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.

  • 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.

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    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

  • Winterlight in Parramatta

    An event not to miss, Winterlight is back this year! This exciting winter event takes place across the road from Novotel Parramatta, in Prince Alfred Park throughout the July school holidays (5 - 21 July 2019). 

    Here is a list of entertainment you are guaranteed to enjoy:

    • Get your skates on in Sydney's largest open-air rink
    • Winter Village with warming food and drinks
    • ‘Village Sounds’ live music program
    • Roving entertainment
    • Amusement rides
    • More to be announced soon!

    Don't get stuck inside this Winter. Why not stay and treat the family these school holidays? BOOK your accommodation today!

  • Disney On Ice

    Disney celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

    These winter school holidays, celebrate the legacy of Disney in this ice skating spectacular and be dazzled by the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf.

    Treat the kids to the ultimate school holiday experience and BOOK your accommodation today! Novotel Sydney Parramatta is located close to Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park.

    17 - 21 July 2019  |  For tickets, visit the Disney on Ice website

  • NRL at Bankwest Stadium

    The 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership includes matches at 27 different venues across Australia and New Zealand, including the brand new Bankwest Stadium at Parramatta. 

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    NRL Telstra Premiership Draw 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 15 minute drive from the Novotel Sydney Parramatta.

    Book your accommodation today for the upcoming events:

    • 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
    • Pregnancy Babies and Children's Expo - 17-19 May 2019
    • GABS - 1 Jun 2019
    • World Travel Expo showcasing The Americas - 2 Jun 2019
    • Supanova Comic Con & Gaming - 23 Jun 2019
    • Western Sydney Careers Expo - 27-30 Jun 2019
    • Dog Lovers Show Sydney - 3-4 Aug 2019 
    • Sydney Wedding Expo - 18 Aug 2019
    • Sydney Seniors and Disability Expo - 13-14 Sep 2019
    • Camping Caravan and Lifestyle Expo - 20-22 Sep 2019 
    • The Chemical Brothers - 2 Nov 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!

    • Blackpink - 15 Jun 2019
    • Ice Hockey Canada vs USA - 29 Jun 2019
    • Little Mix - 3 Jul 2019
    • Disney on Ice - 17 - 21 Jul 2019
    • Childish Gambino - 24 Jul 2019
    • Hugh Jackman.The Man. The Music. The Show - 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 Aug 2019
    • Fleetwood Mac - 15, 17, 27 & 29 Aug 2019
    • GOT7 - 22 Aug 2019
    • USA v Canada Basketball - 26 Aug 2019
    • Hilltop Hoods - 31 Aug 2019
    • Country 2 Country - 28 Sep 2019
    • Shawn Mendes - Sat 2 & Sun 3 Nov 2019
    • KISS! - Tues 26 Nov 2019
    • Khalid - 4 - 5 Dec 2019
    • Elton John - 7, 9 & 14 Jan 2020
  • Events at Parramatta Park

    Take a leisurely 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:

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  • Rugby League World Cup 9s

    Parramatta’s new Bankwest 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 

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

    Don't miss out on our special Game Day offer: $5 beers and $12 burgers! 

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  • 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:

    • State of Origin 3 - 10 Jul 2019
    • The Premier Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition in Australia 28 - 29 Aug 2019
    • 2019 NRL Grand Final - 6 Oct 2019
    • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 17 - 19 Oct 2019
    • Metallica - 26 Oct 2019
    • Queen & Adam Lambert - 15 Feb 2020
  • 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

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  • 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.

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    JUST ANNOUNCED the first scheduled Rugby games:

    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:

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 1 Jun 

    June Stakes Day - Sat 8 Jun 

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 15 Jun

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 29 Jun

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 13 Jul 

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 27 Jul

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 10 Aug

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 31 Aug

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 14 Sep

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 28 Sep

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 2 Nov

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 9 Nov

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 16 Nov

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 23 Nov

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 30 Nov

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 7 Dec

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Wed 11 Dec 

  • 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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