• News

    Go Behind the Scenes with a Brilliant Aussie Pair from Exuberant Musical '& Juliet'

    The warm and talented duo of Amy Lehpamer and Yashith Fernando give us an inside look at the spectacular musical taking over Sydney Lyric Theatre.

  • Event

    Future Art Is Vivid 2023

    Friday, June 16, 2023

    Home the Venue, Sydney

    If you want to dance all night to world-class DJ sets while soaking up the creativity of the world's top digital artists, this is the Vivid Sydney party for you.

  • Event

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, August 27, 2023

    Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney

    The vengeful barber of Fleet Street is hitting an iconic Sydney stage this winter, and he's set to deliver all the musical macabre thrills you'd expect.

  • Guide

    Six Exclusive Events in Surry Hills' Hollywood Quarter to Add to Your Bright Winter Lineup

    During Vivid's takeover, this neighbourhood's got everything from exclusive set menus and rooftop hip hop parties, to arty installations and nightly live music.

  • Event

    Butter Presents

    Friday, June 23, 2023

    Butter, Surry Hills

    While the city shines brightly this winter, head to Butter for DJs, Vivid-inspired cocktails and a dedication to the NBA.

  • Event

    Mode Kitchen & Bar Aperitivo

    Monday, May 8 - Monday, December 4, 2023

    Mode Kitchen & Bar, Sydney

    Two happy hours here will have one delicious drink in your hand, and a plate of Italo snacks in the other.

  • Event

    Vivid Sydney at Hotel Hollywood

    Friday, May 26 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

    Hotel Hollywood, Surry Hills

    While the city shines brightly during Vivid Sydney, there's spectacular music and poetry most nights at this much-loved Hollywood Quarter pub.

  • Event

    Aedan Lee's 'UNION' at Paramount House

    Friday, May 26 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

    Paramount House, Surry Hills

    Head to this Surry Hills hotel for a dynamic art installation during Vivid Sydney's run — then stay for a drink nearby.

  • Event

    Gusta Della Musica at Alberto's Lounge

    Sunday, June 4 and 

    Alberto's Lounge, Sydney

    Vivid Sydney is seeing this elevated Italian joint make room for vinyl DJs on Sunday evenings.

  • Event

    Pre-Vivid Meal at The Rover

    Tuesday, May 30 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

    The Rover, Surry Hills

    If you're heading out to catch the city light up this winter, this Surry Hills bar and bistro has a standout set menu to fuel your night.

  • Event

    NAS NEO: On Print

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    National Art School, Darlinghurst

    Head to arty Darlinghurst digs on a wintry Thursday to catch drag performances, hands-on screen printing classes and food trucks.

  • Event

    Vivid Sydney at the Ace Hotel Sydney

    Friday, May 26 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

    Ace Hotel Sydney, Sydney

    While the city shines brightly this winter, there's plenty to do at this vibe-heavy venue in the Hollywood Quarter.

  • News

    Beginning with Gin: Three Winning Wintry Cocktails to Make Ahead of World Gin Day

    If you begin with gin and add a few simple three-step cocktail recipes, you've got the makings of a standout lineup of sips this World Gin Day.

  • Event

    Naturally at Darling Quarter

    Friday, May 26 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

    Darling Quarter, Sydney

    Expect bright lights, free live music and exclusive Vivid-only menus from your favourite venues in this harbourside locale.

  • Event


    Friday, May 12 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

    Griffin Theatre Company, Darlinghurst

    Hazel is up the duff, ready to party and wondering if she's cut out for motherhood — all the makings of a side-splitting piece of theatre.

  • Event

    Bloom Tall

    Thursday, May 18 - Thursday, June 1, 2023

    Rainbow Studios, Darlinghurst

    Head to Darlinghurst's Rainbow Studios this May to delight in a jungle of exceptional pieces by Sydney-based Kubi Vasak.

  • Restaurant

    Bar Italia

    169-171 Norton Street, Leichhardt

    This Little Italy stalwart has a limitless menu, $1 corkage and all the housemade gelato you could wish for.

  • Event

    The Cookbook Market by Buffet

    Sunday, April 2, 2023

    DRNKS, Alexandria

    Looking for a new Nigella? A Maggie Beer tome? Need some help from Ottolenghi, Ostro or Oliver? This is the market for you.

  • Guide

    Eight Retro-Inspired Motels to Book if You're After a Nostalgia-Laden Holiday

    These are the classic retro motels in Australia for when you're searching for your next nostalgic holiday spot.

  • Event

    Never Never Land

    Thursday, March 23 - Thursday, April 6, 2023

    Rainbow Studios, Darlinghurst

    The creative treasure trove that is Rainbow Studios is set to exhibit the co-created works of Angelica Wootton and Bella Greene — and Ester Spirits are pouring free martinis on opening night.

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