One of the coolest things about Sydney Festival is that heaps of events are free. In fact, there are 47 free events during this year's event, taking place across hotspots like Hyde Park, Prince Alfred Square and the Domain. If you're short on cash but want to get your culture fix, take a look at the many free and cheap ways to enjoy this year's festival.
Looking for family-friendly shows? Here are the best Sydney Festival events for kids.
See our top 20 picks of the festival program.
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January is our favourite month of the year thanks to Sydney Festival. The three-week celebration of summer in the city includes more than 100 events across theatre, dance, circus, music and arts. This year is festival director Wesley Enoch’s second program and he’s brought a renewed focus on new Australian work, a deepening of our connections to country and languages, and lots of accessible public art.