Festival Stories
Festival Stories is where we go deeper on the shows and artists appearing at Sydney Festival.

Bookmark this page for interviews with the artists, behind the scenes stories, top picks from Festival programmers and arts critics, videos, podcasts, playlists and more.

It’s your window into the world of Sydney Festival.
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COVID-19 Update
Sydney Festival planning to return in 2021
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Thanks for joining us at #sydfest 2020!
A message from Festival Director Wesley Enoch
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8 free #SydFest art exhibitions still on after the Festival
Oh, you thought the fun was nearly over?
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Why critics are raving about Bran Nue Dae
“A leading contender for the country’s great musical”
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How to tackle the final week of Sydney Festival 2020
Our tips for the last week of the Festival
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How to tackle week two of Sydney Festival 2020
Insider tips on what to not miss at the Festival’s mid-point.
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We’ve launched! How to tackle Sydney Festival 2020's opening weekend
Insider tips on how to take on the Festival’s first week
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Sydney Festival partners with TodayTix to go all-digital with TIX FOR NEXT TO NIX
Get discount tickets from the palm of your hand
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What is Sydney Festival 2020, and what should you see?
Hot tips for everyone in January
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Fun, family-friendly shows for all ages
Plus free outdoor art activities!
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Watch Festival Director Wesley Enoch discuss 'rethinking Australian nationalism'
Including multiple Sydney Festival 2020 events and art installations
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10 unusual experiences you can only have at Sydney Festival
From world premieres to the truly weird
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Steve Kilbey’s top 6 picks for Sydney Festival
The alt-rock statesman gives us an insight into his tastes
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Under 30? Here are 17 shows with cheaper tickets for you
Livin’ la vida low income? We’ve got you.
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Watch a UTS academic break down the critical social themes explored in Anthem
“We’re on the cusp of change, and hopefully the change will be for the better”
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Watch the Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined producer explain Betty’s importance to a new generation
How Betty’s transgressive joys have been updated for 2020
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Watch Festival Director Wesley Enoch explain the overarching themes of the 2020 program
Hot tips direct from the curator
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8 most Instagram-worthy art exhibitions at Sydney Festival 2020
Where good culture meets good content
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Meet the cast of LIFE – the show
International clowning, aerialist and musical royalty
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5 unique live music gigs you’ll only see at Sydney Festival
Don’t sleep on your chance to see these one-offs
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