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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.

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
Today all day
Short film hackathon

Short film hackathon

Learn how to capture stories through short films, straight from your phone
Today 10am to 5pm
Come From Away

Come From Away

Based on an incredible true story...
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Hamilton

Hamilton

The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March 2021.
Today 6.30pm to 9.20pm
Little Jokes in Times of War

Little Jokes in Times of War

A powerful story of family and womanhood in a time of crisis
Today 5pm to 6.30pm
Snap

Snap

Movie in VO with English subtitles as part of the LGBTQI+ short film series 'Te Estoy Amando Locamente' during July
Today 10am to 11.55pm
Sydney Eisteddfod 2021

Sydney Eisteddfod 2021

One of the largest performing arts festivals returns to give Australians their moment in the spotlight
Today all day
True Colors Fashion Festival: The Future is Now

True Colors Fashion Festival: The Future is Now

Combining the world’s leading tech companies & fashion brands with diverse models presenting innovative fashion
Today all day
Acting classes Redfern: Learn the technique that works

Acting classes Redfern: Learn the technique that works

Dedicated to the passion for realistic acting, The Actors Pulse is the leading acting school in Australia
Tomorrow
Dance Central Online Dancehall Basics

Dance Central Online Dancehall Basics

50 minute class you will learn dancehall moves all done to the amazing rhythms out of Jamaica
Tomorrow
Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along

A thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success
Tomorrow
JFH beginner online

JFH beginner online

Jazz Funk Hiphop Beginner with James
27 Jul 2021
Year 3-5 Weekly Drama Classes - Tuesday

Year 3-5 Weekly Drama Classes - Tuesday

Build your confidence and have fun while developing performance skills
27 Jul 2021
Years 7-9 Weekly Drama Classes - Tuesday

Years 7-9 Weekly Drama Classes - Tuesday

Take your theatre making and performance skills to the next level
27 Jul 2021
Alma

Alma

Movie in VO with English subtitles as part of the LGBTQI+ short film series 'Te Estoy Amando Locamente' during July
28 Jul 2021
Beginners acting at Darlo Drama

Beginners acting at Darlo Drama

Acting at Darlo Drama - the home of beginners acting since 1992!
28 Jul 2021
Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks

Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks

Heritage surrounds, hot pizza, musical films, wine, bean bags and blankets, this is not your average movie night
28 Jul 2021
New Bit comedy

New Bit comedy

1989 Bar brings you pro comedians every Wednesday
28 Jul 2021
Rhythm is Life

Rhythm is Life

A World of Rhythm at your Feet!
28 Jul 2021
Screen acting classes

Screen acting classes

Get a head start in the competitive world of screen acting. Suitable for both newcomers and experienced actors
28 Jul 2021
Year 7-9 Screen Acting Weekly Drama Classes

Year 7-9 Screen Acting Weekly Drama Classes

Discover the difference between performing for film or television or the stage
28 Jul 2021
Years 5-6 Weekly Drama Classes - Wednesday

Years 5-6 Weekly Drama Classes - Wednesday

Learn the basics of stagecraft, voice work and performance technique
28 Jul 2021
Catch a rising comic Thursdays

Catch a rising comic Thursdays

It’s the new generation of comics and they are wild
29 Jul 2021
The Laugh Tub

The Laugh Tub

A comedic character showcase
29 Jul 2021
Kweens of Comedy

Kweens of Comedy

Sydney's home of hilarious, inclusive and laugh-out-loud comedy
30 Jul 2021
The Night Cap: Dinner show

The Night Cap: Dinner show

The stiff drink you need, the show you wont forget
30 Jul 2021
Art Somewhere

Art Somewhere

Fortnightly creative hangouts for everyone
31 Jul 2021
The Body of the Woman without Shadow

The Body of the Woman without Shadow

Movie in VO with English subtitles as part of the LGBTQI+ short film series 'Te Estoy Amando Locamente' during July
31 Jul 2021
Heathers: The Musical

Heathers: The Musical

The Mitchell Old Company Presents Heathers: The Musical
5 Aug 2021
Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

"A show with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek, except when it's in someone else's mouth" - Entertainment Weekly
6 Aug 2021
Macbeth

Macbeth

Sport for Jove’s thrilling 100-minute Macbeth – a deeply atmospheric and exciting introduction to the play
6 Aug 2021
Hamlet

Hamlet

Ordered to kill. Tempted to resist. Live or die.
7 Aug 2021
The various methods of escape

The various methods of escape

The Australian Premiere of Amber Spooner's harrowing new work
10 Aug 2021
Shammgods

Shammgods

Breaking ankles and egos
13 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
Japanaroo gala night: Dance, music and arts

Japanaroo gala night: Dance, music and arts

A spectacular showcase of Japanese and Australian arts performed by today’s most celebrated artists
20 Aug 2021
Warangesda

Warangesda

Camp of Mercy, an un told Wiradjuri story
26 Aug 2021
The Sucker

The Sucker

Celebrating how weird life is
10 Sep 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
Seam Worxx

Seam Worxx

A double bill of new Worxx
24 Sep 2021
Battle of the Tarts

Battle of the Tarts

The story of 2 deadly enemies - the matriarchs of the Sydney underworld in the 1920s, Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine
25 Sep 2021
A Journey Most Unusual with Hendrick's Gin

A Journey Most Unusual with Hendrick's Gin

Hendrick's Gin opens first-ever immersive performance experience taking users on a sensory journey
1 Oct 2021
Velvet Rewired

Velvet Rewired

Prepare for a euphoric dose of disco fever and a touch of glitter
7 Oct 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
Cabaret De Paris

Cabaret De Paris

Starring Australia’s leading lady, Rhonda Burchmore
22 Oct 2021
Warwick Smith’s Halloween Spooktacular!

Warwick Smith’s Halloween Spooktacular!

Alternative-pop/rock duo Warwick Smith are having a Halloween party and you're all invited
28 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
Cinderella

Cinderella

Australian Premiere at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney from November 2021
16 Nov 2021
Miss Burlesque Australia Grand Final

Miss Burlesque Australia Grand Final

The feathers are set to fly in the most prestigious burlesque event for the coveted title of Miss Burlesque Australia!
4 Dec 2021