The Best of Arts, Music, and Dance
The weather may be cooling down but the Arts Scene right across Sydney is only heating up! Check out our list of some of the best live experiences and entertainment coming up this season; including Sydney's best theatre, dance, and performance arts!
Blanc de Blanc Encore
The Grand Electric Theatre - 199 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
Now till July 30th | Tickets from $90.23, group bookings available.
Believe the hype, the five-star champagne cabaret – BLANC DE BLANC – is back with a brand-new show for its highly anticipated Encore! It’s time to re-immerse yourself in the glitzy, glamorous & extravagant world of vintage French flair, risqué humour, spectacular aerials, sparkling comedy, and big dance numbers.
Enmore Comedy Club
Enmore Theatre - 18-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown
Now - August 15th - Every Tuesday
Every week Enmore Theatre is putting together a fantastic line-up of Australian and international talent to tickle your comedy tastebuds! Each week a new group of comedians will take to the stage to deliver some top tier comedy, running every tuesday until August 15th. To see each week’s performers, head to Enmore Theatre’s website.
Opera Australia presents Aida
Sydney Opera House June 19th - July 21st | Tickets from $81 + BF.
This is a story of love so strong it defies enemy lines. This is a story of a kingdom in triumph and a nation in chains. This is a story of betrayal. Verdi’s monumental music makes this historic epic an enduring favourite. Davide Livermore’s radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience.
Griffin Theatre Company presents Jailbaby by Suzie Miller
SBW Stables Theatre - 10 Nimrod St, Darlinghurst
July 7th – August 12th | Tickets from $38 + BF.
After a theft gone wrong, AJ finds himself in a cramped communal cell where he will become a ‘jailbaby’—the ward of a justice system that chooses to turn a blind eye to the life-altering sexual violence committed against young men behind bars. An anticipated follow up to her international phenomenon Prima Facie, Suzie Miller once again opens our eyes to the darkest corners of society and asks us to pinpoint the exact moment when it all goes so, so wrong.
City Recital Hall presents The Milk Carton Kids
2 Angel Place, Sydney
Saturday July 8th | Tickets from $69 + BF.
Grammy-nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids are coming to Sydney’s City Recital Hall, after joining forces in 2011 with their delicious harmonies and intricate guitars in their hometown of Eagle Rock, California. Since then, the duo has released six albums to great acclaim, earning two Grammy Award nominations and extensive praise for their extraordinary devotion to the American folk tradition and contemporary songcraft.
Opera Australia presents The Tales of Hoffmann
Sydney Opera House July 11th – 22nd | Tickets from $81 + BF.
Don’t miss homegrown superstar soprano Jessica Pratt as she returns to Australia to sing all the female leads in Offenbach’s last and greatest work, including the famous, fiendishly difficult Doll Song.
Seymour Centre presents The Turn Of The Screw
Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale July 21st – 12th August | Tickets from $35 + BF.
A brand-new adaptation of one of the most celebrated horror stories ever written, The Turn of the Screw is a creeping and malevolent exploration of the way the crimes of the past poison long into the future.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
July 5th to August 20th | Tickets from $79, group bookings available.
Australian premiere of the Tony Award® nominated electro-pop opera based on a scandalous slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. It draws on an eclectic mix of musical styles including folk, indie-rock, electro-pop and techno, making it one of the most unique and form-defying musicals ever seen on Broadway. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Off The Record by Chris Aronsten
New Theatre - 542 King Street, Newtown
July 11th - August 5th
Shortlisted for the 2021 Silver Gull Play Award, this tension-filled play explores themes of corruption and accountability, set against the backdrop of a tabloid-style current affair television program. Head to the New Theatre to see the world premiere of this exciting piece.
City Recital Hall presents Switched On: Oneohtrix Point Never
2 Angel Place, Sydney
Friday July 14th | Tickets from $79 + BF.
With work ranging from releases with Ryuichi Sakomoto to The Weeknd’s critically acclaimed Dawn FM, Daniel Lopatin’s Oneohtrix Point Never project effortlessly traverses the vast intersections between music, pop culture and history. With each new output, a subsequent layer of sonic artefacts is revealed, feeling magically futuristic and nostalgic all at the same time.
Sydney Theatre Company: On the Beach
Roslyn Packer Theatre - Walsh Bay
July 18th - August 12th
From acclaimed director, Kip Williams, comes STC’s newest production. Based on Neville Shute’s novel On the Beach takes place in a post-nuclear war Australia, where a group of friends are called to investigate a strange distress call from the Pacific Ocean.
Opera Australia presents Mad Scenes with Jessica Pratt
Sydney Opera House August 3rd | Tickets from $69 + BF.
Find out why Jessica Pratt is one of the world's best bel canto interpreters in this one-night-only showcase of ‘mad scenes’. Experience euphoric highs and spiralling descents with opera's most dramatic moments.
Seymour Centre presents Romeo and Juliet
Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
August 5th, 12th, 18th | Tickets from $30 + BF.
A new production of Romeo and Juliet by Sport for Jove. A generational vision of Verona, told through the eyes of a 90-year-old Benvolio, this Romeo and Juliet is a completely original, inspiring and deeply moving take on this much-loved play.
Sydney Dance Company: INDance
Neilson Studio - Wharf 4 / 5 Walsh Bay
August 17th - 26th | Tickets $49 | From 6:30pm
Don’t miss two incredible weekends of dance. Carefully curated, this program allows performers from the independent dance sector to present their work at Sydney Dance Company.