What’s On In Sydney This November

12 October 2017

From internationally acclaimed ballet performances to a landmark women’s Ashes test series, there are many great events coming to Sydney this November. Check out some of the top November events and discover a wonderful mix of entertainment, festivals, sporting events and more.

The Australian Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty, Chinatown and Haymarket, 11 – 25 November

Australian Ballet. Sydney Life.

The Australian Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty, Capitol Theatre.

Get a dose of culture as The Australian Ballet brings its spellbinding performance of The Sleeping Beauty to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Enter a fairytale world with tickets to David McAllister’s gorgeous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, set to Tchaikovsky’s much-celebrated score. Filled with vivid colours, this delightful production features lavish costumes from acclaimed designer Gabriela Tylesova, and will include two magical guest performances from world-renowned American ballet dancer, Misty Copeland.

Melbourne Cup Day, City Centre, 7 November

Melbourne Cup, Sydney 2016

Melbourne Cup at Royal Randwick, Sydney.

Join in the fun as ‘The Race That Stops The Nation’ takes over Sydney on November 7th. Although the race itself will take place at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, there are a variety of events celebrating the race throughout Sydney. Watch it on the big screen with canapes and harbour views at Buckley’s, or enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Doltone House complete with live race coverage, sweepstakes and more! You can also take to the seas on a special Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise to celebrate your winnings in style.

The Annual ARIA Awards, Pyrmont, 28 November

The Annual ARIA Awards, Pyrmont. Sydney Life

The Annual ARIA Awards, Pyrmont.

Expect spectacular performances from up-and-coming artists, plus special appearances from legendary Australian artists and international guests when the 31st ARIA Awards get underway this month. A broad spectrum of artists will converge on The Star in Pyrmont to show their support for the Australian music industry and to celebrate the country’s most successful artists. Alongside the star-studded awards show, there will also be a week-long program of gigs, events, talks and more in preparation for the main event.  

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, Redfern, 11 – 13 November

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, Redfern. Sydney Life

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, Redfern.

Head to Carriageworks to get your fashion fix as the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival hits Sydney in November. This unique event celebrates the best of the city’s fashion, skate and music scene with fashion shows, DJ sets, special appearances, skateboarding competitions and pop-up stores throughout the weekend, as well as few more festival surprises. The festival will also include an exclusive screening of The High Life: Slim Aarons, a documentary following the life and work of photographer Slim Aarons.

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series, Day-Night Test, Sydney North, 9 – 12 November

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series, Sydney. Sydney Life

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series, Sydney.

Get involved and cheer on your favourite players as the first ever Women’s Ashes Day-Night Test begins in November. Don’t miss your chance to watch as the best female cricket players from Australia and England – the two highest-ranking teams in women’s cricket – battle it out for Ashes glory at the North Sydney Oval. Every match of the series will also support local charities, with two dollars from each adult and concession ticket being donated to nominated charities.

Twilight Racing on Sydney Harbour, Double Bay, 8 November

Twilight Racing on Sydney Harbour. Sydney Life

Twilight Racing on Sydney Harbour.

Fancy your chances in a yacht race? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get involved as Pilgrim Sailing hosts Twilight Racing on Sydney Harbour! Whether you’re a longtime sea dog or still learning your starboard from your port, you can help the crew pull ropes to race up to 100 other yachts. Or simply sit back and enjoy the gorgeous sunset over the harbour. Basic sailing instructions will be provided – all you need to do is bring comfortable clothes, sensible shoes, and enjoy the ride.

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market, Newtown, 26 November

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market, Newtown. Sydney life

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market, Newtown

Celebrate all things rock ‘n’ roll this month at the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market. Head to Newtown and explore colourful stalls filled with vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories and makeup items, or dig through stacks of vinyl records, rock posters, cult memorabilia, art, homewares and more! Rock fans will also enjoy a great line-up of live rockabilly and blues music, surf rock DJs, delicious street food, and a vibrant Tiki bar courtyard.



There’s plenty to see and do in Sydney this November!