In our 41st year, Meriton Festival Village is bigger and better than ever. It's the ultimate oasis of musical and theatrical delights, along with plenty of delicious eats, all in the heart of the city at Hyde Park. Kick back in the afternoons or kick on into the warm summer nights.
Drop by and get a taste of the Festival with ticketed music, comedy, cabaret and music theatre events in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and enjoy free entertainment every day at our brand new outdoor venue, Village Stage presented by China Southern Airlines.
Train: The Meriton Festival Village is centrally located, a short walk from St James, Museum and Town Hall stations.
Bus: Many buses service the inner city with all stops on roads surrounding Hyde Park offering very quick access to the Festival Village. The following buses make stops along Park St, College St, Elizabeth St, William St and Prince Albert Rd: 311, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 389, 441, 480, 483.
Bike: Bike Parking is available between House of Mirrors and the Village Entrance.
Parking:Sydney Festival encourages patrons to travel by public transport, as parking is limited close to Hyde Park.
For further public transport information, please call 131 500 or visittransportnsw.info.
Entry and Transport
The closest station with wheelchair access, lifts and amenities is St James Station, a 7 minute walk at a slow pace to Hyde Park North entry near the Archibald fountain.Town Hall is also wheelchair accessible, and a 15 minute walk at a slow pace.
Additionally, Sydney Festival and the Transport Management Centre will be providing a pick up and drop off area in close proximity to the entrance of Meriton Festival Village, on St James Road. This is reserved for accessibility guests wishing to attend the Festival and is strictly for pick up and drop off only (any vehicles left longer than the allocated time will be towed).
Inside the Venue
The Meriton Festival Village is wheelchair accessible with priority entry to the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent given to people with specific access requirements.
Should you encounter accessibility barriers in moving within the precinct please let one of our staff know and we will do our best to assist. Hyde Park is a relatively flat grassy area with a series of flat sealed pathways. We have tried to ensure that any transitions from the sealed path to the grass are as seamless and dignified as possible.
The Sydney Festival information and ticketing booth within the Meriton Festival Village provides wheelchair access with written information available in various formats.
Note: Dogs (except assistance dogs) are not allowed inside the Meriton Festival Village after the official opening times each day.
Meriton Festival village is a licensed venue. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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