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Best Shows To Catch in Sydney This Autumn & Winter


Prepare to be entertained as Sydney gears up for an exciting lineup of concerts and shows this autumn and winter. From classic musicals to world class stand-up comedy, the city is buzzing with a diverse range of performances guaranteed to delight audiences of all tastes. If you are not sure where to start, here are the best shows to catch this autumn and winter curated by our local team. 


Shows At Capitol Theatre

Grease


Get ready to bring back memories from the 70s as Grease hits the stage in Sydney this autumn. This timeless musical, beloved by audiences worldwide, has been given a fresh twist with a multi-million dollar production that promises to dazzle and delight.


Featuring an array of unforgettable hits that have become synonymous with the era, Grease is the ultimate party musical, transporting audiences back to the good times with timeless classics like "Summer Nights", "Sandy", “Hopelessly Devoted To You” and "You're The One That I Want”. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of Grease live on stage! 


Date:  2 Apr – 1 Jun 2024  

Address: 13 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions: 8 min walk from Central Studio Sydney 


Chicago



As the longest-running musical on Broadway and one of the hottest shows of all time, Chicago promises a star-studded cast and a dazzling production. Created by musical talents John Kander and Fred Ebb, this electrifying musical has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards and a Grammy. With iconic songs like "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle," Chicago delivers a thrilling tale of murder, corruption and exploitation that will leave you on the edge of your seat.  


Date:  9 Jun – 21 Jul 2024  

Address: 13 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions: 8 min walk from Central Studio Sydney 


Sister Act



Based on the beloved film starring Whoopi Goldberg, this Broadway and UK smash hit follows the journey of Deloris as she witnesses a murder and finds refuge in a convent. As Deloris helps her sisters find their true voices, she unexpectedly discovers her own. With original music by 8-time Oscar award-winner Alan Menkenn Menken, Sister Act delivers an interesting blend of joy and upliftment that will leave you singing and dancing in the aisles. 


Date:  6 Aug – 1 Sep 2024 

Address: 13 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions: 8 min walk from Central Studio Sydney 



Shows At Sydney Opera House


West Side Story



Wander through the world of star-crossed lovers against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour as West Side Story returns to Handa Opera in 2024. This production promises an unforgettable experience with breathtaking fireworks lighting up the sky every night. Featuring the greatest score ever written for musical theatre, including iconic hits like "America," "Tonight," "Maria," "I Feel Pretty," and "Somewhere," West Side Story transports audiences with its dynamic dance numbers and timeless love story.  


Date:  22 Mar – 21 Apr, 2024 

Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions: 15 min drive or 25 min light rail from Central Studio Sydney 


Sydney Comedy Festival Gala



Get ready to laugh as Sydney hosts its biggest month of comedy with the Sydney Comedy Festival kicking off in spectacular fashion at the Sydney Opera House.  From international head line acts to Australian legends and up-and-coming talents, the Gala promises to be the premier comedy event on Sydney’s cultural calendar. Throughout the festival, audiences can also expect a diverse program featuring stand-up, sketch, satire, improv, musical, absurdist, theatre, magic and even kids comedy.  


Date:  25 Apr 2024 

Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions: 15 min drive or 25 min light rail from Central Studio Sydney 


Vivid LIVE



Experience the heartbeat of Sydney and dance the night away with Vivid LIVE. A part of the broader Vivid Sydney festival, Vivid LIVE offers an eclectic mix of live music across various genres, from rock and pop to electronic and jazz. From Australian premieres and exclusives to a diverse lineup of global acts and emerging voices, the event showcases the nation’s tapestry of talents. Be sure not to miss the Lighting of the Sails: Echo, a mesmerizing production that transforms the Sydney Opera House into a canvas for a captivating animated epic. 


Date: 24 May – 15 Jun 2024 

Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions:  15 min drive or 25 min light rail from Central Studio Sydney 



Shows At International Convention Centre (ICC)


Nick Cave



Catch Australian music legend Nick Cave as he returns to Sydney for a series of solo shows this May. Accompanied by Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood on bass guitar, Cave promises to deliver unforgettable performances showcasing his extensive catalogue. With a career spanning over 40 years, Cave is not only renowned as a lead singer and songwriter but also as a collaborative musician, score composer and writer across various mediums. Following a successful tour of North America, this is your chance to witness the musical genius live!  


Date: 3 May 2024 

Address: 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions: 10 min walk from Central Studio Sydney 


Missy Higgins



Join the celebration of two decades of musical brilliance with Missy Higgins as she embarks on her anniversary tour in Sydney this July. Marking 20 years since the release of her debut album, "The Sound Of White," Missy Higgins is set to captivate audiences with a memorable performance.  


This iconic album, which includes timeless classics like “Scar,” “Ten Days” and “The Special Two,” has left an indelible mark on Australian music history, selling over a million copies and earning six ARIA Awards since its release. The Second Act Tour will feature brand new songs alongside fan favorites, with the unmissable "The Sound Of White" album performed in its entirety, accompanied by a full band. 


Date: 6 July 2024 

Address: 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions: 10 min walk from Central Studio Sydney 


Ali Wong



Prepare for a night of entertainment as Emmy award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and producer Ali Wong takes the stage in Sydney this July. Renowned for her razor-sharp wit and unapologetic humor, Ali Wong has captured audiences worldwide with her Netflix stand-up specials, including the critically acclaimed "Baby Cobra", "Hard Knock Wife," as well as the Emmy-nominated "Don Wong." Her dark comedy film "Beef" further solidified her status as a comedic powerhouse. Now, fans have the chance to experience Ali Wong's trademark blend of hilarious anecdotes and fearless commentary live at the ICC.  


Date: 19 - 20 July 2024 

Address: 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia 

Directions: 10 min walk from Central Studio Sydney 

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