ON NOW // ON NEXT Sydney

A new segment on the blog – a regular wrap-up of things we’re keeping our eyes on. Check out the list for Sydney here.


A new treat hitting the blog will be this regular wrap-up of some shows, talks and more we’re heading to over the next few weeks.

This is just a tiny sliver of stuff on stage around Sydney – get out there and see something!


Art at Night | 2018 Finissage Party. A funtimes line-up of performance makers including Amrita Hepi, Tina Havelock-Stevens and Jo Lloyd, Rainbow Chan and more at UNSW for the closing of Art Month, curated by Jessica Olivieri. TOMORROW (Sat 24 March) ONLY. More info>>

Playwriting Australia | National Play Festival. Catch the final day of PWA’s National Play Festival tomorrow as scripts and discussions hit the stage at Eternity Playhouse. Finishes tomorrow. More info>>

Griffin Theatre Company | Kill Climate Deniers. Prompting a collective right-wing online shitstorm led by Andrew Bolt when David Finnigan’s script first surfaced in 2014, Griffin’s Lee Lewis tackles climate change and intergenerational responsibility head-on. Check it out until 7 April. More info>>

Sydney Chamber Opera | The Howling Girls. Damien Ricketson and Adena Jacobs use voice, amplification and instrument to explore trauma and ‘hysteria’ post-9/11. Catch it at Carriageworks from 28 March. More info>>

Sydney Theatre Company | Going Down. Michele Lee’s new show examines millennial sexuality and societal disapproval in STC’s latest offering. Previews tonight. More info>>

UNSW Centre for Ideas | World Without Mind with Franklin Foer. There’s a series of talks this weekend at Carriageworks, and in light of all things Cambridge Analytica (current office obsession), we’re pumped about Franklin Foer’s discussion of internet privacy in the era of big data. Tomorrow at Carriageworks. More info>>

Complicite & Bryony Kimmings | A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer. We <3 Bryony Kimmings and are super-keen to see her team up with Complicite to take on cancer and musical theatre at the Seymour Centre. Runs til 29 March. More info>>


Keep an eye out for these upcoming things.

Griffin Theatre | Batch Festival. Betty Grumble, Omar Musa, Bron Batten, Caleb Lewis and heaps more hit The Stables at Griffin for a packed festival of new theatre from 11 – 28 April. Don’t miss Sydney premieres from Black Birds and Adriane Daff as well. More info>>

Theatre Kantanka | Obscene Madame D. Riverside Parramatta hosts the premiere of this bold, immersive production fusing solo performance, binaural sound and the hallucinatory words and explorations of Hilda Hilst. Three nights only from 19 April. More info>>

Performance Space | Queer Nu Werk. A selection of brand new works in development from some of Sydney’s most exciting queer artists, including new work from Athena Thebus & Marcus Whale, Sezzo Snot, Aaron Manhattan, Betty Grumble and Stephen Cummins Bequest recipient Ian Sinclair (Ecosexual Bathhouse). ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sat 7 April. More info>>

Kooky at VIVID | Sydney Opera House Edition. If you’ve been one of the lucky few to get their sequined, mesh-clad, sweaty mits on tickets to Kooky’s VIVID takeover, it sounds like you’re in for a treat. Fri 25 + Sat 26 May. More info>>

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