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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.

My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

Belvoir presents one of our great tales of emancipation and identity, fashioned in a new adaptation.
Tomorrow
James Galea’s BEST TRICK EVER

James Galea’s BEST TRICK EVER

Australia’s best magicians. Prepare to have your mind blown.
Tomorrow
Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark by The Listies

Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark by The Listies

A side-splitting adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic from Australia’s silliest kidult comedy duo, The Listies!
Tomorrow
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!
Tomorrow
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
Tomorrow
The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

A magical musical adaptation of the best selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Tomorrow
Humans 2.0

Humans 2.0

Virtuosic, next-gen circus ensemble Circa return with a new love letter to humanity in dark times
19 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.
19 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
19 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
Slanted Theatre Presents "Ching Chong Chinaman"

Slanted Theatre Presents "Ching Chong Chinaman"

A brash, outlandish exploration of identity, race, assimilation, and what it means to be a family
20 Jan 2021
The Apologists

The Apologists

A powerful examination of the meaning of the act of apology
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
Flickerfest 2021

Flickerfest 2021

Celebrate the 30th edition of Australia's only Oscar and BAFTA qualifying short film festival
22 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
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
22 Jan 2021
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

Australian Premiere! An hilarious romp through all of Shakespeare's most loved characters!
22 Jan 2021
Sam Simmons – Sam I Am

Sam Simmons – Sam I Am

One of the most daring and unconventional comics in Australia
28 Jan 2021
The Laugh Tub

The Laugh Tub

A comedic character showcase!
28 Jan 2021
Videotape by Saro Lusty-Cavallari

Videotape by Saro Lusty-Cavallari

A surreal new thriller that points the camcorder at the lies and complicities that props up our every day lives
29 Jan 2021
Darlo drama open day

Darlo drama open day

Start your 2021 with confidence and creativity
30 Jan 2021
Dance class for over 55s on Zoom

Dance class for over 55s on Zoom

This class will certainly get your mojo moving, warming up then easing into full body movements to great tunes
3 Feb 2021
Green Park

Green Park

“There used to be a toilet block right here. I’d see them going in... Boys like you."
5 Feb 2021
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 Feb 2021
Zappa: Documentary screening

Zappa: Documentary screening

Australian Premiere. A hugely entertaining and wildly inspiring film exploring the private life behind the musical icon.
6 Feb 2021
Lano & Woodley in Lano & Woodley

Lano & Woodley in Lano & Woodley

Following the success of FLY, Col & Frank return with new bits alongside their massive repertoire of pointless stupidity
9 Feb 2021
Anne Edmonds & Lloyd Langford – Business with Pleasure

Anne Edmonds & Lloyd Langford – Business with Pleasure

Come and witness these 2 comedians performing live together for the first time post the Victorian lockdown
11 Feb 2021
The Pass

The Pass

A powerful, timely drama that asks: how much are you willing to lose in order to win?
11 Feb 2021
Impermanence

Impermanence

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation
16 Feb 2021
Symphonie Fantastique

Symphonie Fantastique

For the lovers of live music, theatre and the Cross!
17 Feb 2021
CYL lion dance workshop

CYL lion dance workshop

An amazing Chinese lion dance performance! You are welcome to understand, learn, experience and perform with us!
21 Feb 2021
6 Comics Laugh-A-Thon

6 Comics Laugh-A-Thon

BonkerZ Comedy Clubs presents a night of cheap laughs!
25 Feb 2021
The Mole Agent: Documentary screening

The Mole Agent: Documentary screening

Sydney Premiere. A private investigator hires 83 year-old Sergio to go undercover at a retirement home to gather intel
27 Feb 2021
The Salon Series by The Langham with Bernadette Robinson

The Salon Series by The Langham with Bernadette Robinson

Enjoy an intimate concert with Bernadette Robinson; West End Star and one of Australia’s most versatile performers.
27 Feb 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
The BonkerZ Comedy Allstars Show

The BonkerZ Comedy Allstars Show

6 of this years funniest, wackiest, zaniest and darn right unpredictable comics
11 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
Faith: Documentary screening

Faith: Documentary screening

Sydney Premiere. Valentina Pedicini’s extraordinary immersion into a unique group of Italian Catholic kung fu monks
20 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
Epicentro: Documentary screening

Epicentro: Documentary screening

Sydney Premiere. An immersive, metaphorical portrait of post-colonial “utopian” Cuba, from Oscar-nominee Hubert Sauper
1 May 2021
Bluey's Big Play: The Stage Show

Bluey's Big Play: The Stage Show

Join Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli in their first live theatre show made just for you with brilliant created puppetry
19 May 2021
Mayor: Documentary screening

Mayor: Documentary screening

Sydney Premiere. Following Ramallah's charismatic mayor during one of the most tumultuous periods in Palestine's history
22 May 2021
Oeconomia: Documentary screening

Oeconomia: Documentary screening

Australian Premiere. Everything you want to know about money in a funny, thorough film that asks capitalists themselves
22 May 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
Hamlet

Hamlet

Bell Shakespeare presents this iconic tragedy