Parramatta attractions and events

We keep you up to date on all the latest entertainment and events in Parramatta. Novotel Sydney Parramatta is located in the centre of Parramatta CBD, a prime location for guests to explore all that this Western Sydney urban hub has to offer. Parramatta is a popular destination to experience the best in entertainment. Novotel Sydney Parramatta is steps away from Riverside Theatres, Bankwest Stadium, Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre, Parramatta Train Station and Ferry Terminal and offers close access to Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney Olympic Park, Raging Waters Sydney and Sydney CBD.

  • Riverside Theatres

    Our talented friends across the road at Riverside Theatres have created a digital channel for you to experience the buzz of Riverisde Theatres at home with Riverside Theatres Digital.

    Riverside Theatres Digital launches with a series of concerts, digital film screenings and more. Concerts will be fully live, once only, and streamed via YouTube on Sunday nights, just after the sun sets at 5pm.

    Excitingly, LIVE performances are back with the below shows:

    • The Wharf Revue 2020: Good Night & Good Luck | 26-28 November 2020
    • Little Wing Puppets: Trinket The Robot | 7 December 2020
    • We Will Rock You | 12-27 February 2021
    • Sydney Comedy Festival Gala | 21 April 2021
    • Friends! The Musical Parody | 2-4 September 2021

    Visit the Riveride Theatres website for tickets and more information on upcoming performances.

    Enjoy our special pre-theatre dinner at 350 Restaurant & Lounge and park for FREE when you spend $50 in food and beverage. Bookings are preferred - visit our Dining page for more information

  • We Will Rock You @ Riverside Theatres

    Want to break free? The team behind the hit productions of Mamma Mia!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Wicked & Legally Blonde, will rock Riverside Theatres in February 2021 with a brand new production of the smash hit musical, We Will Rock You by Queen & Ben Elton.

    The musical features over 24 of Queen’s greatest hits including We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust and, of course, We Will Rock You.

    Dates & Times:

    2021 Dates
    Friday 12 February at 11am (Preview) and 7:30pm (Opening Night)
    Saturday 13 February at 2pm and 7:30pm
    Sunday 14 February 3pm
    Wednesday 17 February 7:30pm
    Thursday 18 February at 7:30pm
    Friday 19 February at 7:30pm
    Saturday 20 February at 2pm and 7:30
    Sunday 21 February at 11am and 4pm
    Wednesday 24 February 7:30pm
    Thursday 25 February at 7:30pm
    Friday 26 February at 7:30pm
    Saturday 27 February at 2pm and 7:30pm (Closing Night)

    Novotel Sydney Parramatta has partnered with Riverside Theatres to offer you a special Show & Stay Package.

    Click here for package information.

  • Events at Bankwest Stadium

    Bankwest Stadium is located only a 5 minute walk from Novotel Sydney Parramatta.

    BOOK your accommodation for the upcoming events below:

    2020 Rugby Union Championship | 5 December 2020 

    Sydney Superfight | 16 December 2020

    Visit the Bankwest Stadium website for more information.

    Park at Novotel Sydney Parramatta for FREE when spending $50 in food & beverage.

  • Entertainment at Qudos Bank Arena

    Qudos Bank Arena is currently ranked Top 10 in the world and is Australia's No.1 arena.

    The venue plays host to a number of A-list entertainment and sporting events including NBL, Katy Perry, P!NK, Robbie Williams, Drake and Cirque du soleil.

    Novotel Sydney Parramatta is ideally located 15 minutes from Sydney Olympic Park.

    *Please be advised that due to recent announcements from the Australian and New Zealand Governments, Qudos Bank Area is rescheduling events. Please visit the Qudos Bank Arena for more information.

    Book your accommodation today for these upcoming events!

    • Harry Styles | 20-21 November 2020
    • Faith No More | 27 February 2021
    • Delta | 10 April 2021
    • Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour | 7-8 May 2021
    • Jim Steinman's Bat out of Hell | 18 May 2021
    • Parkway Drive | 3 July 2021
    • WWE Live | 30 July 2021
    • Alanis Morrisette | 30 November 2021
    • Rod Stewart | 30 March 2022
  • Rosehill Gardens Race Days

    Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is located in the heart of Greater Western Sydney and plays host to some of Sydney’s finest racing events including Longines Golden Slipper and Ladies Day.

    Make a weekend of it with our VIP Race Day Package. You will receive 10% OFF the best available rates*, breakfast for two people, PLUS indulge in a complimentary glass of bubbly and strawberries or a cold beer with bar snacks upon your arrival to the hotel.

    Upcoming Race Days:

    • Twilight Racing - free entry - 20 November 2020
    • Christmas at Rosehill Gardens - 28 November 2020
    • Christmas at Rosehill Gardens - 5 December 2020
    • Bookmakers Recognition Day - 16 January 2021
    • Express Stakes Day - 30 January 2021
    • Silver Slipper Stakes Day - 20 February 2021