Inner Sydney Events

Inner Sydney is known for its hip bars, quality cafes, 19th century architecture and buzzing nightlife. There’s a packed events calendar that takes advantage of the unique neighbourhoods that encircle the city centre, with some of the top Sydney events taking place along its perimeter; most notably, the suburbs of Surry Hills, Newtown, Paddington and Balmain.

In inner Sydney, you can check out some of the city’s best weekend markets in Glebe, Paddington, Balmain and Redfern, see some of the city’s best performances in the local theatres of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Enmore, and see cutting-edge works at galleries in Paddington and Chippendale. The city fringe also boasts some of Sydney’s best pubs, where you have the chance to hear some great live music. Just a stone’s throw from the Sydney CBD, it’s easy to get to and from the events of the inner city with regular public transport.

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  1. A Nest of Skunks by James Balian and Roger Vickery

    Wednesday 3 August to Friday 14 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    Equal Runner Up, Best Script, FAW National Literary awards, 2015.
    Based on an award winning short story.
    Collaborations Theatre Group returns with the premiere of an award winning...

    03 Aug -14Oct
  2. An evening with Steve Wozniak

    Sunday 28 August 2016, Inner Sydney

    In August of 2016, Australia will have the pleasure of being in the company of someone who can be said to have truly, literally changed the world. Among the many accomplishments for which Steve ...

    28 Aug
  3. Arts Activated Conference

    Tuesday 20 September to Wednesday 21 September 2016, Inner Sydney

    The premiere biennial arts and disability conference in Australia, ‘Arts Activated’ showcases the accomplishments of people with disability, as leaders, arts practitioners, audience and advocates,...

    20 Sep -21Sep
  4. Australian Choral Grand Prix

    Sunday 21 August 2016, Darlinghurst

    Presented by Sydney Eisteddfod in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove, this special sing-off sees choristers battle it out for their share in the AUD16,000 prize pool.
    Hosted...

    21 Aug
  5. Australian Model Conference and Miss Earth Australia

    Saturday 30 July 2016, Darlinghurst

    This incredible event will treat you to a professional line up of presenters and successful models. They will inspire and educate you on furthering your modelling career, whether you’re an...

    30 Jul
  6. Beirut Adrenaline

    Saturday 30 July to Sunday 14 August 2016, Surry Hills

    Beirut Adrenaline is a powerful exposé of the civil war in Lebanon by French Lebanese playwrights Hala Ghosn and Jalie Barcilon.
    After rave reviews in France and Lebanon, this cogent...

    30 Jul -14Aug
  7. Broken - Darlinghurst Theatre Company

    Saturday 30 July to Sunday 28 August 2016, Darlinghurst

    Broken, by Mary Anne Butler, is the first drama to win one of the most prestigious and sought after awards in Australia, the Victorian Premier’s Award for literature.
    In 2016, Darwin based...

    30 Jul -28Aug
  8. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May 2017, Inner Sydney

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is Australia's only international fashion platform, with a focus on providing Australian designers with a platform to connect with a global audience of buyers,...

    15 May -21May
  9. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition

    Saturday 20 May to Sunday 21 May 2017, Inner Sydney

    Experience the Best of MBFWA in two days at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition.

    It's Fashion Week in fast forward.

    From designer runway moments, to Style...

    20 May -21May
  10. Round She Goes Fashion Market

    Saturday 13 August 2016, Inner Sydney

    Round She Goes Fashion Market returns to the Marrickville Town Hall with 60 amazing stalls. It’s always a super-fun, not-to-be-missed shopping event!
    Round She Goes Market is held just a...

    13 Aug
  11. El' Circo

    Saturday 30 July to Friday 26 May 2017, Surry Hills

    Step inside, the magic awaits!
    Slide's famous nine course circus degustation, El’ Circo, captivates with the charm and flavour of Parisian cabaret; timeless yet original - it’s a little...

    30 Jul -26May
  12. Glebe Markets

    Saturday 30 July to Saturday 17 December 2016, Glebe

    Everything from original design clothing, per-loved attire, biec-a-brac, books and arts and crafts, jewellery and hats.
    There are food stalls and some outdoor entertainment including bands...

    30 Jul -17Dec
  13. Orange Grove Organic Markets

    Saturday 30 July to Saturday 17 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    Inner Westies love their organic fare, and fortunately for them the weekly Organic Food Markets Orange Grove are more than able to not only deliver, but satisfy.

    Every Saturday,...

    30 Jul -17Dec
  14. Carriageworks Farmers Market

    Saturday 30 July to Saturday 17 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    Carriageworks Farmers Market, previously known as Eveleigh Farmers Market, is an award-winning authentic Farmers' Market held every Saturday in the heart of Sydney City.

    Every...

    30 Jul -17Dec
  15. Cristina in the Cupboard by Paul Gilchrist

    Saturday 30 July 2016, Inner Sydney

    Cristina in the Cupboard is a spellbinding experiment in comic magic realism by critically acclaimed Australian writer Paul Gilchrist. It is the story of an unusual retreat, and a remarkable...

    30 Jul
  16. Francesco Clemente: Encampment

    Saturday 30 July to Sunday 9 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    A Schwartz Carriageworks Project.
    “Every single moment of the unfolding experience of the work is just a pretext to move on, to move forward from that moment. It’s never supposed to be a...

    30 Jul -09Oct
  17. I Love Todd Sampson

    Wednesday 10 August to Sunday 14 August 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    Billie is a young girl, clinging to her mothers’ coat, trying to piece together the story of her abandonment. Real, imagined and distorted events display the confusion of her private world. After...

    10 Aug -14Aug
  18. Marrickville Organic Markets

    Sunday 31 July to Sunday 11 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    If you like BoHo in the city, then this is the place to be. Organic Food Markets are located at The Addison Road Centre Marrickville and are on every Sunday - rain, hail or shine...

    31 Jul -11Dec
  19. Free Weekly Meditation Classes in Paddington

    Wednesday 3 August to Wednesday 14 December 2016, Paddington

    For beginners and regulars: join at any time.
    Finding balance in life: how to meditate at home, how to keep in balance, techniques to help reduce stress. All sessions will include guided...

    03 Aug -14Dec
  20. Notes From Underground

    Saturday 13 August to Saturday 20 August 2016, Inner Sydney

    Sydney Chamber Opera revisit their history-making debut of Dostoevsky’s novel Notes from Underground. Composed by Jack Symonds, libretto by Pierce Wilcox and directed by Patrick Nolan...

    13 Aug -20Aug
  21. Reed Gift Fairs Sydney

    Saturday 17 September to Tuesday 20 September 2016, Inner Sydney

    Sydney, September is your last opportunity to fill your shelves with products that your customers will love this Christmas and Summer!
    As the final event of the year, this is a chance to...

    17 Sep -20Sep
  22. The Gin Mill Social

    Friday 19 August to Friday 16 December 2016, Darlinghurst

    The perfect night for getting your Gatsby on!
    Grab some friends and join them for a banquet and a night of live music and dancing, plus surprise pop up performances ... a night where you...

    19 Aug -16Dec
  23. Surry Hills Markets

    Saturday 6 August to Saturday 3 December 2016, Surry Hills

    The Surry Hills Markets are an essential fundraiser for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, specialising in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods. The markets are held on the first Saturday of...

    06 Aug -03Dec
  24. Polymer Clay Jewellery for Kids

    Tuesday 27 September 2016, Newtown

    School holidays are a perfect time to explore polymer clay jewellery making! Polymer clay is a safe and easy material to work with to create fun and funky jewellery.
    In this three hour...

    27 Sep
  25. Philas Stamp Auction

    Saturday 12 November 2016, Surry Hills

    The Philas Stamp Auctions, established in 1975 is the the oldest philatelic auction service in NSW for the benefit of stamp collectors, and the future of philately. Nett proceeds of our auctions...

    12 Nov
  26. Resin Jewellery Workshop

    Sunday 7 August to Tuesday 20 September 2016, Newtown

    This workshop is all about learning how to mix resin, add pigment and finish your jewellery pieces. Make two resin bangles and two resin rings to take home on the day and show off to your family...

    07 Aug -20Sep
  27. Polymer Clay Jewellery Workshop

    Sunday 28 August to Sunday 25 September 2016, Newtown

    Want to learn to make beautiful polymer clay necklaces, earrings and rings? Polymer clay is a safe and easy material to work with to create fun and funky jewellery.
    In this four hour class...

    28 Aug -25Sep
  28. Ferragosto

    Sunday 21 August 2016, Inner Sydney

    Sydney's favourite Italian food and culture festival, run by the City of Canada Bay, is back at Five Dock this year.
    There is something on offer for the whole famiglia, with over 170...

    21 Aug
  29. 9 to Thrive

    Friday 19 August to Saturday 20 August 2016, Inner Sydney

    Presented by Business Chicks, Australia’s largest and most influential network for women, 9 to Thrive is not your average (yawn-inducing) expo. It’s a fully immersive two-day experience filled with...

    19 Aug -20Aug
  30. SF3 - the SmartFone Flick Fest

    Friday 26 August 2016, Paddington

    SmartFone Flick Fest is Australia’s only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages.
    They are an international festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet...

    26 Aug
  31. Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney

    Friday 19 August to Sunday 21 August 2016, Surry Hills

    Oxfam Trailwalker is no walk in the park - it's one of the toughest team challenges in the world.
    Teams of four tackle 100 kilometres of bush trail within 48 hours, as well as fundraise...

    19 Aug -21Aug
  32. Oz Comic-Con Sydney

    Saturday 10 September to Sunday 11 September 2016, Inner Sydney

    Let your geek flag fly when Oz Comic-Con converges on Sydney for a massive weekend celebrating cult animation, television series, films, graphic novels, and gaming.
    Oz Comic-Con is the...

    10 Sep -11Sep

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