Australia’s cultural cities: Sydney and Melbourne ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Kelly The Sydney Opera House. Arts Centre Melbourne. Jeff Busby “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” starring Geoffrey Rush, Oscar-winning actor (and Melbourne resident). Andrew Holt/Getty images A view of the Syndney Opera House and harbor at night. The Belvoir St. Theatre in Sydney’s trendy Surry Hills neighborhood. The space is so microscopic the actors seem in danger of falling into your lap. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images The Arts Centre Spire (left) which sits over a complex of theatres and concert halls in the Melbourne Arts Precinct. Melbourne Fringe Festival.