Events in Sydney

Highlights

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 27 of May to 18 of June 2016, Vivid Sydney is transforming 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.

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.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Aida

Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady comes to the Sydney Opera House in August 2016, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews. In the show's 60th anniversary year, the Sydney Opera Australia and John Frost join forces to honour the past and bring the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.

For another theatrical treat, from 3 August until 9 October the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins present the beloved story of Aladdin. Enjoy this classic tale as it comes to thrilling theatrical life in a bold new musical comedy at Sydney's beloved Capitol Theatre.