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Enjoy a great night out at our unique theatre with a diverse range of entertainment. We have shows for everyone, from kids to seniors, with easy access by car or public transport.

Located in a stunning and award-winning building, complete with cafe and function rooms, the Bryan Brown Theatre is a unique entertainment destination in Canterbury-Bankstown.

The 300-seat venue hosts a diverse production program, with the calendar including live music, comedy, musicals, local community shows and kids' entertainment. It's conveniently located in the heart of Bankstown, easily accessible by car with nearby parking (including limited parking available under the theatre building), and also by public transport, a short walk from the train station. 

The man behind the name

Bryan Brown is one of Australia's most iconic and globally-renowned film and television actors. He has starred in many hit movies, such as The Thorn Birds, Cocktail, Australia, and Red Dog - True Blue. He has also appeared on stage in several productions, his most recent being Travelling North with the Sydney Theatre Company.

Brown was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 1989 and was named 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards for Breaker Morant and Two Hands.

Brown spent his childhood growing up in Panania and attended St Luke's Primary School at Revesby.

In September 2013, the then Mayor of Bankstown, Clr Khal Asfour, officially named the theatre at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre after Bryan Brown.

At the official naming ceremony, Mr Brown said: "Bankstown has played a great part in my life, particularly as a young man growing up in Panania, where I caught the bus to Bankstown pool to learn to swim and to the Bankstown Cinema to catch a film or two".

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