Sydney Festival 2017


Sydney Festival returns in 2017 with a fantastic line-up of artists and events across Parramatta and Western Sydney from Australia and around the world. Featuring a dedicated circus program in Parramatta, a major visual arts exhibition, five world premieres and two exclusive performances, Festival Director Wesley Enoch’s inaugural program is bursting with free and ticketed events. general tickets go on-sale on 31 October at 9am and can be purchase via the show links below. Please note Sydney Festival Multi-packs go on-sale on the 27th October and can be purchased via the Sydney Festival website.

Sydney Festival is delighted to launch Circus City in Parramatta. Running for ten days from January 12 – 22, Circus City will feature 4 shows, 34 workshops and 55 free events including talks, films, an exhibition and a series of events for circus professionals.

Riverside Theatres and The Spaghetti Circus Big Top in Prince Alfred Square will play host to this celebration of circus, bringing together different practices from overseas and across the country. Featuring work by Canada’s Cirque Éloize, UK’s Ockham’s Razor, Brisbane’s Circa and Company 2, the program will highlight the evolution and theatricality of contemporary circus practice.

  • Hakawati

    11 Jan - 21 Jan 2017
    Off Site Venues
    Based on an ancient tradition of breaking bread and storytelling, Hakawati takes a contemporary Western Sydney twist.
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  • Kaleidoscope

    13 Jan - 18 Jan 2017
    Lennox Theatre
    Come and view life through Ethan’s eyes in a joyous, poetic circus experience that explores the great beauty found in the smallest things.
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  • Humans

    13 Jan - 19 Jan 2017
    Off Site Venues
    A woman stands in front of the audience. Two arms. Two legs. One head. One thousand fears. A complex past. An unwritten future.
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  • Tipping Point

    17 Jan - 21 Jan 2017
    Off Site Venues
    London-based Ockham’s Razor push themselves to the limit on 5-metre metal poles that transform into a myriad of walkways, pillars and pendulums
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  • iD

    12 Jan - 22 Jan 2017
    Riverside Theatre
    A high-energy blend of circus arts and urban dance, a production for the young-at-heart.
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