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Sydney Festival 2019

This January, Sydney Festival is taking over Sydney Opera House to bring a diverse program of theatre, music, opera and musical theatre. 

The iconic Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on big ideas and cutting-edge art and performance.

See the full Sydney Opera House line-up below!

“Sydney Festival is the country’s new year’s resolution – making a change, making a difference”

Wesley Enoch, Festival Director

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A Ghost in My Suitcase

09 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019

A magical adventure about family, secrets and ghosts, adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s award-winning book for ages 8+.
Engaging Playful Heart Warming


09 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019

A house party where the whole audience is invited – a magical meditation on the meaning of home.
Musical Theatre

In the Heights

16 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019

From America’s hottest new musical mastermind, Lin Manuel Miranda, (Hamilton, Moana) comes this quadruple Tony Award winning, salsa fuelled musical about a vibrant community in Washington Heights. It is the smash hit musical to see in Sydney this summer. Get tickets to In The Heights now.
Exhilarating Electric Uplifting

Man with the Iron Neck

23 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019

A powerful new physical theatre work that delicately explores a family dealing with trauma.

Beware of Pity

23 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019

Schaubühne Berlin returns with a dazzling portrait of a Europe stumbling toward chaos.
Contemporary Music

Spinifex Gum

25 Jan 2019

For one night only at the Sydney Opera House, experience the powerful, beautiful harmonies of Marliya choir with Briggs, Emma Donovan and Peter Garrett.
Eye opening Moving Uplifting


25 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019

Wozzeck is running, always running, with his shadow in pursuit. He is poor, and he is weary. He is used, and used up. He is a brute, ruled by brutes. And now his mind is imploding
Engaging Bold Moving