Events in May

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Avoca Beach Theatre

Lohengrin

May

Wagner's soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met. His shimmering invocation of the Swan Knight and the ethereal realm from which he comes, marks a crucial stage in Wagner's development as a composer.

Avoca Beach Theatre from $23

May
The Prestige Presents

Lost In Music

May

The night out of the year that you need more than ever, is back!

Presented in association with Entertainers UK

May
Sydney Opera House

London Symphony Orchestra

May

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle perform in Sydney.

Sir Simon Rattle conducts

Concert Hall at the Opera House

May
TEG Dainty & Tina Turner

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

May

The musical reveals a comeback story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race to become the global Queen of Rock n' Roll. Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is a celebration of resilience and an inspiration of triumph over adversity.

Produced by TEG DAINTY in special collaboration with Stage Entertainment, Tali Pelman and Tina Turner.

Theatre Royal

Newcastle
Star Entertainment GmbH

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

May

The Magical Music of Harry Potter is a unique and enchanting evening where original actors, star soloists, a choir and an orchestra bring the boy wizard's world to life!

Civic Theatre

March
Sydney Theatre Company

Julia

March

An intimate and compelling production that brings the story behind the 'misogyny speech' to life.

By Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Sarah Goodes

Sydney Opera House $54 to $104

Tuggerah
Red Tree Theatre

The Sound of Music

May

The world's best-loved musical is making a triumphant return to the coast in 2023!

Directed by Joshua Maxwell
Musical Directed by Vivienne McLaren

Red Tree Theatre

Walsh Bay
Sydney Theatre Company

Do not go Gentle

May

Witness this moving exploration of human frailty at the ends of the Earth as performed by an all-star cast.

By Patricia Cornelius
Directed by Paige Rattray

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Sydney
Australian Chamber Orchestra

A Clockwork Orange and Beyond

May

Cult films, synthesisers and an age of innovation, featuring the iconic film scores of Wendy Carlos and more.

Concert Hall at the Opera House

Chatswood
Willoughby Theatre Company

The Sound of Music

May

One of the most beloved musicals of all time is coming to the Concourse Theatre May 2023!

The Concourse $57 to $68

May
Palm Studios

Twisted

May

The Untold Story Of A Royal Vizier

Palm Studios from $30

March
Sydney Theatre Company

Fences

March

An unforgettable portrait of family life 1950s Pittsburgh by one of the US's most lauded playwrights.

By August Wilson
Directed by Shari Sebbens

Wharf 1 Theatre

May
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs & Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The Golden Age of Broadway

May

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Orchestra takes you back to an era when Broadway's theatres exploded with the all-time favourite musicals that shaped our times – inside and outside the House.

Conductor Brett Weymark

Concert Hall at the Opera House $45 to $129

May
The Australian Ballet

Jewels

May

A Balanchine masterpiece!

Sydney Opera House $38 to $303

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Newcastle
Civic Theatre

Othello

May

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare's most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwean (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

Civic Playhouse from $15

May
Sydney Lyric Theatre

Shen Yun

May

5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn. The Beauty of Divine Beings Dancing

Sydney Lyric Theatre

May
The Art House

Mark Vincent - Live In Concert

May

Australia's most successful Tenor & Internationally Acclaimed Sensation Mark Vincent will be touring his brand new show An International Tribute To Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2023 With Very Special Guest, Opera Australia's Julie Lea Goodwin

The Art House Theatre $49 to $79

ReSchedule
The Attic Theatrical

The Last Five Years

May

Jamie and Cathy used to be in love, but now their marriage is over and they're trying to figure out where it all went wrong... The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

Casting Now

Central Coast Music Factory

Tuggerah
Jopuka Productions

The Mortality Project

May

What do you mean you don't have bunker insurance?

Director: Ebony Atmore
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

The Launch Pad from $25

May
Frontier Touring

Fatboy Slim

May

DJ and prolific producer Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) is returning to Australian in April and May 2023.

The Showring

May
ABC Classic's Genevieve Lang & Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Spectacular

May

For 50 years the Sydney Symphony has been resident at Sydney Opera House. Join us for a celebration of the music which has moved and inspired Sydneysiders for half a century.

Conducted by Umberto Clerici.

Concert Hall at the Opera House

Sydney
The Australian Ballet

Identity

May

A new program from two of Australia's leading choreographers

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Theatre Company - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Sydney Opera House - The Mirror
Sydney Opera House - Velvet Rewired
Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Disney 100
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The Art House

Hard Quiz Live

May

The Hard Quiz Master and Overlord, Tom Gleeson, is swapping the studio for a theatre and adding a third dimension to Australia's hardest quiz.

The Art House Theatre

Festival
Words on the Waves

Words on the Waves Writers Festival

May

Back on the Coast in 2023

May
Base Entertainment

Celtic Illusion

May

The Magic Returns. Immerse yourself in one of the most unique productions touring the world. Celtic Illusion, the Irish dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA by storm and will tour nationwide in 2023.

Return Season

Laycock Street Community Theatre $75 to $85

Pymble
Pymble Players

Things I know to be true

May

Life is seasonal, and those seasons bring change, challenge and hope.

Written by: Andrew Bovell
Exclusively licenced by HLA Management Pty Ltd.
Directed by: Racquel Boyd

Pymble Players Theatre

May
Australian Chamber Orchestra

Celebrating Icons - From Bach to Barnes

May

One of the world's leading chamber orchestras performs music from JS Bach and Tchaikovsky through to Jimmy Barnes and William Barton.

Director & Violin Richard Tognetti
Vocals, Guitar & Didgeridoo William Barton
Vocals Jimmy Barnes

Concert Hall at the Opera House $79 to $329

Pyrmont
Sydney Lyric Theatre & Live Nation

Mamma Mia

May

Sydney, it's time to party again when the acclaimed Australian production returns this May!

Limited Run

Sydney Lyric Theatre

Newcastle
Live Nation and Jubilee Street

Just No

May

Urzila Carlson has become one of the biggest names in comedy in Australia and New Zealand. Just No! arrives hot on the heels of her last tour It's Personal.

Civic Theatre

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Avoca Beach Theatre

Falstaff

May

Verdi's glorious Shakespearean comedy features a brilliant ensemble cast in Robert Carsen's celebrated staging.

Avoca Beach Theatre from $23

Rock
Chocolate Starfish

Bat Out Of Hell

Larger-than-life Melbourne band Chocolate Starfish will take the words right out of Meat Loaf's mouth when they perform one of the greatest rock albums ever

Chocolate Starfish

The Art House Theatre

On Tour
The Victorian State Ballet

Beauty & the Beast

May

Featuring a top cast of leading classical ballet artists from across Australia and abroad and choreography rich with vibrant colour, virtue, sensibility, grace, intrigue, and outstanding skill.

On Tour

Laycock Street Community Theatre $25 to $40

Newcastle
Civic Theatre

Rolling Thunder Vietnam

May

Described by producer Rebecca Blake as “a stellar cast of emerging young stars and exciting theatrical talents”, the performers will feature alongside some of Australia's most renowned rock musicians in the biggest tour of the acclaimed production to date.

On Tour

Civic Theatre

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Woy Woy Little Theatre

The Hollow

May

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell.

by Agatha Christie

Peninsula Theatre $8 to $30

Sydney
Jeff Lewis & Potts Entertainment

Tommy Emmanuel

May

Tommy's message is pure love for the guitar and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time.

Concert Hall at the Opera House $79 to $129

On Tour
Laycock Street Community Theatre

The Australian Bee Gees Show

May

Fresh from celebrating 10 years and over 3000 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, the Australian Bee Gees Show will be heading Down Under for the Australian leg of their 25th anniversary tour!

On Tour

Laycock Street Community Theatre from $52

May
Civic Theatre

Danny Bhoy - Now is Not a Good Time

May

One of the most sparkling wits in the world!

Civic Theatre