The World According to Kevin McCloud

Things to do, Talks and discussions
Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud stands wearing a jacket.
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The prince of our architectural dreams is coming to share his grand live show with Sydney

You probably know Kevin McCloud best as the quizzical, then skeptical, but ultimately impressed and delighted host of Grand Designs. Hell, we’ve been binging the British TV show that sees idealistic new homebuyers try to create innovative, unique (and often impossible) dwellings for two decades. And ol’ Kev has been there, watching the projects inevitably go over budget and over time, since day dot. But the television host, writer, environmentalist and amateur balloonist has many more skills and intriguing stories than those solely amassed on his architectural adventures.

The World According to Kevin McCloud is being pitched as a live theatre show (although it may evolve, Grand Designs-style, into more of a theatrical talk) detailing McCloud’s experiences as a TV host, but also about his personal life, which is peppered with fun facts. Did you know McCloud’s father was a rocket scientist? Or that the beloved TV personality actually did study the history of architecture at Cambridge University? Wild.

You’ll glean more of these Kevin nuggets when he visits Sydney’s State Theatre on February 21, 2020. The live show will include a Q&A session so you can really get to know this charming Brit, as well as experiments, anecdotes and, of course, some grand designs. McCloud is personally promising “...some very poor music and maybe a little construction mayhem. No hard hat necessary.”

Tickets go on sale from Monday, November 4. 

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