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. Lighten Up

    Saturday 3 December to Saturday 17 December 2016, Darlinghurst

    In Australia, they like ‘em blonde and bronzed. In India, it’s ‘fair and lovely’. What happens if you’re stuck in between?John Green is an Anglo-Indian Australian actor who dreams of being cast in his...

    03 Dec -17Dec
  2. Surry Hills Markets

    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 every month in...

    03 Dec
  3. Spiegel'esque

    Saturday 3 December to Sunday 15 January 2017, Leichhardt

    Vass Productions and Kermond Creative today announced the World Premiere season of Spiegel'esque from November, with tickets on sale from today. Performed in the magnificent Spiegel Zelt in the piazza of Leichhardt’s...

    03 Dec -15Jan
  4. National Art School Graduate Exhibition

    Saturday 3 December to Monday 12 December 2016, Darlinghurst

    Discover the very best emerging talent from students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art. The exhibition showcases cutting edge contemporary artworks from students working across ceramics, drawing, painting,...

    03 Dec -12Dec
  5. Summer Jazz

    Saturday 3 December to Saturday 25 February 2017, Chippendale

    SIMA presents Summer Jazz, a showcase of the outstanding and imaginative work presented by Australian jazz musicians. Any Saturday you choose, you can enjoy an exceptional evening of music, infused with the spirit of...

    03 Dec -25Feb
  6. Sydney Crystal Show

    Saturday 3 December to Sunday 6 August 2017, Inner Sydney

    The Sydney Crystal Show is Australia's Premier Mineral, Crystal and Fossil Show. The leading merchants from around Australia gather for two full days of incredible natural wonders, unique gifts and...

    03 Dec -06Aug
  7. Resin Jewellery Workshop Newtown

    Saturday 3 December to Sunday 15 January 2017, Newtown

    The Resin Jewellery 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 and...

    03 Dec -15Jan
  8. Anna Salleh in Concert - Brazil and Beyond

    Saturday 3 December 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    Beyond 'The Girl from Ipanema', Anna with her honey-smooth voice takes you on a deeper journey into the heart of Brazilian music, drawing on the love and respect she developed for the genre while playing with...

    03 Dec
  9. Christmas Wreath making workshop

    Saturday 3 December 2016, Alexandria And Rosebery

    Christmas Wreath-making workshop.Make a beautiful Christmas wreath and get into the festive spirit. Flowerlane and Co is hosting Christmas wreath-making workshops in December.The workshops will...

    03 Dec
  10. Ben and Jerrys Openair Cinema Inner West Sydney

    Saturday 3 December to Thursday 22 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema is a quintessential outdoor event, with music by day and movies by night coming to Sydney's Inner West for the first time ever, where the big screen will be set up at Sydney University's...

    03 Dec -22Dec
  11. Moran Art Prizes Exhibition

    Saturday 3 December to Sunday 5 February 2017, Paddington

    The Moran Prizes Exhibition comprises the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and School Student Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes. This annual exhibition brings together the...

    03 Dec -05Feb
  12. Carriageworks Farmers Market

    Saturday 3 December to Saturday 29 December 2018, Redfern And Waterloo

    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 Saturday, over 70 NSW...

    03 Dec -29Dec
  13. El' Circo

    Saturday 3 December 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 piece of Europe in the...

    03 Dec -26May
  14. Orange Grove Organic Markets

    Saturday 3 December 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, along with the usual...

    03 Dec -17Dec
  15. Brilliant Creators Program

    Saturday 3 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    The Brilliant Creators Program explores the challenges of combining money and creativity, sustaining wellbeing and mental health, and the barriers standing in the way of achieving our creative and personal ambitions....

    03 Dec
  16. Glebe Markets

    Saturday 3 December 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, jugglers and...

    03 Dec -17Dec
  17. Balmain Markets

    Saturday 3 December to Saturday 4 November 2017, Balmain

    At the Balmain Markets browse amongst the second hand books, recycled art, contemporary galleries and jewellery plus sample home made vegetarian snacks from the multicultural food hall.There are...

    03 Dec -04Nov
  18. A Chain of Events

    Saturday 3 December 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    ‘A Chain of Events’ celebrates the continuing persistence and dedication of artists and the creative process. It brings together both contemporary jewellery artists and others working in different mediums. Focussing...

    03 Dec
  19. Rozelle Collectors Markets

    Saturday 3 December to Sunday 30 April 2017, Inner Sydney

    The Rozelle Collectors Market is one of Sydney's favourite outdoor second hand, bric-a-brac and antique markets. Stallholders have been selling their pre-loved wares to an ever expanding audience in the grounds of the...

    03 Dec -30Apr
  20. Sammy J and Randy Land

    Sunday 4 December 2016, Newtown

    Roll up, roll up! Sammy J and Randy Land is back and open for business, with new dates announced for December 2016!After abruptly closing its gates in April pending a work safe investigation, Sammy J...

    04 Dec
  21. Polymer Clay Jewellery Workshop Newtown

    Sunday 4 December 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 you’ll learn the...

    04 Dec
  22. Marrickville Organic Markets

    Sunday 4 December 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.From the eclectic...

    04 Dec -11Dec
  23. Hiding Jekyll

    Tuesday 6 December to Saturday 10 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    Mon Sans Productions is back with “Hiding Jekyll” the latest comedy by Liviu Monsted, a theatrical spoof on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novella “The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”.In a world...

    06 Dec -10Dec
  24. The Finders Keepers Markets - Sydney

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 11 December 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    The Finders Keepers markets features over 200 independent art and design stalls in the massive Exhibition Hall at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh. Expect to buy incredible pieces by amazing makers from...

    09 Dec -11Dec
  25. Resin Art Masterclass Newtown

    Saturday 10 December to Saturday 14 January 2017, Newtown

    Ever wanted to make your own masterpiece in resin and weren't sure where to start? They'll guide you through the process in this hands-on Resin Art Masterclass. You'll design and create a thirty by forty centimetre...

    10 Dec -14Jan

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