Update, Jan 14 2022: in light of the evolving Omicron surge, many events across Sydney have been postponed, rescheduled or cancelled alltogether. Things are changing rapidly. Always check ahead to see if an event or venue you're planning to attend is still open, and what precautions and conditions of entry are in place.
The show must go on, and Sydney's theatres are putting on the old razzle dazzle. January is brimming with blockbuster musicals and urgent dramas, and mask-wearing is a small price to pay to see what's in store. In case you weren't aware, most of Sydney's theatres signed a joint statement to continue vaccination requirements and other measures to keep everyone safe.
Sydney Festival has also kicked off with a program of over 100 cultural events. You can find some of our top picks and info on how you can navigate the festival safely and comfortably over here.
Read on for our guide to what's showing now and what's heading your way very soon.