Fostering creativity since 1933 – Sydney Eisteddfod offers performance opportunities to everyone that enters, creating a richer and more vibrant culture, so that we all can dream, perform, achieve and inspire

For over nine decades, Sydney Eisteddfod has been contributing to the evolving culture of Australia by nurturing the performing arts at a grass roots level and providing life-changing opportunities for young artists. With over 350 events, we encourage the development of artistic and creative skills, and offer some of the most prestigious scholarships in the Australian performing arts.

At the heart of Sydney Eisteddfod’s activities lies its flagship event: a competitive performing arts festival that runs from May to September. Throughout this period, the organisation provides a stage for singers, dancers, actors, musicians, composers, bands, choirs, and orchestras to showcase their talents in some of Sydney’s premier venues.

Over 2.5 million entrants have graced Sydney Eisteddfod’s stages, driven by a passion to excel, compete for prizes and scholarships, or simply the pure joy of creative expression. Each year, over $400,000 worth of prizes and scholarships are awarded, cementing Sydney Eisteddfod’s reputation as a celebration of artistic excellence.

With over 25,000 entrants, who perform to an audience of more than 170,000 people, the annual Sydney Eisteddfod is a beacon of inspiration, playing a vital role in Australia’s arts community.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our work and events take place. We celebrate and applaud the long, rich history of storytelling in song, dance, and voice. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We contribute to this continuity – developing and sharing our combined cultural journey through our activities on these lands where sovereignty was never ceded.