Sydney Festival is the time for every Sydneysider and visitor to celebrate summer in our city. From free installations and amazing art through to the newest of the new from around the world and across the nation. We set the scene as we spread our wings across the Eora territories.
The Festival is proud to be the single largest commissioner of new work in the country. We assist Australian artists to step up onto the world stage with confidence and to reflect, to the whole country, a vision for a future.
Sydney Festival brings to our city the newest works from the world’s most adventurous artists. We don’t just go shopping for what everyone else is doing: we unearth the interesting, the new and the exciting.
Wherever there is a debate to be had, a diversity of opinion or the need to speak the neglected story, Sydney Festival is there.
We are unashamedly diverse. We are equal parts cultural ambition and celebration. We happen where people gather in communities, on the streets and in the hallowed halls of culture. We are the summer festival that builds amazing memories, and the cultural leaders who take the world head on. We are both free and priceless; valuable and valued.
We have a simply humongous program inviting the diverse generations of Sydney to come out and enjoy our great city.
We are proudly Sydney. We are Sydney Festival.