Sydney Festival Parramatta

By Discover Parramatta

Sydney Festival is coming to Parramatta's Riverside Theatre and Parramatta Park with a program of exciting shows from a range of different artists and disciplines. 

A cultural celebration of bold ideas and cutting-edge art and performance, Sydney Festival transforms Sydney every January. 

For this coming January 2021 they have commissioned some ground-breaking new Australian art to recover, reconnect and reinvigorate. 

Start the New Year by opening your mind and get your arts' fix this January. Book tickets to experience a theatre, dance, classical music, or comedy show. Make a night of it and dine in at a restaurant on Eat Street.

FNL ... Alive & Unlocked!

 

Cabaret diva Catherine Alcorn and national treasure Paul McDermott shake off 2020 with ribald, unbridled music, cabaret and comedy at Friday Night Live (FNL).

  • When: 5-9 January 2021
  • Where: Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta, NSW, 2150
  • How much: Tickets starting at $49.90 
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Queen Fatima 

 

Queen Fatima is a heartfelt comedy about celebrating our differences, from acclaimed writer James Elazzi (Lady Tabouli, Sydney Festival). Directed by Paige Rattray, Fatima is part of True West, the National Theatre of Parramatta’s independent theatre season celebrating contemporary voices and talents from Sydney’s west.

  • When: 7-16 January 2021
  • Where: Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta, NSW, 2150
  • How much: Tickets starting at $44 
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True West

 

True West, where fresh and vibrant voices are adding their stories to our cultural landscape. Join us for a celebration of talent with a world premier season of James Elazzi’s Queen Fatima, play readings of works in progress, a Creative Compass talk and a solo physical theatre workshop by UK based, Western Sydney artist Matthew Wells.

  • When: 9-16 January 2021
  • Where: Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta, NSW, 2150
  • How much: Free
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H.M.S. Pinafore

 

Who, among equals, is the most equal? Can love level the playing field? H.M.S. Pinafore playfully sends up a class-obsessed society with the story of a feisty flower of British maidenhood who falls for Ralph Rackstraw, a handsome sailor with a surprising secret.  

  • When: 13-23 January 2021
  • Where: Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta, NSW, 2150
  • How much: Tickets starting at $44 
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Dance Makers Collective and Future Makers

 

Take a walk in Parramatta Park, the heartland of the Barramatta people, and uncover a collection of hidden dances.

The landscape here has changed drastically since colonisation. Buildings have been erected, pathways carved and gardens manicured, meanwhile an entire city grows skyward around it. Responding to the stories and the landscape, ten of Sydney’s best choreographers create a series of solos, performed by the next generation of dance artists.

  • When: 21-24 January 2021
  • Where: Parramatta Park
  • How much: Tickets starting at $29
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Sydney Symphony Under The Stars

Sydney Symphony Under the Stars has long been one of Sydney Festival’s most popular and widely anticipated events. And even though the world is a different place now, this fabulous outdoor concert of the greatest, most moving and most loved symphonic music will be as spectacular as ever.

  • When: 8-9pm, 23 January 2021
  • Where: The Crescent, Parramatta Park
  • How much: Free
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