Cabaret with Paul Capsis, unconventional comedy, and queer art for kids and families: just some of our top picks for the best Pride Amplified events in Waverley this February and March

7 February 2023

It's time to dust off the glad rags and put your calendar in order: Sydney WorldPride makes its glorious arrival in Sydney on 17 February and tickets are selling fast to the hottest event in NSW.

Sydney WorldPride Festival and Venue partner Waverley Council is hosting a swag of Official SydneyWorldPride and Pride Amplified events at Bondi as well as a hand-picked selection of Pride-inspired local arts and cultural offerings.

Critically acclaimed performer Paul Capsis is bringing his remarkable show Dry My Tears to the Bondi Pavilion on Wednesday 1 March following a sell-out season at Sydney Festival.  This intimate performance charts the cabaret icon’s own journey through love and loss with joyous inspiration and is described by critics as “unforgettable” and “heart-stopping”.  Expect an uncompromisingly honest performance from this legendary performer and Rainbow Champion. Tickets are limited so secure your spot today at

Paul Capsis brings his heart-stopping show to Bondi Pavilion for one night only. Image courtesy Jacquie Manning.

Fambo Queer Art for Kids and Families on Saturday 18 February at the Yalagang Room, Bondi Pavilion will delight all kinds of families.  Flex your artistic skills alongside LGBTQIA+ creatives to make a self-portrait for our Rainbow Wall, pronoun badge or Pride flag. There will also be face painting and family story time. This free event is from 10am to 12noon, leaving you enough time to dip your toes in the ocean while you plan your next WorldPride event.

For adults-only fun, Bondi’s Comedy Extravaganza on Friday 3 March at Bondi Pavilion Theatre brings together some of Australia's most exciting LGBTQIA+ comedians including Jack Gow, Ally Morgan, Jared Jekyll and Madeleine Stewart for a boundary-pushing Queer comedy curated by award-winning comedian AJ Lamarque. Laugh yourself silly for just $25 a ticket. Details:

For what’s on in Waverley during Sydney WorldPride 2023, including the premiere of Reuben Kaye’s hit show, Rainbow Shorts, curated by Flickerfest at Bondi Pavilion, and Drag Makeup Tutorial with Ruby Royale at Waverley Library, see the events page on our website or sign up to our Waverley Weekly e-newsletter.