Global Cities After Dark - Celebrate Local

Fri. 26 Mar, 2021 7:00pm - 10:30pm AEDT
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Price: AUD $324.50
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Price: AUD $324.50
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  • Welcome drink, three course dinner with paired wines;  

  • Official welcome from Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney Jess Scully;

  • In conversation between Michael Rodrigues, NSW's inaugural 24hr Economy Commissioner and VibeLab’s Mirik Milan discussing Mike’s priorities for 2021 and what this new role needs from the stakeholders and actors within Sydney’s Night-Time Economy.  * Michael formally commences the role on 29 March 2021.

  • Performances from Barkaa, Kyva and Sarah Houbolt;

  • Panel: Future Proofing Sydney’s Hospitality, Live Music and Entertainment sectors: Kathy Savill; (A Bite at a Time) Paulette Long OBE; (London) Riyaaz Almani; (Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality, Mumbai) Tanya Ali. (FBi Radio) 

  • Panel: Future Proofing Sydney’s Major Events, Tourism and Transport sectors: Carla Theunissen; (City of Parramatta) Mark Curran; (Transport for London) Stephanie Strilakos; (Transport for NSW)Vince Kadlubek. (Spatial Activations/Meow Wolf, Santa Fe)

  • Hosted by Robbie Buck, ABC Radio

Global Cities After Dark fosters and promotes the reform journeys of cities - celebrating local success stories in context with international case studies. GCAD works in alignment with a city’s objectives for growing its nighttime economy across diverse industry and stakeholder groups.

GCAD Sydney 2021 is a week-long capacity building and resilience focussed program of keynotes, sector-specific workshops, think-tanks and a  ‘Celebrate Local’ closing event, co-designed with local NTE sector leaders. 

The program during the week is focused on the following sectors within Sydney’s Night-Time Economy: 

  • Hospitality

  • Live Music and Entertainment 

  • Major Events and Tourism 

  • Transport and Health & Safety 

The Global Cities After Dark Sydney 2021 program concludes with the ‘Celebrate Local’ closing event - a live music, performance and culinary experience. It is the first opportunity since the pandemic that brings the key stakeholders and actors within Sydney’s Night-Time Economy together. ‘Celebrate Local’ highlights the roadmap ahead in 2021 as Sydney embarks on the implementation of the NSW 24-Hour Economy Strategy. Please join us to celebrate this new chapter in Sydney’s life after dark. 

Global Cities After Dark 2021 is proudly sponsored by the NSW Government, the City of Sydney and Powerhouse Museum through the Powerhouse NSW Creative Industries Residency Program.


Getting There
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Entry to the Powerhouse is via Harris St only. Access within the Powerhouse Museum is via ramps and an elevator. For visitors using manual wheelchairs, the elevator is recommended. Groups of visitors planning a visit with more than one wheelchair user can arrange access to an additional elevator. Please contact us in advance on +61 (02) 9217 0222.
Accessible toilets are located on level 2.

Assistance Animals
Assistance animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome.

Accessible parking
To enquire about accessible parking onsite, click here.


  • Global Cities After Dark 2021 is a COVID safe event.

  • All guests will be required to register through the Powerhouse Museum’s COVID Safe System i.e QR registration upon arrival.

  • All staff, visitors and guests are asked to exclude themselves from the event should they have any flu like symptoms.

  • Should any ‘hotspots’ arise at the time of the event, guests attending from these hotspots, will be asked not to attend.

  • The venue will have physical distancing markers on the floor, particularly in areas where people are asked to queue, to reduce crowding.

  • All Venue staff have undertaken online COVID-19 specific training

  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available on entrance to the venue and within the event space.

  • Further Covid 19 safety information can be accessed here:

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MATON: Australia’s Guitar, Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007