Get ready for a Mega Mardi Gras
All your Mardi Gras favourites plus once-in-a-lifetime WorldPride events in Sydney summer 2023
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.
Roller Derby ExtravaganzaBig Top, Luna Park Sydney
See all the thrills and spills of this most inclusive and must-see highly athletic sport, along with a quality showcase of queer performances in a side-show style extravaganza for one night only at Sydney’s iconic Luna Park.
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.
PinkHockey SydneySydney Olympic Park
Bentstix Hockey Club is welcoming the PinkHockey community to Sydney for a 3-day fun and competitive hockey tournament. Interstate and international hockey teams are competing at Sydney Olympic Park to be crowned PinkHockey Sydney champions and to build a lasting legacy for inclusive hockey in...
Rainbow Racquets Squash Australia TournamentHiscoes Gym & Squash Centre
Join Rainbow Racquets Squash Sydney for its Pride Open Tournament. Co-hosted with Squash Australia, expect plenty of local, inter-state and international competition to determine who will be the Pride Champion in each of the four play grades on offer (A, B, C and D).
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...
Pride On Ice: Hockey TournamentMacquarie Ice Rink
The Harbour Lights Ice Hockey club, along with LGBT Ice Hockey Australia present, Sydney Ice Hockey WorldPride Cup 2023, from February 23-24. The two-day tournament will feature non-contact ice hockey games in both development and experienced divisions.
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.
Djarraba DiscoGadigal Land Carriageworks
A deadly disco honouring legends, icons and queer trailblazers. Igniting flames of the past and present in a joyful evocation of dance floors, storytelling and queer love. Featuring a wild line-up of some Gadigal and Naarm’s finest performance artists and superstars.
Watch Party – Live and Proud concertGadigal Land Carriageworks
Watch the ABC broadcast with your viewing-mates national treasure Elaine Crombie and BeeDazzled Shanks (Prince of Redfern) and featuring DJ NAIAN and Drag Superstars to keep the Live and Proud energy rolling under the mirror ball.
Stride With PrideDuck Pond Centennial Park
To celebrate the Sydney Frontrunners 40th birthday, visitors are invited to join them in Centennial Park. You can walk or run 5km, or run 10km. With prizes for the fastest walkers and runners, and also for most fabulous outfits for adults, children and dogs.
Watch Party – Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras ParadeGadigal Land Carriageworks
Hosted by cabaret diva Constantina Bush and Rose Quartz, pop on your glad rags and watch the ABC broadcast of the 45th anniversary Parade with all your friends, from the rainbow heart of Marri Madung Butbut.
Accessible Viewing AreaGadigal Land Flinders Street
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is a celebration of love, equality, inclusion and pride – most of all, it’s for everyone. This year we will have a free accessible Parade viewing area with the following features: Please note, this area does not have any shelter, we encourage our ac...
Mardi Gras PartyGadigal Land Hordern Pavilion, Liberty Hall, Watson’s, Mary EQ and The Entertainment Quarter
Enter an adult playground of music and performance at the official Mardi Gras Party, where pleasure awaits you and 10,000+ of your new and old friends at the biggest and longest-running LGBTQIA+ party in the Southern Hemisphere.
Mardi Gras LanewayGadigal Land The Beresford Hotel & surrounding laneways
Keep the Parade weekend vibes soaring the only way we know how – Laneway.
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 ...
Tony Galluzzo Wrestling TournamentCook & Phillip Park Basketball Court
The Sydney Silverbacks Wrestling Club are hosting the WorldPride edition of our annual olympic freestyle wrestling tournament and seminar: The Tony Galluzzo Wrestling Tournament. This tournament is normally held in the Mardi Gras period.
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...
Mardi Gras Sissy BallGadigal Land Sydney Town Hall
Witness the regal, the ravishing and the revolutionary battle it out at Sissy Ball. Who will take their 10s and who will get the chop? All will be unveiled as legendary houses from across the globe compete in Australia’s biggest vogue ball.
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.
Pride MarchGadigal and Gamaragai Land Sydney Harbour Bridge
Be part of history as we walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge for global equality.