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The 2015 plays
By Andrew Bovell
15 JAN — 7 MAR 2015
WHARF 1 THEATRE
Suddenly Last Summer
By Tennessee Williams
9 FEB — 21 MAR 2015
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
The voice of the river in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Adapted and performed by Olwen Fouéré
10 MAR — 11 APR 2015
WHARF 2 THEATRE
by April De Angelis
26 MAR — 16 MAY 2015
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
By Samuel Beckett
31 MAR — 9 MAY 2015
ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE
Boys will be boys
by Melissa Bubnic
16 APR — 16 MAY 2015
WHARF 2 THEATRE
Battle of Waterloo
by Kylie Coolwell
1 JUN — 27 JUN 2015
WHARF 1 THEATRE
Love and Information
by Caryl Churchill
9 JUL — 15 AUG 2015
WHARF 1 THEATRE
After Anton Chekhov’s Platonov
By Andrew Upton
4 AUG — 19 SEP 2015
ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE
Death and the Maiden
by Ariel Dorfman
28 AUG — 10 OCT 2015
WHARF 1 THEATRE
Arms and the Man
by George Bernard Shaw
14 SEP — 31 OCT 2015
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
From the novel by Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
9 NOV — 19 DEC 2015
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
by William Shakespeare
24 NOV 2015 — 9 JAN 2016
ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE
By Colin Thiele
Adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway
24 APR — 17 MAY 2015
WHARF 1 THEATRE
The Wharf Revue 2015
Written and created by
Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott
21 OCT — 19 DEC 2015
WHARF 1 THEATRE
THE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
The season is bursting with famous faces, returning STC favourites and exciting new talents. The work of the world’s best writers sits alongside new Australian and international writing, brought to life by visionary directors and creatives.
There’s only one place you’ll see a line-up like this. From world premieres to the great classics, our 2015 Season will be unforgettable.
SEASON TICKET BOOKINGS
Curate your own perfect year of theatre by choosing between 6 – 13 plays in our main season to create your Season Ticket package.Book Now
LET US HELP YOU CHOOSE
If you’re spoilt for choice, check out our specially curated selection of suggested packages to help you get on your way.More Info
WHY BUY A SEASON TICKET?
- First priority and convenience
- Existing Season Ticket Holders get first dibs during an exclusive period booking window
- Access the best available seats to every show
- An exclusive pre-sale period on Season Offers
- A whole year of theatre locked in means you can plan ahead for good times
- The very best value
- Enjoy the best value prices and save up to 22% on all tickets
- Spread the love with discounted tickets for friends and family
- No booking fees for Season Ticket orders
- Book all 13 plays in our main season before 1 Dec 2014 and we’ll give you a free ticket for a friend
- Get your hands on the STC Benefits Card which entitles you to a range of exclusive offers and discounts through our partner organisations
- For maximum flexibility, choose our deferred payment option
- Get unlimited free exchanges throughout the year
- Book for up to 10 people online, or 10+ on our simple groups booking form
- An enhanced experience
- Join us at Insight Events and find out more about the theatremaking process
- Get a monthly delivery of more exclusive benefits in the Season Ticket Holder enewsletter
We watch some of the best theatre in Sydney involving some of Australia’s best actors. A season ticket is essential!ROBERT & MAXINE BROWN
The quality and variety of plays, and the easy way to change dates for performances.ROSEMARY BRIDGE
STC is our kind of date.RON & JILL WOOD
Sharing a meal overlooking the harbour, anticipating the show, then unpacking it afterwards over a glass of wine.CHRIS STEVENSON
I love taking a seat in one of the best spots in the house. I feel like royalty.ELIZABETH LANGTON
Fantastic plays, great artists and great entertainment.MARIA BORG-OLIVIER
I just love that theatre makes you think about life.KARLA OLMOS
- Read a welcome message from our Artistic Director, Andrew Upton
Theatre is always a conversation. A conversation between the actor and the text, the audience and the production, the cast and the crew. A conversation between the past and the present, the present and the future.
And it’s a conversation between artists that starts well before the opening night. Stepping back from the day-to-day to look at what we have in store for 2015, I’m struck by the array of conversations that have led us here. We’ve talked with old collaborators and we’ve talked with new collaborators. Together, we have, in equal measure, dreamt up, thought through and bashed together a season that stretches from the mists of Albion to the flats of Waterloo.
Along the way, we get to touch on generation after generation of great writing – Shakespeare, Chekhov, Woolf, Beckett, Churchill. In these waves of time we see history’s epochs and its disjunctures – the pre-modern, the modern, the post-modern, the post-war, the pre-everything-yet-to-come. It’s the kind of writing you’ll want to talk about. It’s the kind of writing that starts more conversations than it finishes.
One of the great and interesting jumping off points for this year is the strong presence of female writing and the echoes that that sets up, creating a year that grapples with gender, be it picking one’s way through patriarchy or reimagining the status quo.
We have a fabulous swag of actors coming to join us in 2015. We are welcoming back many familiar faces, in particular Geoffrey Rush in his first STC gig in over 20 years and Robyn Nevin, known and loved by us all, who has been scandalously absent from the STC stage since 2010.
Resident Directors Kip Williams and Sarah Goodes are doing a couple of shows each but we also welcome back Pamela Rabe, Richard Cottrell, Imara Savage and most excitingly for me personally, Neil Armfield tackling William Shakespeare. That’s a conversation I can’t wait to hear (and see).
There’s a lot and you will become an integral part of all of that. All the plans we have laid up to now are to ensure that we have great conversations with you – at the insight events, at the shows, through the programs, in the bar. I hope you’ll join us.
How to Book
Once you’ve chosen your plays and explored further info about the season, you’re ready to start creating your 2015 Season Ticket package.
Our online booking system will walk you through the process simply. You have up to 1 hour to complete your online booking, so make sure you have all your information to hand before starting. Please note that you’ll need to complete your transaction in one go – you won’t be able to save and come back later.
You can buy your 2015 Season Ticket online unless you’re booking for a group of 10 or more people or you have access or special seating requirements. If this applies to you, download either a group booking form or a regular booking form.
BOOK BY POST
Download and print a Season Ticket booking form and post it to our Box Office at: 2015 Season Tickets, Sydney Theatre Company, PO Box 777 Millers Point NSW 2000
BOOK BY EMAIL
Download an editable PDF booking form, fill it out, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and leave the rest to us! Don’t forget to save your booking form before you send it to us.
Everything you ever wanted to know about 2015 Season Tickets, including ticket prices, concessions, exchanges and how to purchase additional tickets for friends and family.
KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Thu 4: 2015 Season announced
Tue 9: Priority booking window opens for renewing Season Ticket Holders.
Tue 7: Priority booking window ends for renewing Season Ticket Holders.
Tue 14: Season Tickets go on sale to everyone.
Mon 1: Casual tickets go on sale for After Dinner, Suddenly Last Summer, riverrun, Jumpy, Endgame, Boys will be boys, Battle of Waterloo, Storm Boy and Love and Information.
Book before 1 Dec and go into the draw to win a luxury Audi VIP experience. More info
Book all 13 plays in our main season by 1 Dec and receive a free ticket as a thank you.
Wed 31: Deadline for purchasing a Season Ticket using the deferred payment option.
Mon 9: Casual tickets go on sale for The Present.
Mon 23: Casual tickets go on sale for Death and the Maiden, Arms and the Man, Orlando and The Wharf Revue 2015.
Mon 9: Casual tickets go on sale for King Lear.
It’s easy to make a party of your theatre outing. The more the merrier!
GROUPS OF UP TO 10
Book online for groups of up to 10 people using our group booking functionality. Make sure you have the details of all your companions handy before you start your online booking.
GROUPS OF 10+
If you’re booking for 10+, download a large PDF group booking form.
Take a peek back stage
The online Magazine is a treasure trove of interviews, archive material and image galleries on the 2015 Season
Our shows are presented across four harbourside theatres:
WHARF 1 AND 2 THEATRES
Our home base, located at Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4 Hickson Road Walsh Bay.
ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE WALSH BAY
The largest of our theatres, located across the road from The Wharf at 22 Hickson Road Walsh Bay.
DRAMA THEATRE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Located at Bennelong Point.
STC caters for a wide range of access and special seating requirements through our Box Office and during your visit, including audio described performances, hearing enhancement and headsets, captioned performances, wheelchair access and guide dogs are welcome.
THE THEATRE BAR AT THE END OF THE WHARF
Drop by pre or post-show for a drink or a few share plates, and try the new special menu items inspired by STC productions. Spend the afternoon on the sofa or sit on the balcony soaking up the view of the Sydney harbour, or join us for a special occasion. Located at the very end of The Wharf at Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4 Hickson Road. More info
HICKSON ROAD BISTRO
Roslyn Packer Theatre's stylish restaurant, Hickson Road Bistro, caters specially to pre- and post-theatre diners. Conveniently located off the theatre foyer, the restaurant includes an outdoor eating area. Find out more.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE EATERIES
There are many dining options at the Sydney Opera House, with many eateries having breathtaking views of the Sydney harbour. For a full listing of eateries, including menus and trading hours, please visit the Sydney Opera House website.
We have curated a selection of our favourite things to see and do in Walsh Bay, The Rocks and Circular Quay for your convenience, and to assist you to have the best possible visit to STC. Check out our new Local Guide for information about food and beverage options, shops and markets, walking tours and other points of interest.
- What is a Season Ticket?
A Season Ticket is a subscription package that consists of 6 to 13 plays chosen from our main season. It is more cost effective to purchase a Season Ticket (with discounts of up to 22%) than purchasing separate tickets on a casual basis through the year. A Season Ticket gives you access to the best available seats and a range of other exclusive benefits, including pre-sale windows on Season Offers, discounted Additional Tickets, free ticket exchanges, no transactional fees and an STC Benefits Card which allows you to access further offers and discounts with our partner organisations. And that’s just a taste. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Season Ticket Holder
- Can I exchange my ticket to another date?
Yes! Season Ticket Holders are entitled to unlimited free exchanges on their season tickets, subject to availability and some conditions.
Tickets may be exchanged to another date of the same performance. Exchanges are not offered between productions.
Exchanging your ticket is free, but an upgrade fee may apply if you’re exchanging into a date with higher ticket prices (e.g. from a Preview to an in-season performance or from a midweek show into a Saturday evening).
In order to exchange Season Tickets, the original ticket/s must be returned to the Box Office at least 24 hours prior to the performance start time. Tickets may be exchanged in person, by mail, or via email. Please note that we do not accept exchange requests by fax.
- To exchange tickets in person visit the Wharf Box Office, located at Pier 4/5 Hickson Road Walsh Bay. Opening hours
- Mail tickets for exchange to PO Box 777, Millers Point NSW 2000. Please include a minimum of two alternate date preferences as well as any special seating requirements where necessary.
- Email tickets to email@example.com. Adequate proof that the original tickets are no longer valid, i.e. a high resolution photograph of the original tickets torn in half, must be included in the email. Please include a minimum of two alternative dates.
- Can I get a refund on my tickets if I can't use them?
Refunds are not offered on tickets once purchased except as outlined in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
- Can I offer my ticket to someone else if I cannot use them?
Yes, but you should advise the Box Office of this to avoid any complications on the day. If tickets were purchased at a concession price please be aware that the recipient will need to be able to show proof of this concession or pay an upgrade to a full price ticket.
- What are ‘Additional Tickets’?
The option to purchase additional tickets at a discounted price – on top of the seats included in your Season Ticket – is offered to all Season Ticket Holders. We offer these discounts so that Season Ticket Holders can add guests to their party as needed and to ensure that Season Ticket Holders can access discounted tickets across the Season – great for gifts!
You will have the option of adding additional tickets to your Season Ticket Package selection within your online shopping cart, after you’ve selected your Season Ticket package seats, or in Section 3B of your booking form.
Please note that once you have completed your Season Ticket order online, or sent us your booking form, you will not have another opportunity to purchase discounted additional tickets until the 2015 Season Ticket Holder’s additional tickets pre-sale from Monday 24 November 2014. Sign up to our monthly enews to ensure you receive a timely reminder of the pre-sale.
- What are ‘Season Offers’?
Season Offers are extra shows that are not part of our main season but are made available exclusively for our Season Ticket Holders to pre-purchase at a discounted rate before they go on sale to the general public.
In 2015 our Season Offers are The Wharf Revue 2015 and the return of our acclaimed family production Storm Boy. You can add tickets to these Season Offer shows when completing your Season Ticket order online, or by completing Section 4 of your booking form.
Please note that once you have completed you Season Ticket order online, or sent us your booking form, you will not have another opportunity to purchase discounted Season Offer tickets until the 2015 Season Ticket Holder’s Season Offer pre-sale from Monday 24 November 2014. Sign up to our monthly enews to ensure you receive a timely reminder of the pre-sale.
- Can I book my Season Ticket over the phone or via fax?
No, we only accept Season Ticket bookings online, by email and by mail using our booking form. Fax quality is poor and we cannot accept booking forms in this way.
- What if I’m having trouble purchasing a Season Ticket online?
Please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your query and contact details. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.
- What concessions do you accept?
We offer concessions to Pensioners, full-time students, Seniors, unemployed and Under 30s (29 and under at the time of purchase). The appropriate ID, concession or membership card must be provided at the time of booking.
Concessions apply per person and valid proof of concession for each concession ticket booked must be supplied via email if you're booking online or attached to your booking form.
- What payment options do you offer?
When booking your Season Ticket online, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Express. You can also redeem a Sydney Theatre Company gift voucher (please note that you cannot use gift vouchers when using our deferred payment option).
If you’re using our booking form, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Express. You can also send us a cheque made out to Sydney Theatre Company. We also accept Sydney Theatre Company gift vouchers, just attach to your form or select this option from the payment screen online.
Please note that you cannot use gift vouchers when using our deferred payment option or making a donation.
- What are deferred payments?
Deferred payments are an easy way to spread the cost of your Season Ticket. There are 4 instalments:
- The first instalment of 25% is paid at the time of purchase
- The second instalment of 25% is due on 2 Feb 2015
- The third instalment of 25% is due on 2 Mar 2015
- The final instalment of 25% is due on 2 Apr 2015
We charge a $10 fee for deferred payments, which is included in the total of your Season Ticket. The deadline to purchase using the deferred payment option is 31 Dec 2014. We cannot accept gift vouchers with this feature. Please note that your credit card must have an expiry date beyond 02/04/2015.
- Can I pay for my Season Ticket in instalments rather than all at once?
Yes, please see above.
- Where can I pick up a 2015 Season brochure?
There are a few ways you can get your hands on a 2015 Season brochure
- Current 2014 Season Ticket Holders will be mailed a brochure soon after we announce the new season on 4 Sep
- Visit The Wharf Box office at Pier 4, Hickson Road or Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Opening hours
- Request a brochure to be sent in the mail to you here.
- Download an online version of the brochure here.
- My tickets have been lost/stolen, can you issue me duplicate tickets?
In most cases we can issue a replacement Lost Ticket Voucher on the night/day of the performance, but we will ask you to confirm the basic details of the booking in order to do this. If your tickets have been stolen we will rebook them under a new order number to prevent anyone else from using them on the night/day of your performance. Please contact Box Office as soon as you realise you have mislaid your tickets on (02) 9250 1777, or visit the Box Office on the day of your show at least 45 mins prior to the performance start time and we will reprint your ticket.
- My performance has been cancelled. What happens now?
STC rarely has to cancel a show, but if we do it’s for an unavoidable reason and the decision to cancel is only taken once we have exhausted all other options. In the unlikely event that your performance is cancelled all ticket holders are offered the opportunity to exchange into another performance of the same production, or to request a return. Exchange is subject to availability, so we may ask you to provide a couple of alternate dates. Refunds will be provided for any patrons unable to make alternate date of the same show.
- I've missed my performance. What can I do?
Unfortunately we cannot exchange tickets from a past show. Once a performances date passes, tickets are void.
- Is there violence/smoking/nudity/coarse language/heavy subject matter in the play I am about to see?
We try to be as clear in our marketing materials as possible as we do not wish to offend personal sensibilities and values.
In the 2015 Season brochure and on this website we include warnings about strobe lighting, strong language, violent themes, sexual themes, nudity, smoking, theatrical haze, gunfire and loud noise warnings. The play descriptions also aim to give some indication of the themes and subject matter of each play.
We always endeavour to advise tickets holders the most accurate and up to date information about the plays content. All warnings are posted on our website, and updated as necessary as the production gets closer. Information about warnings is sent in our pre-show emails to all ticket holders that are opted in to receive email communications. All warnings are also posted on site at the Box Office and outside the entrance to the auditorium. All front of house and Box Office staff will be equipped to let you know about any warnings for a production.
Warnings sometimes change from the time tickets go on sale to when the production starts. During development and rehearsals, elements are often added or removed from a show. It usually isn’t until the Director and Designers are working on the play that we can provide certain warnings.
For the latest warnings and information, please see our website or call STC Box Office on (02) 9250 1777.
- I would like to supply feedback on the performance that I attended or the customer service I received, how do I do this?
You are welcome to submit feedback to STC at anytime and we have a number of avenues for you to do so. You can write to us at Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4, Hickson Road, NSW 2000 - please mark all feedback Att: Customer Services Manager. You can also email us at email@example.com or call us directly on (02) 9250 1777.