Events in Sydney


Sydney’s calendar of events is packed with world-class performances of dance, drama and musicals, ground-breaking art exhibitions and up-to-the minute fashion and live music events.

  • Vivid, Sydney
  • Vivid Music, Sydney

Sydney events

From March through to June, the 20th Biennale of Sydney brings together the work of more than 80 local and international artists across seven venues in Australia's largest contemporary visual arts festival. The theme this year is ‘The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed’, and the entire program is free to the public.

Join us under the stars as Handa Opera in Sydney Harbour presents Turandot, from 24 March to 24 April. An exotic fantasy of a death-marked love told with the city skyline reflected across the magnificent Sydney Harbour and featuring the famous aria 'Nessum Dorma'.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Aida

The MCA’s exhibition of British artist Grayson Perry’s work will be on display until the start of May 2016. Perry was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 2003 and his works are humorous, reflective and quirky, and this will be his first exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.

And from 27 of May to 18 of June 2016, Vivid Sydney will transform the city and other designated areas into a wonderland of light sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy - for free.

Vivid Sydney is the largest event of its kind in Australia with a world-class line-up of concert and music performances, public ideas programs, creative industry workshops and conferences. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world's largest outdoor gallery: a unique Vivid Sydney experience.

  • My Fair Lady, Sydney

    My Fair Lady

    Celebrating its 60th year, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is playing at the iconic Sydney Opera House from August 2016. Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, this Opera Australia production tells the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and her transformation into a proper english lady. The triumphant score features classic songs including On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Wouldn't It Be Loverly?.

  • Twilight at Taronga, Sydney

    Twilight at Taronga

    Taronga Zoo’s series of summer concerts kicks off in January, with the likes of Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Birds of Tokyo, Missy Higgins and the Violent Femmes performing. With stunning Sydney Harbour views, it’s the perfect way to spend a laid-back summer evening. All tickets include free return ferry from Circular Quay from 5:15pm and half price same day entry to the Zoo.

  • Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Turandot

    Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Turandot

    A setting such as Sydney Harbour demands a spectacular opera, so prepare for a performance of huge proportions. An exotic fantasy of a death-marked love told with the city skyline reflected across the magnificent Sydney Harbour and featuring the famous aria 'Nessum Dorma'.  Join us for this special event set under the stars.



  1. NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Week

    Sunday 2 October to Tuesday 4 October 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    Be in Sydney to witness Australia's biggest and most entertaining sporting spectacle, the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final. This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever....

    02 Oct -04Oct

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  2. Sydney Festival

    Saturday 7 January to Thursday 26 January 2017, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Exuberant, exciting and forever effervescent - the best time to experience Sydney is in January, when the city is in full celebratory mode....

    07 Jan -26Jan

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  3. Mazda Opera in the Domain

    Monday 23 January 2017, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    It's a tradition: every year, thousands of Sydneysiders head to the Domain with picnics packed and friends in tow.Hear Australia's...

    23 Jan

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  4. Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series

    Saturday 28 January to Sunday 12 March 2017, Mosman

    ***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***Experience the thrill of a summer twilight open air show on the lawn of Taronga Zoo's intimate, fully licensed natural amphitheatre. Pre-order...

    28 Jan -12Mar

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  5. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - Carmen

    Friday 24 March to Sunday 23 April 2017, City Centre

    Some of Sydney's most spectacular landmarks will provide the backdrop for a magnificent production of one of the world's best loved operas, Bizet's Carmen, when Handa Opera on Sydney...

    24 Mar -23Apr

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  6. Arsenal FC are coming to Sydney in 2017!

    Thursday 13 July to Saturday 15 July 2017, Sydney Olympic Park

    Arsenal FC is one of world football's oldest and most iconic clubs, having formed in 1889 and won 13 League titles and 12 FA Cups in its 129 year history.English Premier League giants Arsenal...

    13 Jul -15Jul

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