Sydney's never short of talks events, from big headline festivals like All About Women to the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, there are many opportunities to hear from international speakers on the subjects they know best. Plus, there are many venues that host talks from local speakers too, such as the Ethics Centre and the School of Life.
Whether you’re in a partying mood or require some more subdued recreation, our weekend’s round-up of music, theatre, art and entertainment is sure to meet your leisure time needs. See some new creations at the fresh art exhibitions on this week or explore diverse flavours at Sydney’s best restaurants. If all those warming winter dishes have taken their toll on your waistline, hit the tracks of Sydney’s best running routes. RECOMMENDED: Where to go ice skating in Sydney.
Find the biggest events happening in Sydney over the next seven days, from what to see at the theatre to film festivals, food events, art exhibitions, kids' events and more. Looking for more inspiration? We've picked out the 50 best restaurants in Sydney and 25 things to do under $25.
The Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre) is a state-of-the-art home for the best Australian and international performing arts. The space comprises an impressive 896-seat auditorium that houses the larger scale works presented by the Sydney Theatre Company, as well as regular seasons by the Sydney Dance Company, the Sydney Writers' Festival, Sydney Festival and the best in national and international touring works. It's the largest theatre in the Walsh Bay precinct and also houses the intimate Richard Wherrett Studio for small scale performances as well as the Hickson Road Bistro for pre-show dining. Gleebooks run the theatre bookshop prior to each performance.
Many have called Woolloomooloo’s historic Gunnery Building ‘home’ over the years, including squatting artists in the ’80s. Appropriately enough, it’s now (legitimately) home to several arts organisations. Artspace moved into the Gunnery way back in 1992 and quickly established it as a hotspot of Sydney’s contemporary art scene. Its annual program includes exhibitions, artist residencies, talks and symposiums, and the publication of artist monographs. The current director of Artspace is Alexie Glass-Kantor.
The first month of spring brings with it a series of local festivals and events like Bondi’s Festival of the Winds, the popular Surry Hills Festival and Cabramatta Moon Festival. It's also the month of major arts and culture festivals like Underbelly, Sydney Fringe and the Underground Film Festival. Don't forget, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday September 3 and school holidays from September 23.