Parramatta Park’s spectacular outdoor venue, The Crescent, is one of Sydney’s most sought-after major outdoor event spaces. Regular programming for The Crescent Summer Series includes a mix of free outdoor concerts and ticketed music festivals.
Some of the biggest names in music have played The Crescent over the years. It’s been home to MTV’s Beats & Eats, the legendary Harvest and FOMO festivals and the Tropfest short film competition. Sydney Symphony Under the Stars has been held each summer since 2007.
Forming a natural amphitheatre along Parramatta River, The Crescent is a purpose-built event space designed for concerts, festivals and performances for audiences of up to 18,000. It boasts a 2500 m2 paved stage platform, power and water/pump-out points and, in summer, a 20m concert stage and back-of-house, designed as a plug-and-play venue for hire by promoters and festival organisers.
These features are the product of a $6 million infrastructure investment.
The Crescent specs
Site capacity: 18,000 with space for 1,500 seats on the stage platform. Additional audiences may be accommodated with the installation of screens (reaching up to 20,000 people).
Stage platform: high quality 2,485 m2 stage platform that allows 160 degree viewing.
Power: 2 x 400 amps stage power plus 5 cabinets around the event space, each with 32 amp 3 phase and 15 amp GPO outlets to service food and beverage operations.
Plumbing: capacity for plumbed toilets and water points.