Our insider’s guide to the MLC Centre after hours.

When the pens are down, MLC Centre switches into play mode. From interesting drinking and dining to theatrical fun, here are four ways to pass time in the precinct after hours.

CATCH A SHOW AT THEATRE ROYAL
Theatre Royal is a CBD landmark, having hosted the likes of Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Cats, over the years. Today, Matthew Warchus’s musical rendition of Ghost takes the stage. Check out our website[http://www.ghostthemusical.com.au/] for details. Theatre Royal, 108 King St, theatreroyal.net.au

DRINKS AT CAFÉ COUTRYARD
Trade the confines of the office for Café Courtyard’s open air vistas and breezy cocktails. Head in early for some pre-theater sustenance, or stay until the sun goes down.Café Courtyard, level 7, (02) 9233 4937


DINNER AT BURGER PROJECT
Burger Project is one of MLC Centre’s most exciting new restaurant additions – and with Neil Perry at the helm, you know the patties are going to be good. Gather a posse and get stuck into the classic, the double, or the fried chicken with rose mayonnaise. And don’t skip the ice-cream, either (strawberry pavlova? Yes, please). Open till 10pm. The Burger Project, level 6, burgerproject.com
Pampering: Double up on the affection with a bunch of the loveliest lilies from Pearsons Florist and a booking for a pampering treatment from Pearl Nails. Pearsons Florist, level 6; Pearl Nails, level 6.