Sydney Festival 2024

Sydney Festival 2024

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Posted 2023-12-19 by Ashleigh Meiklefollow

Fri 05 Jan 2024 - Sun 28 Jan 2024

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January 2024 sees the arrival of the Sydney Festival , and in 2024 it will run from the 5th of January to the 28th of January. Sydney Festival is a city-wide celebration of culture, creativity, and a questioning mind, as well as the arts during summer. It has run since 1977, and features a range of free and ticketed events across theatre, music, dance, visual arts and all experimental aspects of live performance.

Sydney Festival is the commissioner of new Australian works to showcase Australia’s diverse storytellers to the world, and also allows many of the world’s finest artists to come to Sydney. Sydney Festival has hosted many memorable productions over the years, from Cloudstreet in 1998 to unique Australian musicals like The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in 2007, and many musicals and other quirky and unique performances, as well as hosting major Australian musicians, performers, and comedians, and a range of international artists, allowing as many stories as possible to be told in a range of mediums.

In 2023, one of the highlights will be Blak Out, showcasing Indigenous talent, such as the production of Tiddas , based on Anita Heiss’s novel. Tiddas will be performed at the Belvoir Street theatre between the 12th and the 28th of January and will feature five women discussing books, life, and secrets in an Australian setting.

During this three-week long festival, there will be something for everyone to enjoy – free events, ticketed events, events during the day, events during the night and events for families, and the website indicates there is a range of accessibility features, which include having some of the festival online for those who cannot get there in person, which ensures that the festival is embracing diversity and accessibility in the arts.

As much of this festival takes place during school holidays, there are several events that families can get involved in. Some of the family events, like Te Wheke-A-Muturangi: The Adversary is free, and you can choose the event that works best for you and your family – and it looks as though many of the family events are free, but check out the details for what you are interested in, which are all available on the website. Another free, family event that looks interesting is Hive Festival: Art Gallery of New South Wales , where families can explore art, music, performance and play over the weekend of the 13th and the 14th of January. This is a wheelchair-accessible event filled with creative, hands-on workshops about storytelling and performance for all ages – a perfect school holiday outing.

In an effort to make Sydney Festival, there is also the AT HOME Online digital viewing platform , which will bring the art to people at home to watch during the festival season and beyond, and access to the content is free, and you can watch it as often as you like. Simply choose what you would like to watch and hit play – no registration necessary, and it means that art is being made accessible to all in ways that work for their needs. The events range from documentaries to circus performances, music and much more – keep an eye on the website to see when the digital content will be live.

With so much on offer, there will be something for everyone at Sydney Festival – make sure you keep up to date with emails and websites.

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