Arts and Culture
to see, or not to see

Sydney Art Galleries, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Cinema, Sydney Museums

Driven by its potent arts and culture mix, its free-thinking style and a diversity of artistic talent, Sydney has a flourishing arts and culture scene that can be experienced in art galleries, cinemas, theatres and outdoor spaces around the city.

Sydney has some superb performing arts companies, with world-class reputations in the areas of dance and drama as well as music. Alongside those artists are some world-class venues attracting performances from the stars of opera, theatre, dance and orchestral music, as well as the latest hits from Broadway and London’s West End. Of course, no visitor information on Sydney’s art scene would be complete without a mention of the world-famous Sydney Opera House – one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

The history of modern Australia is brought vividly to life through its architecture. Sydney has a rich collection of Australian museums, historic buildings and indigenous artefacts that tell the fascinating story of the settlement of the continent. There are also opportunities to learn about the Australian Aboriginal people, their culture and artistic successes.