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Watch Sydney come alive during the Sydney Festival a major arts festival which includes music, theatre, dance, opera and visual arts that runs for three weeks during January.

Between 8-25 January the Festival Village at Hyde Park North is an oasis of excitement and activities. Last week of the festival is family week and is jam packed fun program to suit every age.

Parramatta kicks off with a free Parramatta Opening Party on 9 January an open air street celebration happening around Parramatta Town Hall. Then you will find an awesome program of music, dance, circus and theatre at venues around Parramatta including Riverside Theatre, Parramatta Gaol & Centenary Square.

Sydney Festival, Sydney, Parramatta
Image courtesy of Sydney Festival website


Some of the exciting performances will include:

James Thierree's Tabac Rouge appearing at Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay.

Masquerade a much loved children's book running at Sydney Opera House between 9-17 January

The Kitchen - a healing show about the power of cooking at Seymour Centre 22-25 January

Atomic Bomb! - the Music of William Onyeabor 16-17 January at Enmore Theatre

Have I No Mouth - raw, real and affecting threatre 15-18 January at Seymour Centre

Long Grass - a powerful new dance work 14-18 January at Seymour Centre

Dancing for the Gods - Sri Lanka's dance rituals 2500 years in the making 8-11 January at Seymour Centre

The Experiment an audio visual journey to the dark end of ethics 15-17 January at Carriageowrks

Wot? No Fish a tribute to the extraordinary stories of ordinary people 13-18 January at Seymour Centre

Disco Dome an after-dark walking tour that will get you dancing through the streets of Parramatta 9-24 January at Information & Cultural Exchange

A Simple Space seven acrobats laugh at the rules of gravity 13-25 January at The Aurora

Sydney Festival, Sydney, Parramatta
Image courtesy of Sydney Festival website


There will also be plenty of free events including:

Parramatta Opening Party on 9 January at Centenary Square

Seu Jorge: Summer sounds in the Domain on 10 January

Spongebob Squarepants appears daily at Bay 19, 245 Wilson Street, Evenleigh 8-17 January

Waterfall swing for kids at Darling Harbour 8-24 January

City of Sydney Lawn Library 8-25 January =, 11am 11pm daily except Mondays at Hyde Park North

Symphony in the Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens, 18 January

Ferrython on 26 January at 11am at Circular Quay

Australian Museum in the Village, Hyde Park North 20-25 January 2015

Hotbed Designs, Hyde Park North 20-25 January

Sydney Festival, Sydney, Parramatta
Image courtesy of Sydney Festival website


Whether you enjoy music, theatre, dance, circus or cabaret, you are sure to find a performance that you will love. Many events are free and family friendly - find out more about free and ticketed shows at the Sydney Festival website

Sydney Festival, Sydney, Parramatta
Image courtesy of Sydney Festival website



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Why? Watch Sydney come alive
When: 8-21 January 2015
Where: Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Some events are free, others are paid
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