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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.

La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

Sydney's most spectacular event, for 4 weeks only
Today 7.30pm to 10.15pm
The Australian Ballet: New York Dialects

The Australian Ballet: New York Dialects

A breathtaking triple bill of exhilarating classics and a new work
Today 7.30pm to 10pm
Amy and Jack The Duo

Amy and Jack The Duo

A fiercly blond keyboard and vocal duo will bring you the perfect experience to pair with your pinot noir
Today 6pm to 8pm
Beginners Acting at Darlo Drama

Beginners Acting at Darlo Drama

Acting at Darlo Drama - the home of beginners acting since 1992!
Today 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Catch a Rising Comic

Catch a Rising Comic

It’s the new generation of comics and they are wild
Today 12am to 3am
Hamilton

Hamilton

The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March 2021.
Today 7pm to 9.50pm
Lights in the Park

Lights in the Park

A brand new Australian play starring actors actors aged between 14–17
Today 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Meet your peers: Connection makes us stronger

Meet your peers: Connection makes us stronger

Join Women in Film and Television NSW for an evening of fun and networking
Today 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Mortal Kombat - Preview Screening

Mortal Kombat - Preview Screening

Experience the epic battle FIRST at Dendy Newtown's preview screening!
Today 7pm to 9pm
New Bit comedy

New Bit comedy

1989 Bar brings you pro comedians every Wednesday
Today 7.30pm to 10pm
Online acting class: The Meisner technique and screen acting

Online acting class: The Meisner technique and screen acting

Live and interactive online acting classes at The Actors Pulse - the leading Meisner school in the southern hemisphere
Today 10.30am to 1.30pm
Rhythm is Life

Rhythm is Life

A World of Rhythm at your Feet!
Today 11.15pm to 12.15am
Screen Acting Classes: 9 week course

Screen Acting Classes: 9 week course

Get a head start in the competitive world of screen acting. Suitable for both newcomers and experienced actors.
Today 3pm to 6pm
Seniors Week at Dendy Newtown

Seniors Week at Dendy Newtown

$5 tickets before 5pm for seniors from April 19-23!
Today 10am to 5pm
seven methods of killing kylie jenner

seven methods of killing kylie jenner

The Australian premiere of Jasmine Lee-Jones' award-winning play
Today 7.30pm to 6.30pm
Sydney World Film Festival

Sydney World Film Festival

Enjoy independent narrative films, documentaries, experimental work and shorts
Today 7pm to 9pm
The Lord Of The Rings - Special Cast Reunion Q&A Screenings

The Lord Of The Rings - Special Cast Reunion Q&A Screenings

Join us for special pre-recorded cast reunion Q&A screenings of Peter Jackson's epic The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy!
Tomorrow
Jake Howie: Sparkle

Jake Howie: Sparkle

A brand new solo hour from hilarious queer Kiwi comic Jake Howie
Tomorrow
Alex Jae

Alex Jae

In her highly anticipated debut, Alex Jae explores life as an anxious person
Tomorrow
Reel Bubs screenings

Reel Bubs screenings

Bring your bubs along to watch a movie at Dendy Newtown
Tomorrow
Schapelle, Schapelle!

Schapelle, Schapelle!

A face pace musical comedy about the making of the Schapelle Corby saga
Tomorrow
Bec Melrose: Absolute Goose

Bec Melrose: Absolute Goose

After a sellout run at Sydney Fringe and a nomination for Best Comedy, Bec is back with a brand a new show!
23 Apr 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
Sounds in the Square

Sounds in the Square

Free live music, DJs, piano concerts and pop-up cinema
23 Apr 2021
Teen Acting Classes: New York style acting studio in Sydney

Teen Acting Classes: New York style acting studio in Sydney

Come along & be part of the most exciting teen acting classes & build your imagination, reading & communication skills.
23 Apr 2021
The Night Cap: Dinner show

The Night Cap: Dinner show

The stiff drink you need, the show you wont forget
23 Apr 2021
Yellow Face

Yellow Face

A sharp satire about race and identity that's never been more relevant
23 Apr 2021
Young carers festival

Young carers festival

Join Little Dreamers at our Young Carers Festival at Madame Tussauds this NSW Youth Week
23 Apr 2021
Effie in Hello Good Thanks – Better Out Than In

Effie in Hello Good Thanks – Better Out Than In

The one and only heiress of hilarity is back on the road and coming to Sydney
24 Apr 2021
Iphigénie en Tauride

Iphigénie en Tauride

The pinnacle of Gluck's extraordinary operatic career, Iphigénie explores ritual, violence, and breaking cycles
24 Apr 2021
Uncle Mings presents Julian Bull Magic

Uncle Mings presents Julian Bull Magic

The amazing Julian will be performing magic tricks and mentalism with coins, cards, rubber bands and borrowed objects
24 Apr 2021
Gallipoli - 40th Anniversary Q&A Screening

Gallipoli - 40th Anniversary Q&A Screening

Join us at Dendy Newtown for a special 40th Anniversary screening of Gallipoli
25 Apr 2021
The Sucker

The Sucker

Celebrating How Weird Life Is
25 Apr 2021
Will Do! Celebrating William Shakespeare

Will Do! Celebrating William Shakespeare

A celebration of all things Shakespeare's with all who share a passion for his work, his mind and his talent.
25 Apr 2021
Emerge Festival 2021

Emerge Festival 2021

An exciting double season of daringly different new short theatre works
28 Apr 2021
The Curve: A Playwrights' Time Capsule

The Curve: A Playwrights' Time Capsule

Watch the world premiere of new short plays from 5 leading Australian playwrights, live and free
28 Apr 2021
Ophir film screening and Q&A

Ophir film screening and Q&A

The story of an extraordinary indigenous revolution for life, land and culture in Bougainville
29 Apr 2021
A Look Back - Sydney Comedy Festival Show

A Look Back - Sydney Comedy Festival Show

When this Sydney Comedy Festival Show hits 88 mph, you’re going to see some serious laughs!
30 Apr 2021
Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Magical Realism In Rhyming Couplets
30 Apr 2021
Dogged

Dogged

Matted charcoal hair. Blistered paws. Bright pink grief
30 Apr 2021
Ross Noble "2021 Comeback Special" at Enmore Theatre

Ross Noble "2021 Comeback Special" at Enmore Theatre

Covid forced Noble off the Road for the first times in years. He’s chomping at the bit, he’s raring to go
30 Apr 2021
Up Late: Sydney Comedy Festival

Up Late: Sydney Comedy Festival

An hour of comedy in all its fantastic forms by some of Australia’s best acts
30 Apr 2021
Acting skills 1 youth

Acting skills 1 youth

An introduction to acting for musical theatre!
1 May 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
The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

Some of the nation’s most accomplished actors read poems that illuminate the Festival theme, Within Reach
1 May 2021
Not Today: An Original Song Cycle

Not Today: An Original Song Cycle

A frank, funny & intimate cabaret about one queer young woman's bumpy ride through life as a not-yet-famous 26-year-old
2 May 2021
Great Adaptations: Margaret and David Return

Great Adaptations: Margaret and David Return

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton reunite to debate the best and worst movie adaptations of Australian books.
2 May 2021
Ross Noble: 2021 Comeback Special at The Concourse

Ross Noble: 2021 Comeback Special at The Concourse

Covid forced Noble off the Road for the first times in years. He’s chomping at the bit, he’s raring to go
2 May 2021
Hot Gin Punch

Hot Gin Punch

A night of booze, tunes & mischief
5 May 2021
A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Back by popular demand, Belvoir will present an encore season of Virginia Woolf’s A Room Of One’s Own
6 May 2021
Akmal

Akmal

A-List Entertainment presents Akmal at the 2021 Sydney Comedy Festival...
8 May 2021
Bev Killick: Don't Tell Tony

Bev Killick: Don't Tell Tony

A-List Entertainment presents Bev Killick at the 2021 Sydney Comedy Festival
8 May 2021
Effie in Hello Good Thanks - Better Out Than In

Effie in Hello Good Thanks - Better Out Than In

The one and only heiress of hilarity is back on the road and coming to The Factory Theatre in Sydney
8 May 2021
The 7 comedians show

The 7 comedians show

Now in their 5th year of sold out shows, the 7 Comedians Show returns to Leichhardt Bowlo in May.
8 May 2021
The Stevenson Experience: Stranger Twins

The Stevenson Experience: Stranger Twins

Hilarious songs - identical twins - classic banter - an hour of non-stop laughs
8 May 2021
The White Ribbon: 35mm screening

The White Ribbon: 35mm screening

Join us at Dendy Newtown for our special 35mm screening of the 2009 Palme d'Or winner.
11 May 2021
Arj Barker - Comes Clean

Arj Barker - Comes Clean

A-List Entertainment presents Arj Barker at the 2021 Sydney Comedy Festival...
13 May 2021
BonkerZ International Comedy Ha Ha

BonkerZ International Comedy Ha Ha

It's like this u see, if you take an Englishman, an American, an Aussie, an Asian and a Spaniard....
13 May 2021
Diana Nguyen: Chasing Keanu Reeves

Diana Nguyen: Chasing Keanu Reeves

A-List Entertainment presents Diana Nguyen at the 2021 Sydney Comedy Festival
13 May 2021
Jacques Barrett: I Just Turned 40

Jacques Barrett: I Just Turned 40

A-List Entertainment presents Jacques Barrett at the 2021 Sydney Comedy Festival
13 May 2021
A Passage to India

A Passage to India

The Sydney Premiere of this new adaptation by Martin Sherman of E.M. Forsters much loved novel
14 May 2021
India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) Gala

India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) Gala

Experience Incredible India first-hand and celebrate the bilateral leaders of the India-Australia relationship
14 May 2021
Jimeoin: Turn it Up!

Jimeoin: Turn it Up!

All round likeable roque, comedian Jimeoin imparts clever & quirky observations on everyday life in his trademark style
15 May 2021
The Birdcage on York

The Birdcage on York

A dazzling array of burlesque and cabaret artists
15 May 2021
Tahir: Stand Up Comedy Meets S#!t Magic

Tahir: Stand Up Comedy Meets S#!t Magic

Tahir returns with amateur magic dispersed throughout world-class killer stunning amazing incredible stand up comedy
16 May 2021
Tahir: The World's Best Worst Magician

Tahir: The World's Best Worst Magician

Watch an AWARD winning stand up comedian do some of the worst (and best!) magic tricks you will ever see
16 May 2021
Jimeoin: Turn it Up! at the Concourse

Jimeoin: Turn it Up! at the Concourse

A brilliant evening of world-class comedy from one of live stand-up’s true masters.
17 May 2021
Sydney Eisteddfod 2021

Sydney Eisteddfod 2021

One of the largest performing arts festivals returns to give Australians their moment in the spotlight
17 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
Two Sisters

Two Sisters

Playwright Gail Louw’s Two Sisters, Rika and Edith, who are very close but discover a shocking truth about their past
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
QLab and Sound Design Basics with Meg Stephens

QLab and Sound Design Basics with Meg Stephens

QLab is a program that allows the design of sound, video and lighting cues for shows
24 May 2021
Adams & Shostakovich

Adams & Shostakovich

Hear the music that launched the careers of John Adams and Shostakovich.
27 May 2021
Betty is a Butcher

Betty is a Butcher

A theatrical phantasmagoria about savaged family relationships
28 May 2021
Music in the Sky

Music in the Sky

A kaleidoscopic music experience
29 May 2021
Come From Away

Come From Away

Based on an incredible true story...
3 Jun 2021
Once: The Musical

Once: The Musical

This achingly beautiful smash-hit folk musical strikes an unforgettable chord
4 Jun 2021
Ensemble Devising for Stage with Ninefold

Ensemble Devising for Stage with Ninefold

Ninefold are an ensemble known for their rich choral work and heightened theatrical style.
6 Jun 2021
20 comics in 60 mins

20 comics in 60 mins

It's a whole new batch of funny comedians
10 Jun 2021
Humanitarian Clowning Workshop: Putting Humour into Humanity

Humanitarian Clowning Workshop: Putting Humour into Humanity

Welcome to creative & absurd experiments for empowered clown play in direct action towards social justice and healing.
12 Jun 2021
Follow Me Home

Follow Me Home

Telling the truth and sharing your story takes guts. Real guts.
16 Jun 2021
Limits

Limits

Subverting The Body Beautiful
18 Jun 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
Shammgods

Shammgods

Breaking ankles and egos
2 Jul 2021
Film Screening: The Unknown Soldier

Film Screening: The Unknown Soldier

Join us for a screening of the film The Unknown Soldier at the Sydney Jewish Museum
4 Jul 2021
Seam Worxx

Seam Worxx

A double bill of new Worxx
16 Jul 2021
Hamlet

Hamlet

Ordered to kill. Tempted to resist. Live or die.
7 Aug 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
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Fast, funny and family-friendly, this is A Midsummer Night’s Dream reimagined
12 Oct 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
Adès, Illean & Debussy

Adès, Illean & Debussy

Conductor Finnegan Downie Dear takes us on a voyage through starlight and salt spray.
4 Nov 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