Sydney’s premiere Summer cultural event, Sydney Festival has entertained thousands of local and visiting audiences over the past fortnight with its huge program of events that celebrate circus, theatre, dance, music, visual arts, opera and more. Whether swimming in a 60-metre wide ocean of 1.1 million recycled translucent balls at The Beach; inhaling the smell of a city at Scent of Sydney; or seeing a world premiere performance from Sydney Dance Company in Nude Live where dancers respond to more than 100 powerful artworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ major summer Sydney International Art Series exhibition Nude: Art from the Tate collection (with extra dates added due to popular demand), Sydney Festival’s program has an event that suits many ages, interests and cultures.
Now in its last week, Sydney Festival still has more to see and do, including the annual favourite, Australia Day Ferrython; Australian exclusive performances of Greek dance/theatre event, Still Life; and reflective labyrinth, House of Mirrors located right next to the hub of the festival, the Meriton Festival Village. Click here to see a video of Sydney Festival highlights so far.
Sydney Festival 2017 is comprised of 150 events, a staggering 73 of which are free. Genres covered include theatre, circus, dance, music, and opera, among others. The program features 16 world premieres, 9 Australian premieres and 14 Australian exclusives. 454 performances will take place across 46 venues, featuring 1021 artists from 15 countries. Sydney Festival’s audacious contemporary programming positions it at the forefront of arts practice in Australia.
Sydney Festival is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Visit www.sydney.com for more information.
Destination NSW is the lead Government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors. Our role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world’s premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver
initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; to achieve the NSW Government’s goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure within the State by the year 2020.
From food and wine festivals to surf competitions, world class sporting events to celebrations of arts and culture, New South Wales has an Annual Calendar of Events that celebrates the diverse facets of Australian contemporary life. Sydney is unrivalled in Australia in its capacity to stage exclusive events that have the whole world tuning in. Destination NSW has been at the forefront in creating and winning world-class events that put Sydney on the global front page. For a full list of events in Sydney go to sydney.com.