City of Parramatta
Parramatta has it all – a food scene as diverse and vibrant as its people, exciting shopping experiences, unique entertainment opportunities, lively nightlife, rich culture and heritage as well as breathtaking natural beauty.
At the geographical centre and heart of global Sydney, the City of Parramatta is a multifaceted marketplace of ideas and culture that offers a range of unparalleled opportunities for businesses, community and visitors.
City of Parramatta and Sydney Festival’s partnership began more than a decade ago and has developed as the festival and the city have blossomed in that time.
The Sydney Festival’s Parramatta content is of the highest quality, showcasing exclusive Western Sydney programming including high profile concerts, Symphony in the Park, art installations, premieres and international seasons at Riverside Theatres.
As a gathering place for the Burramattagal people for over 60,000 years and the location of Australia’s first Government House, to a proud tradition of welcoming families and communities from across the world looking for their new home, Parramatta is a central meeting place.
With striking new architecture alongside heritage buildings and sites, underpinned by the ancient and contemporary depths of Darug people’s culture, Parramatta is a brilliant stage for events of every size.
In 2023 Sydney Festival, City of Parramatta, CREATE NSW and Historic Houses Trust collaborate to present Dyin Nura - Women's Space at Old Government House, Parramatta Park. Extraordinary images of First Nations women will be projected on the house alongside a curated series of women’s performances, art, music and stories.
The popular Sydney Symphony Under The Stars
takes place in beautiful, world-heritage listed Parramatta Park and Riverside Theatres present Afrique En Cirque Kalabanté
by Restless Dance Theatre as well as other exclusive performances.