8 Feb — 2 Apr 2016

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House


Sydney Theatre Company presents
By Tom Stoppard

Fall in love with the wit, intelligence, chaos and romance 

Tom Stoppard’s much-loved Arcadia is recognised as one of the 20th century’s greatest plays – a cocktail of ravishing comedy, literary sleuthing, romantic entanglements and scientific discoveries.

In a stately home in the British countryside, poets, tutors, academics and lovers roam the corridors some 200 years apart, each uncovering their own particular mystery. In April 1809, bright young Thomasina and her tutor Septimus are inventing chaos theory a century too early – or perhaps they are simply falling in love? Two hundred years later, two scholars try to piece history together from the puzzling fragments that remain. Along the way, there will be indiscrete affairs, mistaken identities, hermits, duels and … horticulture.

Often picked out as audiences’ favourite play, Arcadia at the Sydney Opera House promises to be a thrilling night at the theatre. With tickets selling fast, this is an event not to be missed.

Directed by Richard Cottrell, whose production of Stoppard’s Travesties was a hit in 2009, Arcadia brings back to STC the delightful talents of Ryan Corr (Sex with Strangers), Blazey Best (Travesties), Andrea Demetriades (Arms and the Man), Glenn Hazeldine (After Dinner) and Josh McConville (Noises Off) in a play that will entrance, stimulate and illuminate.

“I have never left a play more convinced that I had just witnessed a masterpiece.”
The Daily Telegraph, UK

Duration 2hrs 45mins (including interval)
Important travel update CBD road closures from 4 Oct 2015. More info.

Production patron The Petre Foundation


Pricing information

Season Ticket prices
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Saturday evening A Reserve $87
Adult A Reserve $84
Concession $64
Seniors cardholder $75
Preview $66
Under 30 $64

Single Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $109
Adult A Reserve $103
Concession $83
Seniors cardholder $94
Preview $81
Under 30 $83

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings: $0
Single tickets: ​$7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter


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