From free exhibitions, to theatre, dining and drag – Carriageworks will come alive as the First Nations Gathering Space for Sydney WorldPride in 2023. During the festival, Carriageworks will be the place where everyone is welcome to experience the rainbow heart of the oldest surviving culture on the planet. This is Marri Madung Butbut – Many Brave Hearts.

Click here for more information on Sydney WorldPride events and ticketing.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access discounted tickets for Sydney WorldPride events through the Sydney WorldPride MobTix program.

Free events

View our program of free events here.

Ticketed events

Klub Village
Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Sun 26 Feb, 8pm
Mon 27 Feb, 8pm

Thu 23 Feb, 7pm
Fri 24 Feb, 2pm
Fri 24 Feb, 7pm

Standing room tickets only, seated tickets for accessibility needs are available on request.

Camp Culture
Sat 25 Feb, 10:15am
Sat 25 Feb, 12pm
Sun 26 Feb, 10:15am

Ailan Songs Project
Sun 26 Feb, 4:30pm

Sun  26  Feb, 6.30pm
Mon 27 Feb, 6.30pm
Tue 28 Feb, 6.30pm

Miss First Nation
Sun 26 Feb, 6pm (Heat 1)
Mon 27 Feb, 6pm (Heat 2)
Tue 28 Feb, 7.30pm (Grand Final)

Koori Gras
Tue 28 Feb, 6pm

Book now via the Sydney WorldPride website.

Klub Village
This performance is 18+

This performance is 18+

This performance is 16+ and contains adult themes and discussion of suicide.

The following performances will be AUSLAN Interpreted:

Klub Village
26 Feb, 8pm

24 Feb, 2pm

27 Feb, 6.30pm

Miss First Nation: Supreme Queen Performances
26 Feb, 6pm
27 Feb, 6pm
28 Feb, 7.30pm

Read our COVID-Safe Plan before your next visit.

Presented by Sydney WorldPride at Carriageworks.

Daddy was commissioned by the City of Melbourne through Arts House, YIRRAMBOI Festival, and the Arts Grants Program; and by Performance Space, Sydney. It was developed for YIRRAMBOI’s KIN Commissions and the Liveworks Festival 2019.

Chase is presented by Malthouse Theatre in association with HotHouse Theatre.

The Huxleys perform on stage holding microphones and wearing loud blue and yellow embroidered costumes and tall quiff wigs.
Djarraba Disco  Opening Night Party

The official opening party for Marri Madung Butbut, Djarraba Disco is a joyous evocation of dancefloors gone by, legends, icons and glamour. Sparkling under the mirror ball of queer history. Curated by The Huxleys.

23 Feb
Felicia Foxx stares into the camera with their arms above their head, wearing bright red lipstick and a colourful top.
Sydney WorldPride 2023  Free Program

Marri Madung Butbut is the largest Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander & global First Nation LGBTQIA+SB program to take place in Australia - free program.

23 - 28 Feb
Kween Kong lies down in reeds.
Klub Village  by Haus of Kong

It takes a village, and this Village is a celebration of World First Nations excellence. A variety, high octane - drag, circus, cabaret and dance party showcasing the diversity of the world in all its vibrancy. Featuring artists from Haus Of Kong, Casus, Humxn, Aboriginal Comedy All Stars, House of Alexander, Thicc Shake, Prinnie Stevens and more.

23 - 27 Feb
Joel Bray on stage shirtless against a blue backdrop.
Daddy  by Joel Bray

Joel Bray has daddy issues. And his insatiable cravings for father figures always leave him wanting more. Joel’s cravings are getting out of hand. He’s looking to live the sweet life, yet the sugar hits of nostalgia and fantasy are all too short-lived, and behind it all there’s a need that can never be sated.

23 - 24 Feb
Dale Woodbridge-Brown in a comedic pose.
Camp Culture  by YIRRAMBOI Festival and ArtPlay

Camp Culture is an interactive circus show for campers of any age, hosted by Dale Woodbridge Brown. From growing up as a Faboriginal kid from the bush to one of Australia’s most prolific circus artists – his ability to use humour and heart to empower unrepresented voices will leave campers begging to stay just a little longer!

Co-commissioned and presented by YIRRAMBOI Festival and ArtPlay.

25 - 26 Feb
Jessie Lloyd singing on stage.
Ailan Songs Project  by Jessie Lloyd

Ailan Songs Project is a contemporarised exploration of popular historical songs from the Torres Strait between Australia and Papua New Guinea in the coral sea – bringing together ancient languages and historical events with tropical island reggae grooves.

26 Feb
Chase stands in a fur coat underneath red and blue light against a black background.
Chase  by Carly Sheppard & Kamarra Bell-Wykes, A Daylight Connection.

Equally offensive and endearing to theatregoers from every walk of life, Carly Sheppard has been developing and performing the character of Chase for nearly a decade. Now she joins forces with Kamarra Bell-Wykes (A Daylight Connection) to deliver the most over-the-top, cracked version of Chase yet.

26 - 28 Feb
Two crowned drag queens stand on stage with sparkles cascading down.
Miss First Nation: Supreme Queen  by Party Passport

Miss First Nation has become a fixture on the Australian drag circuit, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander queens battle it out to be crowned drag royalty. Now their Royal Highnesses are back to see who will reign supreme over all – Miss First Nation is where legends are made.

26 - 28 Feb
Nana Miss Koori dressed in the colours of the Aboriginal flag, in front of Carriageworks.
Koori Gras  | Free event

Come and celebrate the final night of Marri Madung Butbut, celebrating the rich diversity of Queer performances by leading national and international First Nations artists.

28 Feb
A shadow walks past The Huxleys prints hung on the wall at Carriageworks.
Bloodlines  | The Huxleys

Bloodlines is multi art form exhibition which honours and worships legendary artists lost to HIV/AIDS. The Huxleys work evokes the colourful rebellious and creative spirit of these outwardly LGBTIQA+ artists that helped shift the worlds of queer art and culture into new realms. The exhibition will feature large scale photographic work, video art, music, and a huge queer performative celebration.

Curated by Jacob Boehme.

5 Jan - 5 Mar