There’s a lot of good stuff going on at Sydney Festival this year. From a girl-power musical inspired by Beyoncé and Rihanna to a theatrical performance of Joan Didion’s essay collection The White Album to The Vigil, an Australia Day-eve reflection on Australia’s Indigenous heritage and colonial institutions. If you’re finding it hard to decide which events are worth your time and money, we have a solution. TodayTix – a last-minute ticketing platform that launched in Australia in 2019 – has a bunch of bargain deals for some of the festival’s top acts.
Over the course of the festival, which runs till January 26, TodayTix is offering $31 tickets to 34 shows. Sales will begin from 9am on the day of the show via the platform’s mobile app. To access tickets, you’ll first need to “unlock” the deal by sharing a link to the show on Twitter or Facebook, and there’s a two-ticket limit per person, per day.
Festival highlights include raucous, feel-good musical Bran Nue Dae (there’s a movie of the same name, too) and Colossus, which features 50 dancers moving as one. You can check out masked country crooner Orville Peck, or experience contemporary composer Liza Lim’s latest work, Atlas of the Sky.
There’s also a cabaret about living with Asperger’s Syndrome (The Aspie Hour); a 40th-anniversary show from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus (Time Flies); a play about the first Australian cricket team to tour England, consisting of 13 Aboriginal men from country Victoria (Black Cocktaoo); and a physical theatre piece by an artist who, after developing a series of genetic disorders, can no longer breathe normal air or safely be around other people (The Mermaid).