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January events in Sydney

The sun is shinning, adventures are lined up and Sydney is ripe for the taking

Woman walks through a crowd with a glass of bubbles.
Photograph: Karl Schwerdtfeger

The first month of the year is packed with summer music festivals, outdoor markets, blockbuster theatre shows and major art exhibitions. Make the most of January in Sydney with our guide to the biggest events this month.

Got little rugrats? Bookmark this guide to the summer school holidays.

If you're entertaining guests, why not show them the best walks in Sydney, marvel at Sydney's superb sights, or give in to the summer heat and hit up these hot yoga classes.

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January's big hitters

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2019 Broadway production shot, photo credit: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Theatre, Musicals

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

icon-location-pin Capitol Theatre, Haymarket

Sydney audiences will step into a world of pure imagination with the new musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The show, which just wrapped up a three year run on the West End and a short stint on Broadway, is opening at the Capitol Theatre.

Man sits and looks down camera.
Photograph: Supplied
Things to do, Exhibitions

Akira Isogawa

icon-location-pin Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

He is recognised as one of the country’s most respected designers, and Akira Isogawa has made a name for himself as a pioneer of modern Australian and Asian fusion fashion. In this Powerhouse Museum exhibition, visitors can explore Isogawa’s creative impulses, cultural influences and design background. 

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