What's on in Sydney this weekend

The Sydney Life
The Eventful Life

You can always count on our favourite neighbours the Sydney Opera House to have a stellar line-up of shows, events, plays and live music acts to whet one’s cultural appetite. Here, we share two of the hottest shows to see at the Opera House this weekend, plus one for the film-buffs at the Museum of Contemporary Art. We hope you enjoy our picks and the last couple of weekends of Sydney autumn.


Ruby’s Wish

Ideal for families with children in tow, Ruby’s Wish features puppets, animation, beatboxing and clowning to create a charming show about the power of imagination.

This family favourite production focuses on the story of eight-year-old Ruby, who is sick and in hospital, and the power of her imagination. Ruby makes friends with Dr Audio-Yo! who helps her transform her hospital room into a wonderland full of adventure.  

Theatremaking duo Holly Austin and Adriano Cappelletta co-wrote Ruby's Wish based on their experiences working in children's wards as part of the Starlight Foundation program. 

When: Friday May 18,2018 – Sunday May 20, 2018

Where: Sydney Opera House


The Bodybag – A Hilarious Musical Spoof!

A little less family oriented, this cheeky adults-only performance features pop culture at its finest and pokes fun at American thrillers, pop divas, jukebox musicals and British pantomime.

Promising plenty of laughs and politically incorrect jokes that are specifically for those in-the-know about Sydney’s theatrical scene, The Bodybag follows former Australian Idol runner-up and Logie-less TV talent Rachel Marinade (Ashley) as she faces the challenges that are part and parcel of being a slightly adored diva.

When: Tuesday May 16,2018 – Wednesday May 23, 2018

Where: Sydney Opera House


Freshflix: Emerging Filmmakers’s Conference

Indie short film festival Freshflix are hosting a one-day conference at the Museum of Contemporary Art for an early Vivid Sydney highlight. Here, guests can speed-meet film industry professionals, hear from Aussie filmmakers who have had industry success and learn how to finance movie ideas. The day rounds out with the Freshflix Film Festival – an evening of new short flicks, accompanied by live music, art and food. 

Freshflix will offer emerging and up-coming filmmakers the opportunity to ask questions of leading industry teams, make new connections and watch a series of new short films.

When: until Saturday May 26, 2018

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks





May 18, 2018