The Festival Precinct
Welcome to our Festival Precinct, located in the heart of Eveleigh at Carriageworks and nearby at the Seymour Centre in Chippendale.
The vibrant multi-arts centre, Carriageworks, housed in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards, is home of our new Festival Hub. There, you can visit the bookshop, grab a coffee, and sit down to read or discuss the Festival's highlights with friends. Make sure you try some of the delicious food on offer at the Festival's resident restaurants in the Festival Mess Hall at the Blacksmith's Workshop, or sit down with a wine from the Theatre Bar.
Over at the Seymour Centre, there are food stalls, bars and coffee carts. Get a bite to eat between sessions or enjoy an afternoon tipple in the leafy courtyard cafe. You can stop by the Gleebooks pop-up store and have a book signed by your favourite author. There's a shuttle bus to take you back to the Festival Hub, or you can join a volunteer-led walk that goes between venues.
Travelling to the Festival Precinct
Carriageworks is located at 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (a nine-minute walk from Redfern Station and a 10-minute walk from Macdonaldtown Station). The Seymour Centre is located on the corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale (a nine-minute walk from Redfern Station).
Catching public transport is highly recommended as residential parking is strictly limited. For more information on transport, visit transportnsw.info
Walking from Redfern Station to Carriageworks
Walk out of the station onto Lawson Street and turn left. When you reach Little Eveleigh Street, turn left and continue to Wilson Street. Continue on Wilson Street for seven minutes until you arrive at Carriageworks.
Walking from Redfern Station to the Seymour Centre
Walk out of the station onto Lawson Street and turn left. Continue on Lawson Street until you arrive at Abercrombie Street, turn left, cross the road at the lights and turn right onto Ivy Street. Follow Ivy Street as it continues onto Blackwattle Creek Lane, which is inside the University of Sydney. Continue along the lane to the Seymour Centre.
Festival Shuttle Bus
Our Festival bus service operates from Thursday May 3 to Sunday May 6, and travels between the Festival Precinct venues (Carriageworks and the Seymour Centre) and Redfern Station. The buses are wheelchair accessible and depart approximately every 15 minutes between 9am and 6pm. You can buy your bus ticket from a volunteer when boarding, for $1 (one-way). Please note: as this is a charter service, Opal cards are not accepted
Buses leave from the Festival Bus Stop on Gibbons Street in Redfern, then travel to Carriageworks and then the Seymour Centre. This service will operate in reverse for transferring patrons from the Seymour Centre and Carriageworks to Redfern Station. Please refer to our maps to see the location of the Festival Bus Stops.
Bicycle parking is provided at Carriageworks and the Seymour Centre.
Street Parking is limited in Eveleigh and Chippendale. Casual parking is available at Shepherd Street Carpark in the evenings and on the weekend. The carpark is a seven-minute walk from Carriageworks and a three-minute walk from the Seymour Centre.
Limited valet parking is available. Please contact: Gieves Valet Parking on 1300 880 839, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details.
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale
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Art Gallery of New South Wales
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Knox Street Bar
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Museum of Contemporary Art
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8-10 Brown Street, Newtown
State Library of New South Wales
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Sydney Jewish Museum
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Sydney Town Hall
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Auburn Town Hall
Bankstown Arts Centre
Glen Street Theatre
Blacktown City Max Webber Library
Campbelltown HJ Daley Central Library
Woollahra Library at Double Bay
Hornsby Central Library
Margaret Martin Library
Wollongong Art Gallery
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