Under 30? Here are 15 shows with cheaper tickets for you

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October 16, 2018
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Livin’ la vida low income? We’ve got you.

Life is expensive on a low-to-average income, but experiencing incredible art, music and performance doesn’t have to be.

In 2019, Sydney Festival has reduced pricing for under 30s, so you can see 15 of our biggest shows – everything from our flagship theatre and Spiegeltent cabaret shows to top-billed music like Neneh Cherry – for a very reasonable $39–$49 + booking fee.

Under 30 tickets are strictly limited, so we recommend getting in quick if you’re keen (you’ll need proof of age to collect your tickets).


Beware of Pity

Berlin’s famed and forward-thinking theatre company Schaubühne returns with a dazzling portrait of a Europe stumbling toward chaos.

23–27 January

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Find out more and book tickets here 


Shànghăi MiMi

An intoxicating night of song, acrobatics and hot jazz set in the melting pot of 1930s Shànghăi.

10–20 January

Riverside Theatres

Find out more and book tickets here 


Pigalle

A disco-burlesque-cabaret spectacular set in the decadent Paris neighbourhood of Pigalle, starring Marcia Hines, iOTA and more with a soundtrack of classic 70s bangers.

8–27 January

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent

Find out more and book tickets here 


Neneh Cherry

The rebel icon of trip hop and feminist pop brings her new Four Tet produced album to Sydney.

15 & 16 January

Carriageworks

Find out more and book tickets here 


HOME

An unmissable five-star theatre experience: a house party where the whole audience is invited, and a magical meditation on the meaning of home.

9–18 January

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Find out more and book tickets here 


La Passion de Simone

Sydney Chamber Opera continue their run of forward-thinking contemporary opera with the story of philosopher-mystic Simone Weil, told in music by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and based in the format of a Passion Play.

9–11 January

Carriageworks

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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

A dark, funny and high-energy klezmer-folk tale inspired by the real-life story of two Romanian Jews seeking refuge in Canada in 1908. This bewitching music-theatre hybrid and cautionary tale for modern times was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, won multiple Edinburgh Fringe awards and was a New York Times Critic's Pick.

12–20 January

Belvoir St Theatre

Find out more and book tickets here 


Man With The Iron Neck

A powerful new physical theatre piece – written by leading Australian actor Ursula Yovich and featuring Legs on the Wall’s awe-inspiring aerial prowess – about a small town Australian family finding hope and embracing life after trauma.

23–26 January

Sydney Opera House

Find out more and book tickets here 


Le Gateau Chocolat: ICONS

Beautiful bearded baritone Le Gateau Chocolat’s international smash-hit is a joyous and moving celebration of the musical heroes, moments and relationships that shaped his life and inspired his dreams.

23–27 January

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent

Find out more and book tickets here 


A Ghost in My Suitcase

A breathtaking and magical adventure about grief, hunting for ghosts and a secret family gift, adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling novel, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel.

9–19 January

Sydney Opera House

Find out more and book tickets here 


Camille O’Sullivan: Where Are We Now?

Irish-French singer and storyteller-in-song Camille O’Sullivan takes a personal journey into the music of her much loved heroes including Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Jacques Brel and the late, great David Bowie and Leonard Cohen.

10–13 January

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent

Find out more and book tickets here 


One Infinity

A hypnotic, cross-cultural music and dance collaboration, bringing together traditional Chinese music and contemporary movement, with the help of the audience itself, in an intricate, echoing dance.

23–27 January

Carriageworks

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Dust

A virtuosic new work by powerhouse contemporary dance company Dancenorth, Dust invites you to consider how we can scrutinise the past in order to shape the future.

9–13 January

Carriageworks

Find out more and book tickets here 


Ben Frost

Stand in the middle of a circle of high-powered speakers for this powerful and highly volatile multi-point sound environment, performed in the round by minimalist and experimental Australian composer Ben Frost. Synthesis, analogue tape and live guitars are fed in real time through an array of digital objects, relentlessly pushing and pulling against one another in a new kaleidoscope of sonic ecology.

12 January

Carriageworks

Find out more and book tickets here 


Lucibela

Cape Verde’s Lucibela brings to Sydney the sounds popularised by the late, great singer Cesária Évora: Portuguese-influenced-folk propelled by a silky, emotive voice. Morna is the Cape Verde take on the melancholic laments of traditional Portuguese fado, and coladeira is the buoyant folk music of celebration.

24 January

City Recital Hall

Find out more and book tickets here 

The Nutcracker and I

Renowned Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu’s reimagining of Tchaikovsky's enchanting Christmas tale merges piano, ballet and state-of-the-art digital animations in a trailblazing 50-minute multimedia treat for all ages.

19 January

City Recital Hall

Find out more and book tickets here 

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