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The best pubs with fireplaces in Sydney
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Trevor review
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Trevor review

This quirky and touching play has an unusual lead character

Razorhurst review
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Razorhurst review

This new musical tells the story of the Queens of the Cross in the 1920s and '30s

David Stratton Presents Martin Scorsese's Scariest Films Ever Festival
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David Stratton Presents Martin Scorsese's Scariest Films Ever Festival

See classic jump scares, slasher scenes and supernatural encounters in this festival dedicated to Scorsese’s favourite terrifying films

Anna Bolena
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Anna Bolena

Opera Australia continues its season of digital productions with the story of Henry VIII's second wife

Caught Stealing: The Art of Misappropriation
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Caught Stealing: The Art of Misappropriation

Australian artists known for their thieving are brought together for this National Art School exhibition

NAIDOC Week with Wayne Quilliam
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NAIDOC Week with Wayne Quilliam

A free digital art exhibit is coming to Darling Quarter for NAIDOC Week

The Astral Plane review
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The Astral Plane review

Charlie Garber's comedic fantasy bursts onto Belvoir's Downstairs stage

Anatomy of a Suicide review
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Anatomy of a Suicide review

Three generations of women struggle with pain, addiction and mental illness in this new British play

Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand review
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Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand review

Australia's leading Indigenous dance company is celebrating a milestone with this triple bill

Aquarium After Dark
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Aquarium After Dark

Meet moon jellyfish and blubber jellies at this after-dark aquarium adventure

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Latest news stories

Sydney has a new rooftop sauna in Surry Hills

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Sydney has a new rooftop sauna in Surry Hills
Play your favourite ’80s and ’90s games in a neon rooftop playground 250 metres above the city

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Play your favourite ’80s and ’90s games in a neon rooftop playground 250 metres above the city
Sad news: Paper Bird will close its doors in August

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Sad news: Paper Bird will close its doors in August
Get festive at this pop-up Christmas bar this July

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Get festive at this pop-up Christmas bar this July
How to make the most of Negroni Week

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How to make the most of Negroni Week
Antidote has announced its first speakers for this year’s festival

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Antidote has announced its first speakers for this year’s festival
A swanky Middle Eastern rooftop restaurant opens today in the CBD

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A swanky Middle Eastern rooftop restaurant opens today in the CBD
War Horse is galloping back to Sydney

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War Horse is galloping back to Sydney
This massive inflatable obstacle course is coming back to Sydney

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This massive inflatable obstacle course is coming back to Sydney
IKEA Tempe is collecting old bed linen for adorable doggos at the RSPCA

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IKEA Tempe is collecting old bed linen for adorable doggos at the RSPCA
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Competitions and announcements

Win a VIP holiday experience at Café del Mar Bali
Travel Win a VIP holiday experience at Café del Mar Bali

Café del Mar is launching in Bali mid-2019, and you have the chance to experience it like a VIP at their Grand Opening event

Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

Our winter issue will be available from June 6-7. 

Merivale is cutting your evening bar tab by 49 per cent in June
Things to do Merivale is cutting your evening bar tab by 49 per cent in June

With drinks almost half price in 39 venues, this is your chance to sample top-shelf beverages that are otherwise out of reach

A guide to shopping on the Central Coast
Travel A guide to shopping on the Central Coast

Here’s where to get your retail therapy on the Cenny Coast. 

A guide to eating and drinking on the Central Coast
Travel A guide to eating and drinking on the Central Coast

Top chefs and great plates of food can be found all along the coast.

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The best of Sydney

The 26 best cafés in Surry Hills
Restaurants The 26 best cafés in Surry Hills

No visit to Sydney is complete without a repast at the undisputed breakfast capital of Australia. 

The 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney Right Now
Restaurants The 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney Right Now

Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked ‘best of’ for Sydney's food scene.

The best op shops in Sydney
Shopping The best op shops in Sydney

Secondhand doesn’t have to mean second best. 

50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Things to do 50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Take a read and get cracking on that ultimate to-do list. 

The best spas in Sydney
Health and beauty The best spas in Sydney

Whether you want hardcore results, or just a bit of chill time.

The 50 best bars in Sydney right now
Bars The 50 best bars in Sydney right now

Ensure your evenings never run dry.

Where to find the best blowholes in New South Wales
Travel Where to find the best blowholes in New South Wales

First things first: get your head out of the gutter. 

The best markets in Sydney
Shopping The best markets in Sydney

Whether it’s the brekky pho or racks of vintage threads that gets you out of bed in the morning. 

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions Sydney sightseeing

Sydney packs a punch when it comes to spectacular views and thrilling activities.

The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney

Every dog loves a trip to the beach. 

Where to see animals in Sydney
Attractions Where to see animals in Sydney

Head to these zoos and parks for a guaranteed meet, feed and pat. 

The best nudist beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best nudist beaches in Sydney

Feel the fresh salt water over every part of your body.

The best day trips from Sydney
Travel The best day trips from Sydney

Point your compass in the direction of one of these nearby towns, regions and bush walks.

The 50 best cafes in Sydney
Restaurants The 50 best cafes in Sydney

Whether it's a reward after tackling one of Sydney's beautiful walks or a caffienated catch up or a hangover fixer.

The best hotels in Sydney
Travel The best hotels in Sydney

There are a few hotels whose hospitality is just as popular with locals as with those visiting town.

Top Sydney attractions
Attractions Top Sydney attractions

Let us be your guide to the sights you need to see and the ones you can wave to from an open-top bus. 

Where to find the best Sydney parks
Attractions Where to find the best Sydney parks

While away an afternoon or simply catch a break at lunch time. 

The best rooftop bars in Sydney
Bars The best rooftop bars in Sydney

Sometimes there's nothing better than the sun on your back and a cool drink to keep things chill.

Sydney's harbour islands
Things to do Sydney's harbour islands

Take a day trip to one of these ten landmarks surrounded by water.

Sydney’s best tours
Things to do Sydney’s best tours

From seaside foraging trails to urban graffiti walks. 

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Neighbourhood guides

Manly
Manly

Every day’s the weekend at this beachside suburb.

Newtown
Newtown

We love Newtown for the music. We love it for the food.

Chippendale
Chippendale

Chippo packs a lot of punch for a little fella. 

Bondi
Bondi

The beachside 'burb has amazing cafés, diners and shops.  

Ashfield
Ashfield

Ashfield holds onto the charming remnants of its ageing looks.

Parramatta
Parramatta

Parramatta's food and drink scene is on the rise.

Fairfield
Fairfield

Flavours dominate this multicultural hub in Western Sydney.

Crows Nest
Crows Nest

It's one of the highest points of all of the northern suburbs.

Petersham
Petersham

Make Sydney’s ‘Little Portugal’ your first port of call.

Penrith
Penrith

There’s more to Sydney’s adventure capital than adrenaline highs.

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BoConcept brings chic Danish designer furniture to Sydney
Shopping BoConcept brings chic Danish designer furniture to Sydney

Walking into a BoConcept store is like entering an alternative reality, giving you a glimpse of what your life could be like if you were living the best version of it. If your home were this clean, organised and stylish, surely you would cease to clutter it with unfolded laundry and takeaway menus? (Would you even order takeaway anymore, or would you cook organic meals and host dinner parties around your elegant-yet-functional dining table?) Good design can be aspirational like that. And Danish company BoConcept has been crafting modern, innovative furniture since 1952. You know – the kind of pieces that feel as good to sit on as they are to look at. Or effortlessly stylish interiors that signal the owner has both means and taste – or at least the good sense to outsource their decorating to the interior designers that staff BoConcept Sydney stores. The in-store stylists can guide you towards the furniture and accessories that fit your lifestyle, or the designers that most align with your aesthetic. Some serious names have designed contemporary pieces for BoConcept: Morten Georgsen, Anders Nørgaard, Henrik Pedersen, Frans Schrofer, ARDE, Oki Sato and rockstar designer Karim Rashid are all among their ranks. (Don’t know those names? Don’t worry, their work speaks for itself.) Whether you need to enliven your living space with one outstanding furniture piece, or furnish your entire dwelling with coordinated design, BoConcept's customer-focused interior designers can help.   C

Razorhurst
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Razorhurst

Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine have fascinated Sydney since they ruthlessly ruled the Darlinghurst underworld in the 1920s and '30s. Their long-lasting feud was even the subject of Channel Nine's Underbelly: Razor series. Now they're getting the musical treatment in this new show penned by Kate Mulley and Andy Peterson. The show kicks off in 2019 when Kate Leigh's former shop for sly grog is being reopened as a hipster coffee shop. But the ghosts of the past are never far away, and the audience is taken back to the height of the razor gang wars. Amelia Cormack and Debora Krizak star as the two crime queens in this Hayes Theatre Co production directed by Benita de Wit.

ATYP Winter School Holiday Drama Workshops
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ATYP Winter School Holiday Drama Workshops

Keep the kiddos occupied and creatively engaged over the winter holidays with drama workshops by the Australia Theatre for Young People (ATYP). The week-long programs are suitable for 4 to 18 year olds, and cover acting, singing, storytelling, filmmaking, stagecraft, comedy and imagination stretching – all taught by working actors and industry professionals. Aspiring young thespians can practice accents, take a screen acting intensive class, or develop into a true triple threat at a musical theatre class. Teens interested in getting behind the camera can make their own horror films or learn how to create a YouTube channel (may as well put those smartphones to good use, eh?). The youngest kids will be guided through creating a group show to be performed at the end of the week for friends and family, which is both an exercise in collaboration and a showcase of utter adorableness. The workshops are being offered at venues around the city, with after-class childcare available at some locations. Classes run 8-19 July and can be booked through the ATYP website.

See the greatest pub gig in the city inside the Sydney Opera House
Theatre See the greatest pub gig in the city inside the Sydney Opera House

This feel-good pub night-meets-performance was a sellout hit at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and had a successful season at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year. Now it's returning for an encore season sure to warm your heart and get your feet tapping along to an eclectic soundtrack packed with pop bangers. Set in a beautifully recreated pub (complete with working beer tap and free pints for those who arrive early enough), nine blokes from England and Ireland belt out harmonies from the likes of Guns n’ Roses, Adele, the Proclaimers, Sia and even the odd Broadway classic, accompanied by tap dancing, arm wrestling and beer mug percussion. There’s even a sing-along to John Farnham. When we caught its original Opera House season earlier this year, we said, in a four-star review: "The performers are experts in bringing the crowd along with them as they play music on guitars, banjos and fiddles, and tap-dance their way through the night. There is some audience participation, but you’re likely to at least get a free drink out of it." The show has plenty of friendly banter about the importance of such spaces for men’s mental health and building communities, which makes this a surprisingly moving and subtly political show in a time when pubs are being forced to close up shop all around the world.  The Choir of Man returns to the Opera House this November.

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