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Winter Events in Sydney

  • Sydney Fashion Week
  • Vivid Sydney 2014


Sydney’s arts and culture winter line-up is one not to be missed. With world-class performances, cultural festivals, cutting-edge fashion and Vivid Sydney lighting up the city, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Must Do

  • Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney

    Vivid Sydney

    This spectacular winter festival of light, music and ideas has grown into the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2015, the event will be bigger and better than ever, with exciting new precincts, an expanded program of multi-genre music, great ideas from global thinkers and creators, and dazzling light art and illuminations across the city. Don’t miss it!
  • Matilda the Musical, Sydney Theatre

    Matilda the Musical

    It has received rave reviews around the globe and now the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical is set to make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in July. Based on the novel by acclaimed author Roald Dahl, the elaborate stage show tells the story of an extraordinary young girl who dreams of a better life.
  • Les Misérables, Sydney Theatre

    Les Misérables

    Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables is now playing at the Capitol Theatre. Completely re-imagined with incredible new designs, and an astonishing cast, this is Les Mis like you have never seen it before. Hear classic songs including I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Do You Hear the People Sing and On My Own.
  • Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Aida

    Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Aida

    A setting such as Sydney Harbour demands a spectacular opera, so prepare for a performance of huge proportions. A royal love triangle, a war, and the famous Triumphal March will light up the waters of Sydney’s magnificent harbour. Aida is the biggest opera ever performed on our harbour stage. But amid all the spectacle, the battle scenes and ancient temples, there’s an emotional heart.
  • Sydney Film Festival

    Sydney Film Festival

    The Sydney Film Festival will roll out the red carpet once again in June, with more than 180 films from more than 50 countries to be shown. Many of the 300-plus screenings will feature talks by filmmakers, question-and-answer sessions and special parties and events. Guests will enjoy movies at some of Sydney’s most beautiful venues, including the grandeur of Sydney’s State Theatre.
  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    Australia’s leading design talent will strut their stuff on the catwalks of Sydney’s Carriageworks during the trade-focused Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition is open to all, and will feature style sessions with industry experts and icons, beauty workshops, seminars and a chance to mingle with models backstage.

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Matilda the performance
Festival Village, image by Jamie Williams
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