Concerts and Live Music

Highlights

Sydney is the place to be for live music. Musicians travel from across the world to play in huge concert stadiums and smaller venues across the city. Check out Sydney's thrilling calendar of world class events and performances.

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  • Sydney Concerts, Sydney Opera House

Concerts in Sydney

The Basement is one of Sydney’s most iconic clubs and has been a massive part of the live music scene since 1977. The venue can be found in Circular Quay and its 120-people capacity makes it a favourite with music fans who love its intimate shows, which range from jazz to rock.

If you’re a rock fan try the Metro in the city centre which has been Sydney’s best independent rock venue for over 20 years. 

For performance art and live music events the Oxford Art Factory, in Darlinghurst, is an edgy, warehouse-like venue with multiple, flexible performance areas.  Or head down to Frankie’s Pizza for a meal with live rock music and DJ’s til late every night.

Physique, at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Since opening its doors in 1908, the Enmore Theatre in the Inner West is the oldest running music venue in New South Wales and plays host to a wide range of live music events. SItuated on Enmore Road there’s plenty of clubs, bars and nightlife options in nearby Newtown for after the show.

Another big venue is the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park, The Hordern is now known for its dance and rock concerts. Sydney’s smaller live music venues and the city’s many pubs, bars and RSL clubs attract standout performers too, at a more affordable price. Check out jazz favourite 505 in Surry Hills and arty Marrickville performance space The Red Rattler.

Sufjan Stevens at Vivid LIVE, Sydney

The Sydney Opera House holds large concerts in its concert hall ranging from contemporary bands to operas and classical music in an unbeatable Sydney Harbour location.

Set among the restaurants and shops of Darling Harbour, you will find the ultramodern ICC entertainment theatre, which also hosts a thrilling calendar of world class events and performances.

Sydney has many major stadiums for fans to catch their favourite music acts at, such as the Quados Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park. Formerly the Allphones Arena, the stadium was built for the 2000 Olympics and boasts a 21,000 person capacity. 

  1. Cosmic Shambles Live

    Tuesday 28 March 2017, Newtown

    Cosmic Shambles Live is a variety show that celebrates curiosity and reason, an explosion of science, comedy, music and general wonder, with a great sense of fun. Every show is unique - with sell out versions in the...

    28 Mar
  2. Aurora Eora

    Sunday 26 March to Monday 17 April 2017, Barangaroo

    Aurora Eora is a new cultural experience at Barangaroo, bringing its stories to life through song and art. Aurora Eora is a large-scale sound installation transforming the Cutaway at Barangaroo into an...

    26 Mar -17Apr
  3. La Traviata - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Friday 3 February to Saturday 1 April 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...

    03 Feb -01Apr
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  4. The Homosexuals

    Friday 17 March to Saturday 29 April 2017, Darlinghurst

    Gay newlyweds Warren and Kim have it all – a small dog, a joint gym membership and a 20 square metre apartment with stunning views. But in 2017 if you offend the wrong person your life will go straight down the...

    17 Mar -29Apr
  5. Richard 3

    Saturday 25 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, City Centre

    Bell Shakespeare's Richard 3 at Sydney Opera House.Richard is hideous. And Richard was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler.His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His...

    25 Feb -01Apr
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  6. Shen Yun 2017

    Tuesday 28 March to Sunday 2 April 2017, Pyrmont

    Experience a divine culture — a grand production takes you on an unforgettable adventure...In ancient times, China was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from emperors to the common people, believed...

    28 Mar -02Apr
  7. A Taste of Omega: The Voice

    Wednesday 29 March 2017, City Centre

    Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in their captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Take time out from your busy day with exquisite chamber music performed by some of the finest...

    29 Mar
  8. Ellie, Abbie and Ellie's Dead Aunt

    Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 8 April 2017, Inner Sydney

    From acclaimed triple-threat, actor-writer-director, Monica Zanetti, First Feet Ventures presents a brand new romantic comedy: a touching and timely look into the heart of a teenager as she struggles with her...

    29 Mar -08Apr
  9. Tosca - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Friday 17 February to Friday 31 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...

    17 Feb -31Mar
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  10. Risque Revue

    Thursday 23 March to Thursday 25 May 2017, Darlinghurst

    Indulge yourself at Risqué Revue, an evening of fine French cuisine, accompanied by a magnificent production show set in the heart of Paris.Risqué Revue is a multi-act theatrical production that...

    23 Mar -25May
  11. Bard On The Beach - Greek Theatre

    Friday 31 March to Saturday 8 April 2017, Inner Sydney

    The Bard On The Beach (BOTB) are proud of their Sydney summer experience: classical theatre as it was meant to be: raw, traditional, honest and entertaining, and all while you picnic under the stars as the waves roll...

    31 Mar -08Apr
  12. The Gentleman Magician's Magical Soirée

    Friday 3 March to Friday 29 December 2017, City Centre

    Every Friday - and on selected Saturdays - Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician, presents his Magical Soirée - an entrancing evening of magic and captivating Australian stories within one of Sydney’s most beautiful...

    03 Mar -29Dec

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