The summer holidays just got even better with the NSW Government releasing a fresh stack of Dine and Discover vouchers to your Service NSW app. And in great news, you can use your vouchers towards a wide selection of Sydney Festival events including world-class theatre, fun family events, gripping gigs and uplifting musicals.
How to redeem your Discover Vouchers
Discover vouchers appear in your Service NSW Mobile App.
Step 1: Service NSW app
To get your Discover code open the Service NSW application, tap or click on Vouchers and select your voucher.
Tap the voucher that appears and enter the 8 or 9 character alphanumeric code.
Step 2: Book online via sydneyfestival.org.au to redeem
When booking online, in the Ticketing Check Out click the red button reads 'REDEEM YOUR DINE AND DISCOVER VOUCHER HERE'
Enter the 8 or 9 character alphanumeric code and click 'APPLY VOUCHER'
Your cart will immediately update with the discounted cost of your order.
What are Discover Vouchers?
If you need a refresher on how the vouchers work, the full Discover program spans three vouchers in total, which are available to everyone in NSW over the age of 18 until June 30, 2022. Your three $25 Discover vouchers are specifically for performing arts and can be used towards the cost of your Sydney Festival tickets If you haven't registered yet, below is a handy video that steps through how to apply for vouchers
Created so anyone, anywhere on any device can discover and enjoy Sydney Festival content anytime AT HOME is the online viewing platform you’ve been waiting for.
With an evolving mix of livestreams, new work from emerging artists, broadcasts of festival performances, experimental and hybrid pieces, as well as documentaries and a longer form cinematic opera; you will find both original content, commissioned and produced by Sydney Festival, alongside select curated pieces to enjoy.
With an eye on diversity, accessibility and inclusion, AT HOME content is free to view anytime, anywhere, and as many times as you like. No registrations or sign up pages; just press play.
Please note this is only available within Australia
Stay COVID Safe
Sydney Festival is working closely with and following all NSW Health guidelines and advice.
Please follow COVID-safe practices when attending Festival events and stay home if you are feeling unwell.
All performances will have conditions of entry adhering to the relevant NSW Government Public Health Orders and health advice.
Make sure to check and follow all venue entry requirements in place at the time of your visit.
Let’s stay safe together
Check and follow venue conditions of entry
Make sure to check and follow all venue entry requirements in place at the time of your visit. All ticketed events require patrons aged 16 years or over to show proof of double vaccination for entry (unless medically exempt).
Sydney Festival encourages the use of public transport wherever possible. The closest public transport options are listed on the venue info pages.
To plan your journey, use the NSW Trip Planner or call Transport Info on 131500.
For more information about transport and ticketing, visit Transport Infotransportnsw.info
Train For the latest train timetables and to plan your trip please visit NSW Trip Planner
Ferry Head to Sydney Festival's most beloved attractions with My Fast Ferry’sManly – Circular Quay fast ferry service or jump on board Fantasea Cruising’s Sydney Harbour Hopper stopping at Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay and Manly.
Cab Call a car using the Placie App and use our promocode sydfest2022 to save $20 off your first ride.
Car For the nearest parking stations please via Wilson Parking. Book online and save 10%* using the promo code “SYDFEST22” at locations near our venues.
This promo codes will be live for the duration of the Sydney Festival which runs from 6 Jan 22 to 30 Jan 22 2022 and applies to the following locations:
- RPA Medical Centre - Citipark Sydney - 431 Kent St - Darling Park - right side of Sussex st - Harbourside Car Park - MLC Centre - Entry via 108 King St - Angel Place - 123 Pitt st - 175 Liverpool St - entry Nithsdale St - Sydney Opera House - St Andrews House Town Hall Square - Darling Quarter - Baranagroo Point (Entry via Hickson Rd) - The Domain - Darling Square - Zollner Circuit - Queen Victoria Building
*Please note this code does not include Early Bird, Flexi, Hourly, Overnight, cruise etc.
Bus For up to date bus timetables and the fasts routes please visit NSW Trip Planner
LightRail For the latest timetables and Lightrail transport information please visit NSW Trip Planner
Wondering how to get to the venue to see your show? Trying to figure out the parking situation? Or need some accessibility details?
Find out all this information and more on our venue pages.
How To Book
The best way to book tickets for Sydney Festival is via our website. Simply click the BOOK NOW button on the page of the show you want to attend.
Some events which are sold out will offer the opportunity to join a waitlist. In these cases if more tickets for the event become available we will be in touch to give you the opportunity to purchase.
Please note when booking that paired seats cannot be split under the Festival's COVID Safe plan.
If you require a single seat at time of booking, where available please select a seat that is on its own in the seat map. If you require other configurations please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.
For a full listing of where to purchase tickets, click on the Tickets & Pricing tab on your chosen event.
For information regarding special pricing for Seniors, Students and Children see our Ticketing Fine Print. Information regarding the accessibility of our shows and accessible sessions can be found on the Accessibility pages and can also be filtered through the Explore page.
Tix for Next to Nix
TIX FOR NEXT TO NIX returns in 2022 offering limited tickets to select performances that day for just $25 (+ booking fee).
TIX FOR NEXT TO NIX is now digital. No more queuing at the box office.
Tickets will be available 9am–10am every day during the Festival (6 – 30 January). The amount of tickets available will be limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis
Here are the rules:
Tickets to applicable shows are available from 9AM each performance day on a first-come, first-served, basis until allocation is exhausted OR 10am
There is a limit of two tickets per person per day
The number of tickets available at this price may vary for each performance
Tickets cannot be replaced if they are lost, stolen or damaged.
Purchase of tickets is via sydneyfestival.org.au only
Some Sydney Festival events are not included in this offer
A booking fee will apply
Tickets cannot be exchanged or cancelled
With a Multipack, you can save up to 10% on eligible festival tickets.
You can filter by and look for Multipack events on the Explore page.
How to book a Multipack:
Browse the program and add events to your cart.
Once you have included three or more events in your cart, events that are eligible for a Multipack discount will automatically be updated.
You must book all events in the one transaction in order to qualify for your Multipack discount; prior purchases do not count.
Things to note:
Multipack tickets are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Multipack discounts apply to most events, however allocations are limited and only apply to full price A Reserve or General Admission tickets.
Once an event's Multipack allocation has been exhausted, you can still add that event to your Multipack to reach three or more events, but no discount will apply to that event.
Use the filter on the Explore page to view all eligible Multipack events.
Applications for the Sydney Festival Arts Industry Program are currently closed.
To know when applications open for our 2023 Festival, check back soon for a register interest form. If you are unable to use the form, please contact us on 02 8248 6500
Arts Pass is designed to provide greater Sydney Festival opportunities for practicing artists and arts workers in Australia.
The benefits include:
1. Access to a limited number of discounted Arts Pass tickets to most^ Sydney Festival events
2. Access to exclusive artist and industry events
3. Membership is free and lasts for the duration of the festival
4. A professional performing or visual artist is a person who creates works of performing or visual arts, who is paid for their artistic practice, whose practice contributes to the development of art and culture, and who is recognized as a professional artist by their peers.
5. An arts worker is a person who works professionally in the performing or visual arts and contributes directly to the processes of making art – but is not necessarily an ‘artist’. Examples of eligible professions include; paid stage managers, production managers, lighting, sound, set and costume makers and designers, arts marketers, producers, curators and programmers. Please note that teachers, students, ushers and hospitality staff are not eligible for this card (unless your arts practice is in addition to this work).
We use the following definitions of ‘professional performing or visual artist’ and ‘performing or visual arts worker’ in assessing applications:
Please note: to qualify for the program, artists and arts workers must be currently practicing – this means having at least one work professionally funded, developed or produced in the past 12 months. The Arts Industry Program is open to Australian residents only, although work undertaken overseas is eligible for qualification.
^ Arts Pass discounts are only available on full priced General Admission or A Reserve tickets.
Arts Pass tickets are available for the following events
-barra, (stay), 44 Sex Acts in One Week, A Chorus Line, Black Brass, Busby Marou, Casey Donovan, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Decadance, Edward Albees Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Emma Pask Big Band, Future Classic x Sydney Festival Warm Up, Gordi, Grey Rhino, Jali, Joseph Twardos Quartet, Jurrungu Ngan-ga, Kalaga Atu, Katie Noonan, Kelly Lee Owens, Lizzie, Museum of Modern Love, Qween Lear (midweek only), Set Piece, seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Singular Voices: Martha Marlow, Sonic Collisions, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Percussion and String Players, Sydney Yungins, The Pulse, Tia Gostelow, Tropical Fuck Storm, WASHINGTON presents Insomnia - 10th Anniversary, Yung Lung (midweek only).
Ticket Resellers Policy
To eliminate the risk of fraud, you are strongly advised to only purchase tickets from Sydney Festival or one of our partner venues, as purchasing a ticket from an unauthorised seller can result in the ticket holder being denied entry.
Many unofficial sellers will list tickets for sale, even though they do not actually have those tickets. This is called "speculative ticketing". They are speculating that they will be able to get tickets and then resell them to fans. Those speculative listings are not real tickets in hand (they do not actually have tickets to sell). Beware of these sellers.
Ticketing Fine Print
SYDNEY FESTIVAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Concession tickets are available for the following: full-time students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, children 16 years and under, unemployed. Proof of concession must be produced at the events to obtain the concession or child price. Concessions are only available where indicated and may be subject to availability.
Tickets are sold on behalf of the organisation responsible for presenting the performance and subject to terms and conditions applicable to that performance and/or the venue where performed. This includes any Department of Health or other Government Department COVID-19 entry procedures.
Unless otherwise stated, ticket prices include booking fees and GST where applicable. A transaction charge may apply at point of sale.
All print at home tickets will be emailed 72 hours prior to the performance date.
All sales are final. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase except as outlined in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Additionally Sydney Festival will exchange or refund a ticket due to COVID-19 imposed government restrictions.
In the event that the Department of Health or other Government Department makes a formal request, we may be required to disclose your personal information for contact tracing purposes. By purchasing your ticket, you are providing us with your permission to do so.
Reserved seating guarantees the purchaser a reserved seat, all seating is in line with current government guidelines. Patrons may not move between seats unless directed by staff.
Sydney Festival reserves the right to charge a fee for the replacement or approved exchange of tickets.
Program details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice.
Sydney Festival has the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity. In the event of a change in cast, Sydney Festival will only refund the cost of the ticket when the cancelled performer was billed by Sydney Festival as the main attraction/star performer.
General Admission tickets do not have allocated seating and cannot be replaced if lost, damaged or stolen.
Latecomers may not be given access to the auditorium unless there is a convenient break in the performance, and for certain events may not be admitted at all.
The use of cameras and other recording devices constitutes a breach of copyright and is strictly prohibited. Mobile phones, pagers, etc. must be turned off before entry into the auditorium.
Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable.
If you purchase tickets from Viagogo, eBay, Gumtree or any other unauthorised reseller you risk these tickets being fake or void. A list of authorised agencies is listed on each event page under 'Tickets & Pricing'.
Sydney Festival presents artists and productions on the basis of merit and excellence. Any political affiliations or views expressed by artists or companies participating in, or sponsoring, Sydney Festival are not necessarily representative of those of Sydney Festival or its staff.
Sydney Festival is bound by the National Privacy principles under the Privacy Act 1988. Sydney Festival holds personal information for the purposes of sending information about Sydney Festival events and other arts events.
If you are participating/viewing an event that is livestreamed you consent to the Organiser taking photographs or audio/visual recordings of you throughout your participation/viewing of the Event and agree that the Organiser may use the photos or recordings for livestreams, and future promotional and marketing purposes without further reference or compensation to you. In providing your consent, you release and discharge the Organiser, its staff and its agents from any and all loss, damage, expense or claims that you may suffer or incur by the Organiser’s use of the photographs and recordings and/or the content of the same photographs and recordings.
We reserve the right to record, broadcast and/or telecast any Event at Sydney Festival and you consent to the use of any image or recording taken of you, and anyone for whom you are responsible, while on the premises. We are not obliged to use, broadcast or provide to you any such recording.
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