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5 highly anticipated art events Sydney 2017

Theatregoers will love this winter’s line up of spectacular shows and performances in Sydney. This year, listings boards feature some of the best shows in Sydney, with exciting and sometimes eclectic special events. Here, we offer an idea of the art events Sydney offers this season and some suggestions for show visitors to enjoy the best theatres in Sydney.

1. Archibald Exhibition

Among the best exhibitions in Sydney, the prestigious Archibald has the latest portraits of sporting heroes, politicians, celebrities and journalists, ranging from the shrewd to the quirky – and fine detail to thick impasto. See the lucrative Archibald Prize winner, by Mitch Cairns, depicting Agatha Gothe-Snape as a contemplative, musing and perhaps resistive subject. While there, don’t miss the winning Packing Room Prize portrait of Lisa Wilkinson, painted by Peter Smeeth. Currently on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, finalists’ paintings go on tour from October 27th.

2. My Fair Lady

Musicals in Sydney in August include a new version of the 1956 classic production My Fair Lady. On tour from Thursday 24th at the Capitol, one of the best theatres in Sydney, this great musical follows the original plot, scenery and costumes. A warm, vivid and witty story on a Cinderella theme, the three-hour performance features glorious music and excellent dancing. Directed by Julie Andrews herself, it promises to become one of the best shows in Sydney.

3. The Show Goes On at the Sydney Opera House

Fans of the world’s greatest divas will love The Show Goes On, on at the Opera House from 25th August to 10th September. Featuring the talented singing of Bernadette Robinson, this performance brings together a rich mixture of star power, glamour and even drama in astonishingly accurate interpretations of Shirley Bassey, Maria Callas, Edith Piaf and Barbara Streisand numbers.

4. Archibald High Tea & Cultural Getaway (Until the end of August)

Art inspired Archibald High Tea

Archibald High Tea Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

To celebrate the Archibald Exhibition, the Art Gallery of NSW and Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on Phillip Street (near some of the best museums in Sydney) have teamed up to create art-inspired offers including an accommodation package and unique high tea until the end of August. One of the ultimate indulgences, afternoon tea in the Soirée Bar includes freshly baked scones and an unusual twist – on an art theme, of course – as well as tickets for the Archibald, one of the best exhibitions in Sydney.

5. My Fair Lady High Tea & Cultural Getaway

Combine a musical themed high tea with an outing to see the iconic production of My Fair Lady at the Capitol in Sydney. Delight in five-star accommodation in the heart of the city, just a short drive from the Capitol and some of the best museums in Sydney. Guests staying at the Sofitel from 1st September until 15th October 2017 can enjoy a special accommodation offer including musical themed cocktails and canapés for two in the vibrant Soiree Bar, along with buffet breakfast with a lush garden outlook in Garden Court Restaurant.

 

Enjoy Sydney’s art events whilst you delight in the comfort of luxury at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

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