Normally, bingeing a bit of telly is the antithesis of engaging in Sydney’s vibrant culture, but now you can turn your couch cruise into a fabulous and free city escapade. That’s the Ticket offers Sydneysiders the opportunity to be part of the audience in a huge range of Aussie TV shows. There's something for the brainy, the musical, for hopeless romantics or for those who simply want a laugh.
Tickets are completely free, making it a real social saviour after a holiday blowout. Simply sign up to the mailing list – and follow them on Facebook and Instagram – to find shows that’ll suit a family of television fanatics, your team of Netflix succubi or your significant other (hint hint, check out The Proposal below). That’s the Ticket will ensure you have a superb time being the first to see popular TV shows, providing free snacks, prizes and giveaways, while making sure your data is safe and you’re not bombarded with unwanted emails.
It’d be hard to find a cheaper, more entertaining adventure in Sydney, and since there are sessions on during the week and shows to fill your weekend evenings, it’s easy to get out of the living room and into all the action.
Prepare to bust a lung singing along to fantastic tunes while you get to know rising Australian music stars in the eighth season of The Voice. Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Boy George and Kelly Rowland will be the superstar coaches guiding up-and-coming musicians on their journey to stardom. Be part of the blind auditions, battle rounds and live shows. The free audience tickets (for music fans aged over 12) to this bad boy always get snatched up quickly, so be sure to get onto the That’s the Ticket database for priority seats before filming starts this February.
This hilarious game show will keep you giggling while testing your film knowledge. Show Me the Movie is returning for a second season with loveable host Rove McManus directing the laughs as two teams of local and international stars navigate a series of trivia rounds, games and improvised performances. This one’s got some mature humour, so it’s for jokesters aged 16 and over. The Network Ten Studios sessions run from January 25 until March 11 – check the website for details.
Batchie lovers are in dire need of some new loved-up television and The Proposal will give them all the drama and heartache they’re after. This new program from the producers of The Bachelor shakes up the on-screen dating format by squeezing a season’s worth of rose-giving, cocktail parties and emotional deliberation into each one-hour episode. The mystery suitor will meet eight potential partners and assess their compatability over four rounds. It could all end in a very gooey marriage proposal or the batchie flying away solo. Nab free, adults-only tickets and let the cringing begin in March.
The art of informative and entertaining conversation can be hard to master, but if anyone’s got the knack, it’s Andrew Denton. The renowned Australian journalist will bring back the hugely popular Interview, where Denton talks to big names in the worlds of music, sport, writing, film and more. As a member of the studio audience, you’ll get the unique chance to see it raw and unedited, for an enlightening personal investigation of the subject. Filming starts in April, and the most exciting part is that audience members will only know who the interviewee is once they walk onto the stage.
Expect an entertaining calamity in this fast-paced, family-friendly variety show. The new program, based on UK television series Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, throws curveballs at contestants, audience members and folks watching at home, with a mad line-up of interactive physical challenges, games, performances and pranks and huge prizes for the audience up for grabs. Your hosts will be Bondi’s favourite vet, Chris Brown, alongside comedian, author and actress Julia Morris. If you’re game, you can get your free tickets to the live recording of Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway every Sunday from February 24 at Fox Studios.