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 only a stones throw away from ANZ Stadium, Qudos Bank arena and Spotless stadium in Sydney Olympic Park.

  • SHÀNGHǍI MIMI

    Immerse yourself in 1930s Shanghai famous for its vibrant clubs and heady nights. Enjoy the outstanding acrobatics performed by Qinghai Acrobatic Troupe and hot jazz set. Hurry up, the show runs from 10th to 20th January in Riverside Theatre. Complete your theatre experience with our special pre-theatre dining offer. BOOK HERE

  • NRL at Western Sydney Stadium

    The 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership includes marches at 27 different venues across Australia and New Zealand, one of which is the new Western Sydney 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: 

    Eels vs Wests Tigers - Mon 22 April 2019

    Eels vs Dragons - Sun 5 May 2019

    Wests Tigers vs Raiders - Fri 7 June 2019

    Eels vs Broncos - Sat 15 June 2019

    Wests Tigers vs Rabbitohs - Thur 27 June 2019

    Wests Tigers vs Roosters - Fri 5 July 2019 

    Eels vs Panthers - Thur 23 May 2019

    Eels vs Rabbitohs - Fri 31 May 2019 

    Wests Tigers vs Eels - Sun 14 July 2019

    Eels vs Warriors - Sat 27 July 2019

    Bulldogs vs Panthers - Sat 3 August 2019

    Eels vs Knights - Sat 10 August 2019

    Eels vs Bulldogs - Thur 22 August 2019

    Eels vs Sea Eagles - Fri 6 Sep 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: https://www.nrl.com/waitlist 

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

  • Games at Western Sydney 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

  • 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

  • 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:

    Sydney Symphony Under The Stars - 19 Jan 2019

    Australia Day - 26 Jan 2019 

    Tropfest - 9 Feb 2019

    Ultra Australia - 24 Feb 2019

    Download Festival - 9 Mar 2019

  • 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:

    Eminem Rapture Tour - Fri 22 Feb 2019

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

    • Mumford & Sons - 18 Jan 2019
    • Sydney Kings vs Adelaiede 36ers - 19 Jan 2019
    • Phil Collins - 21 & 22 Jan 2019
    • Keith Urban's Graffiti U World Tour - Fri 25 & Sat 26 Jan 2019
    • Sydney Kings vs Perth Wildcats - 27 Jan 2019
    • Slash! - Mon 28 Jan 2019
    • So Pop!! - 1 Feb 2019
    • Prodigy - 2 Feb 2019
    • Sydney Kings vs Brisbane Bullets - 3 Feb 2019
    • The miseducation of Lauryn Hill - 7 Feb 2019
    • Nickelback - 15 Feb 2019
    • Red Hot Chilli Peppers - 20 & 21 Feb 2019
    • Maroon 5 - 21 Feb 2019
    • Arctic Monkeys - 1 & 2 Mar 2019
    • JJ Lin - 9 Mar 2019
    • Eagles - 13 & 14 Mar 2019
    • Florida Georgia Line - 18 Mar 2019
    • 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 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:

    • 2018/19 KFC Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades - 22 Jan 2019
    • HSBC Sydney 7s - 1-3 Feb 2019
    • 2018/2019 Westent Sydney Wanderers FC vs Central Coast - 9 Feb 2019
    • Nitro Circus - 16 Feb 2019
    • 2018/2019 Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Perth Glory - 24 Feb 2019
    • 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

  • 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:

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 19 Jan

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 2 Feb 

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 23 Feb

    Longines Golden Slipper Carnival | Chandon S Ladies Day - Sat 16 Mar

    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.

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