Music | Immersive Performance
Big hART's Acoustic Life of Boatsheds
Music | Immersive Performance
Big hART's Acoustic Life of Boatsheds

WHEN

20 - 23 JANUARY
$89 + BF

A sublime musical adventure, a nautical serenade, an aquatic chamber piece

The Age

A sublime musical adventure, a nautical serenade, an aquatic chamber piece

The Age

Partners

Australian Maritime Museum
Big hART, Australian National Maritime Museum & Noakes Group

Now here’s a Sydney Harbour you won’t find on a postcard. The waterways west of the Bridge provide the backdrop for a unique maritime experience developed by the celebrated Tasmanian company Big hART.  

You’ll board one of Sydney’s historic Rosman ferries – along with a company of musicians, sound artists, shipwrights and deckhands – and embark on a sonic expedition to the unsung places of our iconic working harbour.  

During a series of original performances inspired by the boatsheds, workshops and waterways in which you experience them, you’ll sink into the varying soundscapes of places shaped by time, tide and trade, each one bearing the unique patina of decades of service.

All patrons must be ready to board no later than 15 minutes prior to your designated session below. All ferries have a strict departure time and will not return for late comers. Please board near the Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse at the Australian National Maritime Museum.


Duration: 3 hrs 15 mins

Ticket buyers before Tuesday 18 January can pre-purchase a picnic box to enjoy on the ferry; see important info for more. 


Program

View the Digital Program here

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Ticketing & Pricing

General Admission Full Price - $89

General Admission Concession - $80

+ booking fee

Booking terms and conditions

Multipack Event


Location

Departs from North Wharf Australian National Maritime Museum 2 Murray St Sydney NSW


Performance Times

All patrons must be ready to board no later than 15 minutes prior to your designated session below. All ferries have a strict departure time and will not return for late comers. Please board near the Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Thur 20 January at 4.30pm & 5.30pm
Fri 21 January at 11am, 12pm, 4.30pm & 5.30pm
Sat 22 January at 10am, 12pm, 4.30pm & 5.30pm
Sun 23 January at 10am, 11am, 4.30pm & 5.30pm

Accessibility

Patrons will embark and disembark ferries via a gangplank and manoeuvre over uneven surfaces. One performance venue will have four steps to navigate; there is also a ‘no stairs’ route available at that venue, please let our team on the ground know if you would prefer the ‘no stairs’ option. Contact our friendly customer services team for more information and photo references.

02 8248 6500 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

ticketing@sydneyfestival.org.au

Performances inside the boatsheds will be a standing event, please inform our front of house team on the day if you require a seat.

The maximum distance patrons will independently travel on the journey is approx. 250 metres from ferry to boatshed. Please let our front of house team know if you need assistance at any time throughout the journey.


Credits

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