While Sydney Festival provides a thrilling three weeks of arts entertainment every January, throughout the rest of the year you can enjoy a wonderful array of theatre, music, dance and visual arts.
Check out the following links for a taste of the best that Sydney has to offer all year round:
The Australian Ballet presents two seasons in Sydney each year as part of the company's national, regional and international touring schedule.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents performances across Australia and overseas. The ACO's unique artistic style encompasses not only the masterworks of the classical repertoire, but innovative cross-artform projects and a vigorous commissioning program.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Australia's foremost art museums, with significant collections of Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art.
The Australian Centre for Photography is one of the country's leading photographic centre dedicated to photo-based art. It exhibits a range of photomedia from across Australia and internationally; runs a community photographic facility and teaches classes; and publishes Photofile magazine.
The Bangarra Dance Theatre is one of Australia's youngest and oldest dance companies with living traditions which go back at least 40,000 years. The company blends traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with international contemporary dance, creating a truly Australian dance language.
The Bell Shakespeare Company is a dynamic, young, Australian theatre company with a broad mandate to educate and entertain the public. The Company presents the works of Shakespeare, and from time to time new productions of modern classics.
Based at Belvoir Street Theatre, Belvoir is one of Australia's most renowned theatre companies. Under new Artistic Director Ralph Myers, the company continues to perform at its home at Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills, Sydney, and from there tours to major arts centres and festivals both nationally and internationally.
Carriageworks is a new home for contemporary performing arts in Sydney built within the walls of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, retaining the spirit of the building's industrial past.
With a look and feel that is both contemporary and classical, City Recital Hall Angel Place provides a high quality venue of international standing, catering for solo recitals, chamber music and the spoken word.
Critical Path is a choreographic research and development centre for dance artists in New South Wales, Australia.
Griffin Theatre is the resident theatre company in the SBW Stables Theatre in Kings Cross, Griffin dedicates itself to the nurture, presentation and promotion of outstanding Australian playwriting and contemporary theatre.
Discover Sydney's fascinating story with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. Each of its 11 museums offer a unique experience and a different vision of Sydney.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia's leading contemporary art museum, dedicated to creating programs that present challenging and enriching experiences for visitors.
Musica Viva Australia is the world's largest and most successful entrepreneur of fine ensemble and chamber music touring international and Australian artists throughout Australia and overseas.
Object Australian Centre for Craft and Design passionately supports and promotes contemporary craft and design by showcasing the work of hundreds of talented Australian designers and makers every year.
Opera Australia is the national Australian opera company and performs over 200 mainstage performances throughout the year at The Sydney Opera House and the Victorian Arts Centre.
Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens is a celebration of our natural environment. You are invited you to walk on the grass, join a free guided tour, enjoy the harbour views and tell your friends.
Performing widely both nationally and internationally, Sydney Dance Company is one of Australia's best known contemporary dance companies.
An architectural masterpiece, Sydney Opera House is one of the world's leading performing arts centres, and home to some of Australia's most celebrated arts companies.
The internationally-acclaimed Sydney Symphony, resident at the iconic Sydney Opera House, performs more than 180 concerts a year with some of the world's most illustrious conductors and soloists.
Australia's largest theatre company, Sydney Theatre Company presents a diverse range of productions 12 months a year, featuring the best actors, directors, writers and artists from across Australia. The STC also manages Sydney Theatre, a state of the art venue situated across the road from The Wharf, the company's home on Pier 4/5 Walsh Bay.
Urban Theatre Projects creates distinctive new theatre works based on a process of dialogue between contemporary theatre practice and Sydney's diverse communities. Stories and images of contemporary life are created in collaboration with teams of artists from hybrid art practices and diverse cultural backgrounds.