If there's something we Sydneysiders could do with a decent dose of right now, it'd be pure, unadulterated joy. The Happy Place, a pop-up exhibit of boldly colourful, immersive environments had its Australian premiere on the rooftop of Broadway Sydney in March. Unfortunately, lockdown restrictions closed down the exhibit on March 17 – but fear not, because it's back from Friday, July 3. Taking place over 20,000 square feet, you can step inside the world's largest confetti dome, leap from a rainbow into a "pot of happiness" (aka a ball pit), take a dip into the bright yellow rubber ducky bathtub, hang around in an upside down room, and unlock your inner chocolate chip in the "cookie room", which smells just like a batch of freshly-baked cookies.
What are the people behind Happy Place wanting to achieve? Well, they want you to be happy. And they want you to know it. So clap your god damn hands.
Happy Place is the work of American entertainment manager Jared Paul, who produces tours for Dancing with the Stars and Glee. The installations have toured America and picked up a bunch of celebrity fans along the way, including Adele, Khloe Kardashian, JoJo Siwa, Kerry Washington and Hillary Duff.
The pop-up exhibit is at Broadway until August 16, with sessions on most days. Physical distancing measures will be in place and staff will be dotted around the premises to guide you, while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Enhanced cleaning measures will also be imposed, as well a