Bondi Pavilion Theatre

There's no better place to see theatre in Sydney!

Grab a drink from the Theatre Bar, stroll out to the balcony overlooking famous Bondi Beach, before attending a professional production in the iconic Bondi Pavilion Theatre.

What's On?

Surf's Up @ The Pav 

Surf's Up @ The Pav is a sizzling, summer series of special one-off events about the beach and surf culture. Performance, music, talks, film and art will keep the summer vibe alive down at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre and bar across February.

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  Date:  10/02/2017 
  Time: 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Surf's Up @ The Pav is a sizzling, summer series of special one-off events about the beach and surf culture!

Mark Swivel’s hilarious one-man show, Dad.Joke is about growing up on Sydney’s Eastern Beaches with sand in your teeth and cordial down your cozzies, and waking up one day to find yourself preparing a speech for your son’s 21st. What does one say? Seriously. A damn funny rave about parenting, politics and pools.

When: Friday 10 February 2017, 7:30pm
Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Cost: Adult $20, Concession or Group Bookings $15

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    Morning of the Earth
  Date:  17/02/2017 
  Time: 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Surf's Up @ The Pav is a sizzling summer series of special one-off events about the beach and surf culture!

Get into the 70’s groove with Albert Falzon’s Australian cult surf film classic ‘Morning of the Earth’. Internationally renowned for its stunning photography, sound track and first ever look into surf culture, this movie broke all the rules, inspiring and informing surf films around the world from then on. Immerse yourself in the world of surfing followed by discussion and Q & A with Morning of the Earth Producer David Elfick and film critic Paul Byrnes and 70's tunes by Bondi Beach Radio DJ's in the Pavilion Bar. 

When: Friday 17 February 2017 - 7pm screening, bar opens 6pm
Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Cost: Free Event


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    Kosher Theatre Sports - Surfin' Safari - On the Chai Seas!
  Date:  19/02/2017 
  Time: 07:00 pm to

Surf's Up @ The Pav is a sizzling, summer series of special one-off events all about the beach and surf culture!

Twenty Two years after its smash hit debut and countless summer sell-out successes since, Kosher Theatre sports returns with a spectacular night of fun and games. With comedy MC, musical wizardry and guest celebrity judges, this improv comedy classic will be another night to dai-dai-dai for!Be there for the Surfing Safari-themed laughs when teams of comedians in their bikinis, boardies and beards compete for the famous "Kiddush Cup". Songs, sketches, poems,operas, murder mysteries and more - all with a Jewish comedy edge.

When: Sunday 19 February 2017 - 7pm
Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Cost:Adults $30, Concession $25

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    Summer Sketchflash
  Date:  18/02/2017 
  Time: 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Surf’s Up @ The Pav is a sizzling,summer series of special one-off events all about the beach and surf culture!

Sketch the great outdoors indoors!
Calling all sketchers and artists for an afternoon with life model lounging in a beach tableau in the Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Make art and enjoy summer vibes with Bondi Beach Radio DJ’s turning out surf tunes at the bar overlooking famous Bondi Beach.

When: Saturday 18 February 2017 - Sketching 3-6pm - Bar open 2.30pm onwards
Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Cost: Life drawing: $7 - Bar entry: Free


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    Storm Surfers 3D Screening and Panel Discussion
  Date:  09/02/2017 
  Time: 07:00 pm to

Get your 3D glasses on and go for a wild surfing adventure with one of Australia’s greatest surf films, Storm Surfers. This epic 3D adventure documentary, follows two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend, Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion, Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson, braving enormous waves, freezing conditions and near-death experiences, to track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean.

The Film will be followed by a panel discussion with locals Gary Elphick (, on his 3D printing of surf boards, surf guru and business woman, Brenda Miley (Let’s go Surfing) and Marcus Gillezeau and Ellenor Cox (Firelight) speaking on creative industry business innovation in the world of surfing.

Presented by Waverley Council and The Studio

When: Thursday 9 February 2017 - 6pm bar opens for 7pm Screening - Panel discussion 8.30pm
Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Cost: Free screening but bookings essential as numbers are limited.


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    Who Am I?
  Date:  24/02/2017 
  Time: 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Who am I? is a one man show written and performed by Russell Cheek and directed by Stephen Abbott (aka TheSandman).

One man, one remote, one screen.
Three suits, eight nights. 
One moment in the maelstrom to define a lifetime - or face national humiliation.

Like a good car-wax, director Stephen Abbott nourishes and protects Russell, as he shares this harrowing momentum into the unknown - his attempt at the summit of all Australian quiz shows:

If you do want to find out ‘Who You Are’…… being under this level of pressure, with so much at stake, is not a bad place to start looking!

Step right up, folks – this is:
The opposite of trivia
An aspirational epic in a contained space -
Citizen Kane in a Matchbox

Standing at that precipice where preparation meets opportunity:
And you – Freeze….? Or….

When: Friday 24, Saturday 25 February 2017, 7:30pm
Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Cost: $20 tickets. To book visit

Bondi Pavilion Theatre Hire and Applications

Bondi Pavilion Theatre is currently open for bookings for 2017.  We are also accepting applications for our Creative Development Program.  For more information email 

History of the Bondi Pavilion Theatre

The Bondi Pavilion Theatre has been an iconic institution in the Sydney Theatre scene since the 1970s. Established by a group of thespians and theatre practitioners from the local area, with the help of Waverley Council staff, refurbished the old Palm Court Ballroom space in the Bondi Pavilion which became the Bondi Pavilion Theatre.

The Bondi Pavilion Theatre was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Australia Gough Whitlam in 1974 and since then has seen an amazing range of theatre productions, actors, directors and technicians through it's doors. The Bondi Pavilion Theatre has been the training ground to many artists over the decades who have gone on to have great careers in Australia and around the world.

Where is the theatre located?

The Bondi Pavilion Theatre is located at Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach.
Buses 333,380, 381, 382 or paid parking available at the venue.

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