We have unlocked this hidden wonderland for a concert series like no other! Journey into the North Head Barracks and gaze up into the night sky whilst experiencing some of Australia’s most extraordinary talent.

The event will also host an array of local food and beverage providers bringing you a taste of the northern beaches. Come and experience the grandeur and spectacle of The Barracks, like you’ve never seen it before!

North Head Sanctuary and the Barracks are an integral part of Australian history and we feel extremely privileged to be able to share this event series with you. To discover more information about the site visit The Harbour Trust website.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.

Venue Map

Please note this is an artistic representation, for full seating plan see Ticketmaster.

Local food stalls and bar area

Night At The Barracks

Night at the Barracks North Head is a brand new concept, crafted to re-imagine the live event experience at a stunning venue which is a true hidden gem of Sydney. The event has been crafted to ensure the perfect balance between iconic live outdoor performances with the historical, ecologically diverse and natural beauty of The Barracks precinct and wider North Head Sanctuary. This includes a major focus on audience health & safety best practice along with a goal of zero impact to the flaura, fauna and wildlife abundant within the North Head sanctuary.

Night at The Barracks North Head will allow fans to confidently return to a diverse program of arts concerts, providing a much needed kick start to the entertainment economy and support for local tourism businesses. The Second Sunday team have a strong focus on supporting local, and the delivery of the event will provide employment for in excess of 600 artists, crew and support staff.
Second Sunday have received funding support for Night at The Barracks via the RISE Grant initiative and Destination NSW to bring this brand new concept to life. Second Sunday aim to establish Night at The Barracks as highly anticipated annual concert series that will allow people to experience this amazing venue and a diverse program of incredible live performances.

Second Sunday

Manly based Event Producers Second Sunday have created Night at The Barracks North Head to provide a world class concert series for Sydney and a much needed boost for the arts and tourism industry decimated by the impact of COVID-19. Second Sunday conceive and deliver world leading events for the arts, music and entertainment. Their specialist production team provides unrivalled global experience delivering events on every continent. Second Sunday’s founders, Brendan, Dan and Cam each have over 15 year’s experience in the event production and entertainment fields producing more than 300 large scale events around Australia and across the globe.


This experience wouldn’t be possible without the support of our event partners. Read more about them by clicking below.

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We are also extremely proud to support local charities, with a donation from each ticket
purchase going to Bear Cottage and Lifeline Northern Beaches.

For more information or If you would like to get involved reach out to info@nightatthebarracks.com.au


Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW – a very special place that is dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting conditions for respite and end of life care. At Bear Cottage, we believe that life, however brief, should be enriched, enjoyed and celebrated.
As part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Bear Cottage provides excellence in paediatric palliative and psychosocial care, delivered by an expert interdisciplinary team. As a respite facility, Bear Cottage is a home away from home, with staff and volunteers on hand to take care of the cooking and cleaning, allowing families to forget about the stresses of everyday life and to be able to spend quality time together.
Bear Cottage is a home full of special moments and cherished memories. A place where life is for living!
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Since 1972, Lifeline Northern Beaches has worked to prevent suicide and support mental health in our community. As a locally run not-for-profit, we’re devoted to providing critical support services to the people from Kirribilli to Palm Beach. Our services include: 24/7 Telephone Crisis Support (13 11 14), Lifeline Text 6pm-midnight (0477 13 11 14), Face-to-face, low cost counselling, Financial counselling, Suicide Call Back service, Community Visitors Scheme, Support groups (for issues such as
grief and loss, depression, substance abuse and gambling), Corporate and community training. As an essential service, we continue to create connection with people in crisis and empower individuals and communities to be safe from suicide.
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This unique concert series aims to do so much more than bringing live performances to the people of Sydney. It’s also supporting Australian artists and re-activating a much needed entertainment sector that has been damaged by COVID 19. Second Sunday created Night at the Barracks with the goal of creating essential financial support via a completely re-imagined performance space that does not face the same COVID-19 restrictions as traditional indoor theatre venues. This will result in the employment of 600+ performers and events professionals, including several companies that have been in hibernation since the cessation of major live events.

In addition, Night at the Barracks is working closely with local businesses to ensure that the entire community benefits from the event in a region so dependent on a buoyant tourism industry. This will include traditional hospitality and tourism providers plus associated businesses including transport and various service professionals to provide advice and eliminate any ongoing impact at the beautiful site.
We have made every effort to support local suppliers and engage with the community around Manly. Read more about our local partners and affiliated businesses here.