Reimagined Riverside Theatres closer to fruition

Western Sydney's cultural precinct refurbishment moves into the next stage of development.
Riverside Theatres. Image is a group of four young people standing on the steps of a building that has the word RIVERSIDE in a blue neon sign at the top. They are looking at each other.

A reimagined Riverside Theatres in Western Sydney has moved a step closer with the commencement of Stage 2 of the Design Excellence Competition for the City’s $180 million-plus theatre redevelopment.

It will see five internationally recognised architectural teams refine their ideas for Riverside and incorporate feedback from the design jury from Stage 1.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on