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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

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 and cutting-edge fashion, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Must Do

  • Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

    This trifecta of Australia art prizes is one of the highlights of the NSW arts calendar. Subjects of the Archibald Prize include Australian politicians, celebrities, and sporting heroes, with Australia’s cream of the crop entering their work. Visit the exhibition and vote for your favourite portrait in the People's Choice award.

  • 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.

  • Turandot at the Opera House

    Puccini’s Turandot is famous for the spellbinding aria ‘Nessun Dorma’. The story of a beautiful and brutal princess, Turandot challenges her many suitors to answer three riddles on pain of death. Price Calaf, played by Yonghoon Lee, is determined to succeed and win her heart, with Lise Lindstrom as Princess Turandot.

  • 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.