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.