A Raisin in the Sun

28 Aug — 9 Oct 2021

Wharf 1 Theatre


In light of the NSW Government stay-at-home orders extended for Greater Sydney, the first performance of A Raisin in the Sun on Sat 28 Aug has been cancelled.


By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Shari Sebbens

A dream for the future

A Raisin in the Sun is an iconic work of American theatre, a testament to the power of family and a hymn to the Black experience.

Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun when she was just 29 years-old and the play swiftly became a mainstay of the modern theatre canon. When it premiered in 1959, the play was the first by an African American woman to be shown on Broadway and it continues to challenge and move audiences generations later.

Living in Chicago during the 1950s and optimistic about rising above the injustices that have shaped their lives, the five members of the Younger family are all looking for ways to improve their lot: some through activism, some through fortune and some through simple acts of self-determination. The arrival of a change of circumstance – in the form of a life insurance cheque – gives the close-knit family a chance to consider the possibility of a better life. But the distance between dreams and reality proves further than any of them anticipated.

Directed by our new Resident Director Shari Sebbens, this production marks the first time ever that A Raisin in the Sun will be performed on an Australian mainstage. We are thrilled to welcome back Zahra Newman and Bert La Bonté to lead an exceptional cast. Don’t miss this gripping and moving story of one family which, through unparalleled writing, contains all the pathos and resilience of the human spirit.

Approx. duration 2hrs 40mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Infrequent strong language. Subject to change. More info.


100% audience capacity: STC is performing at 100% capacity in line with the current NSW Government Public Health Order. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels in a busy theatre setting before attending.

Face masks are strongly recommended: NSW Health strongly recommends that all audience members over 12 wear a mask in our foyers and theatres, including during the performance. Please bring a face mask with you

The situation is constantly evolving and safety measures may change before your performance. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.


2021 Act 2 Ticket Packages
Book an Act 2 Season Ticket of 4+ plays and get best value on tickets, pay no transaction fees, and enjoy exclusive benefits all year round.
Or book a Mini Package of 2 or 3 plays to get a taste of the season, pay no transaction fees, and save on tickets. 

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $89
Adult A Reserve $86
Seniors cardholder $81
Pensioner/Student $67
Under 30 $44
Preview $44

Mini Package prices
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $91
Seniors cardholder $85
Pensioner/Student $71
Under 30 $46

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $94

Preview performances
All tickets $46

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $96
Adult B Reserve $90
Seniors cardholder $90
Concession $75
Under 30 $49
*Restricted View $66

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve tickets $99
B Reserve tickets $93
*Restricted View $69

Preview performances
All tickets $49
*Restricted View $39

Transaction fees may apply
Act 2 Season Ticket and Mini Package bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

*These seats have an impeded view of the stage and certain scenes.
Please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 with any questions.