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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.

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

West Side Story on Sydney Harbour

Experience the greatest score ever written for musical theatre like never before
Today 7.30pm to 10pm
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

Sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life
Today 7.30pm to 10pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

There's magic afoot in the Park as The Australian Shakespeare Company makes its long awaited return to Sydney
Today 7pm to 9.30pm
A Variety Show

A Variety Show

A blend of captivating storytelling, drama, singing and hilarious stand-up comedians
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
For the Love of Paper

For the Love of Paper

An unforgettable journey of love, laughter, and determination - a heartwarming drama-comedy set in modern Australia.
Today 7.30pm to 9pm
Free Stand-Up Comedy Class

Free Stand-Up Comedy Class

Learn the basics of joke-writing taught by a leading stand-up comedian
Today 6pm to 7pm
Learn Salsa dancing at Tropical Soul Dance Studio

Learn Salsa dancing at Tropical Soul Dance Studio

The most popular latin dance style! Haven't dance before? not a problem! Let us teach you
Today 6pm to 11pm
Learn To K-Pop – Move, Groove, Darling

Learn To K-Pop – Move, Groove, Darling

Wanna bust a move like your K-Pop idols? Learn awesome choreography from K-Pop's hottest hits these school holidays.
Today 12.30pm to 1.30pm
No Pay? No Way!

No Pay? No Way!

A thrilling experience that will have you in fits of laughter from beginning to end
Today 6.30pm to 8.50pm
Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry Experience

Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry Experience

All seven Harry Potter books (and a game of Quidditch) in 70 hilarious minutes
Today 7.30pm to 8.40pm
Sydney Stand-Up Comedy Championships

Sydney Stand-Up Comedy Championships

The biggest competition of Sydney Stand-Up Comedians - you decide who wins the $3000
Today 7.30pm to 9.15pm
Tea ceremony experience

Tea ceremony experience

Reconnect with the present and learn how to drink tea mindfully
Today 12am to 5am
Tell Me On A Sunday – Andrew Lloyd Webber musical

Tell Me On A Sunday – Andrew Lloyd Webber musical

From April 12 Erin Clare stars as a one-woman show that charts the course of an English girl newly arrived in New York.
Today 7.30pm to 9.10pm
The Great Divide

The Great Divide

David Williamson returns from retirement with ‘The Great Divide'.
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
The President

The President

A theatrical masterpiece performed by two icons
Today 6.30pm to 8.50pm
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

Due to popular demand, the iconic Rock ‘N’ Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show returns to Theatre Royal Sydney.
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Laneway cinema @ The Rocks

Laneway cinema @ The Rocks

Heritage surrounds, hot slices of pizza, classic films, starry skies, wine, bean bags and a FREE movie screening
Tomorrow
Grease

Grease

It’s the one that you want, Sydney!
Tomorrow
Meisner Technique Classes

Meisner Technique Classes

For all skill levels, learn the best foundation for acting
Tomorrow
Ratburger

Ratburger

Step into the world of David Walliams, as his bestselling book comes to life on stage.
Tomorrow
Screen acting classes

Screen acting classes

Get a head start in the competitive world of Screen Acting. Suitable for both newcomers and experienced actors
Tomorrow
The Dance Jam – Move, Groove, Darling

The Dance Jam – Move, Groove, Darling

Grab your crew, throw on your brightest sneakers, and get ready to own the dance floor.
Tomorrow
The Lewis Trilogy

The Lewis Trilogy

An unmissable theatrical epic at the home of Australian playwriting.
Tomorrow
West Side Story experience: Art, dining and musical theatre

West Side Story experience: Art, dining and musical theatre

Combine your love of art, food and musical theatre in one amazing experience on Sydney Harbour, Gadigal Country.
Tomorrow
Beat Breakdown

Beat Breakdown

Rise to the challenge and unleash your dance potential to be crowned Beat Breakdown's newest champion.
18 Apr 2024
Monster – Club Dendy Preview

Monster – Club Dendy Preview

“Crafted by a master at the very top of his game.” – Flickering Myth
18 Apr 2024
Movement and dance

Movement and dance

Learn different styles of dance including line, square Chinese folk in this class for older adults.
18 Apr 2024
Ad Astra Toy Symphony

Ad Astra Toy Symphony

Michael Gows Toy Symphony presented by Ad Astra, the first show to open Sydneys newest theatre at Qtopia Sydney
18 Apr 2024
Golda – Seniors Morning Tea

Golda – Seniors Morning Tea

“Engrossing. Mirren is near-perfect.” – Deadline
18 Apr 2024
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

This roving performance tells the classic tale we all know and love with the chance for the audience to be in the story.
18 Apr 2024
Screen Acting Classes

Screen Acting Classes

Get a head start in the competitive world of screen acting
18 Apr 2024
AYO Momentum Ensemble & Altstaedt + Durkin

AYO Momentum Ensemble & Altstaedt + Durkin

Music that weaves fantastical tales and breaks all the rules. Demon Ducks and Pandemonium!!
19 Apr 2024
Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Patricia Highsmith's celebrated novel live on stage
19 Apr 2024
Tails Of Trickery Magic Show and Dinner

Tails Of Trickery Magic Show and Dinner

Waterfront, moonlit cocktail bar, dinner date and a conjuring magician bedazzle you
19 Apr 2024
Creative Planet by Legs On The Wall

Creative Planet by Legs On The Wall

Leap, fly and kick against gravity in these physical theatre workshops
20 Apr 2024
CYL Lion & Dragon Dancing

CYL Lion & Dragon Dancing

Interested in learning more about Lion & Dragon dancing?
20 Apr 2024
Polar Bear & Penguin

Polar Bear & Penguin

Direct from Ireland, this Australian Premiere is about humour, friendship and fish
20 Apr 2024
Secret Comedy Club in Maroubra

Secret Comedy Club in Maroubra

Which 5 of Sydney's funniest comedians are performing? Come along and find out!
20 Apr 2024
Secret Comedy Club in Surry Hills

Secret Comedy Club in Surry Hills

Which 5 of Sydney's funniest comedians have we invited? Come and find out!
20 Apr 2024
Sly Groggin' with Kate Leigh the gangster queen

Sly Groggin' with Kate Leigh the gangster queen

Unforgettable night of local knowledge shared by local reprobates.Tickets include antipasto plate and dessert.
20 Apr 2024
Mavens: Live Murder Mystery RPG

Mavens: Live Murder Mystery RPG

'Murder, She Wrote' meets H. P. Lovecraft in this actual-play RPG session.
21 Apr 2024
Sydney Town Hall organ recitals

Sydney Town Hall organ recitals

Be enchanted by the magic of Sydney Town Hall's grand organ, at a free concert in the heart of the city
22 Apr 2024
Do You Mind?

Do You Mind?

A New Absurdist Monologue by Shay Debney
23 Apr 2024
Maho Magic Bar

Maho Magic Bar

A neon-lit night of mischief, magic, laughter and cocktails!
23 Apr 2024
The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

The landmark comedy about a hard-living, hard-drinking crime reporter determined to get to the truth.
23 Apr 2024
Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt LIVE

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt LIVE

Former doctor turned BAFTA-winning comedian and author is coming to Sydney
24 Apr 2024
Lose to Win

Lose to Win

An extraordinary journey from South Sudan to the Belvoir stage.
25 Apr 2024
sound~body

sound~body

3 collaborations, 3 works, 3 spaces, 6 bodies on stage, creating magic in space and time together.
25 Apr 2024
Big Cat Club: Improv Comedy Extravaganza @ ITS

Big Cat Club: Improv Comedy Extravaganza @ ITS

Welcome to Big Cat Club – an iconic hour of high-octane improvised comedy, coming to Improv Threatre Sydney
27 Apr 2024
LALA Lounge

LALA Lounge

La La Lounge is a monthly Musical Theatre showcase night
30 Apr 2024
Nayika (A Dancing Girl)

Nayika (A Dancing Girl)

A virtuosic solo performance mixing storytelling, live music, and bharatanatyam dance.
30 Apr 2024
Peter Watts: Captivating

Peter Watts: Captivating

Art2Muse Gallery presents 'Captivating' by Peter Watts
30 Apr 2024
Folk For Life

Folk For Life

Folk for Life is a social Polish folkloric dance class initiative
1 May 2024
Jewish Comedy Showcase

Jewish Comedy Showcase

The best Jewish comedians in Australia at The Comedy Store
1 May 2024
Solo jazz steps for swing dancing (new class)

Solo jazz steps for swing dancing (new class)

This is a Swing dancing class that will introduce Solo Jazz movement to your repertoire
1 May 2024
Working Class Clown

Working Class Clown

a new site-specific one-person-play by Queer Fa’afafine performance artist and playwright Tommy Misa
1 May 2024
He Huang: Tiger Daughter vs The World

He Huang: Tiger Daughter vs The World

As featured on Australia's Got Talent, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, He Huang is back with a new show
2 May 2024
South African Film Festival

South African Film Festival

The best of contemporary South African film will light up screens in Sydney
2 May 2024
Unleash your inner Bollywood star!

Unleash your inner Bollywood star!

Bollywood dancing class hosted by Wesley School for Seniors
2 May 2024
Misery Loves Company by Isabella Reid - KXT on Broadway

Misery Loves Company by Isabella Reid - KXT on Broadway

Northern Ireland, 1977. The Glynne family gather to mourn the life of Daphne, where anything that can go wrong, will.
3 May 2024
Soul dance with Taline

Soul dance with Taline

Join us for a freeform dance experience that will inspire you to shed your inhibitions, let go and express your soul.
3 May 2024
The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince

A story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope
3 May 2024
He Huang: Tiger Daughter vs the World

He Huang: Tiger Daughter vs the World

As featured on Australia's Got Talent, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, He Huang is back with a new show
4 May 2024
ITS the News - Comedy News Show

ITS the News - Comedy News Show

The long running cult-comedy current affairs show which transforms news headlines into hilarious comedy on the spot
4 May 2024
Hip hop class in Redfern (8 to 14 years)

Hip hop class in Redfern (8 to 14 years)

Get an introduction to this fun style of street dance in a free 8-week after-school program
6 May 2024
Drier, Drier with Matt Stewart and Suren Jayemanne

Drier, Drier with Matt Stewart and Suren Jayemanne

Two of Australia's driest comedians join forces for Drier, Drier, a brand-new hour of stand-up.
8 May 2024
Karate Man – A Live-Action Video Game

Karate Man – A Live-Action Video Game

Earning accolades and nominations, this show is the world’s first playable video game comedy.
9 May 2024
Parade

Parade

A true story. An unsolved murder. A nation divided.
9 May 2024
Queer PowerPoint

Queer PowerPoint

A cult hit experimental performance
9 May 2024
Billy D'Arcy – It's Not A Competition

Billy D'Arcy – It's Not A Competition

Brand new stand-up comedy show from one of Sydney's best comedians.
10 May 2024
Wilegitimate

Wilegitimate

Wil Anderson returns to the festival circuit with his brand-new show WILEGITIMATE.
11 May 2024
Audra McDonald In Concert

Audra McDonald In Concert

Broadway superstar & star of The Good Fight at the Sydney Opera House
11 May 2024
Kumar (SGP) - Beats, Rhymes & Punchlines

Kumar (SGP) - Beats, Rhymes & Punchlines

Singapore drag superstar comedian Kumar (Kumarsutra) comes to Sydney
11 May 2024
Mother's Day Opera High Tea

Mother's Day Opera High Tea

Treat Mum to some of the opera world's most beautiful music in this stunning hidden-Sydney venue
12 May 2024
Shakespeare on Film: Ran

Shakespeare on Film: Ran

Revisit some classic adaptations of Shakespeare’s stories on film, curated by artistic director Peter Evans.
13 May 2024
Big Cat Club: Improv Comedy Extravaganza @ The Marly

Big Cat Club: Improv Comedy Extravaganza @ The Marly

Welcome to Big Cat Club – an iconic hour of high-octane improvised comedy, coming to The Marly, Newtown!
14 May 2024
My Cousin Vlad - DIS/DAT

My Cousin Vlad - DIS/DAT

My Cousin Vlad returns to the Sydney Comedy Festival, after selling out theatres across Australia and shows in the UK
16 May 2024
Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Tony Award®-winner Anthony LaPaglia takes to the Sydney stage for the first time.
17 May 2024
The 7 Comedians Show at Maroubra Comedy Club

The 7 Comedians Show at Maroubra Comedy Club

There's something for everyone in these comedy shows, which have been sellling out since 2017
18 May 2024
LIMBO The Return

LIMBO The Return

Step into otherworldly wonder at The Grand Electric with LIMBO The Return, the hottest circus spectacle in town!
22 May 2024
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

A perfect introduction to the play for young audiences
22 May 2024
Piaf! The Show

Piaf! The Show

Get ready to experience the mesmerising journey of the iconic French chanteuse
23 May 2024
Ride The Cyclone

Ride The Cyclone

See the Australia premiere of this bold, genre-busting musical
23 May 2024
The Guilty Feminist - The Acclaimed Podcast Live

The Guilty Feminist - The Acclaimed Podcast Live

With over 150 million downloads, this show that proves you don't have to be perfect to be a force for meaningful change.
23 May 2024
Millers Point Song Book

Millers Point Song Book

History comes alive in Joanna Weinberg's Millers Point Song Book. Five performances at the splendid Garrison Church.
24 May 2024
The Unfair Advantage at the Pylon Lookout - during Vivid!

The Unfair Advantage at the Pylon Lookout - during Vivid!

An unforgettable journey into the world of magic amidst the dazzling backdrop of Vivid Sydney!
25 May 2024
POV by re:group performance collective

POV by re:group performance collective

This docudrama created by a young person with a video camera questions our experience of art, reality and family.
28 May 2024
Ink by James Graham

Ink by James Graham

The Sydney premiere. A blisteringly funny expose of how Rupert Murdoch changed print media forever
28 May 2024
Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett

Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett

Get ready to be seduced all over again as the incomparable Bernie Dieter brings her legendary show back to Sydney!
29 May 2024
Chicago The Musical

Chicago The Musical

The original and the best, Chicago is back. It would be a crime to miss it!
9 Jun 2024
Hear My Eyes: Hellraiser

Hear My Eyes: Hellraiser

Experience Clive Barker’s 1987 extra-dimensional horror classic, re-scored live with a synched laser-art show
12 Jun 2024
King Lear

King Lear

Shakespeare's epic of the imagination, King Lear, creates a portrait of a family and a country torn apart.
14 Jun 2024
Watershed at Sydney Opera House

Watershed at Sydney Opera House

A dazzling new operatic work, bringing a real-life Australian tragedy, and eventual triumph, to the stage.
14 Jun 2024
Tosca at Sydney Opera House

Tosca at Sydney Opera House

A thriller with sensational music, opera’s best villain, and an unforgettable ending.
25 Jun 2024
The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

Comedy masters Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney are the definitive Odd Couple
27 Jun 2024
Dracula

Dracula

A gothic masterpiece reimagined
2 Jul 2024
Il Trittico at Sydney Opera House

Il Trittico at Sydney Opera House

Three short operas by one of opera’s greatest composers offer thrilling drama, personal crisis and sparkling comedy.
3 Jul 2024
Sunset Strip by Suzie Miller

Sunset Strip by Suzie Miller

From the award-winning writer of 'Prima Facie', comes this exquisitely wrought examination of family relationships..
9 Jul 2024
swim by Ellen Van Neerven

swim by Ellen Van Neerven

A poetic new play from a sparkling Murri voice
10 Jul 2024
Cost of Living

Cost of Living

A multi award-winning story of survival
18 Jul 2024
Hamlet at Sydney Opera House

Hamlet at Sydney Opera House

Shakespeare’s portrait of a prince in crisis in an acclaimed contemporary opera by Australian composer Brett Dean.
20 Jul 2024
Fiction Writers Workshop with Hayley Scrivenor

Fiction Writers Workshop with Hayley Scrivenor

In this course, internationally best-selling author Hayley Scrivenor will guide you through voice and point of view.
27 Jul 2024
Sonnets & Semillon

Sonnets & Semillon

Don’t miss this illustrious night of collaboration between actor and winemaker.
1 Aug 2024
Sister Act

Sister Act

Sydney, your prayers have been answered!
6 Aug 2024
Hangmen by Martin McDonagh

Hangmen by Martin McDonagh

An Australian premiere, from the writer of 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'The Banshees of Inisherin'
13 Aug 2024
Sunset Boulevard at Sydney Opera House

Sunset Boulevard at Sydney Opera House

Musical superstar Sarah Brightman leads a lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece.
28 Aug 2024
In A Nutshell: The Poetry of Violence

In A Nutshell: The Poetry of Violence

Whether you are new to Shakespeare, or an aficionado, you will be entertained, enriched, and inspired by this production
4 Sep 2024
Cicada

Cicada

A moving tale of self-discovery for all the family
18 Sep 2024
Play In A Day: Cymbeline

Play In A Day: Cymbeline

Play In A Day is Bell Shakespeare’s lively script reading series celebrating rarely read classics.
26 Sep 2024
Wife by Samuel Adamson

Wife by Samuel Adamson

The Australian premiere of a laugh-out-loud decade-hopping investigation into marriage, queerness and gender
8 Oct 2024
FOMA Runway Showcase 2024

FOMA Runway Showcase 2024

FOMA Runway Showcase will feature a diverse program of First Nations, international and local designers
12 Oct 2024
Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

The Tony Award-winning sensation has its Australian premiere
12 Oct 2024
Sunday

Sunday

“A world class production” – The Guardian
28 Oct 2024
Refugee Diaries

Refugee Diaries

Witness the resilience of young refugees who have the strength to not only survive but thrive
31 Oct 2024
Sweat

Sweat

Blood, sweat and explosive drama
11 Nov 2024
Shakespeare in Love, adapted from the Oscar-winning film

Shakespeare in Love, adapted from the Oscar-winning film

The Sydney premiere of this scintillating stage adaptation of the film favourite, full of passion, love and laughter.
12 Nov 2024
Shakespeare on Film: Julius Caesar

Shakespeare on Film: Julius Caesar

Revisit some classic adaptations of Shakespeare’s stories on film, curated by artistic director Peter Evans.
25 Nov 2024