Sydney @ Night

People viewing the EORA - Dark Emu light projection on the Sydney Harbour Bridge south pylon during Vivid Sydney 2018, Photo Credit: Destination NSW, Photographer: Anna Warr, 2018

People viewing the EORA – Dark Emu light projection on the Sydney Harbour Bridge south pylon during Vivid Sydney 2018, Photo Credit: Destination NSW, Photographer: Anna Warr, 2018

Get an extra dose of art and culture at night in Sydney. From local artists to international stars, check out these after dark offerings across the city.

Regular offerings

UNSW Art and Design Galleries, Greens Rd, Paddington
First Fridays
First Friday of each month, until 9.00pm
UNSW Art and Design Galleries, Greens Road Paddington
First Fridays is a relaxing and stimulating way to participate in UNSW Galleries program of exhibitions, events, screenings and performances. A series of lively events engaging ideas in contemporary art and culture with a changing mix of music and performance, ideas and debate, food and wine, and first hand conversation with artists, makers, designers and creators.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks
Lights on Later
The MCA stays open until 9pm every Wednesday night – perfect for those who can’t visit the gallery during working hours. Lights on Later is a spontaneous and ever-changing event. Enjoy MCA exhibitions alongside hands-on workshops and talks by MCA tour guides. Hear informal talks by curators, artists and other creative thinkers on curious, sometimes controversial, topics.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
Art after Hours
On Wednesdays the Gallery stays open late for Art After Hours, courtesy bus runs every 15 mins from 7pm until closing from the Gallery to various locations in the city with proximity to public transportation.

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Badu Gili
Every day, sunset and 8.30pm, 9.00pm and 9.30pm*
Badu Gili – meaning water light in Gadigal language – is a free daily experience that explores ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection. Viewed from the top of the Monumental Steps, the projection illuminates the eastern Bennelong sail year-round.
*Screening times change with the sunset and season. See website for latest screening times.
Free entry

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
2 For 1 For You
Wednesdays
Sign up to Sydney Opera House’s weekly dealmail to receive 2 For 1 tickets for shows, as well as special deals on parking and other experiences throughout the week! Your weekly deals will be delivered straight to your inbox on Tuesdays from 5pm.

Sydney Observatory, 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point
Sydney Observatory Night Tours
Nightly, 6.30pm and 8.30pm
Explore the highlights of the southern sky on a night tour at Sydney’s oldest observatory. Use our telescopes to see the stars, Moon, a nebula, Mars or the planets during this quintessential Sydney experience.
Tours include the Planetarium, a telescope viewing (weather permitting) and a dome tour.
Tickets required


 

December 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks
Sounds on the Terrace: Moreton and Gypsys Of Pangea
4 December 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Summer’s here! Sip on a cocktail, enjoy the harbour view and relax with live music by Moreton and Gypsys Of Pangea on MCA’s rooftop terrace.
Free entry

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks
Sundown Sketch Club: December 2019
4 December 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
An evening with a canine model. Be challenged by a model who is by its very nature dynamic, curious and social. This fun challenge provides plenty of attention to details as we strive to capture the essence of the animal.
Tickets required

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