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:

  • LA TRAVIATA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

    Raise your glass, flutter those lashes. He’s staring at you, he’s singing for you… Are you tempted?

    Violetta is the life of every party. A courtesan with a heart of gold, she’s free and free-spirited. Could a little love change everything?

    Experience the joy and heartache of the world’s most popular opera at Sydney’s best night out. Fireworks light up the sky at every performance. A giant chandelier shimmers over the harbour stage. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is “the ultimate Sydney experience” (Yahoo! Travel).

    In 2020, we present La Traviata: the story that inspired Moulin Rouge.

    Arrive early to enjoy drinks or dinner at one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on site. Drink in the view as the setting sun glimmers over the city skyline. Then take your seats in the comfortable grandstand to enjoy “a ravishing visual spectacle” (Huffington Post).

    The 3.5-tonne chandelier sparkles with 10,000 crystals. The biggest scenes feature 80 performers on stage and party boats in the harbour.

    Verdi’s score offers flying melodies, rousing drinking songs and heartbreaking duets. Brian Castles-Onion conducts the opera, with a live orchestra hidden under the stage.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

  • ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international T20 tournament.

    2020 marks Australia’s first opportunity to host the T20 World Cup and the first time T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s tournaments will be played as standalone events in the same host country in the same year.

    Two T20 World Cups will be played exclusively in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, comprising 10 teams playing 23 matches from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, involving 16 teams playing 45 matches from 18 October to 15 November 2020.

    Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, with both competitions having broad national footprints, meaning as many Australians as possible will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard.

    Fans are encouraged to register at www.T20WorldCup.com for more information and access to tickets.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

     

  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    Since 1996, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) has provided Australian designers with a platform to connect with a global audience of buyers, press and consumers. In 2020, MBFWA will celebrate 25 years as Australia’s only international fashion event, with about 1,600 industry professionals from over 20 countries descending on Sydney to see the best Resort Ready-to-Wear collections. The schedule includes runway shows, presentations, trade showrooms, seminars, industry events and more.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

  • Sydney Film Festival

    Australia’s premier international film festival is back for 12 days and nights of the world’s best new films. In 2019, Sydney Film Festival presents more than 250 of the greatest, strangest and most exciting works that cinema has to offer.

    Between 5–16 June 2019, be the first to see new festival favourites and award-winners, dramas, documentaries, thrillers, animations, comedies, cross-genre experiments and art house cinema from across the world. 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert

    Harry’s last year at Hogwarts™ is here, part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ in Concert!

    Experience the loss and the love of this series’ finish all over again as Harry and his friends rush to face the Dark Lord Voldemort™ for the last time. With the full film set to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing live, the final battle for Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has never been so emotional.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

  • Sydney Comdey Festival

    The Sydney Comedy Festival is Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event. Every April and May, hundreds of the world’s funniest comedians take to stages across Sydney to entertain an audience of more than 120,000 people, followed by a 50+ stop Showcase Tour across Australia that performs to over 25,000 annually. 

    The Festival program features performances from the finest Australian acts, the biggest international stars and the most promising emerging talent offering up everything from stand up to sketch, satire, impro, musical, absurdist, theatre, magic and kids comedy.

    Today, the Festival is one of Sydney’s fastest growing cultural events and every year aims to offer a bigger, better or more diverse program to satisfy Sydney’s rampant appetite for comedy.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

  • Vivid Sydney

    If there’s one place in the world where creativity, innovation and technology shine bright, it’s Vivid Sydney, a festival of Light, Music and Ideas.

    Each year Vivid Sydney brings together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to share their creativity with you. The festival celebrates Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific with large-scale light installations and projections, free family events, cutting-edge music performances and thought-provoking ideas talks, workshops and conferences.

    The festival has been instrumental in driving visitation to Sydney and stimulating the city’s visitor economy in winter, traditionally a quieter period for visitation. In 2019, Vivid Sydney attracted over 2 million visitors and contributed millions of dollars to the NSW economy.

    Heading into its twelfth year in 2020, Vivid Sydney is the largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest event in Australia.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

  • The Little Prince

    A treat for the whole family, The Little Prince is coming to the Capitol Theatre for 7 performances only from 23-26 April 2020

    Direct from a sell-out season in Paris, comes one of the world’s most loved stories transformed into an extraordinary live event. The Little Prince combines dance, aerial acrobatics, and new technologies to create a dreamlike and poetic universe that is almost impossible to describe.

    Nearly 75 years after its release, The Little Prince remains the second most translated and one of the best-selling books in the world, and its sentiment remains as pertinent today as when it was first written. 

    With an incredible international cast, stunning sets, costumes, projections and all of the characters you know and love, immerse yourself in The Little Prince’s cosmic and fantastic world.

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

     

  • Menopause The Musical

    Seen by nearly 15 million people in more than 500 cities worldwide, the original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical will play a strictly limited season at the Capitol Theatre in May!

    Starring in this hilarious production are four of Australia’s most iconic musical theatre personalities – Rhonda BurchmoreSilvie PaladinoLara Mulcahy and Gina Hogan.

    Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”. This side-splitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles!

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE>>

  • Penn & Teller – The World’s Greatest Comedy Magicians

    The world famous comedy magicians will bring their Australian premiere tour of their record-breaking Las Vegas live show to the Capitol Theatre this April. 

    Amazing magic. Tremendous trickery. Hilarious antics.

    Get ready to have your mind completely blown! The world’s most legendary magicians bring their record breaking Las Vegas show to Sydney for their Australian premiere tour.

    The stars of the hit TV series Fool Us have earnt a reputation as magic legends performing conjuring acts that are daring, provocative and hilarious. Penn makes all the noise, and Teller is silent, and together their live show has struck the perfect balance between unconventional magic and trickery; outlandish comedy and bumbling blunders. Whether it be stabbing and shooting each other, running amok with tractor trailers, or catching bullets in their mouths, you’ll need to keep your eye on these flesh and blood tricksters!

    This dynamic duo has had sold out tours around the world, Emmy® winning TV specials, and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to Colbert, earning them a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Step into their world of magic, and let these masterful magicians teach you a trick or two. 

    For more information, please click here>>

  • 04 Apr

    Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee

    Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years”. Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

    When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing...happiness.

    For more infromation, please click here>>

  • The Secret Garden

    When it premiered on Broadway, The Secret Garden took New York by storm. Rave reviews, Tony Awards and international productions all followed.

    Now, for the first time in twenty-five years, this sensational musical returns to Australia. Based on the much-loved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this heart-warming story comes to life on-stage with the same magical qualities, in this sophisticated take on the literary classic.

    Young, orphaned Mary Lennox arrives at her uncle’s home to find distant grieving relatives – and the mysterious tale of a secret garden. Together with new-found friends, Mary breathes life into the secret garden. She blossoms too, and through her adventures, tends to all the hearts around her.

    Australia’s leading man, Anthony Warlow, will once again create theatrical magic in the role of Archibald Craven.

    The sumptuous score contains a raft of wonderful songs, including ‘A Bit of Earth’, ‘Show Me the Key’, and the unforgettable ‘Lily’s Eyes’.

    For more information, please click here>>

  • Jonathan Van Ness | Road to Beijing | Sydney

    Television personality, podcaster and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness, is set to bring his Road to Beijing world tour to Australia and New Zealand this February!

    As the star of the Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones, and the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness has become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy.   For the first time, he will bring that energy to the stand-up stages of Australia and New Zealand, with his unforgettable live show, serving cirque-du-so-gay-realness between stand-up sets so good your face will be in need of a massage from all the smiling.  It’s all inspired by his ongoing attempt—and lifelong obsession—to become a figure-skating prodigy just in time for the next Olympic cycle, which just so happens to be in 2022 in Beijing!

    For more information, please click here>>

  • 2020 Professional Bull Riding Origin

    It is the ultimate battle of STATE PRIDE as the very best cowboys from Queensland and new South Wales go head to head in the ultimate expression of state versus state, mate against mate in a bull riding showdown like no other. The PBR Origin will establish a new State order in rider and fan bragging rights for the Toughest State on Dirt.

    This is Australia’s ultimate bull riding battle, three hours of nail-biting, edge of your seat action and the premium entertainment experience. Don’t miss the PBR’s Origin event at the First State Super Theatre on 20 June, 2020.

    This is the one and only PBR Origin. Expect the unexpected.

    For more information, please click here>>

  • Dolly Parton | 9 To 5 The Musical | Sydney

    Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring musical!

    Inspired by the hit film, 9 TO 5 is a hilarious musical about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business! 

    This smash-hit West End musical features a book by the iconic movie's original screenwriter Patricia Resnick and an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton including her much-loved hit song, 9 to 5.

    9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist, egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the ladies manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

    This Australian Premiere will be playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from April 2020.

    For more information, please click here>>

  • Disney's Frozen | Sydney

    You’ve never seen FROZEN like this!” - Good Morning America

    From the producers of Aladdin and The Lion King, Disney’s new hit musical Frozen is storming Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from July 2020.

    Adapted from the Oscar-winning film, Frozen the Musical is expertly brought to the stage by acclaimed Director Michael Grandage, giving life to this beloved story in an all new, unforgettable theatrical experience.  

    An inspiring tale of sisterhood and true love, it features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. With gorgeous sets and costumes as well as sensational special effects, Frozen is everything a Broadway musical should be – moving, spectacular and pure joy.

    Be one of the first to witness this global phenomenon on stage!

    For more information, please click here>>