Each January, the Sydney Festival presents bold and memorable experiences that ignite, unite, and excite the City of Sydney. 2020 was a challenging year, so to kickstart 2021 what’s better than a festival that reconnects communities and re-energizes Australia’s arts?!
Sydney Festival will run from Wednesday 6 January to Tuesday 26 January from Parramatta to Chippendale. Sydney will supply the canvas for 24 days of engaging and immersive events, exhibitions, workshops and talks. All 130 events and festival venues will be deploying Covid-19 safety plans and social distancing measures. Check out the Covid-19 safety rules here.
So, what can you expect from the festival? We have picked our highlights to reflect the full diversity of the program with shows we are sure will challenge, provoke, move, and entertain you. Check out some of the shows happening in Sydney and Parramatta this month.
Must-see shows in Barangaroo
Set against the spectacular backdrop of summer evenings on the harbour, join some of Australia’s best artists as they perform on Sydney Festival’s brand-new, pop-up stage at Barangaroo Reserve.
Over 17 nights, see the finest music, dance and performance in the Sydney Festival program, including The [Uncertain] Four Seasons, an inspiring encounter between Vivaldi, climate change data and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Bangarra Dance Theatre’s landmark performance Spirit: a retrospective 2021, Paul Mac’s soaring The Rise and Fall of Saint George; and concerts featuring singers Paul Capsis and iOTA (RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem) and Katie Noonan (Songs of Don).
General admission is just $25 (plus booking fee) and secures a dedicated, COVID safe spot for you and your friends or family to enjoy the summer vibes together. Secure a car parking space close to the events venue.
Must-see shows in Parramatta
The beloved Sydney Symphony Under the Stars returns to Parramatta Park. Once again, the conductor Benjamin Northey takes up the baton for a program ranging from the classics of the 18th and 19th century.
Take a stroll through Parramatta Park to discover In Situ, a collection of site-specific dance works telling FirstNations stories.
Where to park
DIVVY offers hourly, daily and evening parking within a close range of these events’ locations. Explore parking options with us in Parramatta, Surry Hills, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, and Sydney city. Check out the website or the DIVVY app, to book parking now.
For more information on the Australian Made: Sydney Festival, visit www.sydneyfestival.org.au.
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