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Discover theatre, dance, film and performances in Sydney. The best events, attractions and things to do from the City of Sydney’s official event guide.

The Late Night Buffet

The Late Night Buffet

A night of chaotic and colourful variety entertainment jam packed in a gameshow
Tomorrow
Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

The world’s most acclaimed and visited multi-sensory experience celebrating one of the most feted artists of all time
Tomorrow
Private virtual magic show and tricks

Private virtual magic show and tricks

Be enraptured with interactive trickery, bluffs and showmanship with your own private online magic show
Tomorrow
6th Annual Irish Film Festival Online

6th Annual Irish Film Festival Online

Watch films, award-winning dramas, documentaries, Irish-language features and comedies
Tomorrow
Dance Conditioning

Dance Conditioning

Join us online for a fun and engaging workshop where you will improve your strength and flexibility.
Tomorrow
Festival of Urbanism 7: Making Better Places

Festival of Urbanism 7: Making Better Places

A series of talks exploring the lessons learned from the 19-20 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic
Tomorrow
Love & Information by Caryl Churchill

Love & Information by Caryl Churchill

A play of short vignettes addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication
Tomorrow
New Breed

New Breed

A celebration of the best emerging Australian choreography
Tomorrow
The Running Joke

The Running Joke

Sydney’s newest comedy club featuring the best Australian comedians in an intimate basement bar
Tomorrow
The Running Joke: November comedy shows

The Running Joke: November comedy shows

The Running Joke is Sydney’s newest comedy club featuring the best Australian comedians in an intimate basement bar
Tomorrow
Wicked Sisters

Wicked Sisters

A great revenge tragi-comedy, and the perfect way to end the year
Tomorrow
Ballet Basics

Ballet Basics

This online workshop is a beginner class for adults where you will learn the basics of Ballet.
Tomorrow
Let's Laugh

Let's Laugh

Live comedy’s back on Sydney’s iconic stage
27 Nov 2020
The Night Cap: Dinner show

The Night Cap: Dinner show

The stiff drink you need, the show you wont forget
27 Nov 2020
Free Movie Stream"Idrissa"

Free Movie Stream"Idrissa"

Instituto Cervantes Sydney offers 1 free movie stream in VO with English sub. each weekend of November
28 Nov 2020
You Can Have It All

You Can Have It All

An immersive experience for one person at a time.
29 Nov 2020
Ballroom and Latin dance short course

Ballroom and Latin dance short course

Grow your confidence on the dance floor with our dance short courses for beginners. 4 styles over 4 weeks.
30 Nov 2020
Beginner Tap and beginner extended

Beginner Tap and beginner extended

Want to learn how tap dance like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire?
30 Nov 2020
Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance

Want to learn how to dance but don’t know where to start?
30 Nov 2020
"Game Over Man! Game Over!" Pop Culture trivia

"Game Over Man! Game Over!" Pop Culture trivia

Think you know everything about Star Wars? Sega vs. Nintendo? Test your knowledge and you could win a bar tab!
1 Dec 2020
Fresh AF Comedy

Fresh AF Comedy

A newbie inclusive stand up comedy night
1 Dec 2020
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

This classic absurdist play explores the uncertain and existential world
1 Dec 2020
ITS The News

ITS The News

Have a laugh at this improvised comedy show, inspired by the news stories of the month!
2 Dec 2020
Running New Jokes

Running New Jokes

A hilarious mix of the best comedians doing their new stuff and newest comedians doing their best stuff
2 Dec 2020
Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

A quick-witted, insightful and poignant anthem to feminism
2 Dec 2020
Collective

Collective

Like a real-life political thriller, a team of Romanian journalists confront an intricate web of unchecked corruption
3 Dec 2020
New Bit Comedy

New Bit Comedy

1989 Bar in Newtown brings you Thursday night Comedy!
3 Dec 2020
Revolution Renegade

Revolution Renegade

Poetry with 2020 swag, brought to life with live drumming
3 Dec 2020
Destructive Steps 12 Street Dance Festival

Destructive Steps 12 Street Dance Festival

Australia's largest street dance festival coming to you live and free
4 Dec 2020
An evening of short entertainments

An evening of short entertainments

Sit back and enjoy some pure entertainment as we wind-down to Christmas with an evening of one-act plays!
4 Dec 2020
Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Join us for FURY FRIDAYS, a monthly screening of Mad Max: Fury Road on the first Friday of every month
4 Dec 2020
Two Queers walk into a bar: live and online

Two Queers walk into a bar: live and online

A monthly comedy room showcasing the best queer comedians Sydney has to offer
4 Dec 2020
First Gen

First Gen

Today’s Australia is more about ducking out for a cheeky prawn laksa than chucking a shrimp on a barbie.
6 Dec 2020
A Carpenters Kinda Christmas

A Carpenters Kinda Christmas

The Carpenters From Kempsey. A hilarious feel good night with all those songs the "Other Carpenters" made famous
9 Dec 2020
The VHS Fleapit: Film night

The VHS Fleapit: Film night

A night for Sinema fanatics to experience the “it’s so bad it’s good” of VHS horror, fantasy and sci-fi
9 Dec 2020
ITS Comedy Festival 2020

ITS Comedy Festival 2020

Improv Theatre Sydney celebrates 6 years with improv, sketch comedy, stand up and musicals!
10 Dec 2020
Nordic Noir: Phantasy and Fugue

Nordic Noir: Phantasy and Fugue

The world premiere of a new one act Norwegian play plus a tableau of Grieg's glorious music from Peer Gynt
10 Dec 2020
KINGS vs QUEENS

KINGS vs QUEENS

It’s the greatest drag show down – 3 Kings vs 3 Queens live on stage battling it out to be crowned Ultimate Drag Star!
11 Dec 2020
Whitney and Me

Whitney and Me

Everything disintegrates. All that remains is Whitney.
11 Dec 2020
BonkerZ “Battle of the Comic Sexes”

BonkerZ “Battle of the Comic Sexes”

It's our first Battle of the Comic Sexes M vs F of 2020 with buy-1-get-1-free seats
12 Dec 2020
The Jolly Jolly Goodtime Show

The Jolly Jolly Goodtime Show

A musical comedy adventure with more goofballs than you can hit with your ping pong paddle
17 Dec 2020
Crips and Creeps

Crips and Creeps

The only accessible comedy show in Sydney
18 Dec 2020
The Kings: A night of drag live and online!

The Kings: A night of drag live and online!

Expect lip syncing goodness, music, a mix of dance/gyration, and a dash of comedy for equal measure.
19 Dec 2020
Jump StART summer drama workshops

Jump StART summer drama workshops

Summer is coming, and Jump StART is ready to make it a holiday to remember!
29 Dec 2020
Sydney Dance Company Summer school holiday workshops

Sydney Dance Company Summer school holiday workshops

Improve dance technique and learn new routines under the direction of professional teachers
4 Jan 2021
A Bee Story

A Bee Story

A brilliantly buzzy family circus adventure that hums with heart, honey and humanity.
6 Jan 2021
Future Remains

Future Remains

A double bill of Leoš Janáček's Diary of One Who Disappeared and world premiere of Huw Belling's Fumeblind Oracle
6 Jan 2021
The Last Season

The Last Season

Force Majeure’s provoking new work of dance theatre explores human survival and environmental destruction
6 Jan 2021
Under the Madhan

Under the Madhan

Wiradjuri dancer Jo Clancy shares gentle, sometimes cheeky stories about caring for Country.
6 Jan 2021
Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame's classic tale on the riverbank
6 Jan 2021
The Pulse

The Pulse

Australia’s finest boundary-pushing, jaw-slackening circus company reveal their most ambitious show yet
7 Jan 2021
AutoCannibal

AutoCannibal

A visceral blend of performance art and physical theatre that asks: ‘what will we eat when we’ve consumed it all?’
13 Jan 2021
Hide the Dog

Hide the Dog

A truly trans-Tasman adventure that celebrates friendship, culture and the world’s last Tassie Tiger
13 Jan 2021
Humans 2.0

Humans 2.0

Virtuosic, next-gen circus ensemble Circa return with a new love letter to humanity in dark times
13 Jan 2021
Todrick Hall - Haus Party tour

Todrick Hall - Haus Party tour

An amazing new show coming to Australia and New Zealand
15 Jan 2021
KENNY by the Jacobson Brothers

KENNY by the Jacobson Brothers

Triumphant and poignant, don't miss the Jacobson Brother's much-loved film adapted for stage as part of Sydney Festival.
15 Jan 2021
Maureen: Harbinger of Death

Maureen: Harbinger of Death

A touching and real homage to older women, celebrating the indomitable voice of dames who defy invisibility
15 Jan 2021
RAPTURE a song cycle of Desire and Ecstacy Murder and Mayhem

RAPTURE a song cycle of Desire and Ecstacy Murder and Mayhem

Paul Capsis and iOTA unleash a contemporary song cycle spanning ecstasy, godlessness, love and pain
16 Jan 2021
Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love

Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love

An exquisite new theatre work inspired by the thousand-year practice of Persian love poetry.
20 Jan 2021
Spirit: a retrospective 2021

Spirit: a retrospective 2021

A powerful collection of dance stories taken from Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30-year repertoire
21 Jan 2021
Rewired: Musicals Reimagined by Hayes

Rewired: Musicals Reimagined by Hayes

From Australia’s most dynamic small theatre, 5 extraordinary performers rework classic musicals
22 Jan 2021
Outdated by Mark Kilmurry

Outdated by Mark Kilmurry

This bittersweet comedy navigates the highs and lows of modern dating. Will Matt and Olivia swipe right?
5 Mar 2021
Hamilton

Hamilton

The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March 2021.
17 Mar 2021
Trevor Ashley: Diva Degustation

Trevor Ashley: Diva Degustation

Australia’s queen of cabaret is cooking up a storm and making a meal of some of the world’s most iconic stars.
21 Mar 2021
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith

Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith

Delve into the depths of human frailty and our capacity to love with this thrilling modern Australian classic
23 Apr 2021
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill & Stephen Mallatrat

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill & Stephen Mallatrat

Prepare for scares in a gripping ghost story perfect for Ensemble’s intimate stage.
24 Jun 2021
John Bell: And another thing...

John Bell: And another thing...

Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s legends delving into his treasure trove of poems, stories and more
15 Aug 2021
ART by Yasmina Reza

ART by Yasmina Reza

The Chasers’ Andrew Hansen, Craig Reucassel and Chris Taylor ponder art and friendship in this hilarious comedy.
17 Sep 2021
The casting couch with Todd McKenney and Nancye Hayes

The casting couch with Todd McKenney and Nancye Hayes

Effervescent entertainer Todd McKenney is back for a night of frivolity with musical theatre legend Nancye Hayes.
17 Oct 2021
David Williamson's NEARER THE GODS

David Williamson's NEARER THE GODS

A gripping, blackly funny drama about how one of the greatest moments of scientific illumination almost didn’t happen.
5 Nov 2021
F*** Fabulous

F*** Fabulous

The world premiere of the most controversial show of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival
Hamlet

Hamlet

Bell Shakespeare presents this iconic tragedy