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Encounter Sydney

Where
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Monumental Steps
When

Wednesday 18 May from 4:30pm to 5:10pm Thursday 19 May from 4:30pm to 5:10pm Friday 20 May from 4:30pm to 5:10pm Saturday 21 May from 4:30pm to 5:10pm

A work of joy made for the Forecourt.

Spread out on the forecourt of Sydney Opera House, directed by the “formidable” Emma Saunders, Encounter Sydney explores the everyday extraordinariness and energy behind our next generation.

In collaboration with a group of award-winning Australian artists, including writer Felicity Castagna, composers Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens) and Jodi Phillis (The Clouds), a cast of ten dancers and with words spoken by Warren Foster, Encounter Sydney explores the indomitable spirit of youth and the world they find themselves in.

The riveting soundtrack to Encounter Sydney is the original Encounter score performed and recorded by the musicians of the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra, conducted by James Pensini.

Covid-safe information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask;

  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and

  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

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