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  1. A neon bunk bed room
    Photograph: Supplied/Darkfield
  2. A caged bunk bed room
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  3. Flight Darkfield Melbourne 2019 supplied
    Photograph: Darkfield/Mihaela Bodlovic
  4. Darkfield's Seance
    Photograph: Supplied/Darkfield
  5. A row of scared looking people in a dark seance situation
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Confront your biggest fears in a pitch-black shipping container

If you’ve ever wanted to submerge yourself in another (considerably more frightening) world of turbulent flights and ghostly séances, look no further. The terrifyingly brilliant alt-universe of Darkfield is making a grandiose return to Sydney with four multi-sensory theatrical experiences inside converted shipping containers down at Barangaroo – two of which are in Sydney for the first time ever – and boy, are we shivering in our wee little boots already. 

We tried out all four of the experiences in one evening, you can read our review over here to help you decide which ones you dare to try.

A record-breaking 32,000 people flocked to the sell-out season of Darkfield's Séance and Flight earlier this year. So, a comeback made sense, this time with two more wild new experiences – Coma and Euology – and at the brand new location of Harbour Park.

Darkfield is an experience that straddles technology, theatre and horror movies, with punters made to sit inside a pop-up mini-theatre in total darkness while a 360-degree immersive audio experience (through headphones, shall we add) takes them far, far away to an eerie someplace else (with some added special effects to awaken your other senses).

Darkfield’s Flight, Séance, Coma and Eulogy are running at Harbour Park in Barangaroo until January 21, 2024. General admission ranges from $22-$30+bf. You can book here

You’ll find the entrance to Darkfield’s Barangaroo site on Wulugul Walk, near the waterfront in Barangaroo and right behind Crown Towers Sydney (you know, the big phallic-looking building). From public transport, it is a 10-minute walk from Wynyard Station; follow the Barangaroo exit sign to take Westpac Walk towards the waterfront and walk just past the Crown. Find the exact location on Google Maps here.

There’s a pop-up bar from Archie Rose Distilling Co pouring botanical gin, vodka, and simple-but-yummy themed cocktails in paper cups. The bathrooms for Darkfield patrons are in Hickson Park; from the Darkfield site, follow the gravel path from Barton St, near the corner of Hickson Rd. If you’re planning to book in for more than one experience, we recommend scheduling time between shows for a bathroom break.

Darkfield experiences are suitable for ages 13 and above; 13 to 15-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. Audiences are encouraged to check content warnings before purchasing tickets. Find out more about Darkfield in Barangaroo and secure your tickets over here.

Love a thrill? Check out our guide to the best escape rooms in Sydney.

Alannah Le Cross
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Alannah Le Cross


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