Powerhouse Late

Image courtesy of Campari.
Image: courtesy of Campari.

21 January – 25 March 2021.

Discover the Powerhouse after-hours, open until 9pm Thursday nights throughout summer. Featuring free exhibition tours, live music performances, DJ sets and film screenings as part of the Culture Up Late initiative, proudly funded by the NSW Government. Powerhouse Late will host a Campari bar outdoors on the Museum’s Harris St terrace.

All tickets are FREE and available now via links below.


Image of music performance by FBi Radio with neon lights.
Image: Independent broadcaster FBi Radio in a live performance.

Independent broadcaster FBi Radio will bring their innovative programming out of the studio and into the Museum with an evening of new local music, digital projections and performances on 28 January. On 11 February, see legendary musician and composer William Barton alongside a cohort of Australian musicians, filmmakers and performers representing a journey through Australian cultural history. Astral People will present a sensory accompaniment to the musician’s exhibitions with DJ sets, free-flowing live electro-jazz, and visual installations on 25 March.


Maton Guitar Head
Image: Maton Guitar image by Zan Wimberley.

Late-night curator-led talks on the Museum’s exhibitions will also be running on alternate weeks. Talks cover Maton: Australia’s Guitar on 4 February, Hybrid on 18 February and Interface on 4 March.


Two people dressed in bright coloured clothing designed by Romance Was Born.
Image: Romance Was Born. Image by Natalia Parsonson.

On 25 February, Sydney Design Festival 2021 Creative Director and writer Stephen Todd will curate an evening around the launch of the Hybrid publication, exploring the designs and commissions presented in the Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes exhibition. On 11 March, beloved fashion duo Romance Was Born will showcase past fashion parades and favourite film clips inside the Museum’s theatre space.

All tickets are FREE and available to book now.