Sydney Festival


Sydney Festival returns to Parramatta with a program of events to get your pulse racing and your feet moving.

BRILLIANT LOCATIONS: Circolombia’s URBAN arrives at Riverside Theatre for two adrenalin-fuelled weeks of mind-blowing acro-batics following seasons in London, Paris and New York, while the boys from Briefs are back with beards, burlesque and belly laughs at the Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, also home to a feast of musical talent.

Please note that the Salon Perdu Spiegeltent in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Park (directly behind Riverside) hosts a program of singers, bands, and late night cabaret. For a map of where the Salon Perdu Spiegeltent is located and venue access, please click on the “Getting Here” tab under each Sydney Festival show.

N.B. All events in the Salon Perdu Spiegletent are for patrons 18 years and over only.

SAVE ON TICKETS: Purchase tickets to 3 or more shows in Parramatta and you’re eligible for a 20% discount! Parra Packs can be purchased using the shows marked below. Tickets must be purchased in the same transaction. For more information, please refer to the ‘Discounts’ tab under each show.

  • URBAN

    15 Jan - 27 Jan 2013
    Riverside Theatre
    The visceral rawness, brazen attitude and high-voltage energy of Circolombia has put a rocket under contemporary circus.
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  • BRIEFS

    18 Jan - 27 Jan 2013
    Salon Perdu
    After whooping up a storm across Europe, Briefs is back with an all male circus to tantalise and tease.
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  • SASKWATCH

    18 Jan 2013
    Salon Perdu
    Melbourne nine-piece Saskwatch take cues from New York’s bangin’ modern soul scene.
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  • LEAH FLANAGAN – MIDNIGHT MUSES

    20 Jan 2013
    Salon Perdu
    A collection of songs, music and stories arranged by singer Leah Flanagan.
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  • LIANNE LA HAVAS

    22 Jan - 23 Jan 2013
    Salon Perdu
    La Havas is potent on stage as she performs with homespun neo-soul and scuffed folk-pop as her calling cards.
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  • yMUSIC

    24 Jan - 25 Jan 2013
    Salon Perdu
    The go-to ensemble for some of music’s biggest names, New York’s yMusic combine virtuosity with energy.
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  • NORMAN BLAKE AND JOE PERNICE

    26 Jan - 27 Jan 2013
    Salon Perdu
    See Blake & Pernice perform together live as the New Mendicants.
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  • Bombino

    11 Jan 2014
    Lennox Theatre
    Electric guitar firebrand Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar plays with the spirit of Hendrix.
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  • Amadou & Mariam

    12 Jan 2014
    Lennox Theatre
    This Grammy Award-nominated bring you inspired blues-infused Afro-pop.
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