All Venues
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Art Gallery of NSW
Belvoir St Theatre
Campbelltown Arts Centre
City Recital Hall Angel Place
Enmore Theatre
Eugene Goossens Hall at ABC Centre
Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Old King's School Site
Parramatta CBD
Riverside Theatres
SBW Stables Theatre
Seymour Centre
State Theatre
Sutherland Entertainment Centre
Sydney CBD
Sydney Harbour
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay
Sydney Town Hall
The Concourse Chatswood
The Domain
The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden
The Idolize Spiegeltent
The Jagermeister Hunting Lodge, Honda Festival Garden
Tin Sheds Gallery
University Art Gallery
Wharf 1 and 2, Sydney Theatre Company
$30 and under
$31 - $70
Over $70

Parramatta CBD

Parramatta CBD
Various locations around Church Street, Parramatta
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Parramatta, Sydney’s second largest CBD, plays host to a full ten day Sydney Festival program of events in 2012, with an exceptional line-up of local and international theatre, music, film and cabaret.

It kicks off on January 14, with a huge free opening party which will take over the streets from Prince Alfred Park to the Old King’s School site, from the riverside precinct and Church Street to Government Farm. 

Please note, the location of Norman Jay's bus has moved from Church St to Government Farm, which is l
ocated near Parramatta War Memorial Swimming Centre, accessed via the river footpath past Old Kings School site. 

No glass. Food is on sale throughout the event. Be sun smart – wear sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water.

To download a PDF version of the Parra Opening Party map, 
click here or on the image below. 

POP Map 


Events at Parramatta CBD


Parramatta Opening Party
Access to the City and Prince Alfred Park

All areas of Parramatta Opening Party are accessible. From Parramatta train station, we recommend travelling along Church Street to arrive at the managed access point at the corner of Church and Phillip Street.  There will be marshals along the route directing you towards the Parramatta River foreshore and to Prince Alfred Park.

If you require drop off, we would recommend that you use the drop off area next to Prince Alfred Park on Marist Place (travelling south). There is a small area for vehicles to pull into, and for passengers to disembark. Wheelchair access is available from this point to the CBD and Old Kings School site. From here a traffic controller will direct your vehicle to public carparks.

Access at The Old King School Site and Government Farm

The Old King School Site is wheelchair accessible. An accessible viewing area for patrons with a disability and their guests will be located next to the FOH marquee. Limited spaces will be available for RTA Mobility Parking Scheme Permit Holders and must be booked before the event on 0407 364 608. This area is located in the Parramatta Council Swimming Pool carpark - located off O'Connell street. This area will be manned and passes must be displayed prior to entry. Government Farm is also accessible from the Parramatta Council Swimming Pool carpark.



Can I ride my bicycle to the event?

Yes. Please do! Check out  for great cycling maps to get to, and around, Parramatta. Remember - please obey the road rules, wear a helmet and don't drink and ride.

Can I drive to the event?

We recommend you leave the car at home as there will also be extensive road closures and parking restrictions in the CBD in Parramatta. There will be additional public transport options available on the night. For detailed public transport information visit or call 131500 closer to the event. For information on road closures, alternate traffic routes and parking restrictions visit or call 132 701 closer to the event.

When do roads close for the event?

Road closures are subject to police discretion, however, broadly, the first road closures will come into effect on Friday 13th January at 10am.

There will also be parking restrictions in the CBD from Friday 13th January at 10am. For information on road closures, alternate traffic routes and parking restrictions visit or call 132 701 closer to the event.

Is there disabled access at train stations?

Yes. Parramatta Train Station is wheelchair accessible.

Public Transport

Train - Parramatta is linked in all directions by train. Catch the Western line direct from Wynyard, Town Hall or Central, or if travelling on Northern or Southern lines, change at Strathfield.

- it is a 50 minute ride by Rivercat Ferry from Circular Quay.

- all major bus services are available in Parramatta. Take routes L20 or 520 from Circular Quay.

For quick and convenient access to timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit


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