Get ready for a Mega Mardi Gras
All your Mardi Gras favourites plus once-in-a-lifetime WorldPride events in Sydney summer 2023
- WorldPride Arts
Anita Bryant MonumentsThe Cross Art Projects
Anita Bryant is an American singer, beauty pageant queen, Florida orange juice ambassador, and one of the most famous American anti-gay rights activists of the late 1960s and 1970s. Through an installation of collages and a site-specific work Anita Bryant Monuments responds to the legacy of he...
DANIEL MCDONALD: NEXUSFlinders Street Gallery
Daniel McDonald is a First Nations LGBTQIA+ Deaf artist. Although Western Desert dot techniques inspire him, he paints with an eye to his coastal NSW and inner Sydney origins to tell his own story. In this exhibition, McDonald fuses traditional painting techniques with contemporary iconography...
Blessed UnionUpstairs Theatre, Belvoir Theatre
The lesbian break u pcomedy you didn't know you needed.
A fine new play from the wicked mind of Maeve Marsden,
Blessed Union is for anyone who's looked at their life and
wondered if there might be a better way to live it.
PIONEERS: A Preview SeasonFairfield School of Arts
PIONEERS brings young queer and CALD Western-Sydney artists together to explore dance, activism and identity through the contemporary social, psychological and physical relationships they have with public space.
Gentlemen Prefer BlondesHayes Theatre
Sydney’s most celebrated and intimate musical theatre company serves up a ship sized slice of high-femme camp in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Director Richard Carroll and Musical Director Victoria Falconer turn a queer lens on a Broadway classic.
Muru – ba: First Nations LGBTIQA+ TrailblazersGadigal Land Carriageworks
Rainbow Elders is a physical, digital, and street poster exhibition that showcases the voice and stories of First Nations LGBTIQA+ Elders involved with the LGBTIQ+ rights and First Nations community movements since the 1970s from across Australia.
Eulogy for the Dyke BarNational Art School
American artist Macon Reed creates immersive sculptural environments that serve as sites for conversation and exchange. Eulogy for the Dyke Bar revisits the legacy and physical spaces of dyke and lesbian bars, an increasingly rare component of the gay and queer cultural landscape.
The Rainbow TreeDarlinghurst Theatre Co, Eternity Playhouse
What happens when you invite seven children from rainbow families to create a show? You end up with a disco koala, a farting unicorn and a fairy that can freeze tickle monsters, all co-habiting in a very tall, yet tiny Rainbow Tree.
Opera Up LateGadigal Land Sydney Opera House
Celebrate Sydney WorldPride with a night of queer romance, drag and the world’s favourite opera music. Join us as we throw open the doors to the Sydney Opera House for a wild journey through opera’s highest notes and mysterious underworld. This is no ordinary night at the opera.
Seymour Nights @ Sydney WorldPrideSeymour Centre Courtyard
Offering free gigs at dusk in the Seymour courtyard and coinciding with eight brilliant Sydney WorldPride events, Seymour Nights @ Sydney WorldPride will champion local LGBTQI artists and new sounds, with appearances by Seann Miley Moore, Tanzer, Dyan Tai, and more.
24 Hour Grumble BoogieGadigal Land Carriageworks
Local person of interest, Betty Grumble unites with fierce lover and fighter DJ HipHopHoe for 24 Hour Grumble Boogie, transforming Carriageworks into a queer utopia for a full 24-hour high energy, high camp dance extravaganza we must all work together to build.
Out & Loud & ProudWesley Conference Centre
Out & Loud has been celebrating LGBTQIA+ pride through song since 2001. Every three years choirs from all around Australia and their Indo-Pacific neighbours come together to share the joy of singing through workshops, performances and a massed choral event finale. Now, to celebrate Sydney ...
The Queer is not for Sale | EnQueer x SWP SeriesSeymour Centre
The Queer Is Not For Sale, focuses the lens on the queer memoir, and the dilemma many queer writers face in deciding how much of themselves, and in particular their trauma or distress, they are willing to reveal.
skull emoji | EnQueer x SWP SeriesSeymour Centre
brings together a diverse panel of young adult writers across a range of literary genres to discuss the milieu of the queer Gen Z defined by the omnipresence of the online world, the existential threat of climate change, and increased acceptance and visibility of the queer spectrum.
Mo’Ju with the Sydney Symphony OrchestraGadigal Land Sydney Opera House
Award-winning artist Mo’Ju joins forces with the Sydney Symphony in a special Sydney WorldPride 2023 event. Experience their electrifying music, including brand new tracks from their upcoming album, live at the iconic Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
Archer Magazine Queer Ideas ForumMuseum of Contemporary Art Australia
An insightful and entertaining forum on the topics of Gender and Drag, Sex Work, and Polyamory. Join our line up of experts with lived experiences, deep diving into Archer Magazine’s most wanted topics. Featuring Themme Fatale, Gala Vanting, and more.
Koorie WirgulsMultiple locations
Koorie Wirguls (Daughter/Sisters from Everywhere) Koorie Wirguls with Jannawai Dance Clan are a NSW-based First Nations women identified LGBTQIA+ community dance group. Jannawi Dance Clan is a community-based Indigenous dance company encompassing modern, urban and traditional dance styles. The...
SWARMSkyline Drive In Blacktown
SWARM is a colloquium on memory, territoriality, and freedom dreaming. It is a film and performance festival that invites Trans/queer artists from the Black diaspora to meditate on futurity in a world undergirded by racial capitalism.
Doris Fish: Queen of QueensState Library of NSW
A special event celebrating the life of Doris Fish, featuring the launch of Who Does That Bitch Think She Is? and a conversation with author, Craig Seligman, and a screening of Hi Spots in a Low Dive: The Home Movies of Doris Fish, presented by Doris’s friend and director, Phillip R. Ford.
Briefs – Dirty LaundrySeymour Centre
After 10 years of selling out festivals worldwide, the Briefs boys are back with their hills hoist poised, ready to air their Dirty Laundry in this brand-new, unmissable party cabaret. Dirty Laundry’s Sydney premiere is led by Fez Faanana (aka Shivanana), and features a line-up of ...
Positive Musings – Reflections of HIV in AustraliaCustoms House
Join a noted line-up of prominent local writers and social historians to take a closer look at Australia’s history of dealing with HIV and its representations in media and literature over the decades in comparison with international representations of the AIDS crisis.
Rainbow History Class: Live ShowDarlinghurst Theatre Co, Eternity Playhouse
In the Rainbow History Class Live Classroom, regular teacher Rudy Jean Rigg and writer and researcher Hannah McElhinney will leave the internet behind and bring the history of our community to life IRL in an evening of celebratory storytelling.
CollisionFairfield School of Arts
A viewing, workshop and discussion by the queer, disabled and groovy duo – Low Standards, otherwise known as twins Bedelia Lowrenčev and Jeremy Lowrenčev. This workshop and discussion, explores their work-in-progress Collision and the intersectionality between their queerness and crip time. Au...
Switched On: NakhaneCity Recital Hall
Celebrated polymath Nakhane has been hailed as “a real star in the making” who “makes the dancefloor a place of tenderness”. Challenging stereotypes of gender, sexuality and religion; their powerful odes to self-expression have garnered the adoration of fans like Madonna and Elton John, and co...
Queers of JavaNeilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company
Acclaimed Indonesian dancer Rianto sets free the cross-gender Lengger from the dichotomies that society has constructed to symbolise nature – male or female, day or night, happiness or sadness. In this unlimited world, no one asks if Lengger should be only danced by women, as they currently do...
Queerstories x WorldPrideRiverside Theatres
Join host Maeve Marsden for an all-star edition of Australia’s favourite queer storytelling night. Vulnerable and fierce, hilarious and heartbreaking, Queerstories celebrates the culture and creativity of the LGBTQI+ community one true story at a time.
Switched On: The Teaches of PeachesCity Recital Hall
Feminist icon and pop provocateur, Peaches performs her seminal electroclash album The Teaches of Peaches in full to celebrate its 20th anniversary, turning the stage at City Recital Hall into her personal playground of outrage and provocation. Peaches’ domination over pop culture cannot be un...
Right Here – Stories from the HeartThe Rebel Theatre, Australian Theatre for Young People
RIGHT HERE - STORIES FROM THE HEART is a creative development program for Trans, Gender Queer, Non Binary, Queer & Agender teenagers aged 15-18.