The Pav is back! Celebrate with us all weekend, 23–25 Sep.

Every corner of the Pavilion will be filled with art, music, film, tours and workshops for you to explore.

Bliss out to a vibrant selection of local voices. Hear roaring stories from local surf legends in the Yalagang Room, then attend a Dharawal language workshop for families and kids. Book in for a guided architecture tour or wander through the Waverley Art Prize exhibition. With over 40 events across 3 weeks, there is something for everyone at the Pav.

Everyone’s invited so make sure you check out the full program here, and let us welcome you back to the Pav.


POETICA – The Beach that Speaks

Sat 24 Sep
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Join us for a night of poetry, spoken word, story and song, in a spectacular celebration of  Poetica’s 5th birthday, at the Pav.  Poetica Founder Miriam Hechtman, curates this unmissable evening featuring performances by poets and musicians inspired by the call of the ocean, including Mark Tredinnick, Daiane Moret, Ilan Kidron, E For Echo Band, Jessica Chapnik Kahn, Vashti Whitfield, Jr Grogan, Miranda Darling, Daragh Byrne and Erica Hacker. Find out more



The Architecture of an Icon

Sun 25 Sep
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How do you restore a beloved 100-year-old community arts centre and bring it into the 21st century? Hear insights about the Pavilion’s sparkling renewal from Bondi Story Room designer Jeff Mimery, creative director of Grumpy Sailor, leading architect Peter Tonkin and specialist heritage and adaptive re-use architect Julie MacKenzie of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, in a discussion moderated by heritage expert Sharon Veale, CEO of GML Heritage. Find out more


Trigger Happy

Thu 29 Sep
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Trigger Happy is a vivid ride through an audio-visual wonderland, unlike anything you’ve seen! This one-hour multisensory percussive experience utilises Ilsar’s own instrumental invention, the Airsticks, to create an array of percussive sounds that takes the practice of real-time electronic music to a new realm. Find out more


Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2022
Shortlist Celebration

Tue 27 Sep
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Join us for a very special event that celebrates the finalists for the $20,000 Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, hosted by Mikey Robins and featuring special guest Tim Olsen, 2021 Nib People’s Choice Prize winner. Find out more


The catholics live at the Pav

Sun 25 Sep
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Grab a drink, take in the magnificent balcony view and experience The catholics, one of Australia’s most popular jazz bands perform beautifully crafted, seductive, accessible music drawn from African, Caribbean, Latin and Eastern influences. The seven-piece ensemble have won a Mo Award for Best Jazz Group and three of their five acclaimed albums have been nominated for ARIA Awards. Find out more


Urza and the Song in the Dark

Various times
Fri 7 + Sat 8 Oct
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Waverley Council presents Matriark Theatre’s Urza and the Song in the Dark. Urza and the Song in the Dark is an award-winning shadow-puppetry, live music and adventure story for children and kidults aged 7+. Find out more


Spring into school holiday fun at the new Pav!

Kids can bring whole new worlds to life in Shadow Puppets workshops led by the theatrical maestros of Matriark Theatre; get more technical in Behind the Curtain: Stagecraft and Design; meet enchanting characters from the best Australian short films in Flickerfest Kids; create their own mini-exhibitions, paintings and sculptures or jump into mixed media collage madness in hands-on art workshops.

Pick your own adventure – all activities are presented by artists, industry professionals and partner organisations.

Check out the full line up of school holiday fun for aspiring creatives.

We can’t wait to welcome you back. Check out our full program of events here.