To be Australia’s leading university arts centre, interpreting and challenging our world through ambitious and diverse performing arts practice.
Think More | Feel More
The Seymour Centre is the University of Sydney’s multi-venue performing arts centre.
Our work champions new voices, questions the status quo and inspires wide-ranging audiences through the creative expression of big ideas.
To achieve this:
We commission, produce and present major performances within our annual curated season, with a focus on showcasing leading Australian independent theatre companies.
We drive youth engagement in the arts through our comprehensive arts education program for primary and secondary schools.
We enliven the artistic life of our city through presenting partnerships with major cultural events such as Sydney Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
We foster the next generation of artists and audiences through Seymour’s emerging artist initiatives and student performances.
Accessible and innovative, the Seymour Centre invites audiences and artists to think more, feel more.
The Seymour has a rich history dating back to the 1960s, when Sydney businessman and philanthropist Everest Reginald York Seymour left a significant bequest for '...the construction of a building to serve as a centre for the cultivation, education and performance of musical and dramatic arts...' Find out more about our history.
- Ballerina posing during construction of the York Theatre, 1974
- Everest Reginald York Seymour, date unknown