Arts & Entertainment

Sydney’s Sizzling Summer

Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined - appearing at Sydney Fest 2020. Photo: Daniel Linnet.

As Sydney sizzles under the sun the city’s entertainment calendar also begins to heat up. Luckily for our readers rather than needing to sort the wheat from the chaff yourself, we’ve done the hard work for you. Check out our comprehensive list of all the top events, shows, art exhibitions, concerts and films to see during the coming summer season.

STAGE

Sylvia

Ballet has a new heroine – and she can rescue herself.

Until Nov 23. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $37-$305+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

The Nutcracker

Nov 30-Dec 18. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $37-$375+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Australian Ballet brings the world’s most famous ballet to life on stage in a brand new production of The Nutcracker created especially for children aged 3 and up.

Dec 18-Jan 4. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $44-$56+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

The Chasers War On 2019

Dec 5. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown. $35-$74.95+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.enmoretheatre.com.au

Hannah Gadsby – Douglas 

Dec 17-21. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $84.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Sport For Jove’s Summer Season 

  • Romeo & Juliet

Dec 21-30. Bella Vista Farm. Cnr Norwest Blvd & Elizabeth MacArthur Dr, Bella Vista.

Jan 17-26. Leura Everglades. 37 Everglades Ave, Leura.

  • Twelfth Night

Jan 11-26. Leura Everglades. 37 Everglades Ave, Leura

Tickets $32-$42+b.f. available at www.sportforjove.com.au

Cirque Stratosphere

Dec 24-29. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $39-$119+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Shrek The Musical

Jan 1-31. Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont. $49-$145+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneylyric.com.au

Wind In The Willows

Jan 4-26. Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney. $22-$30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au

Sydney Festival

Jan 8-26. Various Venues & Prices. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyfestival.org.au

Penn & Teller

Jan 11-19. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $59-$159+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Hayes Theatre – The Life Of Us

Jan 16-Feb 9. 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point. $52-$59+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.hayestheatre.com.au

Louis Theroux

Jan 17. State Theatre, 49 Market St, Sydney. $99-$299+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.statetheatre.com.au

Courtney Act’s Fluid

Feb 21-28. Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst. $45.50-$95+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.darlinghursttheatre.com

Jason Alexander – The Master Of His Domain

Feb 22. State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney. $99-$119+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.statetheatre.com.au

Bell Shakespeare – Hamlet

Feb 29-Apr 4. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $37.50-$97.50+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

SCENE

Japan Supernatural

Until Mar 8. Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney. $12-$25+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

Linear

Nov 15-Jun 30. Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo. $8-$15+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.maas.museum

Jamaican Food & Music Festival

Nov 16. Greenwood Hotel, 36 Blue St, North Sydney. $30-$50+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.jmff.com.au

Greatest Hits: Michael Hutchence

Nov 21-Jan 11. Blender Gallery, 16 Elizabeth St, Paddington. FREE. Info: www.cuffarohits.com

Etsy Made Local Market

Nov 23. Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney. Gold Coin Entry. Info: www.sydneymade.wordpress.com

Beer Fest

Nov 30-Dec 1. Centennial Park. $16.71-$52.48+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydney.beerfestivals.com.au

Christmas Meet The Makers Marketplace

Dec 14. Hypmotive Hub, 155 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville. Info: www.hypmotive.com

Artisans Market Glebe

Dec 14. Dr H J Foley Rest Park, Cnr Glebe Point Rd & Bridge Rd. Info: www.artisansmarketglebe.org.au

MindBodySpirit Festival

Mar 12-15. ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney. Info: www.mbsfestival.com.au

SOUNDS

Harbourlife

Nov 16. Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point. Tickets & Info: www.fuzzy.com.au

SoundSpheres: A Mini-Festival Of Music

Nov 19. UNSW, Io Myers Studio, Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab, D8. $10-$20+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.arts.unsw.edu.au

Kiss

Nov 26. Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park. $99.90-$332.05+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.kissonline.com

Festival X

Nov 30. Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park. $159.95-$384.19+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.festivalx.com.au

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir

Dec 1. Riverside Theatres, Cnr Market &, Church St, Parramatta. $23-$39+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.riversideparramatta.com.au

Subsonic

Dec 6-8. Riverwood Downs Mountain Valley Resort, 311 Monkerai Rd, Monkerai. $340+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.subsonicmusic.com.au

Good Things Festival

Dec 7. Centennial Park. $179.95+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.goodthingsfestival.com.au

Liam Gallagher

Dec 9. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown. $129.90-$169.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.enmoretheatre.com.au

David Campbell & The Symphony Orchestra – Christmas At The Coliseum

Dec 12-13. Sydney Coliseum Theatre, 55 Sherbrooke St, Rooty Hill. $79-$249+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneycoliseum.com.au

Paul Kelly

Dec 14. The Domain, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney. $99.90-$169.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.paulkelly.com.au

John Butler

Dec 20. Sydney Coliseum Theatre, 55 Sherbrooke St, Rooty Hill. $59,90-89.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneycoliseum.com.au

Elton John

Dec 21 & 23 – Jan 7, 9 & 14. Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park. $149-$299+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.qudosbankarena.com.au

Lost Paradise

Dec 28-Jan 1. Glenworth Valley. $389+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.lostparadise.com.au

NYE In The Park

Dec 31. Victoria Park, Parramatta Rd, Broadway. $85.89-$807.91+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.nyeinthepark.com

Field Day

Jan 1. The Domain, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney. $170-$250+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.fieldday.sydney

FOMO Festival

Jan 11. Parramatta Park, Cnr Pitt St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta. $139-$199+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.fomofestival.com.au/sydney

Jojo Siwa

Jan 13-14. ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney. $54.90-$249+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.firststatesupertheatre.com.au

Tamworth Country Music Festival

Jan 17-26. Tamworth – Various Venues & Prices. Tickets & Info: www.tcmf.com.au

Sean Paul & Shaggy

Jan 31. Hordern Pavilion, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park. $110.95+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.playbillvenues.com.au

Billy Idol

Feb 1. Hordern Pavilion, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park. $105.35+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.playbillvenues.com.au

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 2. The Domain, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney. $179.94-$190.14+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.lanewayfestival.com

Michael Bublé

Feb 7-8. Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park. $87.80-953.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.michaelbuble.com

Alice Cooper

Feb 15. Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park. $132.30-$173.05+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.qudosbankarena.com.au

Queen & Adam Lambert

Feb 15. ANZ Stadium, Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park. $104.30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.anzstadium.com.au

Days Like This

Mar 7. Victoria Park, Parramatta Rd, Broadway. $149-$189+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.dayslikethisfestival.com.au

Ultra Australia

Mar 7. Parramatta Park, Cnr Pitt St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta. $160-$300+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.ultraaustralia.com

4ESydney

Mar 21-Apr 4. Various Bankstown Venues & Prices. Tickets & Info: www.4esydney.com

Download

Mar 21. Parramatta Park, Cnr Pitt St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta. $194.93-$384.56+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.downloadfestival.com.au

Bluesfest

Apr 9-13. Tyagarah Nature Reserve, Tyagarah. $53.01-$639.23+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.bluesfest.com.au

Iron Maiden

May 7. Qudos Bank Arena, 19 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park. $95-$175+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.qudosbankarena.com.au

SCREEN

Openair Cinemas Pyrmont

Until Dec 8. Metcalfe Park, Darling Island Rd, Pyrmont. $20-$42+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.openaircinemas.com.au

Japanese Film Festival

Until Nov 24. Event Cinemas George St. $16.50-$75+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.japanesefilmfestival.net

Star Wars: Episode IX – Dec 19

Frozen 2 – Dec 26

Jumanji: The Next Level – Dec 26

Studio Ghibli Summer Festival

Jan 11-Feb 8. Art Gallery Of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney. $10-$12+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

Bad Boys For Life – Jan 16

Queer Screen’s 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival

Feb 13-27. Various Location & Prices. Tickets & Info: www.queerscreen.org.au