Arts & Culture
Under the direction of an ambitious 10 year Arts Plan Parramatta has committed to creating an environment which allows arts and cultural activity to prosper and interact with all aspects of city life.
Parramatta's reputation as a dynamic and creative regional city is growing on the back of performance venues such as Riverside Theatres, creative production spaces in the Parramatta Artists Studios, Connect Studios and Information & Cultural Exchange (ICE), and the city’s visible and vibrant Public Art and Major Events Program.
Contemporary arts are flourishing in Parramatta with an annual program of exhibitions, international residencies, performances, festivals, public events and activities.
Riverside - the best place to catch professional theatre, dance, opera & comedy. The Sydney Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Mardi Gras & the Arab Film Festival are just part of the lineup.Special OfferMore
The development of historical interpretation & contemporary public art has created an urban environment that signifies & articulates the history of the area while reflecting the contemporary culture.Special OfferMore
The Studios offer 14 affordable non-residential & 1 residential studio to emerging and established contemporary artists, craft practitioners & creative professionals. The gallery is open to the public 5 days/wk.Special OfferMore
Connect Studios provides subsidised workshop, rehearsal, tuition & production spaces on a casual & project basis to local & non-local contemporary performance & digital artists.Special OfferMore
Parramatta Stories - strengthening the visibility, awareness and experience of cultural heritage in Parramatta. Check out the self-guided heritage trails.Special OfferMore