Culture Up Late Western Sydney

Culture Up Late Western Sydney supports 11 cultural venues, museums and galleries across Western Sydney to stay open after 5pm, offering a diverse and culturally-rich after-hours program of live music, art, film, food, talks and lively community events throughout Spring and Summer 2023/24.

Culture Up Late event at Casula Powerhouse
Western Sydney Culture Up Late

Running from September 2023 until February 2024, Culture Up Late - Western Sydney is funded by Create NSW, and run in partnership with The Greater Sydney 24 Hour economy. 

Learn more about what the following organisations are doing for Culture Up Late - Western Sydney:


ACE After Dark performers

ACE After Dusk

A new night-time cultural event series at Arts & Cultural Exchange Inc, Parramatta featuring Exchange 23, Sonic Soul’s Syndicate Party and Treasure Islands Supper with art, food, music, and dance.


Outside the Bankstown arts centre, on the balcony, there is an audience gathered and large sculptures.

Art Nights: Culture Alive @ Bankstown

Discover Canterbury-Bankstown’s creative precinct with interactive art walk experiences over three distinct events themed around Craft, Design and Art. 


Performers at 4E Hip Hop Festival Blacktown

Blacktown After 5

Blacktown Arts and Vyva Entertainment with Blacktown City Council present inclusive, cool, relevant, and artistic cultural events for the community featuring live music, spoken word, artist showcases, festivals, food for thought dinners and exhibitions to foster engagement and skills development.


artist with her work

Camden's Cultural Fusion

Audiences are invited to immerse themselves in a multi-faceted cultural extravaganza combining live performance, inspiring art, bustling markets, and soul-stirring music to showcase the cultural fusion of local art.


night market Casula

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Up Late Program

Liverpool City Council presents a 13 night program featuring live music, performance, DJs, projections and activities, each with a different cultural flavour to celebrate home-grown talent and local food offerings. Every Friday/Saturday night galleries will be open until 10pm.


singer performing to an audience

Creative Penrith by Night: A Summer of Art for Everyone

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts presents a Summer Festival of art for everyone with local contemporary and experimental music series, immersive theatrical experiences, storytelling, and live art-making classes. 


Campbelltown Arts Centre

Culture Up Late @ Campbelltown Arts Centre

Join the AR Art After Dark Trail during the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost to explore the exciting activations across the city and Sundown Sessions for artist-led exhibition tours, live music events, art markets and family-friendly workshops. Every Thursday and select Friday, Saturday 5-9pm


PYT performers

Culturvate: Exploring art, cuisine and culture - Powerhouse Youth Theatre Inc.

Evenings of storytelling and culture presented entirely by local, young, and emerging curators, artists and producers showcasing performance, walking tours, exhibitions, workshops, and local cuisine across three locations. 


Hip Hop dancer

Granville Centre Art Gallery

Granville Centre Art Gallery, Cumberland City Council presents a series of Up Late events featuring exhibitions, art and culture to celebrate our vibrant and creative community. 


Riverside Theatre tropical garden

Parramatta Up Late Program

Riverside Theatres will transform into a live music venue with tropical garden 'Riverside Gardens Live' while free creative community workshops will be held at Wentworth Point Community Centre and PHIVE through Community Hub Programs.


Think and Do at night

To Your Door Fairfield Nights

Think & DO Tank Foundation presents To Your Door Fairfield Nights. Live music, performance, creativity and sharing food is at the heart of the program, bringing community together through culture. 

Related links

Read more about the Culture Up Late program and Create NSW's Creative Economy programs

Image credits

Row 1 L-R: Arts and Cultural Exchange Inc. Akala Newman and Lost All Sorts performing at ACE at Dusk: Exchange 23. Photo: Mosca Media; Bankstown Arts Centre, Image courtesy of Canterbury Bankstown Council; 4E Sydney Festival at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre 2022 Photo: Renae Saxby. Row 2: Camden Cultural Fusion 2023 Photo: Fluential Studio; Casula Powerhouse Night Makers Market Photo: Chantel Bann; Best in the West at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith Photo: Maja Baska. Row 3: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Image supplied; PYT The Ensemble The Sorceress' Secret Photo: Eisha Yawarish; Culture Up Late 2022 Granville Centre Photo: Rema Al-Azar. Row 4: Parramatta Riverside Sydney Festival 2023 Photo: Wendell Teodoro; Think & Do Tank Foundation Gallery Photo: Ben William Photography

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