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Sydney Festival

The Sydney Festival is a huge event that started in 1977 and is now held over 21 days in January yearly.

With over 100 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 2024 Dates, Program, Music Lineup & Free Events

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

Parramatta and its surrounds get a healthy Sydney Festival fun this coming January when Riverside Theatres and a swathe of pop-up venues – including a bowling alley, a former 1930s cinema and Paramatta Square – play host to Sydney Festival performances and art installations.

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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