Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is back in August 2021! The festival will take place slightly later than in previous years and will bring a newly reimagined program of light, music and ideas to the city. Sign up to the Vivid Sydney newsletter to stay up to date with the latest festival information.

The Austral Flora Ballet light projection on the Sydney Opera House during Vivid Sydney 2019
Vivid Sydney

Vivid Light takes you to another world, with shadows that spring into colour and building facades that reveal a hidden world of magic. The city transforms into a night time wonderland through large-scale illuminations, laser light shows and 3D-mapped projections.

The night begins with the Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House. Follow the series of interactive and immersive light art sculptures and installation trails through the spectacular waterside precincts of the Royal Botanic Garden and Barangaroo. Visit The Rocks to see the spectacular display on the Museum of Contemporary Art and great installations for families and children.

The Ballerina light installation illuminating Campbells Cove in The Rocks precinct during Vivid Sydney 2019

Enjoy the brilliant spectacle from the comfort of a harbour ferry or cruise vessel. The many cruise vessels and ferries that travel around the harbour will be decorated with brilliant lights that change colour as they enter the different Vivid Sydney precincts.

Vivid Music features an impressive line-up of international and Australian talent, performing on iconic stages as well as smaller music venues located throughout the inner city. Vivid Ideas is a stimulating program of public talks, workshops and forums examining topics that range from the design of our cities to practical tools for creatives.