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Contemporary Music

Courtney Barnett

23 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

One of the most unique Australian voices to emerge this century, see Courtney Barnett tear up the Concert Hall with whiplash wit and a full band this August.
Moving Electric Memorable
Contemporary Music

Dreams (Daniel Johns & Luke Steele)

29 May 2018 - 30 May 2018

In their only Australian shows, the long awaited spectacular electro-pop collaboration between two iconic Australian artists, Silverchair’s Daniel Johns (aka Dr Dreams) and Empire of The Sun’s Luke Steele (aka Miracle), has finally arrived.
Moving Engaging Bold
Contemporary Music


25 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018

Cymru’s rock ambassadors, STEREOPHONICS, will make a welcome return for a run of habitually brilliant shows this April – May, marking their first Australian tour since 2013.
Electric Energising Entertaining
Kids & Families, Little ones

ABC Classic Kids: Sounds like Australia

04 May 2018 - 21 May 2018

Treat little ears to musical soundscapes and classical compositions in this immersive introduction to music.
Inspiring Engaging
Contemporary Music

Camp Cope

25 July 2018

Following a sold out national tour, the Melbourne power trio celebrate their fearless second album in one of their only Sydney performances for the year.
Moving Memorable Invigorating
Contemporary Music

Nothing Compares 2 Prince

27 April 2018

The World Premiere of one of the greatest ever gatherings of Prince’s collaborators live on stage!
Crowd pleaser Memorable Entertaining
Contemporary Music

Belle & Sebastian

5 May 2018

From The Boy With The Arab Strap to We Were Beautiful, the Scottish indie luminaries return with a trove of new songs and fan favourites from their catalogue.
Cult favourite Moving Nostalgic
Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica is coming to Australia for a debut tour. A world renowned live performer, Maksim excites the crowd with electrifying energy and compelling emotions.
Bold Compelling Entertaining
Circus & Magic


19 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018

Witness amazing feats of human strength, beauty and resilience in this sensational new circus show.
Compelling Entertaining Exhilarating
Classical Music

The Bernstein Songbook

10 May 2018 - 12 May 2018

Come on the town with Leonard Bernstein in a concert of musical theatre highlights from Candide to West Side Story and more!
Nostalgic Memorable Invigorating

The Merry Widow

28 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018

For the ultimate night at the ballet, make a date with Hanna, the fabulously wealthy, fancy-free heroine of The Merry Widow. Delight in the hijinks of a high-society marriage plot with tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers.

The Children

29 Mar 2018 - 19 May 2018

An acclaimed, gripping and beautiful new drama that feels thrillingly alive with real people and raises profound questions about our choices and our legacy.
Australian premiere Moving Mind expanding

Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White

06 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

Hailed by audiences and critics for its entrancing choreography and stunning beauty, Ballet Preljocaj’s contemporary retelling of Snow White makes it’s Sydney debut for a strictly limited season. Get tickets for Snow White now.
Electric Inspiring Bold
Classical Music

Spirit of Delight

16 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

Elgar summons the “Spirit of Delight” in his Second Symphony and Lukáš Vondráček returns to play Prokofiev’s famous third piano concerto.
Moving Inspiring Exhilarating
Talks & Ideas

The Motherload

May 20, 2018

Join a panel of feisty feminists as they examine hard truths and cultural attitudes about parenting in contemporary Australia. Get tickets now.
In 2018, Lisa Ono’s 30th anniversary debut, she is bringing the Brazilian music style and invite all the audience to join Lisa’s carnival!
Celebratory Energising Memorable