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A GRAND OPENING TEN YEARS IN THE MAKING

This December, when the Sydney Coliseum Theatre officially opens its doors, it will mark the culmination of West HQ’s ten-year vision to build a premium arts and entertainment venue and attract world class entertainment to the Greater Western Sydney region. On 11 June, a spectacular program of opening celebration performances from some of Australia’s biggest stars including David Campbell, Dame Edna, Tina Arena, John Butler and Keith Urban was announced. Beginning 12 December, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Australia’s very own swing-king, television star and Order of Australia recipient David Campbell. Over two performances, the exclusive collaboration will see David Campbell performing new arrangements of his Christmas album hits, backed by the immense talents of Australia’s premier symphony orchestra. What better way to kick off your festive season! Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December international award-winning singer/songwriter Tina Arena, presented in association with the

Michael Cassel Group, will play two exclusive shows at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre. Recently inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and awarded an Order of Australia Medal, Tina Arena has charted at #1 in both Australia and France, is a platinum selling artist and has gained recognition for her lifelong contribution to the arts. Forced out of retirement by the demands of her adoring possums, the grand dame of world theatre, Dame Edna Everage will bring her megastar power to the Sydney Coliseum Theatre’s opening program with the Tony Award winning star announcing two performances of ‘Dame Edna My Gorgeous Life’ on 18 December and 19 December. Since she first appeared on stage as the purple rinsed Melbourne housewife, Dame Edna Everage has toured Europe, the Middle East and the US and will now bestow her iconic brand of comedy on audiences at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ. Fans of high energy, rock concerts have not been forgotten as ARIA award winning John Butler has announced he will perform on 20 December. The highly lauded musician, singer and songwriter is sure to wow audiences with songs from his chart-topping albums in this exclusive performance.

A STAR-STUDDED GRAND OPENING On 21 December, Grammy and ARIA award winning global star Keith Urban will officially open the Sydney Coliseum Theatre with an exclusive performance titled ‘Keith Urban and Friends’. The concert which is sure to raise the roof of the iconic new performance space, will feature special guest Australian artists. Keith Urban is one of Australia’s biggest international success stories regularly selling out arenas both at home and throughout the US and with a host of #1 albums to his name. With a signature style that blends rock, contemporary country, pop and soulful ballads, Urban is highly regarded as one of the world’s best live performers. To find out more about our opening celebrations head to SYDNEYCOLISEUM.COM.AU


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WESTERN SYDNEY’S NEW HOME OF ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE OPENING OF WEST HQ’S NEW SYDNEY COLISEUM THEATRE, THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE WITH AUSTRALIA’S LEADING ARTISTIC PERFORMERS AND COMPANIES CONFIRMED FOR 2020 AND BEYOND.

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love of the arts for kids and families through the beauty of Storytime Ballet this January.

Sydney Youth Orchestras

Rolling Thunder Vietnam

Founded in 1973, Sydney Youth Orchestras is the leading orchestral training and education provider in NSW. Together they inspire excellence, presenting public concerts and performing in major events. It is a celebration of the thousands of young musicians who have nurtured their love of orchestral music, learnt important life skills, and have formative experiences at Sydney Youth Orchestras.

This uplifting theatrical concert captures the courage of young soldiers in a momentous era, featuring original images and potent footage interwoven between great rock classics – ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, ‘Fortunate Son’, ‘The Letter’ and ‘All Along The Watchtower’. Rolling Thunder Vietnam is a powerhouse evening of entertainment through the stories of the war, and is not to be missed.

Sydney Dance Company Meaning ‘from within’ in Latin, ab [intra] is “an exploration of our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses”, says choreographer Rafael Bonachela. Recently nominated for a 2019 Helpmann Award, ab [intra] is highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike and will play its premier Western Sydney season at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ in 2020.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Sydney Symphony Orchestra From the classics to contemporary creations, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a diverse and rich program for audiences of Greater Western Sydney, including popular movie productions and a specially selected program of contemporary and classical concert performances.

Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will bring its authentic storytelling, outstanding technique, unique designs and deeply moving performances to the Sydney Coliseum Theatre. This multi-Helpmann Award winning company will present one of its leading programs in a series of exclusive performances in early 2020.

The Australian Ballet Experience the world’s most famous ballet live on stage in a brand-new production of The Nutcracker by The Australian Ballet, created especially for children aged three and up. This wonderful school holiday program offers a unique opportunity to cultivate a life-long

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs presents the art of choral singing at the highest standard, and develops the talents of those with a passion for singing in Sydney and beyond. Their incredible annual Christmas Gala event is spectacular.

St Petersburg Ballet presents Swan Lake Coming in early 2021, and boasting magnificent traditionally painted backdrops, gorgeous costumes and some of the worlds greatest dancers, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet will be performing the full-length classic production of Swan Lake in a spectacular opportunity not to be missed.

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Something for everyone Sydney Coliseum Theatre will open its doors in December and is set to deliver a new standard of entertainment to audiences of Greater Western Sydney.

A MASTERPIECE IN THE MAKING Your first moments inside Sydney Coliseum Theatre begin with a walk along the crystal bridge, featuring stunning displays of light brought to life by the bridge’s spectacular LED floor, providing a truly unique and exciting way to start your arrival experience. As you step into Level 1 you will receive your first glimpse of the stunning, grand staircase as its descends into the main foyer. Surrounded by huge floor-to-ceiling glass panels, the venue’s foyers are flooded with natural light that dances across Terrazzo lined floors, marble benchtops and accents of blackbutt timber panelling. Intentionally designed to be a main focal point of the Sydney Coliseum Theatre is the main bar located on the ground floor foyer. Framed by the curvature of the staircase, the circular bar is a true moment, featuring a spectacular LED chandelier overhead which washes the room with vivid colour. Designed thoughtfully by the award-winning team at Cox Architecture, the venue features luxurious glazed ‘nooks’ jutting out along the exterior of the building. Fitted with plush couches and furnishings hand selected by Interior Designer Brooke Lloyd, these spaces provide cosy spots for pre-show cheese, nibbles and drinks. On balmy nights, a sip of champagne is perhaps best enjoyed in the gorgeous alfresco garden courtyard, and is also the perfect outdoor venue for corporate VIP entertaining under the stars. For a more intimate corporate or group experience, the VIP Suite located on the Mezzanine Level provides the perfect 5-star experience, complete with personal server and fast access to your seats.

TECHNICALLY BRILLIANT With more than 200 4K screens adorning walls and walkways, the experience from carpark to theatre entry is completely seamless as best-inmarket technology guides you to your destination. Careful planning and preparation has gone into hand selecting state-of-the-art auditorium sound. Featuring the L’Acoustics Hyperreal L-ISA

system, audiences will be able to experience immersive sound as they’re surrounded 60 speakers throughout the auditorium. Fans of both traditional theatre, live music concerts through to corporate clients will delight in the technology-first approach to the European designed and built Jezet seating. The fully retractable seating system means that within an hour the room can be transformed from a traditional theatre to a ballroom fit for an opulent banquet or even a standing room concert. Whilst brilliant in function, the custom designed theatre seats are superbly comfortable making your theatre experience truly relaxing and enjoyable.

ACCESSIBLE ARTS FOR ALL Arts and live entertainment should be enjoyed by all with equal access to brilliant seats and amenities. The Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ is purpose-built with the objective to deliver an extraordinary experience for all, with accessibility as a primary design consideration. The theatre features lifts and accessible restrooms and both premium and standard accessible seating options on all levels and price categories, and price categories. Hearing loop accessibility from every seat ensures there are no barriers to a beautiful night at the theatre for patrons with accessible requirements.

FLAWLESS DESIGN Inspired by the freedom of expression in arts and music, the imposing building will become a landmark for the residents of Greater Western Sydney, with majestic curves reminiscent of the flow of a curtain, the movement of dance or the way you imagine a musical note making its way through the air, dancing with every beat. Tim Morgan, Design Director at Cox Architecture explains: “The overall design philosophy of the building was to create a ‘journey of transcendence’ from light, rigidity and exhibitionism to darkness voyeurism and fluidity – from being viewed to viewing.”

A GORGEOUS GOURMET EXPERIENCE Sydney Coliseum Theatre is a place to immerse yourself in the beauty of arts, culture and the thrill of live music in a spectacular setting. Design and architecture come together to create beautiful social spaces and our culinary team has created a line up of exceptional dining options to match. A stellar collective of chefs and well known food brands now call West HQ home providing something delicious for every taste including PizzAperta Manfredi, Chu Restaurant and Steak & Co. by Sean Connolly. Guests that choose to book the VIP entertaining space can choose to pre-order luxury canapé or buffet catering and even enjoy some Gelatissimo gelato at intermission!

SYDNEY COLISEUM THEATRE, WEST HQ WELCOMES: DECEMBER David Campbell and Sydney Symphony Orchestra 12 – 13 Dec Tina Arena 14 – 15 Dec Dame Edna: My Gorgeous Life 18 – 19 Dec John Butler 20 Dec OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING: Keith Urban and Friends 21 Dec Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus From 28 Dec

2020 The Australian Ballet: Storytime Ballet Sydney Symphony Orchestra Check website for 2020 shows

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TIM MORGAN, DESIGN DIRECTOR, COX ARCHITECTURE TALKS DESIGN HAVE THERE BEEN ANY FIRSTS FOR COX IN THE DESIGN OF THIS VENUE?

This venue will be the biggest performing arts venue that we have designed and built, holding 2,000 patrons. It is also a building that has been created, simply as a veil or curtain wrapping an operationally functional venue that heightens the curiosity and intrigue to see what’s inside. The foyer has pushed the structural design to its limits giving the illusion of the stair and balconies floating. To be a part of conceiving a building that is a celebration of the culture of Western Sydney is so exciting. We are honoured to be involved in the creation of Sydney’s newest world class Sydney Coliseum Theatre.

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NURAISHIKIN SALLEH, PROJECT ARCHITECT, COX ARCHITECTURE EXPLAINS … WHAT DESIGN FEATURE WOULD YOU SAY MAKES SYDNEY COLISEUM THEATRE SUCH A MASTERPIECE?

The curvature and verticality of the building’s façade is an iconic structure that creates a visual impact against the surroundings and instils a grandeur impression when viewed from all angles. The façade panels are made up of precast concrete with materials sourced locally which create a building shape that is very unique and yet respond to the characteristics of the site and showcase the flair of the arts and culture that is held within. The auditorium is designed to offer a flexibility in function, from Orchestra to a rock concert or a sitting banquet. Each function requires a different setting and this auditorium has acoustic banners, roller blinds and retractable seating to specifically cater for each of them, without compromising the quality and comfort of the end user. This is a unique feature that has not been repeated anywhere in the nation.

With these key design features, Sydney Coliseum Theatre is a masterpiece for the Western Sydney, if not the entire country. WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE DESIGN OF THE BUILDING?

The design of the building is inspired by the freedom of expression in arts and music with the fluidity in its form, curving the façade to create intimate spaces and nooks, and the playfulness of revealing glimpses of the inside and outside through the slithers of windows. The grand staircase becomes the spine of the building connecting layers of activities and the popout windows allows visual connection between the outside public areas and the inside private areas. The multi-purpose auditorium allows the flexibility for a variety of events and shows. The curves of the timber battens embrace the audience and allows them to immerse in the entertainment of the night.


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34 LANES OF HAPPINESS WHAT DO YOU CALL THE SOUND OF BOWLING PINS FALLING? IT’S A UNIVERSAL SOUND, RECOGNISED BY ANYONE IN THE WORLD. IT SOUNDS LIKE HAPPINESS. WE CALL IT: FUN. Come to ZONE BOWLING at West HQ, and you’ll be out the door with the sound of fun ringing in your ears. We’ve got 34 lanes of fun just waiting for you to play, plus an amazing collection of the world’s most popular arcade games. Located in the heart of Western Sydney, ZONE BOWLING West HQ is your newest destination for fun and entertainment. And that’s not all. We’ve also got Laser Tag so you can battle it out with your friends and put your teamwork skills to the test. Whether you’re planning a birthday party or corporate event, family day out or date night, or meeting up with friends, ZONE BOWLING has got everything you need.

MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR NEXT MEMORIES WITH A NIGHT OUT AT ZONE BOWLING WEST HQ.

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How to enter:

The Australian Ballet is bringing Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker to Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ on 11 – 12 January 2020 and this is your chance to win a family experience including:

1. Colour in 2. Fill out your details 3. Bring into West HQ and drop off at The Loyalty Lounge OR take a photo and email to competitionentries@westhq.com.au

• A Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) to a selected Storytime Ballet performance • Backstage tour, meet and greet and photo with cast members • Overnight accommodation in a family suite at Novotel Sydney, West HQ including buffet breakfast • Dinner at West HQ to the value of $250

Terms and Conditions apply. Competition opens 9am AEST July 22nd, 2019 and Closes 11.59pm AEDT December 1st, 2019.


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FAMILY FUN THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET’S STORYTIME BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER

AUDIENCE AGE 3+

Experience the world’s most famous ballet live on stage in a brand-new production of The Nutcracker, created especially for children aged three and up. “Storytime Ballet is quickly becoming the highlight of the holidays” – The Herald Sun. Storytime Ballet is an interactive, educational ballet experience that encourages kids to learn, practise making magic and explore their love of dance! Packed with wonder and delight, this is the perfect first ballet experience for boys and girls. Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite ballet-inspired outfit!

DATES: 11 – 12 January 2020

WOLFGANG’S MAGICAL MUSICAL CIRCUS

AUDIENCE AGE 3+

By Circa Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist. “... manic and magical” – THE GUARDIAN, UK. Circa’s WOLFGANG’S MAGICAL MUSICAL CIRCUS reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful show at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre in 2020.

DATES: 28 December 2019 – 4 January 2020 Photo: Damien Bredberg

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West HQ is an entertainment hub, home to world-famous stage shows, musicals, concerts and performances. The Entertainment section of the Wes...

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