Summer’s in the air – and Sydney Festival is here to seize the moment.  

Embracing the art of summer since 1977, the Festival has a stellar legacy of drawing the finest artists in the world to Sydney, and introducing the country's finest to the world. 

Many of Australia’s most memorable productions have resulted from Sydney Festival commissions and premieres, including Cloudstreet (1998), Black Chicks Talking (2003), Three Furies (2005), uniquely Australian musical The Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossom (2007), the outrageous cabaret Smoke and Mirrors (2010), The Secret River (2013), Black Diggers (2014), contemporary circus ensemble Circa’s Humans (2017), multi-award-winner Counting and Cracking (2019) and BLACK TIES (2020). 

Artistic Director Olivia Ansell

Executive Director Chris Tooher

2023: 5—29 January

2022: 6—30 January

2020: 8—26 January