Arts & Entertainment


The tunnels of Sydney Aquarium will play host to an exciting after hours destination – HIJINKS, coordinated by Sydney team The Festivalists, will see local  emerging artists, improv comedy and cabaret puppet shows entertain crowds in the underground spaces of the Aquarium.

Festivalists director, Mathieu Ravier, says: “Audiences will go on a treasure hunt, along this journey they will come across various Sydney artists, marine biologists, comedians and drag queens.”

Interactive activities will also be on offer, including a ukulele session, tattoo workshop and a mermaid-inspired life drawing sketch event. 

Sydney Aquarium instigated the idea, says Ravier: “They presented us this offer which is a little outside of the box. We’re always on the lookout for interesting spaces in Sydney to re-appropriate and remix in a way that they become available to a wider audience, so they can see them in a new light.”

Jurassic Lounge, Sydney Film Festival Hub and Mayhem are among past events held by The Festivalists. They have built a reputation for delivering innovative programming, which, Ravier says, will carry on with HIJINKS: “There’s certainly an appetite for an unconventional cultural experience in this city,  it’s a really interesting time to be doing events in Sydney.” (GF)

Sep 11, Oct 30 & Nov 13, Sea Life Aquarium, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour, $25,

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