Ignite your inspiration with the welcome return of warmer weather as Sydney sets the stage for a supercharged events calendar like no other. This Spring, the harbour city will play home to a blockbuster event line-up from exclusive international sporting events to Australian premieres of world-class musicals. Whether you love the edge-of-your-seat drama of championships, the joy of live music or the exhilaration of running over, past and through iconic landmarks, Sydney has something for every thrill-seeker this Spring – and beyond.
The Phantom of the Opera | 19 August – 16 October
Experience the phenomenon of one of the most successful musicals of all time, when Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary show makes its Sydney Opera House debut. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Night at the Barracks | 9 September – 9 October
Discover Sydney’s newest unique outdoor venue set under the stars at North Head. Night at the Barracks will feature performances by leading Australian performers – including rock, opera and jazz musicians as well as dance companies – across 16 iconic shows. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Sydney Everest Carnival | 17 September – 5 November
The Australian Turf Club prepares to welcome back the 2022 Sydney Everest Carnival at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens – the biggest Sydney Spring Carnival since pre-covid 2019. The eight-week Sydney extravaganza promises to be an unmissable celebration of world-class racing, hospitality, style and entertainment. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival | 18 September
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival returns on Sunday 18 September 2022. Marking a special 20th anniversary milestone, thousands of participants will walk, skip, and run across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, in one of four great races including the Blackmores Sydney Marathon – now an Abbott World Marathon Majors candidate race. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
UCI World Open Road Cycling Championships | 18 – 25 September
Wollongong will welcome the world’s best cycling athletes for the UCI’s pinnacle road cycling event –one of the world’s top five sporting events. Encompassing 11 world-class races over eight days of elite racing, Wollongong 2022 will play host to a non-stop city festival for the whole community. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup | 22 September – 1 October
This esteemed international event will bring together the world’s top female basketball players from 12 nations for 38 games to be played across 10 days at Sydney Olympic Park. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney | 22 September
After a three-year hiatus, the 2022 Qatar Airways IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney returns to the world-class sporting precinct of the Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) with a course nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains. Swim through the protected Penrith Lakes, then enjoy breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains during your bike ride. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Bruno Mars live and exclusive | 14 and 15 October
To celebrate the much-anticipated opening of Allianz stadium, international music sensation Bruno Mars will create history as the first official concert performance to raise the roof of Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium in two live and exclusive concerts on 14 and 15 October 2022. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 |16 October – 13 November
The Sydney Cricket Ground at Moore Park will host the world’s best cricketers in seven ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 matches, including Australia’s opening match against New Zealand and a Semi-Final. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Rodger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella | From 23 October
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Rodger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, opening at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in October 2022. Set to be the most captivating musical of the summer, transporting theatre-goers into a contemporary retelling of a classic tale. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Sydney International Art Series: Do Ho Suh | From 28 October
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) will host the Southern Hemisphere’s first major solo exhibition by internationally renowned South Korean-born artist, Do Ho Suh as a Sydney exclusive for the Sydney International Art Series 2022-23. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Aqua Rugby Festival | 10 – 12 November
Check out the action of this free, three-day floating rugby festival, with full-contact matches played atop of a 30×30 pontoon in Manly Cove, Sydney, where players have to dive off the floating pitch into the water to score a try and can be crash-tackled off the side pontoon. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Sydney Super Cup | 17, 20, 23 November
The Harbour city will host the inaugural Sydney Super Cup – an exciting three-match series between English Premier League club Everton, Scottish Premier League champions Celtic and local teams Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers on 17, 20 and 23 November. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
Opera on Cockatoo Island: Carmen | 25 November – 18 December
Opera Australia’s brand new, Sydney-exclusive open-air event, Opera on Cockatoo Island, launches this November with a gritty new production of Bizet’s much-loved Carmen, giving visitors a thrilling opportunity to experience world-class opera under the stars with stunning harbour views. For more details and to book tickets, click here.
And that’s not it…
Sydney’s supercharged line-up continues into 2023 as the harbour city plays host to even more new and exciting world-class events – the below is just a taster
- Sydney WorldPride 2023 | 17 February – 5 March 2023
- HOSH 2023: Madama Butterfly | 24 March – 23 April 2023
- TINA – The Tina Turner Musical | May 2023
- Beauty and the Beast | From 13 June 2023
- FIFA Women’s World Cup | 20 July to 20 August 2023
- SXSW Sydney | 15 -22 October 2023