Who said Bondi was just a summer destination? After a two-year hiatus, Bondi Festival is back with three big weeks of comedy, dance, theatre and all-ages hands-on activities, plus live readings, audio walks, reflective art and encounters designed to feed your curiosity and get you out and about this winter. From July 1-17, venues both traditional and unexpected will light up across the suburb for playful and immersive theatre shows, while the beloved Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel and Bondi Festival Ice Rink also make their beachside return. Audience interactivity takes centre stage in shows like Lyre: A Theatrical Séance, which sees audiences bussed to a secret location for a hilariously terrifying group séance led by magician Harry Milas, and I Liked It, But…, where you’ll join one of Australia’s best dancers for a tongue-in-cheek pub trivia night. Over music, silly stories, vegan meat trays and a few demonstrations, Sydney Dance Company and Chunky Move choreographer Joel Bray will break down the mysteries of contemporary dance. There’s more laughs to be had over at Badlambs Barbershop with @AbuSalim, a gender-bending comedy that follows self-professed “bardic barber, Lebbo poet and ladies man” from Fairfield, Zac, as he rehearses a new activist poetry show, while at Bondi Bowlo artist Bron Batten goes on real first dates in Onstage Dating, allowing audiences to witness true love blossom (or crash and burn). For a more solitary experience Acqua Profonda: A Trilogy turns the seasi
This June is a big one for Sydneysiders. Vivid has triumphantly returned after a two-year hiatus, bigger and better than ever before, and a whole bunch of incredible cultural delights, like the arrival of the blockbusting musical Moulin Rouge, will be thrilling theatergoers. The huge influx of new restaurants and bars across Sydney continues apace, including the highly anticipated debut CBD branch of American burger masters Five Guys. And the world's first 'challenge room' venue is throwing open its doors in Alexandria.
But that's just for starters. Take a look at all the incredible experiences you can look forward to this June in Sydney.