Events You Need to Know About this February 2020


All the top events across Australia in February 2020.


FESTIVAL Perth Festival

7 February-1 March | Perth 
American gospel legend Mavis Staples, beloved Australian performer Paul Kelly and acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright join this year’s stellar line-up. The three-week schedule of art, culture and ideas features more than 250 events across the city, including Hecate (the all-Noongar-language adaptation of Macbeth) and Bangarra work Bennelong. 

THEATRE Bran Nue Dae

6-15 February | The Regal Theatre, Perth

DANCE Bennelong

15 February | Albany Entertainment Centre 

MUSIC An Evening with Michael Bublé

21-22 February | RAC Arena, Perth 


ART Simon Denny: Mine

Until 13 April | Mona, Hobart

FESTIVAL Party in the Paddock

6-8 February |  White Hills (near Launceston) 

MUSIC Symphony under the Stars

22 February | City Park, Launceston


COMEDY Carl Barron: Skating Rink for Flies

11-12 and 14-16 February | Canberra Theatre Centre 

VIDEO ART Angelica Mesiti: Assembly

29 February-13 September | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 


THEATRE Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Open run | Princess Theatre, Melbourne 
On 23 February, the cast and crew of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child mark a year of enchanting Australian audiences. See the beloved characters brought to life in this goliath two-part play, with whimsical illusions and magic acts that transport us mere Muggles into the wizarding world.


Image credit: Matthew Murphy, Australian Cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

MUSIC Zoo Twilights

Until 7 March | Melbourne Zoo 

THEATRE Torch the Place by Benjamin Law

8 February-21 March | Arts Centre Melbourne 

MUSIC St Kilda Festival

9 February | St Kilda foreshore, Melbourne

THEATRE Billy Elliot

From 20 February | Regent Theatre, Melbourne; 

ART Japanese Modernism

28 February-4 October | National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 


FILM Besieged: The Ned Kelly Story

Until 30 April | Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 

CRICKET Imparja Cup

1-6 February | TIO Traeger Park, Alice Springs


FESTIVAL Sand Safari Arts Festival

14 February-1 March | Surfers Paradise 

SURFING Noosa Festival of Surfing

22 February-1 March | Noosa

BALLET The Happy Prince

25-29 February | QPAC, Brisbane 


FESTIVAL Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Taking over Sydney for two weeks of celebrations, Mardi Gras is back for its 42nd year – and focused on its legacy of activism. The colourful parade rolls along Oxford Street on 29 February, with Dua Lipa headlining the official party.
14 February-1 March | Sydney 

MUSIC Twilight at Taronga

Until 7 March | Taronga Zoo, Mosman 

OPERA Carmen

Until 26 March | Sydney Opera House 

ART Tim Johnson: Artist Room, MCA Collection

Until 27 July | Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

RUGBY Sydney 7s

1-2 February | Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta 


Image credit: Rugby Australia Media

MUSIC An Evening with Randy Newman

4 February | State Theatre, Sydney 


From 15 February | Sydney Lyric Theatre 


COMEDY Jason Alexander: Master of His Domain

16 February | Adelaide Festival Centre

MUSIC Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour

26 February | Adelaide Oval

FESTIVAL Adelaide Festival

28 February-15 March | Adelaide 

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