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Sydney Festival

The Sydney Festival is a huge event that started in 1977 and is now held over 24 days in January yearly.

With over 130 events in cutting-edge theatre, music, cabaret, dance and visual art, come down to this family-friendly event and enjoy one of the many free shows on offer!

Sydney Festival 2025 Dates, Program, Music Lineup & Free Events

Embracing the art of summer since 1977, the Sydney Festival is a city-wide celebration of culture, creativity and the questioning mind. From the streets to the beach, in stately theatres and in secret basements, it animates locations across Greater Sydney with a trailblazing free and ticketed program of theatre, music, dance, visual art and all the experimental in-between places of live performance.

The Sydney Festival offers massive events, including large installations, circus performances, dance and comedy acts, cabarets, and live theatre. The festival is held in various venues throughout the Sydney CBD, including the Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace, Arts Centre, City Recital Hall, Sydney Harbour, The Domain, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall.

Stretching across the best harbourside location in the world, Walsh Bay and its many theatres and unique spaces will play host to a full-swing Festival takeover. The Thirsty Mile is a cheeky throwback to Sydney’s working wharf history and your new spot this summer.

Many free exhibitions around the city include circus performances, visual art and talks. There are also ticketed shows that can be purchased as a single ticket or multipack. For those planning on seeing a few shows, you will save money by purchasing a multi-pack. Gift Vouchers are also available.

Please check out the official website’s events calendar for a full range of events, venues, dates, times, and ticket prices.


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    • Hi Wendy,

      I actually got an email this morning stating that the 2021 Opera in the Domain is not proceeding.

      Looking at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website’s event calendar, I can’t see any musical/concert events listed – just a few children’s events.

      All i can suggest at this point is to keep an eye on the event calendar for when things are announced. As I am currently managing 10 travel websites around Australia, I can say that most large scale events have not been confirmed or cancelled for early next year.


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Please refer to the event schedule linked to above for full details on dates, times, and venues

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ACO, The Neilson Art Gallery of New South Wales Artspace ATYP, The Rebel Theatre Australian National Maritime Museum Barangaroo Barangaroo Reserve Bell Shakespeare, The Neilson Nutshell Belvoir St Theatre Bondi Pavilion Brett Whiteley Studio Bundanon Campbells Cove Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre City Recital Hall Coney Island, Luna Park Darling Harbour Eternity Playhouse Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Manly Art Gallery & Museum Moonshine Bar Mosman Art Gallery Museum of Contemporary Art Australia National Art School Gallery Parramatta Park Pier One (western jetty) Poster House Riverside Theatres Roslyn Packer Theatre Seymour Centre Sydney Dance Company, Neilson Studio Sydney Opera House Sydney Theatre Company, The Wharf Theatres The Crescent The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre The National Art School The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre Sutherland The Studio Theatre at Bangarra Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour UNSW Galleries Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Watch from anywhere Watermans Cove, Barangaroo Wharf 4/5, Sydney, NSW

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