White Box Theatre and Seymour Centre present

Before The Meeting

16 Sept - 9 Oct 2021

Past Event

IMPORTANT UPDATE 30 JULY 2021: In light of the extended COVID lockdown and ongoing impact of COVID in Greater Sydney, this event has been cancelled. If you are an existing ticketholder, you will be contacted by our Box Office.


"Phantoms... do not come unbidden into our lives; we invite them, over and over." The New York Times

Every day, Gail and the regular members of her early morning group set up for their meeting in the exact same way: Nicole makes the coffee, Gail arranges the chairs, and Ron complains.

As they forge a path toward sobriety and wellbeing, they come to rely on the routine and each other.

But when Gail’s estranged granddaughter reopens old wounds, Gail knows it will take more than coffee, chairs, and companionship to keep her life from falling apart.


Image credit: Danielle Lyonne

"This astonishing new play is an instant classic... there was a sense of seeing theatrical history in the making."
Berkshire Fine Arts
"Adam Bock has a knack for revealing the extraordinary dimensions of ordinary lives."
"[A] knockout… high-octane naturalism of the most expert…"
The New York Times
Edgerton Foundation New Play Award (2019)
Award Wins

Writer Adam Bock
Director Kim Hardwick
Producer White Box Theatre
Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
Cast includes Alex Malone

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and we're committed to making your Seymour visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

These shows will be open to 100% seated capacity. Please consider your comfort levels before booking as you will likely be seated next to other booking groups.

We strongly recommend that face masks be worn by patrons over 12 while inside our foyers and theatres, and we request patrons remain in their seats to help ensure a calm and safe experience for all.

Find out about our other COVID safety measures here.

Reginald Theatre

Thu 16 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Fri 17 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Sat 18 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Tue 21 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED

Reginald Theatre

Wed 22 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Thu 23 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Fri 24 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Sat 25 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Tue 28 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Wed 29 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Thu 30 Sep 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Fri 1 Oct 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Sat 2 Oct 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Tue 5 Oct 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Wed 6 Oct 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Thu 7 Oct 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Fri 8 Oct 7:30pm - CANCELLED
Sat 9 Oct 7:30pm - CANCELLED

80 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies.

Before the Meeting is part of our Seymour Season: Part Two mini multipack, alongside two other shows. Purchase a multipack to save 10% on tickets, and enjoy great live performance for less. Find out more and buy here.

Preview $33
Full $49
Senior, Group 8+ $39
Pensioner, Veteran, Full-time Student $35
Under 35 $33

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Dine & Discover voucher, please note that in line with the Dine & Discover T&Cs, only one voucher can be used per transaction. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Find out more here.

Contains adult themes and haze smoke. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

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