Cracker Night is the traditional opening night gala of the Sydney Comedy Festival, kicking off the festival for the last 11 years with a huge lineup of the funniest and freshest comedians around. This year will see over 5000 fans, over 3 huge nights in 4 different venues around Sydney, making it Sydney’s biggest night of comedy! It’s the show to go to when you don’t know which show to go to!
No matter which venue you attend, we guarantee you an awesome night of comedy with a hilarious range of international and local comics that will have you messing up the punchlines around the water cooler for months! A team of drivers will be ferrying the comedians between venues, ensuring that no matter which Cracker Night takes your fancy you will be seeing the best.
Now, decision time, which venue will be your Cracker Night venue? Below is a rundown of each theatre to help you decide:
Enmore Theatre – Mon 20 & Tue 21 April
This is the biggest of the Cracker Night venues and the show is filmed exclusively for Comedy Channel. It’s everything you can expect from a glittering comedy gala–bright lights, big names, and hundred’s of laughs, all under the roof of one of Sydney’s most iconic venues. This guy has it all!
Metro Theatre - Mon 20 April
In the heart of the city, Cracker Night at the Metro Theatre is all about convenience, but that’s not it’s only asset! Being the smallest of all the venues it let’s you get up close and personal with the comedians in one of Australia’s premier live music venues. Great if your looking for a work team building session!
The Concourse, Chatswood – Tue 21 April
For those of you who reside on the north side of the bridge, this is the venue for you. Located within The Concourse, the award winning Concert Hall is grand in size yet ingeniously intimate through its architecturally composed acoustic environment – making it the perfect space to see and hear some of your favourite comics! This place has it all, ample parking and heaps of food choices to make a real night of it.
Riverside Theatre, Parramatta - Tue 28 April
The Sydney Comedy Festival is bringing the fun of the opening night to the West, or more rightfully, the centre of Sydney! The Riverside Theatre, has a proud history of providing world-class entertainment to the Parramatta region and this show will be no exception! You don’t have to worry about battling the traffic on Parramatta road anymore, we will do it for you!