What's On In Sydney

Event Highlights

  1. Vivid Sydney - Light, Music and Ideas

    Friday 25 May 2018 to Saturday 16 June 2018 , Sydney Harbour

    Vivid Sydney’s multi-award-winning festival of light, music and ideas returns for the 10th spectacular year in 2018, to illuminate Sydney with mesmerising new light art and projections and deliver a fresh new program of music and ideas. E…

    25 May - 16 Jun
  2. Sydney Film Festival

    Wednesday 06 June 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018 , City Centre

    The world’s best new films come to Sydney this June for 12 days and nights of inspiring films, premieres and events. Sydney Film Festival takes place at the flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the Central Business Distr…

    06 Jun - 17 Jun
  3. 2018 Holden Women's State of Origin

    Friday 22 June 2018 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Nowhere will the spirit of Origin manifest more than on the hallowed turf of the iconic North Sydney Oval as you witness the Holden Women’s State of Origin kick-off a new era in elite women’s sport. On Friday 22 June, the spectacular tries…

    22 Jun
  4. Qantas Wallabies v Ireland

    Saturday 23 June 2018 , Moore Park

    The Qantas Wallabies will host Ireland in the first three-Test series ever played between the two nations in June 2018. The Wallabies have an imposing record over the Irish at home, having not lost to them on Aussie soil since 1979. Sydney …

    23 Jun
  5. 2018 Holden State of Origin - Game II

    Sunday 24 June 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Nothing hits you like the roar of 80,000 fans inside ANZ Stadium. Nothing hits you like the sea of Blatchy’s Blues wigs rising just before kick-off. Nothing hits you like Origin. In 2018, Sydney’s ANZ Stadium host’s the only standalone S…

    24 Jun
  6. The Lady and the Unicorn

    Saturday 10 February 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018 , City Centre

    A rare opportunity to experience the beauty, scale and intricacy of a masterpiece of medieval French art that has captivated viewers across the centuries. Revered as a national treasure in France, and known as the 15th-century ‘Mona Lisa o…

    10 Feb - 24 Jun

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Whether you’re looking for events today, tomorrow, the next 14 days or beyond, the Sydney calendar is full of vibrant, exciting, intriguing and memorable experiences. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House hosts hundreds of outstanding performances every year.

Reserve your seats for musicals, shows and concerts in Sydney. Other fabulous venues in Sydney include the Capitol Theatre, the State Theatre, Sydney Lyric, the Roslyn Packer Theatre, the Theatre Royal, and the ICC in Darling Harbour. Big spectacles are held at Sydney Olympic Park arenas as well.

You’ll discover cutting-edge shows at smaller venues, such as the Belvoir St Theatre and the Enmore Theatre. There are wonderful festivals, too. The eclectic Sydney Festival is in January. Vivid Sydney is held over several weeks in May and June, illuminating the city with amazing digital light shows.

There are special occasions on NSW public holidays. Australia Day is January 26. The national day celebrates Australia’s diversity and achievements. The main stage is Sydney Harbour, one of the world’s great natural harbours. A lovely way to enjoy the waterway is on a ferry or harbour cruise.

ANZAC Day is April 25, a national day of remembrance and commemoration. This solemn day remembers all Australians who have served and died in war and on operational service. Dawn services, wreath laying, marches and commemorative services are held across Sydney and NSW.

With excellent galleries and museums, there are marvellous exhibitions. The Art Gallery of NSW and the Australian Museum are in the city centre. The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is in the historic Rocks. You’ll find convenient public transport options to and from most events in Sydney.

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