The super-sized concrete void is a unique cultural venue flexible enough to host everything from art exhibitions, music performances and food events to rehearsal rooms and commercial activities.
But it is also an engineering masterpiece - one of the largest internal spaces in Australia, and all located beneath 12,000 cubic metres of rock, grass and mature trees.
It’s as long as the Sydney Cricket Ground, as wide as an Olympic swimming pool, and as tall as a six-storey building. But come and see it for yourself!
Hidden away beneath the artificial hill that is now home to Sydney’s new native botanic garden, the Cutaway is a fundamental part of the city’s remarkable re-created north western headland.
It also incorporates the gigantic Merriman Street sandstone wall that is a graphic reminder of the area’s maritime heritage. The wall is open to the sky and re-imagined as a beautiful backdrop to the cultural activities inside.