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Mardi Gras Festival Club Opening Night

Mardi Gras Festival Club Opening Night

At the centre of this year’s Mardi Gras will be the official late-night festival club where everybody is welcome.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Seymour Centre present the Opening Night of the MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL CLUB.

Doors open and entertainment kicks off at 9pm and keeps going 'till the wee early hours, featuring:

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With chillout areas and a dance floor, the Festival Club will be the place to meet friends, make new ones, create festival memories and have an absolute ball.


John always thought he was gay. After he sleeps with a woman, he isn’t so sure. John is torn between his long-time male partner and his new girlfriend. What ensues is a battle to possess John as he struggles to find himself. By Special Arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd.

Bianca Del Rio - It's Jester Joke

Bianca Del Rio - It's Jester Joke

After three consecutive sell-out Australian tours, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio returns to Australia with her brand-new comedy show. The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life of politics, travel, family and social media.

Don’t miss your chance to see the The Queen of Mean in her fiercely funny new show in 2019.


Trevor Ashley's Mardi Gala

Trevor Ashley's Mardi Gala

Bigger, better and dare we say, Gayer than ever, Trevor Ashley's MARDI GALA returns to the Concert Hall for one fabulous night only. 

Live onstage with a 12 piece orchestra, this variety gala is jam-packed with surprises, laughs and power ballads, that will have everyone on their feet.

Joining "Mardi Gras Royalty" Trevor Ashley is the smooth vocal stylings of Hugh Sheridan, the deliciously camp Rhonda Burchmore, the electrifying Tim Campbell, the acerbic wit of Tom Ballard, Oxford St legends Shauna Jensen and Minnie Cooper, and more surprises!

Right after the show, the Northern Foyers play host to the best party in Sydney with breathtaking views in a sunset soiree like no other, sparkling with the sounds of DJ Victoria Anthony.

Come and join us for the ultimate Mardi Gras pre-party and celebrate with the stars!

Sydney Opera House presents in association with Trevor Ashley Enterprises.


garden pARTy

garden pARTy

This special Friday evening event is a dynamic combination of live beats, social artmaking and entertainment in the beautiful Australian Botanic Garden.

Join the fabulous Motel Sisters for an evening full of art, music and Nudes in Nature!

At the garden pARTy, we will have several nude model posing in front of the beautiful background of The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. The interested artists can sketch and draw under the guidance of the two fabulous Motel Sisters.

Not into drawing : no problem – come and experience the great vibes of our DJ, have a drink, and watch the art in process

Join the fabulous Motel Sisters and learn how to best capture the human form in Australia’s beautiful flora.

Grab your sketch pad and be guided by those two amazing artists and entertainers. They will help you find your inner artist.

Or join us for a glass of wine, listen to DJ Shorty’s vibes and watch the creative process of the life-drawing class unfold.

Participants will expand their drawing skills and enjoy using a variety of materials to capture the human figure amongst the blooming flowers and a truly ‘au naturel’ setting.

Please note: We will be working with nude models from 7pm.

ARTIST BIO: The Motel Sisters (Paris and Tacky Motel) are a glamorous artist duo from Western Sydney. Starting out as ‘art scene anti-socialites’ and daytime television show-crashers, their work engages with Australian society, pop/internet/celebrity culture and the contemporary art world. Most recently, Paris and Tacky undertook a project entitled Motel Sisters in Care, an artist residency at Abel Tasman Village in Chester Hill NSW, creating daily performative interventions for retired residents and the Village staff (such as glow-up day spas, art parties, sensory activities, chair aerobics and much more).

Sandy Bottoms Disco On The Green

Sandy Bottoms Disco On The Green

Sandy Bottom returns with her 7th Instalment with Disco on The Green, presenting a new and old range of local and interstate drag and transgender illusionist entertainers, International and local LGBTI DJ’s and a fun social Mardi Gras in a Wrap Up Party for all the family.

This year we are featuring April Fools, Felicity Frockachino, Sandy Bottom, DJ Justin Scott, DJ Flash and Glenn. Plus a special guest to be announced.

This year finish your post camp Mardi Gras by joining us with our Drag Meat and Greet Raffles, Sandys Poof Bowling Competition, Celestes Gayest Lawn Bowls and Predictable Camp Tunes and Fab Foods, there is something for every age, and every gay in our annual disco heaven.

Its more than a "Disco" it's on the Green!

FREE event - visit the Disco on the Green website here!

Queens Cross Hotel

Queens Cross Hotel

For the second year running we transform and activate our venue from Kings Cross Hotel into Queens Cross Hotel. All year round we pride ourselves on being a safe and inclusive space for our entire local community.

We offer entertainment throughout with drag shows and hosts as well as parade night with a live performance.

Liquor Sisters (Jackie & Amber) Hosting and Performing Feb 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd & March 1st

Prada Clutch live performance on Parade Night March 2nd

Through this activation we continue to support organisations like Twenty10 through raising funds from our food and drink specials, where we work with companies who show an active support the the LGBTQI community.

We activate the venue with an external rainbow light projection as well as theming throughout, much of which shows the history of the Mardi Gras festival. While some details are yet to be finalised on our end we hope you will allow us to be included as a safe and inclusive venue for the entire community throughout the Mardi Gras festival and all year round. We activate this from 15th Feb - 3rd March 2019.

37 Ways To Say I'm Gay

37 Ways To Say I'm Gay

After selling out season in Melbourne and the Gold Coast, “37 Ways To Say I’m Gay”, by acclaimed dramatist, Wayne Tunks (After Nightfall / According to Otto), is set to make its Sydney premiere for Mardi Gras.

94 characters, 29 short plays, 12 actors, 37 Ways To Say, “I’m Gay”. "You'll get a lot more than you bargained for with this honest, stimulating and perceptive look at what it has meant to be gay since mankind emerged from caves... [Tunks] paints a marvellous, uniquely magnanimous picture..." - Aussie Theatre

Playing at the brand new Limelight on Oxford from Feb 20 to Mar 9.


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