Foundation Theatres is a wholly Australian family owned and operated organisation. We own and operate two of Sydney’s premier commercial theatres; the Capitol Theatre and Sydney Lyric.

Owner Stephen Found, and our team who work in their theatre family, share a passion for the live performing arts industry; its product, and the people it attracts from diverse backgrounds. We believe deeply in the social and cultural benefits derived from the performing arts, and that all people should have the ability to participate in, and be inspired by, live theatre.

Our vision is to facilitate a thriving and profitable commercial and subsidised performing arts sector. Focusing on delivering opportunities for growth, employment, innovation, education, and the pursuit of excellence, we aim to ensure that NSW remains an arts and cultural leader on the international stage.