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 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.