Night-time and Cultural Economy

Experience our night-time creative community at the cultural epicentre of global Sydney.

Parramatta pulses with vibrant energy day and night, offering an unrivalled night-time economy and cultural scene for locals and visitors alike to experience and discover. 

Here's 5 reasons why Parramatta shines as a thriving destination after dark:


  • Vibrant Cultural Venues
    Whether you're in the mood for live music, dancing, poetry, cinema, comedy or theatre, Parramatta has it all. Our city is home to renowned entertainment, sporting and cultural venues like Riverside Theatres, PHIVE, CommBank Stadium and the annual Parramatta Lanes art, music and food festival, offering a diverse array of cultural experiences to enjoy after sunset.
  • Diverse Dining Options
    Parramatta boasts a rich culinary landscape, with a plethora of restaurants, cafes, and eateries serving up delectable cuisines from around the globe. From trendy rooftop bars to cozy laneway bistros, there's something to satisfy every palate and craving.
  • Cultural Landmarks
    Explore Parramatta's rich history and heritage through its iconic cultural landmarks, such as Parramatta Park, and Parramatta Town Hall. Take a moonlit stroll along the riverbank or discover Parramatta’s many public artworks, including our newest commission 'Where Eels Lie Down', by Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie, in Centenary Square. 
  • Convenient Access
    With excellent transport links including trains, buses, and ferries, Parramatta is easily accessible from all over Sydney. Our city's central location makes it the ideal destination for a night out, whether you're a local resident or visiting from afar.
  • Safe and Welcoming Environment
    Parramatta has achieved Purple Flag accreditation which means that our city’s CBD meets international standards of excellence in vibrancy, diversity and safety at night. 

Find out more about our night-time creative community and why Parramatta is an important part of their story.


Man performing at ACE arts and cultural exchange

ACE Arts & Cultural Exchange

Meet Executive Director Anne Loxley of ACE Arts Cultural Exchange, and find out why it’s a dynamic organisation dedicated to promoting cultural exchange, fostering creativity, and enriching the cultural landscape of Parramatta.

Woman in pink shirt at WestWords


WestWords is a dynamic cultural platform dedicated to showcasing the vibrant arts, entertainment, and nightlife scene in Parramatta. Meet Michael Campbell Executive Director of WestWords and find out how they aim to celebrate the diverse talents, stories, and experiences that make Parramatta a thriving cultural hub.

Couple dancing salsa at Urban Salsa

Urban Salsa

Urban Salsa is a dynamic cultural initiative dedicated to infusing Parramatta's nightlife with the vibrant rhythms and flavours of Latin American dance and music. Meet Raymund Gerard, owner of Urban Salsa and find out how they aspire to create unforgettable experiences, foster community connections, and enrich the cultural landscape of Parramatta.

Experience Parramatta after dark and discover why our city is the cultural epicentre of global Sydney.