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Visiting The Neilson Nutshell and The Seed

Welcome to Pier 2/3

Pier 2/3 is a heritage listed finger wharf in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Steeped in Sydney’s industrial history, Pier 2/3 is part of a landmark project by the NSW Government to rejuvenate Walsh Bay into a cultural and creative hub.

Bell Shakespeare’s new premises perfectly combines the heritage features of Pier 2/3 with the contemporary needs of our artists and audiences. It features two expansive spaces to experience our work; our flagship performance space The Neilson Nutshell, and companion venue The Seed.

Getting to Pier 2/3

Pier 2/3 is located at Walsh Bay, 13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point, NSW 2000.

It is a brisk 15-20 minute walk from Circular Quay and Wynyard transport hubs. Hickson Road is serviced by the 324 and 325 bus service or the 311 to Millers Point. Pedestrian and cycle paths service Walsh Bay Arts Precinct from Barangaroo to Circular Quay. Metred parking is available on Hickson Road, Pottinger Street and Lower Fort Street and paid off-street parking can be found at 26 Hickson Road (Interpark) and at the corner of Towns Place and Hickson Road (Wilsons).

Arriving at Bell Shakespeare

The entrance to The Neilson Nutshell and The Seed is located midway down Pier 2/3. Follow the signage for Performance Spaces. The Neilson Nutshell and The Seed are located on Level 1 and are accessible by both stairs or lift.

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Visiting us at Pier 2/3

Keeping you safe

The health and safety of our audiences, artists, staff and venue colleagues is our biggest priority and we are committed to keeping everyone safe. Bell Shakespeare is registered as a Covid-safe business and we adhere to all public health orders and government advice specific to the latest safety protocols.

Please keep in mind when attending a performance at any venue you will be required to abide by the terms and conditions of the prevailing public health orders, which may include mask wearing, checking in, and providing proof of vaccination status, to ensure the safety of all patrons.

We ask you to refer to our Covid-safe policy for the most up to date information or contact our box office on 1300 305 730 if you have any questions.