You deserve a night out – no cooking, cleaning or bed making required! Sydney’s Lyric Theatre has thrown open its doors for the world’s only production of the Broadway hit Hamilton and we’ve designed the ultimate night out – including drinks, dinner and a show.
Forget Zoom concerts, impromptu lounge room shows and online streaming binges, live theatre is back in a big way in 2021, and we couldn’t be happier. As the curtain rises on the smash hit stage show Hamilton at Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star Sydney, we share our favourite pre- and post-show eats and drinks.
Hamilton debuts in Sydney
Located only a five-minute walk from The Star Sydney, The Sydney Lyric Theatre continues its glorious post-2020 comeback with the Australian production of Hamilton – the only production of the runaway hit to be playing anywhere in the world right now.
The much-anticipated Sydney season of Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical that has stolen hearts all over the world – takes to the stage from March until November 2021 with an exclusive Australian cast. The season is able to go ahead under strict COVID Safe plans.
Start big with a drink at the glamorous Sokyo Lounge and allow head mixologist Behzad Nvaziri to transport your tastebuds. Perch at the bar on a tall stool or recline in one of the plush armchairs while sipping a signature Sokyo cocktail. The minimalist cocktail menu showcases fresh ingredients that take on a distinctly Japanese twist – such as the Chasing Kojima (which includes Yuzu safe, elderflower and grapefruit).
Stay on for dinner, drink in hand, and allow Chase Kojima to wow with traditional Japanese creations. Or move onto your choice of signature dining options just a hop, skip and a kick of the heels away.
Whether you want to quiet your pre-show stomach rumbles or delay gratification until later, make sure to reserve a table at Flying Fish restaurant. The fresh seafood menu – shucked oysters, yes please – is perfectly paired with a chilled bottle of Moet (an essential pre-show indulgence). Chef Peter Robertson has created a pre-theatre two- or three-course menu featuring all your Flying Fish favourites just for the occasion.
Or fortify yourself for the show with chef Dany Karam’s special menu of American-inspired bar snacks – including a prime wagyu cheeseburger and four-cheese mac & cheese – at BLACK Bar & Grill, paired with a revolutionary cocktail of course.
Roll up roll up
As you wait expectantly in the lobby of the iconic Sydney Lyric Theatre, pre-drink in hand, the cast of Hamilton are warming up for the Tony Award-winning extravaganza that has changed the world of musical theatre. Featuring a diverse cast of talent from Australia and New Zealand, including rising star Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton (Disney’s Aladdin), Lyndon Watts as Aaron Burr (Opera Australia’s West Side Story) and Chloé Zuel as Eliza Hamilton (Six the Musical), it’s safe to say the cast are eager to bring this legendary show to Australian audiences.
Stay a little longer
Extend the fun of a night out with a stay in The Darling – The Star Sydney’s five-star hotel and urban resort – or the opulent The Star Grand Hotel. Make the most of your theatre outing with the Revolutionary Package, an exclusive experience combining two tickets to Hamilton with a stay in the The Star Grand Hotel Star Suite or The Darling Jewel Suite – but be quick, packages are strictly limited.
Have you already booked your ticket to the show? You can still make a night of it with a stay at The Star Grand Hotel & Residences thanks to the Hamilton package, including a cheeky complimentary cocktail at G&Tea, a voucher to use at The Star’s best restaurants and a discounted room rate (available for stays until 1 August 2021).
Take in the views of the city and Sydney Harbour as it goes to sleep after the show. A dip in the spa bath or hotel pool, a fluffy robe and a night-cap from the room service menu you will set you up perfectly for a dream filled sleep of revolutionaries, luxurious cocktails and chef-cooked dinners. Don’t pinch yourself, the ultimate night out is real. And it’s waiting for you.
All images of Hamilton by Daniel Boud.