Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney will illuminate Barangaroo with art, light, creativity and exploration united by this year's artistic direction, 'Vivid Sydney, Humanity.'
24 May 2024
15 Jun 2024

Vivid Sydney is Australia’s largest festival of light, music, ideas, and food. Held from 24 May – 15 June 2024, Vivid Sydney invites visitors to step outside the every day into nights full of wonder. 

This year, we're celebrating everything that makes us different (and the same). The theme 'Humanity,' invites us to look inside to find inspiration in all those things that make us uniquely human - love, kindness, compassion and creativity.

Whether you're a photography enthusiast, art lover, or simply seeking an unforgettable adventure with the family, Vivid Sydney at Barangaroo is a must-see event.

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Vivid Sydney Ideas: After The Fact

Every weeknight between 6pm - 7pm during Vivid Sydney, kick back with a drink and watch as the brightest minds dissect and debate the breaking stories of the day at Barangaroo House. Moderated by the brilliant Tom Wright and features a rotating selection of high-profile change-makers, analysts and experts.


Plan ahead for Vivid Sydney and stay at the heart of it in Barangaroo! Crown Sydney is a jewel on Barangaroo’s coastline, beig a sky high luxury hotel with panoramic harbour views, so rest assured you'll get the best vantage point of Vivid Sydney.


Share & Win Competition

Share your best Vivid Sydney 2024 pics at Barangaroo on Instagram or Facebook and follow and tag @barangaroosydney for your chance to win 1 of 5 weekly prizes: $100 gift card for selected Barangaroo restaurants!

T&Cs apply. Competition opens from 6pm, 24 May and closes 11pm, 15 June, 2024 and by entering this competition you agree to the terms and conditions.

Accessible information

Changes to access at the Cutaway (under Barangaroo Reserve)

The Cutaway fit-out works have commenced and for public safety, there will be no access to the lift at ground level (Cutaway entrance). All other levels, including car park levels, are open and stairs around Barangaroo Reserve can be used. 

  • Accessible and alternate routes: Please add extra time to your journey using the Vivid Sydney map with accessible and alternative routes. You can also view this detailed map with additional options to plan your visit.

  • Accessible buggy service: A buggy service is available to help those with accessibility needs travelling between Cutaway entrance (Ground level) to/from Stargazer Lawn (Level 2). The buggy can fit up to 3 - 5 people and one wheelchair/pram. Operates daily between 9am – 3pm, leaving Ground level on the hour and Level 2 quarter past the hour.

There are two ambulant and one accessible cubicles located near the Towns Place entrance.

The closest bus stops are in Hickson Road, close to Towns Place, and are serviced by routes 324 and 325, which depart from Town Hall; and route 311, which runs between Central Station and Argyle Street.

Wheelchair users accessing the park from the Towns Place entrance should be aware there is a 30m-long brick/cobbled pathway to navigate before the surface becomes completely smooth.

Please check Vivid Sydney for road closures.

There are two accessible street parking bays on Towns Place, close to the entry to the carpark.

Wilson operate a car park beneath the Reserve, accessed via Towns Place. It provides eight accessible parking spaces on level B1. Please see Car Park website here for more details.

Please check Vivid Sydney for road closures.

The Hickson Road entrance to Barangaroo Reserve is recommended if arriving by taxi or being dropped off/picked up by private vehicle.  

Please check Vivid Sydney for road closures.

Wynyard and Circular Quay are both approximately 1.1km. Travel via Wynyard is a little quicker, and involves using Wynyard Walk tunnel. The tunnel exits at Napoleon Plaza, which connects to the lift at Sussex Street Bridge. You can reach Hickson Road via the lift.

Tactile Ground Surface Indicators and curb ramps are consistent from both locations. Shore lining from Circular Quay is more consistent than from Wynyard for white cane users.

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