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Everything you need to see in Sydney

Need some inspiration to fill your Sydney days and nights? Here's the lowdown on the hottest events coming to the city this year. As a bonus treat, read on for your chance to win a trip to Sydney.

Whether you call Sydney home or you’re planning a trip to the Harbour City in the coming months, we’ve teamed up with Destination NSW to put together this handy guide covering some of the hottest events coming to the city. Let’s dig in.

Theatre is taking over Sydney in the coming months, with film/book favourites like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Muriel’s Wedding and Saturday Night Fever coming to the stage. If the outdoors is more your style, we’ve also got the goss on the Sydney Royal Easter Show. If you haven’t figured it out by now, there’s heaps going on in the New South Wales capital.

Start planning your nights pronto.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Golden tickets are in high demand now that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has taken over Capitol Theatre, but luckily, we’ve got insider knowledge on how you can get one. Experience the wonder of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featuring songs from the original film including Pure Imagination and The Candy Man, as well as a brand new Broadway score. Take a joyride through a world of pure imagination. Tickets available here.

West Side Story

There’s a reason why the view from Sydney Harbour is one of the most recognisable cityscapes around the world – and no matter whether you’re a Sydney local or just stopping in for a short stay, it doesn’t get any less breathtaking.

The Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is set to bring the mean streets of New York’s West Side to the harbour, when West Side Story arrives this March. The Jets and The Sharks will face off in a tale of love, rivalry, and infectious singalongs. Raise a glass as the sun sets over the city.  Tickets available here.

Saturday Night Fever

With a killer soundtrack and extraordinary disco dancing, Saturday Night Fever is ready to bring the dancefloor to Sydney Lyric. The 1977 movie was first turned into a musical in 1998 for London’s West End, but this new version premiered in Paris just last year. Jampacked with Bee Gees hits, it’s time to cheer on Tony Manero as he sets out to become the king of the club.  Tickets available here.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

There’s so much to see and do at the Sydney Royal Easter show that it’s hard to sum up here. There are animal competitions galore (from dogs to alpacas – the cute factor is huge), arts and crafts display, Team Isuzu D-Max Precision Driving, mountains of glorious food, a selection of top-notch showbags – and that’s only scratching the surface for what’s set to be a great day out for the whole family. It lands this April at Sydney Showgrounds.  Tickets available here.

Muriel’s Wedding

Not to worry though, the fun doesn’t end in April. Muriel’s Wedding was such a hit with Sydney theatre fans that it’s returning again, for a strictly limited season, this June – and this time, it’s even bigger. Bringing the cult 1994 film to the stage, get ready to relive all the mayhem, laughs, and incredible soundtrack that has kept Muriel’s Wedding so well loved for more than two decades.  Tickets available here.

The rest of your trip

If you’re heading to Sydney from out of town, you’re going to want to make the most of your stay – to make everything as seamless as possible, we’ve also got you sorted on that front.

Where to stay?

Throughout Sydney, there are accommodation options to suit every budget. From five-star hotels on Sydney Harbour to hostels and beachside hotels, spa retreats and resorts, apartments and cottages, or even camp on a harbour island – in Sydney, you can shape your holiday whichever way you want. That also includes where you stay – whether you want to be in the centre of the action, or head out to the north, south, east, or west, you can be certain that you’ll be close to amazing attractions, picturesque beaches, and fun outdoor adventures. Explore your options here.

Other things to do

From beautiful beaches to historical sites, delicious restaurants, to world-class museums, Sydney is jam-packed with activities and adventures to suit every lifestyle.

Take a ferry from Circular Quay across Sydney Harbour to some of the city’s top attractions, such as Luna Park and Taronga Zoo. In the city centre there’s the Sydney Tower Eye’s outdoor Skywalk, or head to Darling Harbour for SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

If you’re more of an outdoors-type, Sydney has some spectacular walks and hikes, from harbourside and coastal to those in national parks. For a hot tip – start at either Woolloomooloo or Barangaroo, and head along the beautiful harbour foreshore.

From secret beaches to nature parks, galleries galore, delicious food, and top-notch shopping – we can guarantee your time spent in Sydney won’t be dull. Head here to explore what else Sydney has to offer.

Until the end of February, we’re also giving you the chance to win flights and accommodation to Sydney. Head here for more information.

For tickets to all the above shows and to keep up to date with what’s on in Sydney, head to guides.ticketmaster.com.au/destinationnsw

**In partnership with Destination New South Wales

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