Spectator numbers double for Sydney Mardi Gras

Next year’s Sydney Mardi Gras Parade will welcome an additional 23,000 spectators.

The Mardi Gras will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) which has been approved to operate at full capacity, allowing up to 46,000 total spectators to the live event on March 6.

Mardi Gras has also expanded its free ticket offering for community members who are feeling the financial impact of COVID-19, now giving away 2,000 free tickets to ensure the Parade is as accessible as possible to all. Tickets will be randomly allocated via a ballot system where 1,000 people will be selected to receive a double pass to experience the Parade live at the SCG.

“We understand that 2020 has been a challenging year for many members of our LGBTQI+ communities, and in response to those who are experiencing financial hardship as a result, we announced Mardi Gras would hold a free ticketing ballot for the Parade back in November,” said Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger.

“We are extremely pleased that the easing of restrictions means we can extend our offering to 2,000 free tickets in total, ensuring that as many people as possible can celebrate their Pride with us in person on the night.”