8 super gay things to do at the Beresford this Sydney Mardi Gras

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The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is on again and the Beresford by Merivale, right in the middle of Surry Hills is serving up all the things.

Minnie Cooper Cabaret Show

Tuesday 25 February, 7pm-late

Minnie Cooper is ready to bring it, with an all new cabaret and drag show, ‘It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore’. This 2 ½ hour spectacular is set to be all things fabulous upstairs at The Beresford.

Book to avoid disappointment: 02 9114 7328.


Wednesday 26 February, 7pm-late

Bingo? Hell no. Say hello to Bingay – a night of fabulous tunes and crazy-ass rules, with hilariously camp prizes to boot. Bookings are essential: 02 9114 7328.

Passport Party

Thursday 27 February, 9.30pm-late

The annual Mardi Gras Passport Party will welcome international guests with open arms and show them how we party down under, with a great line-up of DJs and a special performance by drag queen hostess, Decoda Secret. Free entry.

Super Camp

Friday 28 February, 8pm-late

Beresford Sundays, Absolut and DJ Dan Murphy are bringing a super-sized CAMP Party to The Beresford for one night only. Get in and get down to all your favourite camp anthems, from the 90s onwards. Think Kylie, Tina Arena, The Spice Girls, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain and more. Big production, big energy, drag shows and camp AF DJs guaranteed.

Tickets on sale now: $10 presale from this link.

Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday 29 February, 7pm-late

Revellers can don their wildest attire and join the party at The Beresford for Gay Christmas, where they can watch the parade from the comfort of the leafy courtyard, sip on Absolut cocktails, and dance the night away with friends old and new.

Laneway Party

Sunday 1 March, 2pm-late

Laneway is the traditional closing event of Mardi Gras each year and the ultimate recovery party for 2020. Taking over The Beresford and Hill St laneway, guests can farewell summer with entertainment from day to night including the best local DJs and pop-up performers. Tickets are selling fast, so get in quick to secure a ticket before the event sells out.

Tickets on sale now from here: $77.75 – $93.59 

Mardi Gras movie nights at The Beresford

Monday 2 March, Sunset 

Sydneysiders can head to The Beresford for open-air entertainment in the leafy courtyard.