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REVIEW: Opera Australia’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ at Sydney Opera House

When Graeme Murphy first unveiled his new vision of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in 2019 it left audiences breathless. That may be because it was so radically different to the production that had prevaled for the previous 20 years, or because the smorgasbord of cultural and creative ideas on stage was overwhelming. The critiques ranged from […]

Encounter Sydney outside the Sydney Opera House

By Swagatalakshmi Roychowdury Encounter is back, this time to Sydney, with an extraordinary dance performance that would transform the Sydney Opera House’s monumental steps, into an open-air stage.  Award-winning Australian dance artist and choreographer Emma Saunders spoke to City Hub about the upcoming dance performance, her encounter with kangaroos in the previous Encounter, and how this show […]

REVIEW: La Bohème by Puccini

If you have never seen Gale Edwards’ popular production of La Bohème, this is your last chance. For over a decade Edward’s interpretation of Puccini’s much-loved classic has been a quintessential part of summer in Sydney. Nestled between fireworks on the harbour and the Sydney Festival’s artistic smorgasbord, the show has been thrilling audiences since 2011. This season will […]

Keeping The Lights On, Barely

BY ANNIE LEWIS The devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been far-reaching, and the arts sector has ground to a halt in many ways as a result. From the Opera House and Capitol Theatre right through to the Belvoir and Giant Dwarf theatres there have even a plethora of cancelled shows as a cloud […]


Spending a night or two in a unique location, often in your own city, is nothing new. Whether you are roughing it in a sleeping bag for charity, glamping on Cockatoo Island or throwing your own backyard slumber party, the popular concept has been around for years. Taronga Park, which has conducted sleepovers at the […]

Jack Jones

For the first time in almost three decades, Jack Jones will once again take to the stage in Sydney to perform the hits of the Southern Sons. As a teenager, these songs saw Jones skyrocket to international music superstardom, a period which he reflected on with City Hub during a recent conversation. Growing up in […]

Air Supply

Australian band Air Supply has been enchanting audiences around the world for nearly 45 years with classic songs such as All Out Of Love, The One That You Love and Every Woman In The World. They are making a much-anticipated return to Sydney accompanied by their band and a 20 piece symphony orchestra for a very […]

City acquires Customs House

BY LAWRENCE GIBBONS The City of Sydney has purchased the heritage listed Customs House at Circular Quay from the Australian federal government, ensuring the popular building will remain in public hands. Located at the site where the First Fleet is thought to have arrived in 1788, it has been home to the Customs House for […]

Visions for Circular Quay

By Vanessa Lim A long-needed upgrade of the Circular Quay ferry wharves has created an opportunity to completely reimagine the iconic gateway into Sydney. Alongside $200 million reserved for the project from Restart NSW, Transport NSW is offering a Structured Market Engagement (SME) which will allow the private sector to tender for management of the […]


Amidst a hyperbolic frenzy and a protest over billboarding of the Opera House sails, the world’s richest horse race on turf was run last Saturday – but what does it all mean? The organisers Racing NSW will tell you it was a massive success, attracting a bumper crowd at Randwick and considerable media coverage. They now claim […]