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. A Conversation with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

    Sunday 28 August 2016, City Centre

    The audience will engage with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton in an informal setting as they discuss Julie’s work as one of the world’s most loved performers and their work together as...

    28 Aug
  2. A Flea in her Ear by Georges Feydeau

    Monday 31 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, City Centre

    In the Paris of the early 1900s, playwright Georges Feydeau was a promiscuous, cocaine-snorting figurehead of the hedonistic counterculture. He was also the consummate humorist of the Belle Époque ...

    31 Oct -17Dec
  3. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

    Monday 12 September to Saturday 22 October 2016, City Centre

    On the hottest night of the year, young lovers Hermia and Lysander run away from the rules of the city and into the freedom of the forest. Close on their heels are Helena and Demetrius. Demetrius...

    12 Sep -22Oct
  4. A Web of Secrecy: How Internet Encryption Works

    Monday 15 August 2016, City Centre

    Everyone relies on encryption in their everyday lives. Have you ever wondered how it really works, and how secure it really is?
    Everyone can understand the basic idea even if they hated...

    15 Aug
  5. Abode Bistro Chocolate High Tea

    Friday 29 July to Sunday 18 June 2017, City Centre

    Join Adobe Bistro for their decadent Chocolate High Tea every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Chocolate High Tea will take you on a journey around the equator, featuring flavours from Colombia,...

    29 Jul -18Jun
  6. ANZAC Day

    Tuesday 25 April 2017, City Centre

    ANZAC Day is a national day of memorial in Australia, commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, and there are few better places to remember these brave soldiers than New...

    25 Apr
  7. ANZAC Day March

    Tuesday 25 April 2017, City Centre

    Sydney's ANZAC Day March gives participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who...

    25 Apr
  8. Art and About Sydney

    Thursday 28 July to Tuesday 11 October 2016, City Centre

    This city shines in every season, and now Art and About Sydney allows you to celebrate each one with an ongoing program.

    After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam...

    28 Jul -11Oct
  9. Built Environment Meets Parliament

    Thursday 11 August 2016, City Centre

    The New Great Australian Dream: How to deliver quality urban living?

    Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) NSW is a milestone forum between industry and government focused on...

    11 Aug
  10. Carmen - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Thursday 28 July to Friday 12 August 2016, 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...

    28 Jul -12Aug
  11. Climb n Dine at Shangri-La hotel, Sydney

    Sunday 31 July 2016, The Rocks

    The inaugural Climb ‘n’ Dine at Shangri-La hotel, Sydney – the only tower race of its kind in the city – challenges runners to race up its 37 flights and 630 stairs. With a cap of 200 competitors,...

    31 Jul
  12. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Thursday 28 July 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...

    28 Jul -29Jan
  13. Così fan tutte - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Thursday 28 July to Saturday 13 August 2016, 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...

    28 Jul -13Aug
  14. Blazing Baroque

    Friday 29 July to Saturday 6 August 2016, City Centre

    Baroque as only the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra can perform.
    Stunning concertos, rare combinations of instruments, powerful masterpieces - this concert has it all and is performed by...

    29 Jul -06Aug
  15. BU Day: Beautiful Minds

    Sunday 31 July 2016, City Centre

    BU Day is a one day event for girls aged 11-17 which will inspire, educate and entertain teenage girls on important ‘teen life’ topics, through engaging speakers, workshops, a fashion show and...

    31 Jul
  16. Crossroads of Youth

    Thursday 11 August 2016, City Centre

    The oldest Korean classic in existence! A recreation of the multi-performance: restored with a new modern look!
    The silent film sensation ‘Crossroads of Youth’ returns to the screen in all...

    11 Aug
  17. David Helfgott in Recital

    Saturday 29 October 2016, City Centre

    The Oscar winning film Shine made a remarkable impact on audiences when it was released in 1996.
    Based on the inspiring life story of piano virtuoso David Helfgott, it brought to the...

    29 Oct
  18. Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

    Saturday 10 December to Sunday 30 April 2017, Pyrmont

    Think you know mummies? Think again.
    Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives uses the latest CT scanning technology to take you beyond the wrappings and coffins to discover what lies...

    10 Dec -30Apr
  19. Eye Live! Silent Disco at Sydney Tower Eye

    Friday 26 August to Friday 28 October 2016, City Centre

    Join an exclusive after-hours party, 250 metres above Sydney, surrounded by 360-degree views of the city lights. It's you, three DJ's and 249 other crazy people dancing to sky high beats at the...

    26 Aug -28Oct
  20. Fantastic Food and Drink Show

    Sunday 4 June to Monday 5 June 2017, Darling Harbour

    Premium. Gourmet. Handcrafted. Delicious. Unique. Extraordinary. Fantastic. 
    The Fantastic Food and Drink Show is the definitive new trade event for the booming specialty food business....

    04 Jun -05Jun
  21. Great Opera Hits

    Sunday 1 January to Sunday 26 March 2017, City Centre

    Stroll down to the Sydney Opera House and join the stars of Opera Australia for a concert of the greatest hits of opera.
    These relaxed concerts take place on summer afternoons as the sun...

    01 Jan -26Mar
  22. Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 28 August 2016, Pyrmont

    ‘I’m a walking billboard. That’s my pleasure.’ Isabella Blow.
    Featuring looks from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald and more, the private collection of...

    28 Jul -28Aug
  23. High Tea at NSW Parliament

    Friday 29 July to Friday 31 March 2017, City Centre

    Served on the last Friday of each month, High Tea in the House opens the rarely seen Strangers' Dining Room to the public, giving visitors a fine dining experience quite unlike any other. Our team...

    29 Jul -31Mar
  24. Helpmann Awards

    Tuesday 25 July 2017, Pyrmont

    The annual Helpmann Awards will see the stars of the live performance industry come together with fans for a remarkable night at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
    The Helpmann Awards are the...

    25 Jul
  25. Jeeves and Wooster

    Tuesday 23 August to Sunday 28 August 2016, City Centre

    Following a sell-out year in London’s West End and three successful UK tours, the charmingly incompetent English gentleman Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are packing their bags for...

    23 Aug -28Aug
  26. La Bohème - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Wednesday 4 January to Monday 27 February 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...

    04 Jan -27Feb
  27. Kings Cross Organic Markets

    Saturday 30 July to Saturday 17 December 2016, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Kings Cross Organic Markets is a weekly market held on Saturday with iconic El Alamein Fountain as its backdrop. They are now an established and much loved favourite amongst colourful locals and...

    30 Jul -17Dec
  28. Korean Calligraphy Class

    Friday 29 July to Friday 28 April 2017, City Centre

    There are many ways that you can experience the spirit of Korean culture, and here is the most interesting approach they warmly recommend, the Korean Calligraphy 한글서예.
    The Korean...

    29 Jul -28Apr
  29. Little Shop Of Horrors

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 31 July 2016, Walsh Bay

    Audiences agree, Little Shop of Horrors is a smash hit that has to be "seen to be believed” Daily Review. Don’t miss your chance to experience the production that has had some of the best reviews...

    28 Jul -31Jul
  30. Kiss the Rain - Yiruma Live in Australia

    Sunday 31 July 2016, Circular Quay

    The word famous Korean pianist and composer, Yiruma, is coming to Australia in July for his first official concerts in Melbourne and Sydney. While Yiruma had visited Australia in May 2013 for the...

    31 Jul
  31. Aladdin - The Musical

    Wednesday 3 August to Sunday 23 October 2016, 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 ...

    03 Aug -23Oct
  32. MET Concert 4: The Great featuring ACO Soloist Glenn Christensen

    Saturday 20 August 2016, Pyrmont

    Returning to perform as soloist for Beethoven’s iconic Violin Concerto in The Metropolitan Orchestra’s fourth MET Concert for 2016 is Glenn Christensen.
    Now a full-time member with the...

    20 Aug

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