All performances will have conditions of entry adhering to the relevant NSW Government Public Health Orders and health advice. View the latest health advice here.
Q. What time should I arrive?
We recommend arriving at 7pm. The Vigil program commences at 7.45pm (dusk) on 25 January and the official proceedings will finish at 10.30pm
Q. Do I need to register?
No. This year The Vigil is free and unticketed. In line with current NSW Health guidelines, patrons will need to remain seated throughout the event and refrain from dancing and singing.
Q. Is there a recommended age for The Vigil?
All ages are welcome.
Q. Is photography allowed?
Yes, photography is allowed at The Vigil.
Q. What items are not allowed to be brought in?
In the interest of public safety, these items are not permitted at the event and will need to be surrendered on entry to the Reserve.
• Candles, fireworks or sparklers
• Tarps, tents or shade structures
• Barbecues or cooking equipment
• Offensive weapons including large knives and laser pointers
• Alcohol or other illicit substances
Q. Can I buy food on site?
Yes, food and beverages can be purchased from pop-up food vendors onsite. There are also several restaurants and shops near Towns Place/Walsh Bay or at Barangaroo South.
Q. Can I put a shade tent up? What seating is provided?
No: shade tents, tents, and overhead structures are not permitted. There is no fixed seating, but you are welcome to bring folding chairs, and encouraged to bring blankets or pillows to sit on the sand circles or on the grass around the fires.
Q. What else should I bring?
Please bring warm clothing or a blanket with you to Barangaroo Reserve, as it may get cold after dusk.
Bring water and your own water bottle, which can be filled on site.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at the event, except for however assistance animals.
Q. Is there free drinking water at the Reserve?
Yes, free drinking water will be available for you to refill portable water bottles.
Q. Is there first aid at the Reserve?
In case of an emergency, please see a member of security, or a staff member from Sydney Festival or Barangaroo.
Q. Are there toilets at the Reserve?
Yes, there are toilets located on Stargazer Lawn. Additionally, you can take the lift to the Ground Floor where additional public toilets are located.
Q. Can visitors with accessibility requirements visit Barangaroo Reserve?
Yes, Barangaroo strives to be accessible to all visitors of all ages, including those with additional mobility requirements. Please see the Accessibility section for detailed information on getting to Barangaroo Reserve.
Q. Is there parking at or near the Reserve?
Care Park operates a public car park with 300 spaces beneath Barangaroo Reserve. The car park operates between 6am–midnight, seven days a week. Enter the carpark at Towns Place and take the lift to Level 2 to Stargazer Lawn, where The Vigil takes place.
Q. What are the public transport options to get there?
The best way to plan your travel is via the NSW Transport website.
Q. Where can we eat dinner before The Vigil?
You can bring your own food and drink to this event. There are also food trucks available at Barangaroo Reserve.
Q. Any other questions?
If you have additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org