Whats On at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour Hotel

What's on

Game Masters - The Exhibition

Step into the world of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more much loved characters at the blockbuster exhibition Game Masters.

Featuring over 100 playable games, this highly interactive exhibition celebrates the work of the world's most influential videogame designers and showcases some of the most groundbreaking games ever made across arcades, consoles, PC and mobile platforms.

Presented in three sections, a spectacular live gaming universe will be recreated to allow visitors the opportunity to experience their favourite games through both traditional arcade machines and consoles and large-scale interactive displays. Plus discover more about game design and development through rare original game artwork, 2D objects and revealing interviews with game designers.

This exhibition will open until 25th May 2014. Book Now!

-source: www.powerhousemuseum.com


See a heart-stopping circuit of circus this Easter long weekend. The Hoopla big top has burst at the seams scattering astonishing circus acts, sideshow and street theatre all over Darling Harbour.

Hold your breath for the Wheel of Steel, gasp at the raw boundary-pushing talent of Gravity & Other Myths, gaze spellbound at one man’s magical madness in Mada’s Marvels and be enraptured as graceful dancer meets machinery in Forklift.

Take your seat in one of three deliciously different tents from the lavish Ukiyo to The Little Palais with all its visual trickery and the Tardis-like La Petite Grande.

With ticketed acts and a hatful of free stuff, you’d be crazy to miss the weekend the circus meets the harbour.

Friday 18 April - Monday 21 April. 

- source: http://www.darlingharbour.com

Amazing whales - Evolution and survival

Thursday 20 March - Sunday 20 July

Be amazed by the wonderful world of whales.

Cetaceans, of all the mammals, have undergone a most spectacular evolution, adapting to aquatic life and developing into the diverse range of creatures we know today - from graceful giants of the sea, to playful dolphins, from dangerous predators such as orcas to the mysterious narwhal and beluga whales.

This fascinating international exhibition uncovers the diversity, origins and adaptation of the cetaceans, charting their development from land mammals to aquatic giants.

Amazing Whales also looks at the different relationships that humans have had with the cetaceans and the threats that weigh on their future. 

- source: http://www.anmm.gov.au

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

With performances at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from March 2014, STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way on to the stage thanks to the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John “Cha Cha” O’Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce.

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart.

This uplifting and courageous tale originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of other students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1984, before dancing into the hearts of audiences world wide as the award winning feature film.

In a brand new all-singing, all-dancing theatrical production, STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will bring this iconic story to life, featuring the beloved music from the original film as well as new compositions.

Be a part of history and experience the drama, the humour, the romance in the sparkling, sequined spectacular that inspired the world to dance.

Tickets on sale from 25 March until 29 June 2014

- source: http://www.strictlyballroomthemusical.com/

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations, a cutting-edge contemporary music program and the spectacular illumination of Sydney’s iconic architecture including the sails of Sydney Opera House.

Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect.

It is a must-attend event on the international creative calendar. Sydneysiders and visitors from around Australia and the world enjoy and interact with an array of immersive lighting experiences, live performances and inspiring ideas.

Vivid Sydney will take place over 18 days from 23 May – 9 June, 2014.

- source: http://www.vividsydney.com/

Biennale Of Sydney 

The Biennale of Sydney is a non-profit organisation that presents Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival. Held every two years, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, with an accompanying program of artist talks, forums, guided tours and family days – all FREE to the public.

The Biennale of Sydney was the first biennale to be established in the Asia-Pacific region and, alongside the Venice and São Paulo biennales and documenta, is one of the longest running exhibitions of its kind.

Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has provided an international platform for innovative contemporary art, showcasing the work of nearly 1600 artists from over 100 countries.

Today it ranks as one of the leading international festivals of contemporary art in the world and continues to be recognised for showcasing the freshest and most provocative art from Australia and around the world.

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-source: http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/

Easter School Holidays

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is the place to be this school holidays! Not only do we boast a perfect location in a fantastic waterfront location, our Kids Club calendar of events is jam-packed full of activities!

Check it out here