Lease, HOSTPLUS, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless.

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