The Tempest

Richard Roxburgh returns to STC for this grand and magical production of what many believe to be Shakespeare's last and greatest play.

15 Nov - 17 Dec 2022

Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Play

THE TEMPEST

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kip Williams

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”

The iconic Richard Roxburgh returns to the STC stage for the first time in years to play one of theatre’s greatest roles in this deeply moving reflection on life, love, and what it means to let go.

As a terrible storm blows up and engulfs the sky, a crew of sailors and their entourage are shipwrecked in remote climes. Washing ashore, they discover a lonely island ruled by the powerful and enigmatic sorcerer Prospero (Roxburgh). Along with the island’s supernatural inhabitants and his daughter Miranda, Prospero seeks retribution for something that was stolen from him years prior.

Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is vast, full of magic and contains all the wit and joy of Shakespeare’s best comedies alongside the profound human insight of his tragedies.

STC Artistic Director Kip Williams – known for grand, operatic productions like ChimericaThe Harp in the South: Part One and Part Two and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui – will direct this great work of art. Don’t miss this magnificent and uplifting meditation on the things that matter most: human connection, the passing  of time, and the very nature of existence.

Approx. duration 2hrs 50mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Adult themes. Subject to change. More info.


VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION

This production will proceed at 100% capacity. The safety of our audiences, artists and staff is of paramount importance. We’ve implemented extensive safety and hygiene measures which are regularly updated in line with NSW Government guidelines. This is an evolving situation and our COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.


TICKET INFORMATION

Book an Act 2 ticket package of 2 or more plays to save on tickets, pay no fees and more.

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Single tickets to this play are on sale now.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $116
Adult A Reserve $110
Seniors cardholder $105
Pensioner/Student $80
Under 30 $58
Preview $58

Mini Package prices
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $116
Adult B Reserve $111
Seniors cardholder $111
Pensioner/Student $84
Under 30 $61

Friday & Saturday performances
A Reserve $122
B Reserve $116

Preview performances
All tickets $61

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $123
Adult B Reserve $117
Seniors card holder $117
Concession $89
Under 30 $65

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $129
B Reserve $123

Preview performances
All tickets $65

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket & Mini Package bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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

DATES

Previews 15 – 18 Nov 2022
Season 21 Nov – 17 Dec 2022

Performance start times
Preview performances 7.30pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 7.30pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 1.30pm

Approx. duration 2hrs 50mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.


TICKET INFORMATION

Book an Act 2 ticket package of 2 or more plays to save on tickets, pay no fees and more.

Book-now-button-200x40

Single tickets to this play are on sale now.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $116
Adult A Reserve $110
Seniors cardholder $105
Pensioner/Student $80
Under 30 $58
Preview $58

Mini Package prices
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $116
Adult B Reserve $111
Seniors cardholder $111
Pensioner/Student $84
Under 30 $61

Friday & Saturday performances
A Reserve $122
B Reserve $116

Preview performances
All tickets $61

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $123
Adult B Reserve $117
Seniors card holder $117
Concession $89
Under 30 $65

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $129
B Reserve $123

Preview performances
All tickets $65

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket & Mini Package bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected] Please quote your booking reference number.

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats. More info.

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event is Sydney Theatre Company. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.


ACCESS PERFORMANCES

Audio Described Performances
Sat 10 Dec, 1.30pm

Captioned Performances
Tue 13 Dec, 6.30pm
Sat 17 Dec, 1.30pm

Auslan-Interpreted Performances
Thu 15 Dec, 7.30pm


SCHOOLS PERFORMANCES

Wed 23 Nov, 11.30am
Wed 30 Nov, 11.30am
Browse our full Education program

Director Kip Williams
Set Designer Jacob Nash
Costume Designer Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory

With
Richard Roxburgh

Marketing image Andrew Cowen

This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.

INSIGHT EVENTS 

We offer a range of free and ticketed events designed to give you further insight into our plays. Find out more about our Insight Events.

Pre-season Briefing
Mon 7 Nov, 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Night with the Artists
Mon 5 Dec, post-show
Mon 12 Dec, post-show

Matinee Club
Wed 7 Dec, 12pm pre-show
Richard Wherrett Studio

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