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The Etymon Concierge pick of the best of Sydney's What's On over the Christmas, New Year period and summer period covering theatre, exhibitions, cinema, sport and more.

Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023

Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Every day, 10am to 4pm

Now until 26th May 2024

Adult: $25

Ocean Photographer of the Year showcases all the winners and finalists from Oceanographic Magazine’s renowned competition, the Ocean Photographer of the Year awards, attracting entrants from across the world – from amateurs and professionals alike.

Over 100 beautiful and thought-provoking images from the awards are on show as an exhibition, for the first time, premiering in Sydney at the museum.

Johnny Walker Blue Room

Pitt Street Mall

Now until 29th December

Price: $20

Johnnie Walker's pop up whisky bar on Pitt Street Mall in Sydney‘s CBD. The name pays direct homage to Blue Label Scotch Whisky—one of the brand’s most prestigious offerings—as does the swanky blue decor. To enter this domain is to break away from the daily grind or hectic holiday shopping for guided tastings and other delights.

Mud Crab Season

Spice Temple 10 Bligh Street, Sydney CBD

Now until 31 December

Price $99 per crab

It’s Mud Crab season when they’re at their seasonal best, with luxurious, irresistibly sweet flesh. We source live Mud Crabs from Queensland, cook them to order, and serve them with range of traditional sauces, including: Black Bean and Salted Chilli, Ginger and Shallot, XO Sauce, Four Chillies, Salted Olive and Black Bean

Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs

Australian Museum

1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010

10am-5pm Mon-Sun

Extended hours for Ramses ticket holders

Now until 19th May

Adult $50-$100

Exclusive to the Australian Museum in Sydney: more than 3,000 years in the making, discover over 180 ancient Egyptian treasures.

Tina the Tina Turner Musical

Theatre Royal

108 King Street, Sydney 2000

Now until 28th January

Price: Starting from $55

This must-see new musical has audiences captivated, telling the incredible life story of Tina Turner, from her humble beginnings to global superstardom. With critics calling it "a rock music spectacular" (Limelight) and "breathtakingly exciting" (ArtsHub), this heart-pumping production is bringing audiences to their feet night after night.

Wicked the Musical

Lyric Theatre The Star

Pirrama Road, Sydney NSW 2009

Now until 4th February

Price: from $85

The Broadway sensation Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent.

A-League in Sydney

Sydney FC vs. Wellington Phoenix

Friday, December 29th at 7:45pm

Allianz Stadium, Moore Park

Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Macarthur FC

Monday, January 1st at 5:00pm

CommBank Stadium, Parramatta

Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Central Coast Mariners

Saturday, January 6th at 5:30pm

CommBank Stadium, Parramatta

Gatsby at The Green Light

The Studio, Sydney Opera House

Now until 25 February

Tickets from $49.50

Nearly a century after the book was first published, Sydney Opera House is hosting a world premiere of GATSBY at The Green Light, a brand new cabaret variety show inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, transforming The Studio into The Green Light cabaret club complete with a troupe of entertainers performing aerial acts, burlesque, dance, and spectacular circus.

Outdoor Cinemas

Sunset Cinema - North Sydney Oval

Now until March 2024

Price from $

Being the white picket fence of the iconic North Sydney Oval, enjoy The Green onsite or bring a picnic, and the bar is serving up Manly Spirits, Oxford Landing sustainable wine and Mountain Culture craft beer.

Laneway Cinema - The Rocks

Wednesday's until March 2024

Price Free

Heritage surrounds, hot slices of pizza, classic films, starry skies, wine, bean bags and a FREE movie screening - this is not your average movie night!

Moonlight Cinema - Centennial Park

Now until March 2024

Price from $26

Pack your picnic baskets, gather your loved ones (dogs included) and spend a gorgeous summer evening under the stars, surrounded by stunning greenery.


For more information please contact concierge at any time

0449 811 087

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