There are so many events in Sydney to keep everyone entertained. Winter kicks off with Vivid but it doesn’t stop there, here is our winter bucket list of events to get you excited.
#1 Sydney Guitar Festival
9 to 19 August, various venues
Guitar players and music lovers will be thrilled with this years line-up including Australia’s most iconic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. The 10 day event will also feature Kaki King, the Grigoryan Brothers, Purple Haze and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Albert Lee. Venues include The Factory Theatre in Marrickville, The Concourse in Sydney’s north and the renowned Enmore Theatre.
#2 Curtain Up: Upcoming at the Theatre
June to August, Sydney Opera House
Enjoy a night of live entertainment, throughout the winter months Opera Australia presents Lucia Di Lammermoor, Rigoletto and Aida. Also, the whole family can enjoy Wilde Creatures and The Great Illusionist.
Other events we are looking forward to include Snow White by Ballet Preljocaj, Solange in concert, an orchestral George Michael tribute, Funny Girl The Musical in Concert and stand-up comedy from Celia Pacquola.
#3 NRL & AFL: It’s Getting Serious
That last weekend in September is creeping closer and closer, which means each game for both codes of football is getting more and more crucial throughout the winter months. NRL plays at ANZ Stadium and Allianz Stadium and AFL plays at the SCG for Sydney Swan’s home games and Spotless Stadium for GWS Giants games.
#4 Sydney Film Festival
6 to 17 July, various venues
Immerse yourself in cinema with more than 200 films being screened across the festival. Featuring movies you won’t find in big cinema complexes plus the 12 films which are selected for the official competition. Enjoy the unique venues such as the State Theatre, Dendy Newtown, Art Gallery of NSW and The Ritz Cinema Randwick just to name a few. The Sydney Film Festival Hub is located at Town Hall, stop at the bar featuring local gin, wines and ale, experience VR as well as talks and Q&As.
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Ready to start exploring? Plan your winter getaway to Sydney now.