Sydney City Events

Sydney city is known for it’s breathtaking harbour, iconic monuments, gorgeous weather and laid-back lifestyle, and all these traits make it the ideal setting from some of the best local and internationally-acclaimed Sydney events. There’s a full calendar of high-quality happenings to take part in year-round, kicking of with the New Year’s Eve Celebrations (arguably the best NYE fireworks display in the world) and continuing throughout the year with performances concerts, gigs, art installations, markets and sporting events in the city’s public and private spaces.

Darling Harbour is the site of some of the city’s premiere events, with food and music festivals, kid-friendly activities, and fireworks throughout summer. Head to The Rocks for weekly markets, awesome music, and food and arts events. And Circular Quay, with its epic harbour views, plays host to some of the world’s top performers at the Sydney Opera House.

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  1. Sydney Festival - Briefs: The Second Coming

    Friday 6 January to Sunday 22 January 2017, City Centre

    Described as the love child of RuPaul’s Drag Race and an Aussie version of Cirque du Soleil, Briefs: The Second Coming, is a sharp-shooting cabaret of burlesque.Meet the beautiful and bearded ringmistress,...

    06 Jan -22Jan
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  2. Sydney Festival: Ladies in Black

    Friday 6 January to Sunday 22 January 2017, Pyrmont

    The swankiest new home-grown musical since Priscilla was queen, Ladies in Black is a whirling, toe-tapping trip back in time. Based on a beloved comic novel by Madeleine St John, it’s a uniquely Australian fashion...

    06 Jan -22Jan
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  3. Wedding Open House

    Sunday 22 January 2017, Pyrmont

    The wedding planning journey often starts with choosing the perfect venue. If you’re engaged and looking for a Sydney central business district or Sydney Harbour venue, Doltone House invite you to their January...

    22 Jan
  4. Sydney Festival: PJ Harvey

    Sunday 22 January 2017, City Centre

    PJ Harvey returns with her full 10-piece band, following the release of the critically acclaimed album The Hope Six Demolition Project, which hit number one in the UK album charts. These will be PJ Harvey’s first live...

    22 Jan
  5. La Bohème - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Monday 23 January to Friday 24 March 2017, City Centre

    There are wonderful things to do and see in Sydney, but no trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and...

    23 Jan -24Mar
  6. The Encounter

    Monday 23 January to Saturday 28 January 2017, City Centre

    Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.Directed by Simon McBurney.Transmitted direct to the audience through headphones, the show’s ground breaking sound design plugs into the power of...

    23 Jan -28Jan
  7. Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 19 February 2017, City Centre

    The popular interactive exhibition, Voyage to the Deep, returns to the maritime museum this summer as part of an adventurous, fun-packed school holiday program.The exhibition brings to life the deep-sea...

    23 Jan -19Feb
  8. Art Xtedia Celebrates Chinese New Year

    Monday 23 January to Monday 13 February 2017, City Centre

    For the Year of the Rooster, one of Sydney’s most exciting and innovative fine art collectives and online galleries, Art Xtedia, is thrilled to announce their premiere exhibition open to the public, to coincide with...

    23 Jan -13Feb
  9. Canadian Club Racquet Club at Cruise Bar

    Monday 23 January to Monday 30 January 2017, The Rocks

    The Canadian Club (CC) Racquet Club is serving its perfect mix of tunes, tennis and refreshments when it pops up at The Bucket List and Cruise Bar for the first time, to help celebrate the summer season, as well as...

    23 Jan -30Jan
  10. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

    Monday 23 January to Saturday 25 February 2017, Walsh Bay

    For two thousand years Mary has been silent. A woman seen but not heard. Until now.This Mary is no saint, not meek, nor obedient. In a voice that is both tender and furious, she speaks a defiant truth...

    23 Jan -25Feb
  11. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 26 March 2017, Chinatown And Haymarket

    From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy. The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant!” and USA...

    23 Jan -26Mar
  12. Cabaret The Musical

    Monday 23 January to Monday 13 February 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the Kit Kat Klub in a brand new Australian production of Cabaret The Musical, starring Paul Capsis as Emcee; Chelsea Gibb as Sally Bowles and Marcus Graham as Ernst Ludwig....

    23 Jan -13Feb
  13. Sydney Festival

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, City Centre

    Exuberant, exciting and forever effervescent - the best time to experience Sydney is in January, when the city is in full celebratory mode. Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world's performing and...

    23 Jan -29Jan
  14. Nude: art from the Tate collection

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 February 2017, City Centre

    The nude is one of art’s oldest subjects – presenting a rich history of beauty and desire, eroticism and tenderness, secrets and scandal. In a partnership between Tate, London and the Art Gallery of New South Wales,...

    23 Jan -05Feb
  15. Sydney Festival: House of Mirrors

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, City Centre

    A fascinating labyrinth of endless mirrors, magnified to terrifying dimensions, House of Mirrors recently messed with minds at Dark Mofo. Stumble your way around thousands of disorientating optical illusions and lose...

    23 Jan -29Jan
  16. School holidays at the Australian Museum

    Monday 23 January to Tuesday 24 January 2017, City Centre

    Meet mini-beasts, bugs and butterflies these school holidays.Kids of all ages can get crafty by building a giant spider’s web, feed butterflies in the magical Butterfly Tent or join the AM Bug Club to...

    23 Jan -24Jan
  17. Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 February 2017, City Centre

    See the works of legendary Australian photographer Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953) and explore a bygone era of Sydney Harbour in this photographic exhibition 'Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water'. In...

    23 Jan -05Feb
  18. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, Pyrmont

    Exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Collette Dinnigan - Unlaced is the first exhibition to explore the work of this internationally acclaimed Australian fashion designer.Featuring ensembles,...

    23 Jan -29Jan
  19. Sweet Addiction

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 30 April 2017, City Centre

    Sweet Addiction is the first exhibition to open in The Calyx, a new world-class horticultural attraction within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.Sweet Addiction explores the botanic story of chocolate, and is...

    23 Jan -30Apr
  20. Spiders: Alive and Deadly

    Monday 23 January to Monday 17 July 2017, City Centre

    Spiders are the most successful animals on the planet – they can spin webs, climb, swim, dance, parachute and they can even drop a limb when threatened and grow it back.Overcome your fears and get closer to...

    23 Jan -17Jul
  21. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

    Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 March 2017, The Rocks

    Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, known for his immersive and technologically-driven sculptures and installations. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition will be his first major survey...

    23 Jan -05Mar
  22. Something to Crow About

    Tuesday 24 January to Sunday 19 February 2017, The Rocks

    Roosters, chooks, galahs and parrots, oranges and lemons, mangos, butterflies and beans – a multicultural melting pot at Something to Crow About, an exhibition of Australian handcraft featuring ceramics, jewellery,...

    24 Jan -19Feb
  23. Sydney Festival: Retro Futurismus

    Tuesday 24 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, City Centre

    Finally, here’s a future you can look forward to.Blast off with a cast of aliens and astronauts, robots and roaches (the only survivors of the nuclear fallout) for a night that puts the ‘odd’ in ‘space...

    24 Jan -29Jan
  24. The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb (Folktale Play)

    Tuesday 24 January to Saturday 4 February 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    ‘The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb’ takes the form of a unique folktale inspired by indie/folk music, all instruments entirely performed by a talented tight-knit ensemble cast.You enter a world where townsfolk...

    24 Jan -04Feb
  25. Yoga from the Sky at Sydney Tower Eye

    Wednesday 25 January to Wednesday 7 June 2017, City Centre

    Yoga from the Sky is a series of yoga classes held on Wednesday mornings hosted by the Sydney Tower Eye on the Observation Deck. Participants can enjoy breathtaking 360 views of the city during a 45 minute Hatha Yoga...

    25 Jan -07Jun
  26. Culture Up Late at the Australian Museum

    Wednesday 25 January to Wednesday 22 February 2017, City Centre

    This is a special chance to explore the Australian Museum after hours and experience their new exhibition, Spiders – Alive and Deadly, with two-for-one entry as the entire museum remains open until 9pm every Wednesday...

    25 Jan -22Feb
  27. Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition

    Thursday 26 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, City Centre

    The twenty-seventh annual Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition is a unique opportunity to view over 300 original artworks from 13 Art Societies around Sydney.All artworks are offered for sale. This...

    26 Jan -29Jan
  28. The Great Sydney Swim

    Thursday 26 January 2017, City Centre

    Take the plunge in the final ocean swim of the Great Australian Swim Series and compete for your chance to take out the Series Champion honours. The Great Australian Swim Series involves three ocean swims along the...

    26 Jan

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