Sydney Festival 2018
- Sat Jan 06 - Sun Jan 28 2018
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Sydney comes alive this January as Sydney Festival transforms the city through art and cultural.
With 134 events across 51 venues, from the CBD to Parramatta and Western Sydney, there's loads of family-friendly performances, exhibitions and workshops on offer.
Jurassic Plastic: 6-28 January 2018; 9am-5pm (closed Mondays); Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney - FREE
Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji recycles and reinvents unwanted plastic toys into colourful dinosaur sculptures and landscapes. Hands-on workshops also allow kids to get creative and transform toys into new works of art.
Four Thousand Fish at Barangaroo Reserve: 5-7, 13-14, 20-21, 26-28 January 2018; 4-9pm - Hickson Rd, Barangaroo - FREE
Help symbolically return four thousand fish to Sydney Harbour at this large, interactive art installation. You’ll also learn about the history of early colonisation and the Aboriginal leader and accomplished fisherwoman Barangaroo.
Swim In A Shipping Container - FREE.
Bring your swimmers and cool off in the centre of the city. The Meriton Festival Village is turning shipping containers into pop-up swimming pools, where you can catch some rays on the sun lounges and clear your head in the water in between art experiences and Spiegeltent performances. (BYO towel.)
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Village Sideshow: 5-28 January 2018; from 4.30pm (closed Mondays) - Hyde Park North - FREE and ticketed attractions.
The Festival's new fun park which includes a Karaoke Carousel, Glitterbox and Temple of Din featuring musical instruments made from pinball machines.
Lords of Strut: Absolute Legends: 11 January; 3.15pm, 12, 19 Janaury 2018; 3.30pm - Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park North - From $26 plus booking fee.
A high-energy comedy and dance show, featuring the stars of Britain's Got Talent.
Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus: 23, 24 & 26 January; 5.15pm. 27 January; 3pm - Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park North - From $32 plus booking fee.
Magical, zany, silent sketch comedy from the award-winning and internationally acclaimed clown.
The Wider Earth: 17-27 January 2018 - Sydney Opera House, Drama Theatre, Bennelong Point, Sydney - From $53 plus booking fee.
Charles Darwin's journey through nature, faith and science brought to life with puppets and actors.
Join The Dots: 16-21 January 2018 - Sydney Opera House, Drama Theatre Foyer, Bennelong Point, Sydney - FREE. Registration required.
A creative project connecting children in Sydney and Japan as they make digital art together.
Model Citizens: 2-28 January 2018 - Prince Alfred Square, Cnr Church & Market St, Parramatta - From $35 plus booking fee.
Circus Oz delivers awesome physicality and biting satire in its new work. With an impressive cast of mesmerising aerialists, cheeky characters, daredevil acrobats, hula hooping and backyard banter, Model Citizens subverts the suburban dream.
Circus Comes to Town: 11 January 2018; 5.30pm - Prince Alfred Square, Cnr Church & Market St, Parramatta - FREE
Roll up, roll up to celebrate the opening of Circus City and the Big Top with an evening of free entertainment, from live music to performances and workshops where you can test out your circus skills.
Alice in Wonderland: 5-27 January 2018 - Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church & Market St, Parramatta - From $36 plus booking fee.
A nonstop, madcap adventure for the whole family.
Highly Sprung: 11-21 January 2018 - Circus City, Prince Alfred Square, Cnr Church & Market St, Parramatta - FREE
Physical theatre experts Legs on the Wall deliver a spectacular and interctive trampoline show.
Backbone: 16, 17, 19 January; 7.30pm. 18 & 20 January; 6pm. 21 January; 5.30pm - Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church & Market St, Parramatta - From $36 plus booking fee.
A raw, high-octane exploration of the limits of human strength from acclaimed acrobatic troupe Gravity & Other Myths.
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