What’s on at Novotel Sydney Darling Square

Stay up-to-date on the latest activities and things to do taking place just moments from Novotel Sydney Darling Square. Conveniently located near the Darling Quarter and Sydney CBD, our hotel is just minutes away from the best that Sydney has to offer.

If you’re planning on visiting Novotel Sydney Darling Square soon, here’s what’s on in and around Darling Harbour in the very near future:

  • STAR WARSTM Identities: The Exhibition

    Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars™? Find out as you build your own personal and unique Star Wars hero in this interactive exhibition featuring 200 original Star Wars objects.

    Designed for visitors of all ages, explore your own identity and learn about the forces that shape you through a series of interactive stations within the exhibition. Each answer you give will define a unique Star Wars character that you’ll create and meet at the end of the exhibition.

    Along the way, discover rare treasures from the Lucasfilm archives and see original costumes, props, models and artworks up close as you go behind the scenes of the movie-making process. There’s BB-8, R2-D2, the Millennium Falcon, Yoda from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™, Darth Vader’s suit from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™, plus so much more!

    Book your Tickets Today! 

    May the Force Be With You.

  • Chicago

    Chicago is coming to Sydney in 2019!

    A true New York City Institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the slickest dancing in town. No wonder CHICAGO has been honoured with 6 Tony Awards ®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy ® and thousands of standing ovations.

    Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international multi-award-winning musical, CHICAGO.

    Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, jazz slayer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

    Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle”, CHICAGO truly is “The sharpest, slickest  show on the block” The Times UK.

    It would be a crime to miss out! Read more.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

    Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including  Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping Broadway score.

    Willy Wonka is opening his marvellous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with colour and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerising joyride through a world of pure imagination.

    Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka! Get ready for the Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes and sets and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! 

    Viewing at the iconic Capitol Theatre just a seven minute walk from the Novotel Darling Square. 

    Book your tickets.

  • Jersey Boys

    Jersey Boys tells the true-life story of four guys from the wrong side of the tracks, the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold more than 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits, including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girl’s Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical.

    Don't miss this awesome show starting from August 29th, in the Capitol Theatre 

  • New Interactive Fashion Experience at Madame Tussauds

    Pose with Megan Gale, Elle MacPherson and Miranda Kerr for Cosmopolitan Magazine!

    Unveiled in mid-May 2017, Madame Tussauds officially open its new Fashion Week Experience. By partnering with Cosmopolitan, Napoleon Perdis, Wella Professionals and Myer to give an authentic experience, this new section allows you to immerse in the glitz and glam of the fashion world that includes a digital make-over, a magazine cover photoshoot, and even a catwalk. 

    Daily

    9am – 5 pm 

    Madame Tussauds

    Aquarium Wharf, 1–5 Wheat Road,

    Darling Harbour 

    madametussauds.com.au

  • Inspiring Locals - Street Art Project

    The Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour is excited to be a part of ANZ's 'Inspiring Locals' initiative, which aims to improve understanding, financial capability, and inclusion of Aboriginal Australians.

    Australian artist, Adnate, had been commissioned to paint a ten storey tall mural of Aboriginal activist Jenny Munro, on the Novotel Rockford’s main wall, facing Harbour St. This is part of a series of portraits that will appear across Sydney in the run up to this year’s Archibald Prize. 

    It is a truly exciting development in Darling Harbour as Jenny Munro is a true leader for her people, having achieved significant breakthroughs in her fight for aboriginal rights.

    The painting of the 10-storey mural will commence late June and is set for completion at the end of July. So keep an eye out for its development!

    Jenny Munro

    Founder of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Wiradjuri elder Jenny Munro has been fighting for Aboriginal housing rights for more than four decades.

    In 2014 Jenny Munro began the Redfern Tent Embassy to protest the establishment of a commercial precinct on the area known as ‘The Block’ in Redfern, Sydney. After more than 400 days of occupation, the Redfern Tent Embassy declared a victory, with $5 million committed by the Australian Government to guarantee the construction of low cost housing for poor Aboriginal people.

    Jenny Munro continues to fight for Aboriginal rights and sovereignty, motivated by what she sees as a system that continues to oppress Aboriginal Australians. 

    Adnate

    Matt Adnate is one of street art's most influential big wall painters. His works portraying indigenous children have captivated viewers around the world. Adnate strongly believes in giving back to the communities to which his subjects belong.

    Beyond deepening his own understanding of Aboriginal culture, Adnate hopes that his art might trigger greater public engagement with indigenous issues. 

    For more information, click here.