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Pioneer Play Festival


When: Friday 23rd November & Saturday 24th November
Pioneer Theatre, cnr. Castle Street & Pennant Street, Castle Hill
Time: 10am-10pm
Cost: Individual events from $5 - $50. Festival Passes: from $52.75

A celebration of pioneering Australian theatre and performance takes centre stage in the heart of The Hills with the inaugural Pioneer Play Festival. The Pioneer Play Festival brings Sydney’s theatre lovers for two days of new and pioneering Australian plays, workshops, panels and kid’s activities celebrating the inaugural theme ‘Australian Voices’. Curated by Artistic Director Goldele Rayment and presented by theatre makers Company of Rogues, the festival will feature:
- the Sydney premiere of Felix Nobis’ play ‘Boy Out of the Country’ - a searingly funny contemporary bush ballad about family, urban development and the progress of life told in Australian vernacular verse.

- 50th Anniversary performance of Alex Buzo’s powerful exploration of race, culture and identity - ‘Norm and Ahmed’.
- Kid’s Creative Play - designed for young creatives aged 4 to 12, the Pioneer Theatre’s Rebellion Room will become a playground of kids’ performance and fun activations lead by professional performers, only $5!
- Women’s Voices in Theatre – Donna Abela’s Jump for Jordan and Joanna Murray-Smith’s Female of the Species come to life on stage in this interactive performance seminar.

The Pioneer Play Festival will also include a new national playwriting competition, the Pioneer Play Awards. The awards aim to encourage the development of new Australian theatre by rewarding an outstanding novice, emerging or established artist, in two categories – Youth (aged 0 to 17 years) and Adult (aged 18+). The awards will be presented by Mayor of The Hills, Dr Michelle Byrne, at a gala event that will include staged readings of the winning entries and a glamorous Mayoral reception on Friday, November 23rd. Festival events are ticketed separately OR purchase a Pioneer Pass to access all of the events in the program and get a discount as well! Pioneer Passes start at just $52.75.

Official website
Article by Company Rogues.

Mov'in Bed: Sydney's Outdoor Ben Cinema


When: Friday 30th November
The Showring, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Time: 7pm
Cost: $10-$93.90

Open Air Bed Cinema at the Entertainment Quarter Sydney. With a spectacular 150 beds under the stars, Mov’in Bed is the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world and surely the most comfortable one too. Blanket, pillows, glow side table, … Recline and unwind this summer at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. Get  your  snuggle  buddy(ies)  ready  coz  Mov’in bed  combines  the  best  things  in  life:  a movie night under the  stars in a comfy bed, sipping  on  a  glass  of  wine,  munching  on  some popcorn with your love one(s). Yes, you can be up to 3 in one bed…

The MIB (Mov’in bed) Team literally spend months selecting the best movies. Get ready for the latest blockbusters with the amazing, A Star is born, Bad times at the El Royal, Venom, First man , Bohemian Rhapsody… or enjoy movie classics such as Love actually or the Nightmare before Christmas and get the family out with the Incredible 2, The Jungle Book…  We don’t play twice the same movie, It’s an outdoor movie Festival!

If you think a breakfast in bed is cool, try a dinner in bed under the stars ! The very exclusive “Bed delivery” take the movie experience to the next level. Mov’in bed is partnering with the Rockpool   Dining  Group  - Fratelli Fresh, Bavarian Bier Café and Burger Project for a unique culinary experience. The food is delivered straight to your bed and the Bar will be serving wines, champagne, ice cream, candy and popcorn so that you are all set up for the perfect night.

Let’s make Cinema affordable for everyone ! Mov’in bed is offering to all movie lovers, very cheap ticket options on the grass. Tickets are limited per night, you can bring your blanket and your picnic and enjoy your favourite movie under the stars with your friends for as little as $9 per head. That’s a deal!

Phone: 8065 5071
Official website
Article by BBR Agency.

Lights of Christmas


When: Wednesday 5th December
St. Mary's Cathedral, 2 College Street, Sydney
Time: 7:30pm-midnight

The spectacular Lights of Christmas, an AGB Event presented by Paynter Dixon, will adorn St Mary’s Cathedral with Sydney’s favourite Christmas tradition. The free nightly light and sound show will run from December 5 – 25 inclusive, 7.30pm choir performances and projections from 8.30pm to midnight.

Phone: 9368 7277
Official website
Article by Alexis.

Woolworths Carols In The Domain


When: Saturday 22nd December
The Domain, Sydney

Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's largest Christmas celebration. 2018 will be the 36th year of this iconic star-studded Christmas celebration held in the Domain adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens. Each year Woolworths Carols in the Domain sees Australia's biggest stars come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with close to 50,000 people who join us on-ground, while millions across Australia watch the show from the comfort of their home on Seven.

On the day:
- Sponsor activities and sampling, superscreens and catering 12pm
- Reserved seating opens at 2pm
- Pre-show Entertainment starts at 3pm
- Main Event 7:45pm – 10:30pm

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Article by Woolworths Carols In The Domain.

Clearview New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises


When: Monday 31st December
The Promenade, King Street Wharf
Time: 6pm-1am

New Year’s Eve Cruises in Sydney may be months away, but Clearview Glass Boat Cruises have opened bookings with early bird prices offering great savings. Three unique glass boat packages (one is already sold out) that include a 5-course dinner, premium drinks & entertainment! This topped by 360° views of the harbour events and NYE fireworks displays are definitely a class apart from anything you’ve seen or experienced before! Don’t let this Sydney New Year’s Eve cruise pass you by!

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Article by Toms John.

Sydney New Year's Eve


When: Monday 31st December
Where: Sydney CBD & surrounds

Sydney celebrates New Year’s Eve in style with one of the largest, most technologically advanced fireworks displays in the world. More than 1 million spectators view the celebrations along the Sydney Harbour foreshore, and the event reaches a global audience of more than 1 billion. The stunning Sydney Harbour, famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and glorious Sydney Opera House will take centre stage for 2 spectacular firework displays: the family fireworks at 9pm, and the main event at midnight. Australia’s First Peoples are recognised with special Sydney Harbour Bridge lighting effects and harbour smoking ceremony as part of the Welcome to Country.

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Article by Sydney New Year's Eve.

Tell No Tales


When: Saturday 16th February
Hordern Pavilion

Tell No Tales will return to Sydney for a very special Summer edition on Saturday 16th February at Hordern Pavilion. For the first time in a long time, Hordern will open its doors for an additional OUTSIDE STAGE, located in the foyer courtyard. After its successful return last Summer featuring Laurent Garnier, Pan-Pot, Deborah De Luca, Derrick Carter and Agents Of Time. This special edition of Tell No Tales is a MUST for any techno fan in Sydney, with one of the biggest techno lineups to date.

Nina Kraviz
Amelie Lens
Damian Lazarus
Dax J
Eagles & Butterflies
Guy J
Sam Paganini
Woo York

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

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