Alex Rennie, 15.04.2016

What’s going on? - Sydney singles events

It’s no secret that Sydney boasts one of the most vibrant cultural calendars Australia has to offer. With so much happening, the scope of things to do is truly limitless (a quality that also makes it a great place to date!).

To help you orientate yourself with the city’s ‘goings on’ we’ve put together a few of our favourite Sydney singles events – so whether you’re a bona fide Sydneysider, a fresh faced newcomer, or just stopping by for a quick visit, have a gander and get exploring with likeminded Sydney singles!

Live music

It would be a sheer travesty not to mention Sydney’s booming music scene. Internationally renowned for its eclecticism, NSW’s capital is literally packed to the rafters with top-class venues both big and small. If it’s no holds barred gigging you’re after then look no further than The Metro Theatre. The fulcrum of Sydney’s indie circuit, Metro’s stage has played host to some of the world’s biggest names (and a number of breakthrough Aussie acts too!). Laidback jams and blues abound at The Basement, perfect for when you want to inject a little rhythm into a first date. Finally, for a mesmeric melange of bayou-beats and scintillating jazz, The Vanguard is your best bet.

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Theatre and dance

Sating your inner thespian isn’t difficult in Sydney. Perched majestically atop the dramaturgical pile is of course the Sydney Opera House. Famously designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and completed in 1973, the iconic expressionist structure is as breathtaking to glimpse as the performances that take place within its hallowed vaults. Pop over to Walsh Bay’s Roslyn Packer Theatre to catch the Sydney Theatre Company in full swing or celebrate 40,000 years of Aborigine history on the pier with the Bangarra dance group.


If you didn’t already know, EliteSingles’ research team recently revealed Sydney as home to Australia’s funniest singles. Paying testament to that discovery, there’s a cornucopia of joke-joints where you can catch the most rip-snorting of Sydney singles events. Championing one of the most varied stand-up bills in town, the Art Deco Enmore Theatre is a genuine barrel of laughs.  If you’re after the hit and miss humour of an open then the Mug and Kettle show at Glebe’s Record Crate will have your sides proverbially splitting.  Venture to King’s Cross for some award-winning wit at the intimate Happy Endings Comedy Club.


Wandering around a gallery can be a great way to get to know your partner, and it’s a sure fire way to prompt discussion too. Fortunately for art aficionados, Sydney is literally overflowing with excellent exhibitions. Established institutions such as Artspace and the Museum of Contemporary Art are consistent on the curation tip; their also at the heart of the Sydney Biennale this year too (18 March – 5 June). For something a little more left-field, check out Chippendale’s White Rabbit for a sliver of 21st century Chinese art. Also, the AGNSW hosts a twilight tour of its galleries every Wednesday, ideal for night owls! 

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Seasonal Sydney singles event

Although things are definitely starting to turn a touch autumnal there’s still a surfeit of Sydney singles events to enjoy in the lead up to winter. Bookworms can rejoice at the week-long Sydney Writers’ Festival next month (16-22 May), and it’ll soon be time to roll out the red carpet again for the 63rd instalment of the Sydney Film Festival (8-19 June). Travel back in time to a bygone era at Slide’s Gin Mill Social, Sydney’s standalone cabaret extravaganza (15 April – 20 May).

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Whether you’re fond of fossicking or a fanatic foodie, Sydney’s got all the bases covered when it comes to weekend markets. Every Saturday you can unearth second-hand gems and vintage knickknacks at Rozelle Markets. Sunday sauntering at Bondi’s beachfront bazaar is perfect if you value a chilled affair. Buy two tickets for the ferry and set sail for Manly’s weekly farmers’ market, the best spot if you want to bag some of the freshest produce about. Hungry? Make it a Friday lunch date and tuck in to some glorious grub at The Rocks Friday Foodie Market!

We hope that one of our Sydney singles event suggestion tickles your fancy!

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