What’s left to see at the Sydney Festival 2021

Thankfully, the Sydney Festival has been able to carry on this year in a show-stopping way. AS the final hurrah for Wesley Enoch before Olivia Ansell steps in as Artistic Director next year, it’s safe to say he’s gone out with finesse – with 39 incredible works in total performed and spending of close to $6 million – all going to Australians and our homegrown talent.

We’re now in the final days of the Sydney Festival and this year has been incredible. From show-stopping performances from Bangarra to eco-immersive experiences at Carriageworks. Here are some of the must-sees left to see before it closes on 26 Jan. 

Spirit: A retrospective 2021 (Dance)

The Bangarra Dance Theatre has used the medium of indigenous dance to tell stories for three decades. This year they return after a 10 month break to perform under the night sky, presenting some of their favourite pieces from across more than 30 years of performance. 

When: Until 24 January 

Where: The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve

How much: $25


This amazing performance art invites you into the warm cocoon of the earth to confront the vulnerability of our ecosystem. It’s an immersive piece where you’lll encounter flora and fauna on the verge of extinction, presented by Erth. 

When: Until 24 January

Where: Carriageworks, Sydney

How much: $20

HMS Pinafore

This hilarious sequinned-spangled spin on Gilbert and Sullivan’s marvelous operetta is a definite must-see. With mistaken identity, star-crossed lovers, sisters, sailors and the trickiest of tongue twisters, this nautical caper is sure to dazzle and delight. 

When: Until 23 Jan

Where: Riverside Theatre, Parramatta

How much: $59

Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

You still have a few weeks to view this masterpiece which celebrates the career of Australian-chinese artist, Lindy Lee. Curated by MCA’s director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, the show pulls together 70 of Lee’s works to give the most comprehensive overview of her life’s work ever. 

When: Until 28 Feb

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks

How much: Free