What is Bondi Festival?
Bondi Festival 2022 lands on the shores of Bondi Beach this winter. An arts festival for all ages, we invite you to see live shows, play on our world-famous ice rink and look closer to find hidden festival gems.
Who presents Bondi Festival?
Bondi Festival is presented by Waverley Council, in partnership with Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce.
What are the dates of Bondi Festival?
Bondi Festival 2022 bursts into life for 17 days and nights, from Friday 1 – Sunday 17 July 2022.
Where does the Festival take place?
The 2022 Bondi Festival takes place at Bondi Beach, on Bidjigal and Gadigal land.
Festival venues include:
Bondi Bowlo, Badlambs Barbershop, Galilee Catholic Primary School, Bondi Beach: Sparky the Library Van (Bondi Park), Bondi Festival Ice Rink (Campbell Parade); Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel (Queen Elizabeth Drive); and various sites within this precinct.
Do I need to buy tickets to attend events?
The Festival is made up of ticketed events and open-access sites (e.g. Sparky the Library Van). Due to limited capacity within our performance venues, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.
Please visit our ticketing Terms and Conditions page for more information.
Can I make group bookings?
Group bookings are available for the Bondi Festival Ice Rink.
Is there a child price and an adult price for performances and shows?
No. There is one ticket price for performances and shows (as advertised on each individual event page).
Do you have a Babes in Arms policy?
Babes in Arms (under 2) are admitted free to all performances, so long as they remain in the arms of their adult throughout the show.
Do I need to buy a ticket to attend the show with my child? Or can I leave them at the theatre?
All children must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult at all Bondi Festival performances and workshops.
Where do I find access information?
Access information for specific events and venues is listed on there individual pages. You can also find this info on our Accessibility page.
Where do I find information about Covid Safety?
For more information about our safety measures, visit our Covid Safety page.
I am an artist. Can I present my work at the Festival?
Bondi Festival 2022 is already programmed. If you have a show that you would like our team to know about for future programming, please fill out our Artist form on our Contact page. Also, be sure to follow us on facebook and instagram, and sign up to our e-news to be the first to find out about artist opportunities.
How do I get to the Festival?
The Bondi Festival precinct is located around Campbell Parade and Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach.
Catching public transport is strongly recommended as residential parking in the area is strictly limited. For more information on transport, visit transportnsw.info. Click here for a map of South East Sydney bus routes.
Is there parking at the Festival?
Paid parking is available on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Park Drive South, Campbell Parade, Glenayr Ave, Curlewis St and in the surrounding area. There are no parking fees on Queen Elizabeth Drive and Park Drive South after 7pm.
Secure Parking available at 152 Curlewis St, Pacific Bondi Car Park and the Hub Shopping Centre Car Park on O’Brien St.
Parking is very limited near the Bondi Bowlo.
Bicycle parking is available on Campbell Parade.
Where can I go for assistance or information during the Festival?
Please visit our Box Office located in Bondi Park, near the entrance to the Bondi Festival Ice Rink. Across the Festival dates, the Bondi Festival Box Office will be open:
Thursday – Saturday: 12pm – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm.
How long do events go for?
For specific event times, please check the individual event pages.
Will there be food at the Festival?
Bondi Festival takes place in the heart of Bondi Beach and is surrounded by lots of excellent cafes, restaurants and bars. Head to our Festival Finds page to check out specials on offer throughout the Festival dates (please note, these will continue to be updated leading up to the Festival dates).
How do I get involved as a partner or sponsor?
Bondi Festival is always keen to have conversations with prospective partners. Head to our Partnerships page for more info.
I am a local business. How do I get involved in the Festival?
Waverley Council partners with the Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce to present Bondi Festival. Please get in touch with the Chamber board to find out how you can be involved.
I have a food truck or stall. Can I present at the Festival?
At the moment, the Festival is not accepting expressions of interest from food trucks or stalls to be part of the 2022 Festival. Keep an eye on our facebook and instagram pages and sign up to our e-news for any updates.
Can I volunteer?
Yes! Our Festival thrives thanks to the love and collective efforts of our volunteers. Please register your interest here.
Why don’t you have printed tickets?
As part of our Covid-safety plan, Bondi Festival ticketing has gone digital. This is also in line with our commitment to sustainability.
Do you accept cash payments?
Only cashless payments are accepted at all Bondi Festival box offices and events.
Who do I speak to about Media enquiries?
Head to our Media page for more info.
I would like to make a complaint or give feedback/a compliment. Who do I speak to?
For any of the above, please contact Bondi Festival by email on email@example.com. All complaints will be responded to within 72 hours.
Who do I contact if I have a general enquiry?
For any general enquiries, please contact Bondi Festival by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the Bondi Festival Ice Rink still operate in the rain?
The ice rink is outdoors and designed to proceed in all weather conditions, rain or shine. There is a marquee onsite to provide shelter if needed. In the event of a rain forecast, please assume your skating is going ahead. In some circumstances, we may be able to reschedule your tickets to another session if requested and we have availability. Please note, there are no refunds if you do not arrive to your session. If you have purchased your tickets online and you are unable to attend, please send us an email at email@example.com with 48 hours notice before your session and we will try to reschedule your tickets. Refunds and rescheduling are at our discretion.
How young can you skate?
Children aged 2 years and up can skate, with children from 2-5 years required to have a responsible parent or older child skate with them and be in control of them. Helmets are available if required, free of charge.
How long is the skating session?
Each skating session is 45 minutes, and they start on the hour. We allow the final 15mins of the hour to scrape the ice, if necessary, and for you to take off your skates, and for the next session to come in and get ready.
Can I book a longer skating session?
You can book more than 1 session, however, you will still need to get off the ice after each 45 mins of skating.
Do I need to pre-book to ice skate?
Pre-booking isn’t essential, however, it is recommended as some sessions do sell out.
Can I go on the ice without skates?
Sorry, skaters only on the ice.
What sizes do you have skates in?
Our smallest skate is a size 12 for children, or double runners which strap onto your child’s shoes; our largest is a size 13 in adults.
Can I bring my own skates?
Yes, of course, however the price is the same.
What is a Penguin?
This is a penguin. But also, the Ice PAL Penguin is an item you hire and it helps to hold you steady on the ice. It is great for most ages.
Do I have to pay if not skating?
No, spectators are free.