Multiple outdoor spaces across the Parramatta CBD will be transformed into buzzing entertainment venues when Council’s Parramatta Nights event series kicks off on 25 March with a wide variety of performances and activities.
Running until 18 April, the jam-packed Parramatta Nights program features a gamut of live music acts, as well as an open-air cinema, outdoor roller-skating rink and carnival rides.
The event series, which was originally scheduled for January, had to be postponed due to COVID-19.
“I am thrilled to announce the launch of our Parramatta Nights program,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.
“It will be the largest in-person event we’ve held since the pandemic hit, so I am looking forward to presenting this much-anticipated, COVID-safe event to our community and visitors.
“Parramatta Nights has something for everyone, including plenty to entertain the kids while they’re on school holidays, so make sure to book your tickets now.”
Parramatta Nights takes place across 22 days and three key locations: Prince Alfred Square, City Centre Car Park rooftop, and Parramatta Square. All events will be COVID-safe and ticketed and range in price from free to $10.
“There’s always so much to see and do in Parramatta, but this autumn is set to be particularly busy with a wide range of shows, sports matches and events happening across the City – it’s the place to be,” Cr Dwyer said.
The Rooftop Hangout
City Centre Car Park Rooftop, Parramatta
Kick back and see live music performances by some of Australia’s hottest artists – including rapper Briggs, rock band The Chats (‘Smoko’), singer songwriter Ruby Fields, and many more – against a backdrop of the Parramatta CBD skyline. Attendees will also be able to grab a bite to eat from local dining favourite Butter and enjoy a selection of beverages from the rooftop bar.
Open Air Cinema
Prince Alfred Square
Thursday‒Sunday, 1‒18 April
The open-air cinema in Prince Alfred Square is screening a selection of box office hits, from cult classics to Bollywood films and family favourites, including The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Karate Kid and Street Dancer. The movie line-up will conclude on Sunday 18April with a sing-along version of the 1978 musical smash Grease.
Roller Rink and Rides
Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
Take a spin around the roller rink or take in the beautiful surrounds of Prince Alfred Square as you ride on the Ferris wheel or carousel.
Parramatta Square Jazz Nights
Thursday‒Sunday, 25 March‒11 April
Kick back and relax with smooth jazz sounds live in Parramatta Square, Thursday to Sunday nights.
Parramatta Nights will be run in line with federal and state government health guidelines, including those relating to hygiene and venue capacity.