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Sydney Secures Australian Premier Of Tina Turner Musical As Simply The Best City For Theatre

The timeless music and inspirational life story of legendary recording artist Tina Turner is set to rock the stage of the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Sydney in May 2023. 

The NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, has secured the Australian premiere of TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, the Broadway and West End sensation that celebrates the resilience and iconic music of the multi-Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend.

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said this latest addition to Sydney’s cultural events calendar reaffirmed the Harbour City as simply the best live theatre destination.

“Tina Turner is a global icon of music, her songs are timeless classics and her personal life story is one that resonates with so many people,” Mr Ayres said.

“TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is a critically-acclaimed global sensation that will appeal to a variety of audiences, from young fans to seasoned theatregoers, to people who just love great live music.

“This universal appeal is why the NSW Government has secured its Australian premiere for Sydney. It will be a major drawcard for visiting and local audiences, cementing Sydney’s position as the nation’s capital of live theatre and provide a significant boost to the state’s visitor economy.

“TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is another fantastic addition to the calendar of world-class Australian premiere productions the NSW Government is building in line with our vision to make Sydney and NSW the major events capital and premier visitor economy of the Asia Pacific.”

Tina Turner said she was excited that her autobiographical musical would make its Australian premiere in Sydney.

“Hello Sydney! I am so excited to be announcing that TINA – The Tina Turner Musicalwill be opening in Sydney next year. Australia has always shared abundant love with me, going back to my early concerts in the late 70’s through to the uplifting partnership with the National Rugby League,” Tina Turner said.

“It is very special for me that we will be reunited.  The joy, passion and message of resilience in my musical is so important now as ever. Thank you from the bottom my heart for welcoming me with open arms once again.”

Produced by TEG DAINTYin association with Stage Entertainment, Tali Pelman and Tina Turner, and supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW, the productioncelebrates a comeback story like no other, of a woman who defied the bounds of racism, sexism and ageism to become the global Queen of Rock n’ Roll.

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical will make its Australian premiere at the Theatre Royal Sydney in May 2023. For more information and to join the waitlist for tickets visit


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