Short description

A century ago, the Eveleigh Railway Workshop was a place of clanging hammers, sooty air and piercing train whistles. Reborn as the Carriageworks cultural precinct in 2007, this historic site is now home to the largest and most significant multi-arts centre in Australia.

245 Wilson St
Eveleigh NSW 2015

Carriageworks presents an ambitious, artist-led program of works year round, encompassing visual arts, theatre, dance, music and immersive performances. It’s the place to experience something different and the resident companies represent Sydney’s diverse mix of communities, cultures and ideas.

It’s also famous for one of Sydney’s best farmers markets. Held every Saturday morning, locals flocks for seasonal produce, fresh-cut flowers, artisan delicacies, just-out-of-the-oven pastries and, of course, great coffee.

During Vivid Sydney 2022, Carriageworks presents a curated music program bringing together diverse artists from all four corners of the globe. For seven nights, the precinct will come alive with theatrical live music, light installations, performance art, DJs and pop-up bars. It will also play host to the 20th anniversary of Semi Permanent. The largest and longest-running creativity and design festival in the Southern Hemisphere will feature talks, exhibitions, workshops, installations and more.

How to get there: Carriageworks is just a short walk from Redfern, Macdonaldtown and Newtown train stations. You can also hop on a bus to nearby City Road and there’s plenty of bike parking if you prefer to arrive on two wheels.


This is an image of the Curveball event at Carriageworks during Vivid Sydney 2018

Light Events


Internationally celebrated light artist Sam Whiteside will take over the entrance of Carriageworks with his free, immersive lighting installation titled...

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This is an image of the Sam Whiteside lighting installation at Carriageworks
Location: Carriageworks Price: Free

Music Events

Divide & Dissolve

Rising US/AUS band Divide & Dissolve play at Carriageworks for their first Sydney show since the pandemic. Creating powerful and transformative experiences...

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Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $29.00

Cate Le Bon

Enigmatic Welsh singer Cate Le Bon and her band play an entrancing set at Carriageworks for Vivid Sydney. Launching her hugely acclaimed new album Pompeii...

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Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $59.00

Perfume Genius

A queer icon of American indie music, Perfume Genius brings his national tour and spectacular live band to Carriageworks. Dubbed "one of alternative music’s...

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Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $59.00

Soft Centre

Soft Centre brings their singular blend of experimental sound, live A/V performance and installations to Carriageworks for a one-day festival of boundary-pushing...

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Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $85.00

Tomm¥ €a$h

Off the back of a massive world tour, Estonian rapper and visual artist Tommy Cash performs his raucous and provocative live show at Carriageworks as part...

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Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $59.00

Alter Boy

Alter Boy is a dark pop band, fronted by trans and hard-of-hearing artist, Molly Priest. The band transforms traditional perceptions of pop with their...

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Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $39.00

Mystics: Jono Ma, Jonti & Babekühl

After a year of Covid delays, renowned music makers Jono Ma and Jonti perform at Carriageworks for a chilled-out evening of experimental, audio-visual...

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Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $49.00


Japanese, all-female, rock band Chai burst into Sydney with their exuberant and joyful live set. Redefining the definition of cuteness, Mana, Kana, Yuna...

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Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $59.00

Ideas Events

Semi Permanent 2022

Semi Permanent returns to its hometown of Sydney for the 20th anniversary of what is the biggest and longest-running creativity and design festival in...

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Semi Permanent 2022
Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $199.00

Live Dreams

Discover the future of experimental art – from across the Asia Pacific – over three curated evenings of performance: DISTANCE, JESTER, and THRESHOLD...

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Live Dreams
Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $20.00