ELEVATE Sydney SkyShow

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Chrissie the Cockatoo is back, this time with her mate Benny the Seal. You may already know Benny. Herose to fame asa much-loved regular visitor to Sydney Opera House, where he sunbathes on the steps everyWinter.  

Benny will take you onan underwater journey. Fromthe ancient past of this age-old water way that once nourished the Gadigal Peopleto present day SydneyHarbour brimming with life.  

All with the help of over 600 state-of-the-artdrones dancing ina black night sky overthe world’s most stunning harbour. 

ELEVATE Sydney SkyShow Soundtrack

The soundtrack is composed by DOBBY, and narrated by Uncle Matty Doyle and Kelsey Iris, all of whom are descendants of the Murruwarri people of North Western NSW. As river people, their collaboration on this soundtrack is significant given that the central theme of this year’s ELEVATE Sydney SkyShow is water and ecological sustainability.

DOBBY, a Filipino Murrawarri Hip Hop artist composed the hauntingly beautiful musical score which opens with a magical introduction from Kelsey Iris.

We then dive together with Benny the seal into an underwater story about sustainability and marine life, as told by one of Australia’s most respected First Nations advisors, Uncle Matty Doyle.

It is a magical experience and significant story, not to be missed.

Experience ELEVATE Sydney SkyShow

ELEVATE Nights ticketholders have one of the best seats in the house, but the SkyShow can also be enjoyed outside the ELEVATE site. You can enjoy the show up close in Circular Quay or from further afield from vantage points in Kirribilli, Woolloomooloo, Potts Point and beyond. 

The live ELEVATE Sydney SkyShow soundtrack will also be available during the show. Elevate your SkyShow experience with this hauntingly beautiful track available online only when the drones are in flight. 

Important Information

The ELEVATE Sydney SkyShow is a weather dependent event. Program changes due to bad weather will be announced via Facebook and InstagramPlease note, some flashing light sequences or patterns may affect photosensitive viewers. 

ELEVATE Sydney SkyShow Vantage Points


Come for ELEVATE Sydney. Stay for Sydney’s outstanding experiences.

The weather tried to keep us apart, the music brought us together.
Thank you for an incredible ELEVATE Sydney.
The weather tried to keep us apart, the music brought us together.