News

Discover. Connect. Be inspired at Sydney Festival


14 January 2014

The University of Sydney's major performing arts venue, the Seymour Centre, will present a number of shows as part of the 2014 Sydney Festival.
The University of Sydney's major performing arts venue, the Seymour Centre, will present a number of shows as part of the 2014 Sydney Festival.

As a major hub for this year's Sydney Festival, the University of Sydney will celebrate the energy, creativity and diversity of our city throughout January.

From the daring aerial acrobatics of the UK's Ockham's Razor to the world-premiere of Chi Udaka's inspirational fusion of Japanese drumming and Indian dance, our line-up includes a world-class collection of local and international theatre, dance, circus and music.

You can be a part of the action and keep up to date with everything that's going on around Sydney at our online festival hub where you can check out a live feed of photos and reflections, read reviews, and find out what's on.

You can also watch a video featuring some of the amazing entries received in our Sydney Inspired competition and hear from some of our brightest minds revealing stories behind the event program in our Festival Thinking series.

Again in 2014, the University's major performing arts venue, the Seymour Centre, will present a number of shows including:

  • an intimate version of Samuel Beckett's classic radio play, All That Fall
  • the street-smart Shakespeare interpretation, Othello: the Remix
  • an Australian exclusive of the musical Chinese folk performance, Lao Qiang
  • the world premiere of Chi Udaka
  • the high-flying, theatrical circus work Ockham's Razor.

The Festival also extends to our iconic Great Hall with the world-renowned vocal chamber group the Hilliard Ensemble performing a special concert as part of their farewell tour.

We'll also examine the emerging trend of collective consumption when University academic Dr Christopher Dey joins the free sustainability forum: Can Collaborative Consumption Change our Economy, Communities and the World?

University staff, students and alumni can take advantage of a 10 percent discount on full price single tickets for online bookings across most Festival events. A full schedule of events is available on the official Festival site.

Celebrating our fifth year with the Festival, our involvement reflects the University's long-standing commitment to investing in the cultural life of Sydney.

If you can't make it to this year's Festival, don't forget to keep an eye out on our website for our full schedule of events including public lectures, exhibitions and performances which take place all year round and are open to everyone.

Follow University of Sydney Media on Twitter

Media enquiries: Katie Szittner, 02 9351 2261, 0478 316 809, katie.szittner@sydney.edu.au