Band of Magicians
The World's First Magic Supergroup
9-19 January
Riverside Theatres
Boxwars
Free kids' workshops
12-17 January
Festival Village
City of Sydney Lawn Library
Relax on the lawn with a good book
9-26 January
Festival Village
Ferrython
Get revved up for Australia Day
26 January
Sydney Harbour
FUNPARK
Urban spaces & fantastical dreams
18-19 January
Bidwill Shopping Plaza
I, Malvolio
SOLD OUT
Shakespeare re-imagined by Tim Crouch
16-19 January
Carriageworks
Jazzamatazz!
Ali McGregor does jazzy beats for kids
17-19 January
The Spiegeltent
Kaput
Choreographed mayhem
14-19 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
La Cucina Dell'Arte
SOLD OUT
A dazzling display of slapstick
8-19 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
Lao Qiang
Ancient rock'n'roll of the East
22-25 January
Seymour Centre
Merchants Store
Uncanny architecture on a grand scale at Darling Harbour
9-23 January
Darling Harbour
Ockham's Razor
Daring & whimsical aerial acrobatics
21-26 January
Seymour Centre
Othello: The Remix
Turning up the volume on Shakespeare's classic
23-26 January
Seymour Centre
Parra Opening Party
Free family fun
10 January
Parramatta CBD
Project 28: Roman Ondak
Kaldor Public Art Projects
10-24 January
Parramatta Town Hall
Rubber Duck
The Duck is back!
10-19 January
Parramatta River
Sacrilege
Bounce on life-size inflatable of Stonehenge
8-26 January
Festival Village
Squaring the Wheel
Fun topsy-turvy ingenious thingummybobs
21-25 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
The Piper
Retelling of The Pied Piper
8-19 January
Carriageworks
Tom Thum: Beating the Habit
Beatboxing virtuoso
21-26 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
Band of Magicians
The World's First Magic Supergroup
January 9-19
Riverside Theatres
One year ago, four of the hottest young magicians of the moment met for the first time and the world’s first magic supergroup was born. Natural showmen, Justin Willman, Nate Staniforth, Justin Flom and Australia’s own James Galea are the faces of modern magic. Keep your wits about you for this one!
Boxwars
Free kids' workshops
January 12-17
Festival Village
The only good war is a boxwar! Boxwars brings its elaborate cardboard battalion to Festival Village. Get hands-on in workshops designed for kids of all ages. Join in at any time and stay as long as you want to decorate your own reclaimed cardboard hat.
City of Sydney Lawn Library
Relax on the lawn with a good book
January 9-26
Festival Village
Don't miss the City of Sydney's Lawn Library, nestled among the trees in Hyde Park all festival long. Grab a coffee and beat the heat among shelves full of hundreds of books, all free for you to take home.

The kids can also enjoy a full calendar of children's rhymetime, twilight storytime and late night readings, and there'll also be fun, creative workshops.

Ferrython
Get revved up for Australia Day
January 26
Sydney Harbour
If you think Sydney Harbour is spectacular on a quiet day, wait until you see the Ferrython. The annual Australia Day celebration sees our ferries go racing from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back under Sydney Harbour Bridge. Pack a picnic and cheer on our ferries as they get fast and furious.

 

 

FUNPARK
Urban spaces & fantastical dreams
January 18-19
Bidwill Shopping Plaza
Developed with local communities of Bidwill, FUNPARK merges fantastical dream worlds with contemporary experiences. Walking through the disused Bidwill Shopping Plaza you might stumble into an interactive arcade cinema, a political rock opera or a spontaneous hula-hooping session.
I, Malvolio
Shakespeare re-imagined by Tim Crouch
SOLD OUT
January 16-19
Carriageworks
Acclaimed in London and New York for his one-man shows for all ages, Tim Crouch shoves Shakespeare's minor characters into the spotlight to hilarious effect. Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night through the eyes of Shakespeare's most pent-up steward. A riotous rant from a man notoriously wronged.
Jazzamatazz!
Ali McGregor does jazzy beats for kids
January 17-19
The Spiegeltent
Lead by the insanely talented cabaret star Ali McGregor, this hour of jazzy beats and trashy pop classics will get your children singing, prancing, twisting and dancing. McGregor and her jazz trio are joined by two dancers who teach rock'n'roll, swing and jive moves. 
Kaput
Choreographed mayhem
January 14-19
Circus Ronaldo Tent
"Choreographed mayhem was never this beautiful" The List (UK) Kaput is a beautifully poignant & silent movie-esque debacle. Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton & Charlie Chaplin, this side-splitting hit comes to Sydney after a critically-acclaimed season at Edinburgh Fringe. Suitable for 8+.
La Cucina Dell'Arte
A dazzling display of slapstick
SOLD OUT
January 8-19
Circus Ronaldo Tent
The 6th generation of a renowned Belgian circus family, Danny & David Ronaldo have charmed audiences all around the world. With a tip of the chef's hat to slapstick, vaudeville and commedia, La Cucina dell'Arte offers up a hearty serving of buffoonery and the nostalgic romance of traditional circus.
Lao Qiang
Ancient rock'n'roll of the East
January 22-25
Seymour Centre
From the dusty plains of northwest China's Shaanxi Province comes the tradition of Lao Qiang or ‘old tunes'. Lao Qiang is energetic folk music accompanied by shadow puppetry. The Zhang Family Band performs this centuries-old form of storytelling with humour and energy.
Merchants Store
Uncanny architecture on a grand scale at Darling Harbour
January 9-23
Darling Harbour
Paris and London have marveled at the perspective-skewing art installations of Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich. Now, it’s our turn. Merchants Store may look like an ordinary building from afar, until you spot the people dangling from the windows, climbing up the walls and crawling on the roof. 
Ockham's Razor
Daring & whimsical aerial acrobatics
January 21-26
Seymour Centre
Ockham’s Razor, known for daring yet refined aerial acrobatics, brings three vividly theatrical works to Sydney Festival. Using tailor-made aerial equipment, the agile physical performers investigate themes of isolation, reliance and the way our actions impact on those around us.
Othello: The Remix
Turning up the volume on Shakespeare's classic
January 23-26
Seymour Centre
Chicago hip-hop sensation Q Brothers take their inspiration from the original genius lyricist: Shakespeare. Together, the brothers have created a fiery, feisty musical ad-rap-tation of Othello. Innovative, intelligent and street smart, Othello: The Remix is suitable for ages 10+.
Parra Opening Party
Free family fun
January 10
Parramatta CBD
Imagine a perfect summer night filled with free music, street theatre and amazing food for the whole family to enjoy. This is POP 2014. With Sydney festival artists such as Boxwars, Ambrose Akinmusire, Hot Dub Time Machine Bella Kalolo, Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers, and Lee Fields & The Expressions.
Project 28: Roman Ondak
Kaldor Public Art Projects
January 10-24
Parramatta Town Hall
The celebrated Slovakian artist Roman Ondák merges art with experiences of everyday life, challenging perceptions with poetic ideas and humorous interventions. Ondák's work relies on public participation in the discreet dislocation of objects from their usual settings. Make your mark at Project 28!
Rubber Duck
The Duck is back!
January 10-19
Parramatta River
The Duck is back. As soon as the five-storey high, yellow Rubber Duck floated into Cockle Bay last year, it became something of a celebrity. Back to play in our corner of the bathtub, we've invited the Duck to make a splash at duck-feeding HQ in Parramatta.
Don't forget you can follow the yellow duck footprints all through Parramatta to find the Duck.
Sacrilege
Bounce on life-size inflatable of Stonehenge
January 8-26
Festival Village
A timeless monument treated to an irreverent modern makeover. Baffling historians for centuries, Stonehenge is reimagined as a life-size inflatable castle– with everyone invited to have a bounce. This new work by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has become a contemporary art feel-good hit.
Squaring the Wheel
Fun topsy-turvy ingenious thingummybobs
January 21-25
Circus Ronaldo Tent
In Squaring the Wheel, a quirky character finds topsy-turvy ways to look at a pile of junk. With a little imagination, a frying pan turns into a friend, a broom plays music, an egg takes a walk, and even the most ordinary household items become extraordinary fun. Suitable for ages 5+.
The Piper
Retelling of The Pied Piper
January 8-19
Carriageworks
An immersive retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a unique journey for children and adults. With an unusual twist- one part of the audience is invited onto the stage and into the story. Given wireless headphones, it is an intimate and participatory experience viewed by the seated audience.
Tom Thum: Beating the Habit
Beatboxing virtuoso
January 21-26
Circus Ronaldo Tent
A sonic journey for the whole family. Beatbox addict Tom Thum makes musical magic using only his mouth and a microphone. Packing an entire sound system into his throat, he creates mind-blowing soundscapes of impossible beats, phenomenal notes and a whole band's worth of instruments.