best of august

August’s Best Events in Sydney 2017

This year has never looked better. It’s time to celebrate and make the most of a sunny Sydney winter. With our top picks for August, you’ll be as busy as can be!

HIR – A Conventional Play (August 12 – September 10)

In this conventional play we learn that sometimes blowing up the past doesn’t set you free. You won’t want to miss this.

City2Surf (August 13)

The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017. We hope you’ve got your best trainers on as you’ll be running 14 km’s from the city to Bondi and all for a good cause.


Ministry of Sound Orchestrated (August 18)

When can you listen to classic dance tracks with an orchestrated twist? For one special night only this unmissable event will be held at The State Theatre.

Volumes 2017 (August 19)

Volumes returns this year for a festival that will take you on a journey of sound and music with over 50 of the most emerging artists and labels playing.

Levitate – Instant Restaurant (August 19 – September 3)

Join Masterchef’s Bryan Zhu as he takes your tastebuds on a dreamy journey of a 5 course dessert degustation with an east meets west spin.


The Father (August 19 – October 21)

A touching, unsettling and deeply moving mystery, ‘The Father’ has been awarded play of the year in London and New York.

GATECRASHER Return Of The Lion – Australian Tour 2017 (August 26)

Since Gatecrasher first appeared in 1993 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It fast became one of the biggest trance brands in the world. They return to Australia to tour for one night only, don’t miss out!

Fist Full of Rock – Hoodoo Gurus + You am I (August 31)

The Hoodoo Gurus and You am I have been sharing the stage for the past 25 years, touring worldwide. The show recently toured Wagga Wagga, leaving fans begging for a Sydney show. You’ve asked, and they’ve listened.


Studio Ghibli in Sydney (August 24 – September 20)

Select cinemas throughout Sydney will be showcasing iconic Japanese animation films that we have all come to love and adore.

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– Caitlin
When she’s not globetrotting, Caitlin Martin loves to scope out Sydney’s hidden gems, with a camera and coffee in hand. Follow her adventures @caitlineliseeee

Image Credit: Belvoir State Theatre, City2Surf, Frontier Touring, Volumes Portal, Bryan Zhu – Instant Restaurant, Sydney Theatre Company, Rodd Richards Presents, Hoodoo Gurus, Studio Ghibli.