What is Playwave?

Art. But different.

Playwave is an experimental space creating connections between young people and the arts, through immersive online and curated in real life experiences.

Powered by Shopfront Arts Co-op, in partnership with the City of Sydney and a bunch of exciting media and presenting partners, Playwave is a membership platform for teens offering them unprecedented access to discounted tickets, exclusive events, original content and more sweet features. Aged 15 – 24? Join us and discover the best experiences that Sydney has to offer – live and in real time.



  • Cheap tickets (and sometimes free tickets) to an exciting mix of theatre, dance, music, film, opera, literature, comedy and visual art from Sydney’s very best.

  • Exclusive tours, gigs, parties, workshops, scavenger hunts and much more via Playwave Experiences – special events curated by us for you.

  • Online access – an exclusive web platform for Young People along with regular texts and email updates featuring special offers and original content

  • Have your say – review shows, events and experiences you’ve been to, post your own pictures and videos and become a part of the Playwave community.

  • Get involved with Playwave Creative – apply to be a young critic, interview artists, make videos, contribute to a podcast and the future of Playwave (and score free tickets along the way)

There are a bunch of ways you can be a Playwave member - check out HOW IT WORKS to find out more or SIGN UP NOW



We know that Young People are more like artists than ever before. You are born Digital Natives curating and creating your own content, and you are constantly re-defining how we consume culture. 

By improving access to a diverse range of events, opportunities and experiences, as a Playwave member you will be able to meet as a community to engage with and recognise your natural connection to the arts, in a way that’s not just meaningful, it’s inspiring.



    We are storytellers, inventors, explorers, place-makers, cultural entrepreneurs, film fans. Playwave creates unique spaces for social encounters, adventures and discoveries where ideas come to life.  We are a youth-led network, empowering young people to use their voice as a tool to enliven the cultural life of our city.

    Join the Wave. SIGN UP NOW.


      Check out our Partners

      Check out our Events 

      Find out more about Playwave Experiences

      Find out more about Playwave Creative

      Find out how Playwave works

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