The Sydney Festival, a celebration of arts and culture, is held in Sydney each January.
The 2008 Sydney Festival runs for three weeks from January 5 to Australia Day, January 26. The Sydney Festival features local and international theatre, music, dance, multi-disciplinary and visual arts, and is one of the biggest arts festivals not only in Australia but in many parts of the world.
It is a celebration of culture — and a period of fun, joy, pleasure, and fresh new insights.
Highlights of this year's Sydney Festival include:
Dance and Physical Theatre
- Dance Screen, a showcase of dance on film, at Sydney Opera House from January 5 to 26, free entry.
- Three Works by Nacho Iduato at Lyric Theatre, Star City, from January 6 to 8.
- The Age I'm In at Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre from January 7 to 12.
- Construct at Sydney Opera House Playhouse from January 9 to 13 and at Parramatta Riverside Lennox Theatre from January 16 to 19.
- Kin at Sydney Opera House Studio from January 23 to 26.
Free Outdoor Events
- Festival First Night from 3pm to 11pm on January 5 at various Sydney venues including The Domain, Hyde Park, Macquarie St and Martin Place.
- Movies in the Overflow evenings at Sydney Olympic Park from January 5 to 20.
- El Barrio, Jazz in The Domain, from 8pm on January 12.
- Spellbound, Symphony in The Domain, from 8pm on January 19.
- Fourplay at the Famous Spiegeltent, Hyde Park North, from January 10 to 12.
- Sufjan Stevens at State Theatre from January 12 to 14.
- Bjork at Sydney Opera House Forecourt in the evening of January 23.