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Canberra Theatre Centre | The Link Bar

Relax in the unmistakable atmosphere of the theatre, in anticipation of a fantastic performance!

For a pre-show drink, look no further than The Link Bar. Located centrally between the Canberra Theatre and Playhouse auditoriums, The Link Bar serves a sensational selection of quality beverages and light refreshments.

When? The Link Bar is open prior to and during every performance taking place in the Canberra Theatre or Playhouse venues.

Canberra Theatre Centre | The Terrace Bar

Bask in the glow of our beautiful terrace while you sip on a refreshing drink!

Take advantage of Canberra’s loveliest weather, enjoying a pre-show refreshment at The Terrace Bar. Join us as we open our doors and let the revelry spill into Civic Square.

When? The Terrace Bar is open only during select periods throughout the year.

Canberra’s CBD is also alive with a wide selection of dining options, ranging from fast bites to multi-course experiences.

Take advantage of these special offers:

Cicada Bar

Refined drinks in a quietly dapper and moody small bar. Enjoy quality and exclusively sourced spirits paired with seasonal ingredients to create reimagined classics.

Where? Unit 3&4, Constitution Place, 1 Constitution Avenue

Special Offer! Show your Canberra Theatre Centre tickets / booking confirmation at Cicada Bar to receive a 10% discount on the bill.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Crowne Plaza Canberra, located only a 5-minute walk from Canberra Theatre Centre, is the perfect location for pre-show drinks and dinner. The hotel is home to LUME Bar by Estate and Redsalt Restaurant. Enjoy a wide selection of mouthwatering classics on the Redsalt menu which will ensure you head off to your show satisfied. Regardless of your drink of choice, LUME Bar has you covered!

Where? 1 Binara St

Special Offer! 20% off drinks in LUME Bar by Estate or 20% off a pre-show dinner at Redsalt Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Canberra. Plus receive complimentary parking, when you dine with us pre-show. Guests need to show their tickets or booking confirmation for an event on the same day to redeem the offer in the hotel.

First Edition

Live like a local and explore First Edition Restaurant and Bar’s mouthwatering menu, local wines or specialty cocktails located around the corner on Northbourne Ave. Just minutes to or from your favourite show, it is the perfect place to meet family and friends.

Where? Located inside Novotel Canberra on Level 1, 65 Northbourne Ave

Special Offer! Enjoy 15% discount off your pre-show dinner or drinks bill when you present your Canberra Theatre Centre ticket or booking confirmation for that night on arrival. (Not available with any other offers or promotions. Bookings preferred, walk-ins accepted (strictly based on availability)).


A Japanese-Peruvian bar and restaurant in the heart of Canberra’s bustling Bunda St. Serving contemporary Nikkei-style sushi, sashimi and robata-grilled meats.

Where? Shop B11A/148 Bunda St, Canberra

Special Offer! Show your Canberra Theatre Centre tickets / booking confirmation to receive access to our exclusive $60 pre-theatre menu, featuring a complimentary cocktail, tap beer, or glass of wine. This special offer is available Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.


Get into your pre-theatre mood at Luna. Whether you start or end your night with us, we’ve got you covered. Devour elevated street food and indulgent cocktails while listening to your favourite tracks – we’ll hit play.

Where? 99 London Cct, Canberra City (3 minute walk from Canberra Theatre)

Special offer! Simply present your Canberra Theatre Centre ticket or booking confirmation for that night to enjoy 10% off your bill.


An intimate and crafted Japanese Robatayaki dining experience, offering premium seasonal ingredients prepared over the charcoal grill and served in a set tasting menu. Bookings essential.

Where? Unit 3&4, Constitution Place, 1 Constitution Avenue

Special Offer! Show your Canberra Theatre Centre tickets / booking confirmation at Mu to receive a 10% discount on the bill.

OPL – Our Place on London

Our Place on London is your second living room – bring your friends or make some new ones, over a wine, beer or cocktail.

Where? 197 London Cct, Canberra ACT

Special Offer! Enjoy our homemade pasta and a glass of Greasy Fingers wine for $30.
Bookings are encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome! Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Show ticket or booking confirmation must be for the same day you dine.

Such and such

An easy stroll from the Canberra Theatre, bookings are encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome for a sit down meal or a drink both pre and post show. A contemporary take on nostalgic classics, the menu twists and turns through a series of snacks, share plates and larger portions.

Where? 8/220 London Cct

Special Offer! For those looking to dine pre theatre you can now book in for the ‘Here and There’ Menu at $75pp. This can be booked from 5pm – 7pm and includes 6 courses in 1.5 hours.


Serving up authentic Japanese Ramen and other tasty delights in truly original surroundings right in the heart of the city.

Where? 7/220 London Circuit

Special Offer! Show your Canberra Theatre Centre tickets / booking confirmation at Tenkomori to EITHER receive a 10% discount on the bill (dine-in only) OR enjoy happy hour $8 Asahi tap beer.

Verity Lane Market

Verity Lane Market honours the history of the iconic Sydney Building while adding a healthy injection of urban comfort. Featuring an expansive food hall and outdoor seating, Verity Lane Market is a riot of flavour and aromas with meal options galore.

Where? Sydney Building, 50 Northbourne Avenue

Special Offer! From Tuesday – Thursday, show your Canberra Theatre Centre tickets / booking confirmation at the Verity Lane Market bar to receive a free Red Wine, White Wine or Prosecco before or after the show.

Explore all that the city has to offer, next time you come to a show:

Banana Leaf

Enjoy the delicious multi-cultural delights of Sri Lanka, with meals that feature a vibrant blend of Sinhalese, Tamil, Moor, Dutch and Malay tastes and textures.

Where? 2 Akuna Street

Bar Rochford

Bar Rochford is a wine and cocktail bar hidden away in the iconic Melbourne Building. We’re all about fine food, exciting wine producers and good jams.

Where? First Floor, 65 London Circuit


A European escape in the heart of Canberra’s lively CBD, a destination where vim meets charm, a feast for the eyes, nourishment for the soul – Welcome to Brunello.

Where? 222 City Walk

CBD Dumpling House

CBD Dumpling House downstairs in the Canberra Centre offers simplicity and freshness. Packed every night of the week, the menu has an extensive array of choices so there’s something to suit everyone. Trying the delicious array of dumplings is a must!

Where? Shop FG13C, 148 Bunda Street

Civic Asian Noodle House

Civic Asian Noodle House is an unpretentious, warm dining room for stir-fries, laksas and mains from Thailand, Laos and China.

Where? 49 Northbourne Avenue

IORI Japanese Restaurant

IORI offers refined dishes in a casual setting lit by paper lanterns, with Western and Japanese-style seating. Here at IORI, we provide an enjoyable and relaxing dining atmosphere, you will feel as if you are dining at a restaurant in Japan.

Where? 41 East Row

Lemon Grass Thai

Classic curries, stir-fries, noodle dishes and banquet menus, offered in a sleek dining room.

Where? 65 London Circuit

RAKU Japanese Restaurant

RAKU is a sleek, modern Japanese bar & restaurant offering a unique dining experience. RAKU combines the precision and artfulness of Japanese culinary history with the vibrant energy of modern Australian dining. Our sushi team crafts beautiful plates of sashimi, nigiri and maki rolls, whilst the robata grill produces meat, seafood and vegetable dishes that sing with the flavours of the flames.

Where? 148 Bunda Street

Terra Canberra

Easygoing hangout specialising in substantial portions of BBQ & chicken specialties.

Where? No Name Lane, g2/40 Marcus Clarke Street

The Meat & Wine Co

When you want top-graded steak, fine wines, a mouth-watering a la carte menu, and an Afro-centric restaurant design, there’s only one steakhouse in Canberra worth mentioning. Designed from paddock to plate through a multi-channel monitored program to ensure only the most top graded products are served, and pairing with Australia’s most unique wines from favourites and award winners to under-rated and boutique, we are sure to tantalize even the most discerning guests.

Where? 1 Constitution Avenue