Sydney Eisteddfod

Sydney Eisteddfod is an independent, community-based, non-profit organisation limited by guarantee. For over eight decades Sydney Eisteddfod has been contributing to the evolving culture of the Australian nation by nurturing the performing arts at a grass roots level. Sydney Eisteddfod’s activities revolve around the presentation of the annual Sydney Eisteddfod, a competitive performing arts festival that runs from May to September and attracts some 30,000 entrants with a program of around 400 classical and contemporary events. During this period, it provides performance opportunities for singers, dancers, actors, musicians, composers, bands, choirs and orchestras in fifteen or more venues across the Sydney area.

Sydney Eisteddfod’s mission is to: 

  • Present the annual Sydney Eisteddfod, one of the largest and most successful competitive performing arts festivals of its type in the world.
  • Promote the pursuit of excellence, especially amongst young people, with opportunities to perform in public through professionally judged competitions; to assist aspiring performers and develop lifelong engagement in the performing arts.
  • Spread its reach locally, nationally and internationally by connecting with like-minded people and communities, thereby developing future audiences and providing life-changing success and international career opportunities for the participants.

Sydney Eisteddfod operates with a small staff and an army of dedicated volunteers who are without doubt the lifeblood of the organisation. 

View the latest syllabus, enter online or look for volunteering opportunities by visiting the Sydney Eisteddfod website (