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 heart of Parramatta CBD, a prime location for you to explore all that Western Sydney has to offer. Parramatta is the perfect destination to experience the best in entertainment, with Riverside Theatres directly across the road and a 5 minute walk from the brand new Bankwest Stadium.

  • Riverside Theatres for Kids

    Spark the creativity and imagination in your kids by introducing them to the arts. Riverside is the place where your kids can dive into the magic of performance. Located just across the road from Novotel Sydney Parramatta, Riverside Theatres offers a wide range of kids friendly shows throughout April.

    For more information visit Riverside Theatres.


  • Sydney Royal Easter Show

    First held in 1823, the historical Sydney Royal Easter Show is an event not to miss!

    During the Easter school holidays each year, the country and city join together to enjoy agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more.The Sydney Royal Easter Show is coming to town with something for young and old. 

    Book your school holiday getaway today!

    Sydney Royal Easter Show  |  12th April - 23rd Apr 2019

  • Easter Weekend in Parramatta

    Novotel Sydney Parramatta is keeping you close to all that Parramatta has to offer in entertainment for the kids during this Easter long weekend and April school holidays.

    Treat the family to an Easter staycation. The kids will wake up excited on Easter Sunday with a special Easter Egg hunt through the hotel's Atrium and Kids Corner! >> BOOK NOW

    Bring the whole family to 350 Restaurant & Lounge and enjoy our full buffet breakfast! For the whole month of April, your kids eat FREE*! >> Read more

    Your little ones will love Riverside Theatres' entertainment throughout April! >> See all family events

    For all the mums and little bubs, Active Parramatta run a FREE fitness session giving our Parramatta Mum's the opportunity to keep active and connect with the community >> Read more

  • Mamma Mia!

    Packemin Productions are presenting the World's favourite feel-good musical, MAMMA MIA! 

    The Riverside Theatre stage will be transformed into a Greek island paradise to take you along on a young woman's quest to discover the identity of her birth father. 

    A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!  MAMMA MIA is the perfect musical for the whole family.

    Dates & Times: 

    Friday 2 August at 11am – Preview/Schools Performance
    Friday 2 August at 7:30pm – Opening Night
    Saturday 3 August at 2pm & 7:30pm
    Sunday 4 August at 3pm

    Wednesday 7 August at 7:30pm
    Thursday 8 August at 7:30pm
    Friday 9 August at 7:30pm
    Saturday 10 August at 2pm & 7:30pm
    Sunday 11 August at 11am & 4pm

    Wednesday 14 August at 7:30pm
    Thursday 15 August at 7:30pm
    Friday 16 August at 7:30pm
    Saturday 17 August at 2pm & 7:30pm

  • NRL at Bankwest Stadium

    The 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership includes marches at 27 different venues across Australia and New Zealand, one of which is the new Bankwest Stadium at Parramatta. This year’s NRL Telstra Premiership will introduce a new concept of Magic Round Brisbane, which consists of all matches in Round Nine played at Suncorp Stadium.  


    NRL Telstra Premiership Draw 2019: 

    Parramatta Eels vs Wests Tigers - Mon 22 April 2019

    Parramatta Eels vs Dragons - Sun 5 May 2019

    Wests Tigers vs Raiders - Fri 7 June 2019

    Parramatta Eels vs Broncos - Sat 15 June 2019

    Wests Tigers vs Rabbitohs - Thur 27 June 2019

    Wests Tigers vs Roosters - Fri 5 July 2019 

    Parramatta Eels vs Panthers - Thur 23 May 2019

    Parramatta Eels vs Rabbitohs - Fri 31 May 2019 

    Wests Tigers vs Eels - Sun 14 July 2019

    Parramatta Eels vs Warriors - Sat 27 July 2019

    Bulldogs vs Panthers - Sat 3 August 2019

    Parramatta Eels vs Knights - Sat 10 August 2019

    Parramatta Eels vs Bulldogs - Thur 22 August 2019

    Parramatta Eels vs Sea Eagles - Fri 6 Sep 2019

  • Events at Sydney Showground

    Sydney Showground is home to major events and big experiences at Sydney Olympic Park. Located in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Showground is a short distance from the Novotel Sydney Parramatta.

    Book your accommodation today for the upcoming events:

    • GWS GIANTS vs Essendon - 24 Mar 2019
    • Sydney Royal Easter Show - 12-23 Apr 2019
    • GWS GIANTS vs Carlton - 19 May 2019
    • GWS GIANTS vs Richmond - 6 Apr 2019
    • GWS GIANTS vs Gold Coast SUNS - 1 Jun 2019
    • GWS GIANTS vs Brisbane Lions - 7 Jul 2019
    • GWS GIANTS vs Collingwood - 20 Jul 2019
    • GWS GIANTS vs Sydney Swans - 3 Aug 2019
    • GWS GIANTS vs Western Bulldogs - 18 Aug 2019

  • 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.

    Book your accommodation today for these upcoming events!

    • Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour - 23 & 24 Mar 2019
    • John Mayer - 29 Mar 2019
    • Bring Me The Horizon - 12 Apr 2019
    • Harlem Globetrotters - 13 April 2019
    • Intel Extreme Masters - 3,4 & 5 May 2019
    • Post Malone - 7-9 May 2019
    • Metallica - 12-13 Jun 2019
    • Ice Hockey Canada vs USA - 29 Jun 2019
    • Tony Robbins - 13-16 Sep 2019
    • Country 2 Country - 28 Sep 2019
    • Shawn Mendes - Sat 2 & Sun 3 Nov 2019
    • KISS! - Tues 26 Nov 2019
  • Events at Parramatta Park

    Take a leisurly walk from the Novotel Sydney Parramatta to one of the oldest public parks in the world - Parramatta Park. 

    The 85-hectare Park is Parramatta's central gathering place. A great spot to picnic, get active, explore Parramatta's history or attend one of the many events and festivals hosted in the Park.

    Upcoming events in Parramatta Park:

    Inaugural Matsuri Japan Festival - 9 Jun 2019

  • Rugby League World Cup 9s

    Parramatta’s new Western Sydney Stadium to host Rugby League World Cup 9s next October. The tournament could have gone anywhere in the world, but Sydney was chosen to host it in 2019. The Rugby League World Cup 9s will be held from 18-19 October 2019. The tickets are not on sale yet, but you can find waitlist here: 

    Novotel Sydney Parramatta is located 5 minute walk away from the stadium, which makes it your perfect choice for accommodation. 

  • ANZ Stadium

    ANZ Stadium plays hosts to all large national and international music artists such as Ed Sheeran, and sporting events including  NRL grand finals, Bledisloe cup, AFL and Rugby Union games.

    Located in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park, ANZ stadium is a short train ride from the Novotel Sydney Parramatta.

    BOOK your accommodation today for these upcoming events:

    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Thur 17 Oct 2019, Fri 18 Oct 2019, Sat 19 Oct 2019

  • Western Sydney Wanderers vs Leeds United

    Support your team on newly renovated Western Sydney Stadium just a short walk away from Novotel Sydney Parramatta, due to open in 2019.

    JUST ANNOUNCED the first scheduled Soccer game:

    Western Sydney Wanderers vs Leeds United - 20 July 2019

  • Games at Bankwest Stadium

    The exciting new stadium is located only a short walk from Novotel Sydney Parramatta and is currently under construction, due to open in 2019.

    JUST ANNOUNCED the first scheduled Rugby games:

    Waratahs vs Sharks - Sat 27 April 2019

    Waratahs vs Jaguares - Sat 25 May 2019

    Waratahs vs Brumbies - Sat 8 June 2019

  • 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*, buffet 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:

    Longines Golden Slipper Carnival | Longiness Golden Slipper Day - Sat 23 Mar

    Longines Golden Slipper Carnival | Stakes Day - Sat 30 Mar

    Australian Racing Hall of Fane Day - Sat 18 May

    June Stakes Day - Sat 8 Jun 

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 29 Jun

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 13 Jul 

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 27 Jul

  • Parramatta Farmers Market

    Every Friday - Centenary Square, Parramatta

    “The site of Australia’s original marketplace, est. 1791”

    Over 20 farmers and producers from the Sydney basin and regional NSW will be selling high quality, authentic local, seasonal produce directly from growers and artisan food producers.

    Come early and enjoy breakfast whilst you shop or come later for lunch.

    Learn more