Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Announce Two New Parade Viewing Areas Ahead of Sydney WorldPride Program Reveal


Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Mardi Gras Parade next year and leave the milk crates at home. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have today announced the expansion of their Parade Viewing Area offering, in response to heightened demand ahead of Sydney WorldPride 2023. 

The fabulous Club Cindy, presented by American Express and Ruby Road will offer a fantastic view of every sequin, every dancer and every float; the perfect way to experience the world’s most spectacular night-time Parade, returning to Oxford Street for the first time since 2020. 

The two new Parade Viewing Areas are announced ahead of the Sydney WorldPride full program reveal featuring 300+ events and the highly anticipated Festival Guide dropping on Wednesday 9 November 2022 – 100 days until the Festival commences. 

Located in a pampered party pocket of Flinders St, Club Cindy presented by American Express is named after another Sydney icon, Cindy Pastel. This general admission standing area is filled with all the creature comforts audiences will need to make their 2023 Parade experience the best yet. Think food, bars and bathrooms, and hosted by Kyle Olsen and Rosie Piper. 

Pack a picnic rug and skip on down to Ruby Road, an all-ages zone that pairs uninterrupted views of the Parade with access to food trucks, bars, entertainment and live screen relays throughout the park. Located at the Moore Park end of the Parade route, commonly referred to as Checkpoint Dorothy, Ruby Road is the ultimate destination for families and friends to watch the Parade in all its glittering glory.  

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger said “The Sydney Cricket Ground was a fantastic temporary home and feedback from audiences was that they loved the access to amenities that it offered. Now that the Parade is returning to Oxford Street it was important to us that we provide options for spectators.” 

“If you want to escape the crowds, Club Cindy and Ruby Road are the perfect option for you to celebrate WorldPride, our 45th anniversary and the return to our spiritual home of Oxford Street,” said Kruger. 

Tickets to Club Cindy and Ruby Road go on sale to the general public on Wednesday 9 November, along with the remaining Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras events that make up the 2023 Festival, including Sissy Ball, Laugh Out Proud and Paradiso Pool Party. Mardi Gras Members and American Express Card Members will get early access to pre-sale tickets. 


Mardi Gras Member pre-sale: 10am AEDT, Friday 4 November 2022 

American Express Card Members pre-sale (Club Cindy presented by American Express only): 10am AEDT, Monday 7 November 2022 

General Public on sale: 10am AEDT, Wednesday 9 November 2022 

Matt Fraser: [email protected]au P: 02 8065 7363, M: 0401 326 007 

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.