Looking for things to do in Sydney? Here are our top picks for July's best sights, sounds and experiences.
2018 Scandinavian Film Festival
10–29 July, Palace Cinemas
What's better than a dose of Scandinavian cinema on a cold winter evening? Catch some of the best films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland including the premiere of the Icelandic gem Under the Tree.
14 July, Carriageworks
Klub Koori (SF17) returns to Carriageworks with the award winning Electric Fields, a striking merging of living traditional culture with electronic music. The music ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronic works through to intimate story-songs, which vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding often sings in his traditional language Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara.
7-14 July, Sydney Opera House & 19-21 July, Riverside Parramatta
Multi award winning theatre company Tall Stories return with original live music, imaginative storytelling and a generous dash of comedy. Based on some of Oscar Wilde’s most beloved fairy tales, join a live band of storytelling musicians on a fantastic journey through palaces, forests and beyond.
Taiwan Film Festival
27–29 July, Event Cinemas, George Street
The inaugural Taiwan Film Festival takes place over three days at the end of the month with premieres including The Tag Along 2, The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful.
Which Way Home
24 July-4 August, Seymour Centre
From ILLBIJERRI Theatre Company comes a road trip comedy 80,000 years in the making. Tash and her dad are going home to country, where the sky is higher and the world goes on forever.
NAIDOC in the City
14 July, Hyde Park
NAIDOC in the City is a free celebration of the world’s longest living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city. Taste the treats from the earth oven, join in the dance circle, watch cooking demonstrations and enjoy live music and performances.
The Long Forgotten Dream
Sydney Theatre Company, 23 July – 25 August
This exceptional new Australian drama is a deeply human story that weaves together wry humour, poetic imagery, and a captivating array of richly drawn characters.
Belvoir, 9 June – 15 July
Peter Carey’s dark comic fable adapted for the stage by Tom Wright and directed by Matthew Lutton. An advertising executive dies and is resuscitated, but now believes he is in hell and on a path seeking redemption.
12-15 July, The Rocks and Circular Quay
Celebrate French food, wine, art and culture in the heart of The Rocks and Circular Quay. Bring some bleu, blanc, rouge to winter with cabaret, live music, cinema and more.