4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is a non-profit organisation (4A) with the aim of promoting a greater understanding of diverse cultures through the arts. 4A showcases both Asian and Australian artists through an...
Sydney’s arts and culture line-up is one not to be missed. With internationally acclaimed performances on the city's many stages, award-winning festivals, and a number of exhibitions across the city’s many galleries and performance spaces, there’s something for everyone.
Sydney's Art and Culture
Begin your discovery at the cultural heart, the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, on the edge of one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world.
More than 1,600 performances are held each year at the Sydney Opera House, from ballet and opera to classical music, stage plays and more.
For blockbuster musicals and stage shows, check out Theatre Royal, State Theatre and Capitol Theatre in the city centre and Sydney Lyric, next to Darling Harbour. Some big international concerts are also held at Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney's west.
The leading Sydney Theatre Company is in Walsh Bay, a lively cultural precinct and home to the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre, the internationally acclaimed indigenous dance company. Reserve your tickets for plays at the Belvoir St Theatre, in Surry Hills, where Oscar winners Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett have performed.
Take a cultural cruise on Sydney Harbour with Tribal Warrior, join a heritage tour in The Rocks, explore the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and visit the Art Gallery of NSW for its extensive collections as well as a rolling program of exhibitions and events. The splendid gallery is in the leafy Domain, near the Royal Botanic Garden and Woolloomooloo’s historic Finger Wharf.
For a fascinating adventure into the past, the Australian Museum has a wonderful collection of dinosaur skeletons and plenty of interactive displays for children. Nearby is the World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks Museum and on the forecourt of the Museum of Sydney, near Circular Quay, is the evocative Edge of the Trees sculpture.
Sydney also shines each year when Vivid Sydney warms up the city with a celebration of light, music and ideas. Explore the amazing light art spectacles as well as inspiring music performances and ideas seminars between May and July.