Project overview

Developer

West HQ

Architect

Cox Architecture

Builder

Hansen Yucken

Works

Construction of theatre


The Sydney Coliseum Theatre is part of the ongoing transformation of the Greater Western Sydney region. Constructed as an extension of West HQ’s existing entertainment precinct, it features striking architecture and interiors.

Constructed by Hansen Yuncken and delivered in 2019, the theatre’s unique, segmented building facade created a complex build sequence. The project employed a range of innovative construction techniques to ensure timely and safe delivery.

This flexible venue can accommodate 2,000 people as a conventional lyric theatre, 600 people in banquet-style seating, or 2,200 people for a concert. It can change between modes within an hour, courtesy of a top-of-the-line retractable seating system designed and manufactured in Belgium.

The theatre offers a multi-mode auditorium, three foyers, seven bars, multiple entertaining areas, a VIP room, a large rehearsal space and a commercial kitchen. Public access is via a glass link bridge that integrates into the existing West HQ precinct.

The building won the following awards:

  • 2020 AIDA – Public Design Award
  • 2020 Master Builders Australia – Public Buildings $30m and over
  • 2020 Master Builders Australia – Best use of concrete
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