Since March 15, our theatres, like so many around Australia have been closed due to COVID-19. This pandemic has seen our industry faced with challenges of unprecedented scope and impact. However, we know that live performance is a vital part of our community and we have been working tirelessly to ensure that we can bring shows back to our theatres and make the experience as safe as reasonably possible.

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

Owners Stephen and Angela 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.