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Sydney Festival

The Sydney Festival is a huge event which started in 1977 and is now held over 21 days in January each year.

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 2022 Dates, Program, Music Lineup & Free Events

The Sydney Festival offers a huge program of events including large installations, circus performances, dance and comedy acts, cabaret and live theatre. The festival is held in a range of 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.

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

Make a night of it by enjoying ‘Festival Feasts’ where you can attend some of Sydney’s top restaurants.

The best way to get to the Sydney Festival is by public transport.


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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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