Now in its 64th year, the NSW Seniors Festival is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

In 2022 the festival will run from Friday 25 March to Sunday 3 April. During this time seniors can take part in a range of in-person and online events happening right across the state.

2022 Festival highlights include the annual Premier’s Gala Concerts and Seniors Festival Expo, which will also be available to participate in online. Also returning in 2022 is the Seniors Festival Comedy Show.

Premier’s Gala Concerts

The Premier’s Gala Concerts will be held at 11:00am and 2:45pm on both Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March at the Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney.

This year audiences will be treated to performances from some of Australia’s best, including Phil Burton of Human Nature, Christine Anu, Shannon Noll, Emma Pask, Gary Pinto and The Diamonds.

The first release of tickets has been fully allocated. A second ticket release will occur at 9am on Wednesday 23 February via Ticketek online or over the phone on 1300 130 613.

Can’t attend the Premier’s Gala Concerts in person? Watch it all online via the event livestream in the comfort of your own home.

The Premier’s Gala Concerts livestream will be available to watch on Wednesday 30 March at 2:45pm, and will run for one hour and 45 minutes.

You can register now for the livestream here.

NSW Seniors Festival Expo

This year the NSW Seniors Festival Expo will feature over 50 exhibitors! That means more games, more giveaways, more expert advice and more fun to be had.

The Expo will take place on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, and the best part is – it’s FREE!

Those who can’t attend the Expo in person have the chance to attend online, and this year’s online offering is even bigger than before.

Online Expo attendees will learn from expert exhibitors as they deliver virtual workshops on nutrition, yoga and fitness, finance, home organising and more. A livestream showcasing performances from the Expo stage will also be available to watch online.

For more information or to register for the Online Expo, click here.

Seniors Festival Comedy Show

The free NSW Seniors Festival Comedy Show is back in 2022 and will be held Sydney’s Town Hall on Monday 28 March.

The Comedy Show brings together a diverse collection of comedic talent that is sure to have you laughing.

This year’s event will feature performances from Peter Meisel, Chris Ryan, Nick Rado, Umit Bali, Lizzie Hoo and Tommy Dean, and will be hosted by Jean Kittson.

What better way to celebrate being back together than sharing a laugh with friends.

Tickets will be available from Wednesday 2 March. For more information and tickets, click here.

More information

For more information on the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival, or to find an activity near you, visit or contact your local council.

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