Event

MCA Late

Stay up late with the MCA on Friday nights.

Every Friday evening the MCA will be opening their doors until the sun sets on the working week. Take your time to stroll through their incredible free exhibitions or take in spectacular views at our rooftop cafe over a drink.*

Expect the unexpected each week. Wander through the MCA's galleries and you never know what you may find. No Friday will be the same – something special will be hidden within the Museum. Try your luck and you might find the evening’s guest – a musician, artist, poet or performer – who will hold intimate performances through the night. Follow their socials to find out more about what's in store.

Your favourite after-dark activities are moving to Fridays as well. Beats will flow with Sounds on the Terrace, our monthly live music event featuring emerging talent (Friday 9 April and 7 May events only), or you can unleash your creativity at our always popular Sundown Sketch Club (booked out).

If you feel inspired after your visit, the MCA Store will be open for late-night shopping.

Entry is free.

*Please note, the MCA Cafe capacity is limited to due COVID restrictions. Arrive early to get a good spot.

 

Friday 23 April line up

This April, bring a piece of your own knitting, embroidery or sewing (optional) and join artist Kate Just in an informal 20-minute conversation as she completes the final panels of her artwork Anonymous was a woman (2019-21).

This week's Up close and personal will feature Asian-Australian musician and media artist Nicola Morton and legendary figure in Australian experimental music circles, Matt Earle.

Friday 30 April line up

This April, bring a piece of your own knitting, embroidery or sewing (optional) and join artist Kate Just in an informal 20-minute conversation as she completes the final panels of her artwork Anonymous was a woman (2019-21).

The MCA have also teamed up again with Dual Plover to present the second round of Up close and personal, a series of physically distanced contemporary sound events like you’ve never seen before. Tonight, hear from Loose-y Crunche and Papaphilia.

Hear from Barayagal an intercultural collective of singers that gather to sing songs of culture and stories. Directed by Nardi Simpson, Barayagal sings to the place we are in and the places we all come from. Nardi is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician and performer from NSW’s north-west freshwater plain. As Barayagal’s musical director, Nardi has composed and developed a repertoire of five songs.

COVID-19 update

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our main priority at the MCA. We are following government guidelines with regard to COVID-19 to ensure our visitors and staff are safe at all times and follow social distancing guidelines. Please read our visitor safety information here. Following the latest recommendations of NSW Health, visitors (12 years and older) must register on entry.

MCA Late
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When

Every Friday from 5pm - 9pm
Free Entry

Where
140 George Street
The Rocks
Get directions
Map, showing MCA Late