Sydney is Open 2017

Remember when you were a kid and used to dream about being locked in a Westfield or Luna Park afterhours, left to run wild? Well, kids, dreams come true – but the entire city of Sydney is your playground!

QVB Dome


Sydney Open returns for its thirteenth year on November 4 and 5 this year, and sees over 70 of our fair city’s most beautiful, inspiring, historic and architecturally interesting spaces and buildings unlock their doors to the general public. From Sydney’s earliest surviving synagogue to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks to 333 George Street to Carriageworks and back again; this weekend promises to delight Sydneysiders and Sydneylovers alike; and totally pimp your ‘gram feed.

Carriageworks, Eveleigh.

Saturday’s Focus Tour program gives visitors exclusive access to some of the city’s most in-demand spaces – think Central Station Clock Tower and inside the QVB dome – whilst Sunday hosts the main program, delivering a dazzlingly diverse selection of award-winning, sacred, commercial and industrial buildings and spaces for punters to peruse.

Sydney Harbour YHA Rooftop 

Word on the street is, the hottest spot on the hit-list is the cultural heritage and environmental sustainability award-winning Sydney Harbour YHA, whose rooftop Harbour view could take your breath away and inspire Drake’s newest album.

From hand-painted ceiling masterpieces to laneways glittered with dust motes and coffee aromas – you’ll fall even deeper in love with this city. And we’ll see you there. 

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