Courtney act kicked off BridgeClimb's Mardi Gras celebrations

The Summit's first drag performance

Award-winning drag queen Courtney Act performed on top of Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge on Thursday 6 February to kick off BridgeClimb’s Mardi Gras celebrations. This was the first drag performance on the globally famous structure.


“What a buzz to sing live on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Summit sundeck was definitely one of the most fabulous stages I’ve performed on and the crowd’s energy was phenomenal. Sydney is definitely ready to strut into Mardi Gras now," said Courtney Act.

Courtney wearing a completely custom climb-suit sashayed and sung live to an array of pride anthems including Lizzo’s Juice, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream and Kylie’s classic All The Lovers to a 50 strong crowd of fans at the top of the iconic structure. 

Surprise proposal: Courtney Act fan popped the question at the Summit

Just before Courtney began her performance, climbers were treated to a surprise proposal from local Courtney Act fans, when Andrew popped the question to Mike at the Summit. The couple first met in Spain eight years ago with Mike following his heart and moving from Switzerland to Sydney so they could be together. The couple now live in beautiful Kirribilli with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, making it the perfect place to propose.  

Climbers included executive pastry chef Anna Polyviou, makeup artist Max May, Amazing Race Winners Tim and Rod and celebrity PTs Blake Bridges and Heston Russell.

About Bridgeclimb

BridgeClimb has been taking visitors from around the world to the Summit of the internationally-adored Sydney Harbour Bridge since 1998. Over four million local and international visitors have climbed the bridge in the last 21 years.