Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct is a modern arts and cultural hub that is home to nine leading performing arts companies. Find out more about the precinct that Create NSW helped develop and now manages. 

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Welcome to Walsh Bay

Walsh Bay arts precinct

The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct is a modern arts and cultural hub that sits on two historic piers. It won four awards at the 2022 NSW Architecture Awards, including the top prize.

The Precinct offers a diverse program of events year-round. You can enjoy musical concerts, dance and theatre performances and workshops, classes, and public events. It is a place where world-class artists create, perform, and share their work.

Create NSW supported the precinct's cultural infrastructure development, and manages the property. Here, you can find out more about the project, the resident arts groups, our contacts and getting to the precinct.

Transformation to a world-class arts precinct

Previously used as loading docks, from 2018 Walsh Bay was rapidly transformed into an award-winning world-class arts precinct. The new works strengthened the piers and delivered state-of-the-art acoustic solutions. Find out more about this spectacular transformation.

Explore the redevelopment 

Home to nine leading performing arts companies

Everyone can book to attend performances, classes, and workshops conducted by the precinct's resident companies. Visit the company websites below:

View from inside Walsh Bay to Sydney Harbour and bridge

Managing the arts precinct

Create Infrastructure, part of Create NSW, manages this dynamic creative hub to foster opportunities for artistic creation and collaboration, and festivals and events for public enjoyment.

If you have any questions, feedback or complaints about Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, email walshbayartsprecinct@create.nsw.gov.au.

For property maintenance and hiring spaces

Contact walshbayartsprecinct@create.nsw.gov.au and see property management pages.

Getting to Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Visit us at 13-15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW 2000

Public transport

To plan your journey see Transport NSW Trip Planner.


A 15-minute walk from Circular Quay and Wynyard transport hubs.

Bike paths

Paths run Barangaroo to Circular Quay.  Bike parking Wharf 4/5 and Pier 2/3.

Driving and Parking

Limited on-street parking on Hickson Road. Also Wilson Parking

Walk or ride from Barangaroo to Walsh Bay 


Walk from Circular Quay to Walsh Bay 


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