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

    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 Australian play, a dark...

    14 Oct
  2. A Quiet Continent

    Wednesday 24 August to Tuesday 30 August 2016, Surry Hills

    A Quiet Continent is a photographic exhibition of moody Australian landscapes all shot on 35 millimetre film.Opening night drinks are on Friday, 26 August from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The exhibition runs from...

    24 Aug -30Aug
  3. An Evening With Dr Lisa Randall

    Saturday 19 November 2016, Chippendale

    American theoretical physicist, best-selling author and advocate for gender equality in science, Dr Lisa Randall is embarking on a three-city speaking tour of Australia this November. One of the leading...

    19 Nov
  4. An Evening with Dr Ben Goldacre

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Newtown

    At school you were taught about chemicals in test tubes, equations to describe motion, and maybe something on photosynthesis … but in all likelihood you were taught nothing about death, risk, statistics, and the...

    25 Sep
  5. 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, alongside best...

    20 Sep -21Sep
  6. Cardistry Cubed Magic Show

    Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, Newtown

    A cross between a Justin Bieber boy band and Penn and Teller, the boy’s quick wit and extraordinary skills show why, at just 14, Cardistry have already established themselves on the Australian entertainment scene....

    24 Sep -25Sep
  7. Carriageworks Farmers Market

    Saturday 3 September 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 Saturday, over 70 NSW...

    03 Sep -17Dec
  8. Cooking class: Bake healthy with wholefoods

    Wednesday 21 September 2016, Surry Hills

    Now you can have your yummy cake, eat it, and stay healthy too! Take a healthy cooking class in how to bake using wholefoods – such as cookies, muffins, cupcakes… even a healthy choc brownie!

    21 Sep
  9. Crochet Class

    Saturday 10 September 2016, Balmain

    Learn to crochet the basics and granny squares in a lovely relaxed cafe atmosphere. Everything is provided so you can just arrive and start! It's a great antidote after a busy working week.

    10 Sep
  10. Succulent Terrarium Building Workshop For Beginners

    Sunday 18 September to Sunday 16 October 2016, Alexandria And Rosebery

    Terrarium Building Workshop with Nicole.Bring some lush greenery indoors! A terrarium is the sustainable, low maintenance indoor garden, and is a beautiful addition to office desks, kitchen tables, or other...

    18 Sep -16Oct
  11. Fun Floral Workshop

    Saturday 17 September to Saturday 22 October 2016, Alexandria And Rosebery

    Be creative, get new skills and take your creations home. You will make a pretty bunch of bouquet with fresh seasonal flowers at the Floral Workshop.No previous experiences required! You will learn step by...

    17 Sep -22Oct
  12. 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, press and consumers....

    15 May -21May
  13. 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 Sessions led by...

    20 May -21May
  14. El' Circo

    Friday 2 September 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...

    02 Sep -26May
  15. Glebe Markets

    Saturday 3 September 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 Sep -17Dec
  16. Orange Grove Organic Markets

    Saturday 3 September 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 Sep -17Dec
  17. Marrickville Organic Markets

    Sunday 4 September 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 Sep -11Dec
  18. Free Weekly Meditation Classes in Paddington

    Wednesday 31 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 collective...

    31 Aug -14Dec
  19. The Gin Mill Social

    Friday 16 September 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 can feast, dance and...

    16 Sep -16Dec
  20. Surry Hills Markets

    Saturday 3 September 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 every month in...

    03 Sep -03Dec
  21. 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 class your child will...

    27 Sep
  22. 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 remain in NSW to...

    12 Nov
  23. Resin Jewellery Workshop

    Saturday 3 September 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 and friends...

    03 Sep -20Sep
  24. Small Homewares Resin Workshop

    Sunday 18 September 2016, Newtown

    Like to make your own homewares but don’t know where to start? Resin is a great medium for creating simple, stylish and professional looking items for your home. Choose from a range of small bowls, figurines and wall...

    18 Sep
  25. Variety of Chefs Fundraising Gala Dinner

    Sunday 4 June 2017, Inner Sydney

    A mind-blowing gastronomic delight, Variety of Chefs is without a doubt the tastiest fine dining charity event of the year, supporting Aussie kids who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs. Now in its...

    04 Jun
  26. Polymer Clay Jewellery Workshop

    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 you’ll learn the...

    25 Sep
  27. Sydney Rock n Roll and Alternative Market

    Sunday 18 September to Sunday 27 November 2016, Newtown

    Sydney Rock 'n' Roll and Alternative Market is a one of a kind specialist market and entertainment event. Passionate, colourful and seriously cool stallholders from all over NSW and interstate sell...

    18 Sep -27Nov
  28. Wired for Wonder

    Tuesday 15 November to Wednesday 16 November 2016, Randwick

    Australia's most innovative event series, Wired for Wonder, will continue to inspire attendees and nurture thought leadership with an impressive cast of world-renowned speakers. The two day annual event will be held...

    15 Nov -16Nov
  29. 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 destination for pop...

    10 Sep -11Sep
  30. Dulwich Hill Village Fair

    Sunday 11 September 2016, Inner Sydney

    The Dulwich Hill Village Fair celebrates the delights of the Dulwich Hill Village. Join the party with live entertainment, children's activities and a huge mix of market stalls including handicrafts, home wares,...

    11 Sep
  31. Sydney Underground Film Festival

    Thursday 15 September to Sunday 18 September 2016, Inner Sydney

    The purveyors of provocation! The Sydney Underground Film Festival returns this September.Programming a wild and diverse range of indie, experimental, unique, artistic, boundary-pushing, and mind-bending...

    15 Sep -18Sep
  32. Social Good Summit Australia

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Newtown

    The Social Good Summit Australia is a one day conference examining the impact of social good initiatives around the world. Held in Sydney, the Social Good Summit Australia unites a dynamic community of global and...

    15 Oct

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