Multiple outdoor spaces across the Parramatta CBD will be transformed into buzzing entertainment venues when the Parramatta Nights event series kicks off on 25th March. Running until 18th April, there’ll be open-air cinema, outdoor roller-skating rink, carnival rides, food trucks, live music acts, entertainment and more!
This much anticipated event series was originally scheduled for January but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. And it’ll be the largest in-person event City of Parramatta Council has organised since the pandemic hit.
Parramatta Nights has something for everyone, including fun for kids while on school holidays, so make sure to book your tickets.
Parramatta Nights takes place across 22 days and three key locations: Prince Alfred Square, City Centre Car Park rooftop, and Parramatta Square. All events will be COVID-safe and ticketed and range in price from free to $10 (plus booking fee).
Find out more about the different Parramatta Nights events below or on the Discover Parramatta website.
1Open Air Cinema | 1st to 18th April
Get ready for an open-air cinema experience in the heritage-listed Prince Alfred Square on Thursdays to Sundays.
Kick back and relax as the sun sets with new and classic films, plus there’s live music, food, drinks and roaming entertainment to be enjoyed throughout the night. And when family movies are showing, there’s free kids activities and entertainment before the movie.
Gates open at either 4pm or 5pm and the movie commences at 7-7:30pm (varies depending on the movie). Tickets are $11.64 per adult (14yrs+) and $9.01 per child (3-13yrs). Children under 3yrs are free, however you still need to purchase a free ticket for them. You must pre-book your tickets via Eventbrite.
And we recommend getting there not long after the gate opens to score yourself a beanbag and prime position!
Family Friendly Movies and Activities
- Saturday 3rd April – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG). Family circus entertainment and African drummers
- Sunday 4th April – Peter Rabbit (PG). Face painting, family circus entertainment, Easter Bunny, Easter craft and giveaways
- Saturday 10th April – The Greatest Showman (PG). Stage show magician, face painting, family circus entertainment
- Sunday 11th April – The Karate Kid (PG). Comedian Anthony Salame and live music
- Friday 16th April – My Neighbor Totoro (G). DJ Levins + Anime art workshops
2Roller Skating | 1st to 18th April
Let the good times roll at Parramatta Nights Roller Rink in the beautiful surrounds of Prince Alfred Square.
Tickets are $5 for each 30 min session. Book your session now:
Keep in mind that there are no food trucks in Prince Alfred Square for the Roller Rink and rides (just inside the open-air cinema area). So you’ll need to bring food and drinks or plant to head to Eat (Church) Street afterwards.
3Parramatta Square Jazz Nights | 25th March to 11th April
Jazz sounds at Parramatta Square each Thursday to Sunday night between 25th March to 11th April.
Take a stroll through the ‘new’ Parramatta Square and listen to the rhythmic sounds of live jazz music each Thursday through to Sunday evening between 25th March and 11th April. Featuring performances by Cass Greaves, Esme, GAC, The Pocket Trio, Foshe, Dauno Martinez Trio, Dan Barnett Organ Trio and Ephemeral Times.
Parramatta Square Jazz Nights will be held in the Eastern Amphitheatre at Parramatta Square, near the corner of Darcy and Macquarie Streets. This is a FREE event and no tickets are required.
4The Rooftop Hangout | 25th to 28th March
Chill and listen to live music by some of the hottest artists against a backdrop of the Parramatta CBD skyline at the licensed (18+) Rooftop Hangout on top of the City Centre Car Park – great for a date night out!
Live music acts include Briggs, The Chats (‘Smoko’), Ruby Fields and Triple One. Clipped TV VJs are supplying unique, glitchy and sometime warped content. And food by Butter Sydney and drinks being served a rooftop bar.
The Rooftop Hangout Line Up
The Rooftop Hangout will open 5:30pm to 10:30pm daily from 25th to 28th March. Tickets are $10 per person (plus booking fee):
- Thursday 25th March – Filter and Bodega Collective presents Triple One feat. A Girl, Planet Vegeta, Maxine, Gibrillah, Isaac Puerile and Latifa Tee
- Friday 26th March – Ruby Fields, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Dying Adolescence, Beat Disc DJs
- Saturday 27th March – Briggs, Kobie Dee, Barkaa, Flywaves
- Sunday 28th March – The Chats, The Buoys, Jackie Brown Jr., King O.P.P.