Sydney's summer culture scene is all about late-night, alfresco and festival vibes. Here is our guide to the quintessential Sydney summer culture experiences – from cabaret and blockbuster exhibitions to Sydney Festival and starlight cinema.
2. Let your hair down with late-night cabaret
4. See something under the stars
La boheme on Sydney Harbour
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (HOSH) has become a centrepiece of Opera Australia's annual season: the productions are pure Sydney spectacle (harbour views, fireworks, bright lights and big flashy sets) but they're also accessible – and the combination is drawing new fans to opera.