Sydney Festival: The Headland


12-26 Jan 2021

Barangaroo Reserve

$25 + booking fee

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Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on big ideas and cutting-edge art and performance.

In 2021, the Festival is building on a proud 44-year history of commissioning and presenting inspiring and ground-breaking new Australian art, with a program that celebrates the best work from our finest artists and companies. Recovering, reconnecting, and reinvigorating.

The diverse program includes everything from jaw-dropping cabaret to acclaimed theatre, modern Indigenous work, exhilarating music, and family-friendly fun.


An Evening at the Headland

Set against the spectacular backdrop of summer evenings on the harbour, join some of Australia’s best artists as they perform on Sydney Festival’s brand-new, pop-up stage at Barangaroo Reserve.

Over 17 nights, see the finest music, dance and performance in the Sydney Festival program. Including: The [Uncertain] Four Seasons, an inspiring encounter between Vivaldi, climate change data and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Bangarra Dance Theatre’s landmark performance Spirit: a retrospective 2021, Paul Mac’s soaring The Rise and Fall of Saint George; and concerts featuring singers Paul Capsis and iOTA (RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem) and Katie Noonan (Songs of Don).

General admission is just $25 (plus booking fee) and secures a dedicated, COVID Safe spot for you and your friends or family to enjoy the summer vibes together.

To close An Evening at the Headland’s season, The Vigil, a free-ticketed event, will return to Barangaroo Reserve. Join us on January 25 for an evening of reflection and performance by First Nations artists on Gadigal Country.

The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve is an all-weather, outdoor venue and Sydney Festival is committed to going ahead with performances come rain or shine. Please come prepared for all weather conditions.

Gates open 90 minutes before performances.


Tune in from the comfort of your living room

All performances at The Headland will be also be livestreamed online for you to experience from home. Find out more at the Sydney Festival website.

An evening at the Headland
An evening at the Headland

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Sydney Festival: The Vigil

Gather at dusk at Barangaroo Reserve and experience a night of performance and reflection on the eve of Australia Day.

Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve is Sydney’s newest Harbour foreshore park – marking the transformation of one of the city’s oldest industrial sites into a spectacular, six-hectare headland open space for Sydneysiders and visitors to embrace and enjoy.