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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.

Westpac OpenAir

Westpac OpenAir

The perfect marriage of art and nature - THE NEW YORK TIMES
Today 6pm to 11pm
Music & movement class with Ian

Music & movement class with Ian

Move the body, still the mind and build strength, flexibility & balance
Today 1pm to 2pm
Blanc de Blanc Encore

Blanc de Blanc Encore

The Grand Electric - exciting new theatre Surry Hills
Today 7pm to 10pm
Comedy class + comedy show deal

Comedy class + comedy show deal

Take a 1-hour improv comedy class and then see how the pros do it at the Improv Comedy Cagefight
Today 6pm to 9.15pm
Dancing in Fetters

Dancing in Fetters

A free exhibition that explores the importance of music and dance in early convict life.
Today 10am to 5pm
Darkness - An original theatrical experience!

Darkness - An original theatrical experience!

Darkness comes alive in a site-responsive experience of mystery and passion.
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Exhibition opening: Sonus Maris

Exhibition opening: Sonus Maris

An exhibition navigating the intersections between land, sea, art, and science
Today 8am to 6pm
Hairspray

Hairspray

Hairspray – the multi award-winning Broadway hit musical opens at Sydney's Lyric Theatre in February.
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
In Studio Acting Classes in Meisner & Screen Acting

In Studio Acting Classes in Meisner & Screen Acting

Dubbed in the USA ‘the technique that works’ Look no further, your acting journey starts here with the Meisner Technique
Today 3pm to 6pm
Meisner technique classes

Meisner technique classes

Recognised as the best foundation for acting, the Meisner Technique is one of the most respected in the industry
Today 3pm to 10pm
Online Acting Classes: The Meisner Technique & Screen Acting

Online Acting Classes: The Meisner Technique & Screen Acting

Live and interactive online acting classes at The Actors Pulse - the leading Meisner school in the southern hemisphere
Today 7pm to 10pm
Teen acting classes: New York style acting online via Zoom

Teen acting classes: New York style acting online via Zoom

The New York teen acting class is a unique opportunity for teenagers to learn the craft of acting for stage and screen.
Today 4.30pm to 6pm
The Laugh Inn Comedy Club

The Laugh Inn Comedy Club

Showcase of professional comedians from all around the world
Today 12am to 10.30pm
Voice & dialect classes

Voice & dialect classes

Voice & Dialect classes to master your voice on screen & stage
Today 12pm to 2pm
Tea ceremony experience

Tea ceremony experience

Reconnect with the present and learn how to drink tea mindfully
Today 11am to 12.30pm
Ballet classes: Ages 5-7 years

Ballet classes: Ages 5-7 years

Your child will learn the fundamentals of ballet technique in a fun, relaxed atmosphere where learning best takes place
Tomorrow
Ballet Class: Dance With Me 1.5 - 3 yrs

Ballet Class: Dance With Me 1.5 - 3 yrs

During this class you and your dancer will explore movement and music together in creative and engaging activities
Tomorrow
Ballet Class: Little Ballet 3-5 years

Ballet Class: Little Ballet 3-5 years

Little Ballet Class promotes confidence, encourages independence and group contribution
Tomorrow
Comedy and improvisation class

Comedy and improvisation class

2 hour class - perfect for beginners - learn how to use comedy and improvisation in everyday situations
Tomorrow
Dance Clan

Dance Clan

After a ten-year hiatus, Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Dance Clan will return in 2023
Tomorrow
Junior Jazz class: 5-8 years

Junior Jazz class: 5-8 years

Junior Jazz classes are a great way for your dancer to develop their movement skills and have fun dancing
Tomorrow
Movement classes

Movement classes

Define your physical presence. Know how to move on stage and screen to command a character and physically tell a story
Tomorrow
The running joke comedy club at Potts Point Hotel

The running joke comedy club at Potts Point Hotel

Sydney's #1 Comedy Club on TripAdvisor with resident host Daniel Muggleton has killer line-ups this Spring.
Tomorrow
Velvet Rewired

Velvet Rewired

Welcome to Boogie Wonderland, a fusion of flawless glamour, glitz and jaw-dropping circus skills
Tomorrow
Slay 4 Pay

Slay 4 Pay

See an array of performers at this drag competition
8 Feb 2023
Laneway cinema @ The Rocks

Laneway cinema @ The Rocks

Heritage surrounds, hot pizza, Lunar inspired movies, wine, bean bags - this is not your average movie night
8 Feb 2023
Blanc de Blanc Encore

Blanc de Blanc Encore

The original champagne cabaret Blanc de Blanc Encore returns to Sydney
8 Feb 2023
La Bohème

La Bohème

On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever
8 Feb 2023
One Woman Show

One Woman Show

A smash-hit meta theatrical comedy from Liz Kingsman
8 Feb 2023
Screen acting classes

Screen acting classes

Get a head start in the competitive world of screen acting
8 Feb 2023
Seniors Festival Comedy Show

Seniors Festival Comedy Show

The free NSW Seniors Festival’s Comedy Show returns to Sydney’s Town Hall on 8 February 2023!
8 Feb 2023
Movement and dance

Movement and dance

Line dance, square dance and Chinese folk dance
9 Feb 2023
Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

He’s mad. He’s bad. He’s dangerous. But damn him to hell, his serenades are divine
9 Feb 2023
Powerhouse Late: Film

Powerhouse Late: Film

A unique cinematic experience of feature and short films curated by screenwriter and producer Huna Amweero.
9 Feb 2023
The Mirror

The Mirror

Boundary-smashing new acrobatic circus at the Sydney Opera House
9 Feb 2023
Ballet Class: Dance With Me 1.5-3 years

Ballet Class: Dance With Me 1.5-3 years

During this class you and your dancer will explore movement and music together in creative and engaging activities
10 Feb 2023
Ballet Class: Dance With Me 1.5-3 yrs

Ballet Class: Dance With Me 1.5-3 yrs

During this class you and your little dancer will explore movement and music together in creative and fun activities
10 Feb 2023
Ballet Class: Little Ballet 3-5 years

Ballet Class: Little Ballet 3-5 years

Little Ballet Class promotes confidence, encourages independence and group contribution
10 Feb 2023
Ballet Class: Little Ballet 3-5 years

Ballet Class: Little Ballet 3-5 years

Little Ballet Class promotes confidence, encourages independence and group contribution
10 Feb 2023
French Letters and Leather Cleaner

French Letters and Leather Cleaner

A comedy by Laurent Auclair on the commodification of queer spaces
10 Feb 2023
NTNNNNN with Osher Günsberg

NTNNNNN with Osher Günsberg

Night Time News Network Nightly News with Osher Günsberg
10 Feb 2023
Osher Günsberg Night Time News Network National Nightly News

Osher Günsberg Night Time News Network National Nightly News

Night Time News Network Nightly News is a live, satirical news show where the stories are real and the news is made up.
10 Feb 2023
Plenty of fish in the sea

Plenty of fish in the sea

A contemporary fable about hooking up, courtship and finding the perfect catch.
10 Feb 2023
Something Wicked

Something Wicked

Something Wicked @ the Wildfire - A bewitching burlesque.
10 Feb 2023
Ballet classes: Ages 5-7 years

Ballet classes: Ages 5-7 years

Your child will learn the fundamentals of ballet technique in a fun, relaxed atmosphere where learning best takes place
11 Feb 2023
Blessed Union

Blessed Union

The lesbian divorce comedy you didn't know you needed.
11 Feb 2023
Chorus!

Chorus!

Thrill to the sound of a mass of voices, singing as one
11 Feb 2023
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

In the Australian Premiere production of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
11 Feb 2023
Uni-Gods

Uni-Gods

Everybody wants to rule the world...
11 Feb 2023
Kid's Hip Hop, Popping and Kpop classes

Kid's Hip Hop, Popping and Kpop classes

Free first time trial for 7-9 and 10-14 Kid's Dance Classes in Sydney City! Learn Hip Hop, Popping and Kpop
12 Feb 2023
Killer Podcrafts

Killer Podcrafts

Bring your current craft project and work on it while listening to fascinating true crime podcasts
13 Feb 2023
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

A brand-new Australian production will kick off global celebrations for The Rocky Horror Show's 50th Anniversary
14 Feb 2023
Big Cat Club ft. Doctor Karl @ Meraki Arts Bar

Big Cat Club ft. Doctor Karl @ Meraki Arts Bar

Join Scary Strangers for a night of improvised comedy featuring iconic guest storytellers & the best improvisers in town
15 Feb 2023
Camp

Camp

Seymour Centre and Siren Theatre Co in association with Sydney WorldPride present the world premiere of CAMP
15 Feb 2023
Queer Screen's 30th Mardi Gras Film Festival

Queer Screen's 30th Mardi Gras Film Festival

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2023 is a celebration of queer cinema from around the world
15 Feb 2023
The Alice Season 2: Through The Looking Glass (Sydney)

The Alice Season 2: Through The Looking Glass (Sydney)

Pass through the looking glass with Alice as you journey through a new alternate reality world!
15 Feb 2023
Back to Birdy (staged reading)

Back to Birdy (staged reading)

A play by Z Bui explores the relationship between trans men and queer women
16 Feb 2023
Gentlemen prefer blondes

Gentlemen prefer blondes

A dazzling, camp musical as part of Sydney WorldPride
16 Feb 2023
The Resistance

The Resistance

Australian Theatre for Young People and Auckland Theatre Company present The Resistance
16 Feb 2023
Liminal Treats

Liminal Treats

An experience to pamper your senses!
17 Feb 2023
Moist

Moist

4 absolute thirst-traps getting soaking wet as they navigate epic circus feats and non-stop clowning.
17 Feb 2023
Obsessed Boylesque - Sydney WorldPride 2023

Obsessed Boylesque - Sydney WorldPride 2023

The boys are back, bringing brash brilliance to the stage, presented as part of Sydney WorldPride Pride Amplified
17 Feb 2023
Sydney WorldPride: Triptych

Sydney WorldPride: Triptych

Phoenix Central Park and Phillip Adams BalletLab in association with Sydney WorldPride present Triptych.
17 Feb 2023
Drag Queen bottomless lunch

Drag Queen bottomless lunch

Celebrate World Pride at Estate's Bottomless Drag Queen Lunch
18 Feb 2023
Opera at The Embassy: Die Fledermaus

Opera at The Embassy: Die Fledermaus

Immerse yourself in operatic splendour with lavishly costumed popular opera in an elegant heritage setting.
18 Feb 2023
The Rainbow Tree at Sydney WorldPride

The Rainbow Tree at Sydney WorldPride

A musical storytelling show created with Rainbow families for Rainbow families and their allies
18 Feb 2023
WorldPride: Opera Up Late

WorldPride: Opera Up Late

Celebrate Sydney WorldPride with a night of queer romance, drag and music, hosted by Reuben Kaye.
18 Feb 2023
Bandaluzia: spectacular flamenco

Bandaluzia: spectacular flamenco

Bandaluzia return to the stage to premiere their latest show, igniting the senses with the grace of flamenco
19 Feb 2023
Adriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur

Mystery, intrigue, murder? Lovers’ liaisons don’t come any more dangerous than this
20 Feb 2023
All The Sex I've Ever Had at Sydney WorldPride

All The Sex I've Ever Had at Sydney WorldPride

A group of Sydney’s over-65s draw on all their wisdom and experience to share true stories of their romantic & sex lives
21 Feb 2023
Salón Flamenco @ Sydney WorldPride

Salón Flamenco @ Sydney WorldPride

Experimental, raw and adventurous. Performance. Workshops. Panel talks.
21 Feb 2023
The VHS Fleapit

The VHS Fleapit

The unholy quest to unearth long buried cinema sins of a dead media format
21 Feb 2023
Reuben Kaye – Live and Intimidating

Reuben Kaye – Live and Intimidating

Multi-award winning, Australian comedian and cabaret sensation Reuben Kaye is coming to the Pav!
22 Feb 2023
Accessible acting program

Accessible acting program

A 20-week acting program for adults with disability at Actors Centre Australia
23 Feb 2023
Marri Madung Bootoot (Many Brave Hearts)

Marri Madung Bootoot (Many Brave Hearts)

The stunningly converted train sheds of Carriageworks will come alive with six days of First Nations creativity.
23 Feb 2023
Comfort, Spin, Travel

Comfort, Spin, Travel

A play by Lu Bradshaw on family, community and gender identity
24 Feb 2023
Sound Out the Street

Sound Out the Street

Celebrate the artists and locals that make our everyday streets extraordinary.
24 Feb 2023
Frisky business

Frisky business

Looking to add a little excitement, glamour, and cheekiness to your night? Then ‘Frisky Business’ is the show for you.
25 Feb 2023
Queer Screen On The Green

Queer Screen On The Green

A special, all-day outdoor community event on the UTS Alumni Green celebrating MGFF23!
26 Feb 2023
Celluloid Dreams: 35mm screenings

Celluloid Dreams: 35mm screenings

The reel celluloid film experience is back in 2023 at Dendy Newtown with 35mm screenings on the big screen!
28 Feb 2023
An Evening With Sir David Hare

An Evening With Sir David Hare

Join Sir David Hare for a conversation about politics, writing, and a life long career in theatre.
1 Mar 2023
Nails Must Be Kept Short: The Warm Up

Nails Must Be Kept Short: The Warm Up

New musical comedy satirises the homophobic ideologies often present in religious institutions through the guise of a netball cult
1 Mar 2023
Twelfth Night: or What You Will

Twelfth Night: or What You Will

Shakespeare is coming to Sydney WorldPride 2023, with a queer-focused production of ‘Twelfth Night: or What You Will’
1 Mar 2023
Blak & Deadly: The First Nations Gala Concert

Blak & Deadly: The First Nations Gala Concert

Experience a rainbow explosion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait LGBTQIA+ artistry, across a two-hour concert
2 Mar 2023
Rainbow History Class: Live Show at Sydney WorldPride

Rainbow History Class: Live Show at Sydney WorldPride

It’s time to brush up on the LGBTQIA+ history not taught in school with Tik Tok sensation Rainbow History Class
2 Mar 2023
Bad movie club

Bad movie club

Laugh, mock, and ridicule some terrible movies
3 Mar 2023
Dialogues with my butt

Dialogues with my butt

A wacky and wonderful physical theatre show featuring atrocious amounts of ass
3 Mar 2023
Kinky Boots: The Musical

Kinky Boots: The Musical

Kinky Boots is a story of diversity and acceptance and that when you change your mind, you can change your world.
3 Mar 2023
Mardi Gras Laugh Out Proud

Mardi Gras Laugh Out Proud

Laugh Out Proud - our queer comedy gala - is one of the most sought-after tickets of the festival calendar.
3 Mar 2023
Bondi Beach Party

Bondi Beach Party

For one day only, the jewel of Sydney will become the city’s hottest club for 12,000 people.
4 Mar 2023
Disney Sing-Alongs - Encanto, Moana, The Lion King Frozen

Disney Sing-Alongs - Encanto, Moana, The Lion King Frozen

Bring your kids to Dendy Cinemas to Sing with Mirabel, Moana, Simba. Elsa and the gang in this sing-along experience!
4 Mar 2023
Mardi Gras Sissy Ball

Mardi Gras Sissy Ball

Witness the regal, the ravishing and the revolutionary battle it out at Sissy Ball
4 Mar 2023
Fillow Talk

Fillow Talk

We will never meet our Filipino parents' impossible standards, but maybe we will meet yours?
10 Mar 2023
Roberto Devereux in concert

Roberto Devereux in concert

She ruled her country. But she couldn’t rule his heart
16 Mar 2023
The Lies We Were Told

The Lies We Were Told

In a world of lies, how do we find our own truth?
16 Mar 2023
I can't sleep

I can't sleep

Within the witching hour a solo performer entwines autobiographical stories and folklore to examine sleeplessness
17 Mar 2023
Fantabulosa

Fantabulosa

Boy George's FANTABULOSA is debuting at the ICC Sydney in March 2023!
18 Mar 2023
Special Bilingual Rhymetime & Storytime at Green Square

Special Bilingual Rhymetime & Storytime at Green Square

Celebrating Harmony Day 2023. Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.
20 Mar 2023
La Luna world premiere musical

La Luna world premiere musical

The story of Gracia Nasi Mendes, a Portuguese philanthropist who became a leader in the Sephardi world of the Ottoman Empire
22 Mar 2023
RENT: The Musical

RENT: The Musical

Miranda Musical Theatre Company is proud to present RENT from March 22-26 at the Pavilion Performing Arts Centre.
22 Mar 2023
The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

An indecent proposal becomes a fatal distraction in a Hitchcock worthy high tension thriller
22 Mar 2023
Special Bilingual Rhymetime & Storytime at Darling Square

Special Bilingual Rhymetime & Storytime at Darling Square

Celebrating Harmony Day 2023. Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.
23 Mar 2023
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly

“A modern Butterfly soars as art and spectacle combine on Sydney Harbour” (Limelight)
24 Mar 2023
Voices of Joan

Voices of Joan

A feminist punk ritual summoning the spirit of iconic iconoclast Joan of Arc.
24 Mar 2023
Handel's Theodora in Concert

Handel's Theodora in Concert

Concert Performance of Handel's Theodora for the Lenten Period featuring the young artists of Concordia Ensemble
25 Mar 2023
The Divine Miss Bette starring Catherine Alcorn

The Divine Miss Bette starring Catherine Alcorn

A spectacularly joyous music & comedy event featuring award-winner Catherine Alcorn channeling the iconic Bette Midler
29 Mar 2023
Rupi Kaur at Sydney Opera House

Rupi Kaur at Sydney Opera House

Literary phenomenon, artist and performer Rupi Kaur is set to captivate Sydney audiences this March.
1 Apr 2023
Handel's Samson

Handel's Samson

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs brings to you another of Handel’s mightiest works – Samson
8 Apr 2023
Monkey Baa presents Emil and the Detectives

Monkey Baa presents Emil and the Detectives

Never underestimate the determination of a child… dark and light with intrigue and delight!
12 Apr 2023
The Australian Ballet: Hallberg in Conversation 2023

The Australian Ballet: Hallberg in Conversation 2023

Intimate chats with top creatives, hosted by The Australian Ballet's Artistic Director David Hallberg
15 Apr 2023
Shen Yun 2023 - Sydney

Shen Yun 2023 - Sydney

5,000 years of culture in one night. Shen Yun is something you have to see to believe. Take an uplifting journey.
27 Apr 2023
Carnival Themed Dance Social

Carnival Themed Dance Social

A great evening of ballroom and latin dancing, with a carnival twist!
28 Apr 2023
Alexandria Sunday Funday

Alexandria Sunday Funday

Community fair for all ages and four legged friends
30 Apr 2023
The Australian Ballet: Identity

The Australian Ballet: Identity

A new program from two of Australia’s leading choreographers
2 May 2023
Sydney Dance Company x Zampatti Powerhouse

Sydney Dance Company x Zampatti Powerhouse

Emerging contemporary dancers perform a new work inspired by Zampatti Powerhouse.
4 May 2023
The STEAM Room: Science Comedy Experience ft. Doctor Karl

The STEAM Room: Science Comedy Experience ft. Doctor Karl

A night of Science Comedy featuring Doctor Karl, Kirsten Banks, plus an eclectic line-up of scientists and comedians
4 May 2023
The golden age of Broadway

The golden age of Broadway

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will light up the stage with an evening of dreamy choruses and beloved songs
6 May 2023
Ballet Revolución

Ballet Revolución

The dance sensation returns! Direct from Cuba!
19 May 2023
Verdi's Requiem | Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Verdi's Requiem | Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Immerse yourself in the operatic drama and awesome splendour of Verdi’s mass for the dead.
20 May 2023
Driftwood the Musical

Driftwood the Musical

A magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love
7 Jun 2023
Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL makes a triumphant return with the first ever acrobatic performance on ice
3 Aug 2023
Horror Movie Characters Themed Dance Social

Horror Movie Characters Themed Dance Social

A great evening of ballroom and latin dancing, with a horror movie twist!
25 Aug 2023
Wicked the musical

Wicked the musical

Flying into Sydney in 2023. The untold true story of the Witches of Oz.
25 Aug 2023
Carmina Burana | Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Carmina Burana | Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Hear Carl Orff’s thrilling choral masterpiece, and the concert premieres of two new Australian choral works.
9 Sep 2023
Disney Themed Dance Social

Disney Themed Dance Social

A great evening of ballroom and latin dancing, with a Disney twist!
27 Oct 2023
Carols at the House

Carols at the House

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs' Carols at the House is back in 2023 with actor John Bell and soprano Julie Lea Goodwin
15 Dec 2023
Christmas Themed Dance Social

Christmas Themed Dance Social

A great evening of ballroom and latin dancing, with a Christmas twist!
15 Dec 2023
The Australian Ballet: Behind the Scenes

The Australian Ballet: Behind the Scenes

Watch morning class and The Australian Ballet's top dancers rehearsing a pas de deux.
15 Dec 2023