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Sydney Opera House is doing insanely cheap $21 tickets for summer shows

See circus, burlesque, magic and more for cheap

Written by
Alannah Maher

It’s time to make up for the vast chunk of last year where going out to see theatre and live performances was off the cards. You can now get your culture fix under the white sails and under budget, because the Sydney Opera House is dropping $21 tickets for select performances in its summer program. Every day from now until the end of March, cheap tickets will be released at midday on the Opera House website for performances on the following day. 

The shows in the pool for discounted theatrical thrills include the playful adults-only romp Circa’s Peepshow, where burlesque meets acrobatics and contortion under the gaze of leading Australian circus company Circa; or you can be flabbergasted by James Galea’s Best Trick Ever, which serves slight of hand from a bevy of bamboozling magicians. There’s also singing, dancing and loads of laughs with The Choir of Man, which we gave four stars when it made its Opera House debut; and laughter for all ages with Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark, a silly Shakespearean adaptation from kids comedy duo the Listies. 

The cheap tickets will be subject to availability and free of booking fees and charges. Play your cards right and you can nab up to four tickets in one swoop. The deal comes with a little help from the NSW Government’s Summer in the City initiative, which aims to increase access to Sydney’s cultural offerings over the summer months. For more details and daily deals head here

If you’re looking for more affordable options to see a show, Sydney Festival is on until January 25 and a bunch of tickets are only $25. Check out our guide

Check out the best theatre to see in Sydney this month.

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