April events in Sydney

Get active in April with these 40 fun things to do in the city
Photograph: Daniel Boud

The fourth month of the year means shorter days and cooler nights, but don't hibernate just yet – April is packed with arts and culture festivals, rooftop cinemas and Easter-themed events to help you enjoy the autumn chill.

Parents, you'll find cute animals and fairground rides at the Royal Easter Show and plenty of suggestions for things to do in the school holidays. Reading this on April Fool's Day? You'll need our guide to Easter in Sydney (no, it's not a prank). Planning ahead to ANZAC Day? Here's where to play two-up. Need to get away? See our tips for short getaways near Sydney. 

April's biggest festivals and events

Skeletons and bodies on display at Real Bodies The Exhibition
Museums, Science

Real Bodies: The Exhibition

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Ever wanted to see a real human body, from the inside out? This new exhibition coming to the Byron Kennedy Hall features 200 real, perfectly preserved human bodies and anatomical specimens, alongside scientific descriptions and philosophical questions about what it means to be homo sapiens. 

Photograph's from Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Art, Galleries

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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The Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards and exhibition showcase not only the best of the natural world, but the patience, ingenuity and talent of the photographers who spend their time embedded within wildlife so that they can get that incredible, revealing shot. 

The Book of Mormon 2017 Princess Theatre Melbourne production still 01 feat Phyre Hawkins Ryan Bondy and A J Holmes photographer credit Jeff Busby
Theatre, Musicals

The Book of Mormon

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Written by ‘the South Park guys’, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this musical was the highest-charting musical in over 40 years, until Hamilton smashed all records. The show has toured all over the US, has a long-running production in the West End, and recently opened in Sweden. So is it worth all of the fuss? Does it still hold up in 2018? The answer is yes. 

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Keep the little ones entertained

Kids pose with their craft sea creature project.
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Kids, Active events

School holidays in Sydney

Looking for ideas to entertain the kids? We've found the best children's theatre shows, classes and workshops, outdoor activities and family festivals taking place during the school holidays.

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