Sydney Festival presents

The Artist

18 - 22 Jan 2023

There’s a leak in the ceiling. The paint pots are too high on the shelf. The picture frame isn’t square enough.

Nothing is going right for The Artist as he attempts to create a still life masterpiece, and the harder he tries, the more chaotic things become.

Created and performed by the Aotearoa/New Zealand-born, Paris-trained and Helsinki-based clowning sensation Thom Monckton, The Artist is a rib-tickling showcase of physical comedy, circus skills and hilarious ideas.

As you watch this distractible artist chase his elusive muse, it’s clear that in this wordless show Monckton’s Gumby body, goofy charisma and wry timing does all the talking required. Ever wondered if a pear can gate-crash a bananas-only nightclub? Wonder no more.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Everest Theatre

Wed 18 Jan 6pm
Thu 19 Jan 6pm
Fri 20 Jan 6:30pm
Sat 21 Jan 11:30am, 4:30pm
Sun 22 Jan 11:30am, 4pm

60 minutes (no interval). 

Adult $50

$6 transaction fee applies.

Adult $40
Concession (Pensioner, Senior, Unemployed)* $36
Full-time Student* $25
Child (14 & Under) $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for ages 6+.

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

Everest Theatre

Wed 18 Jan 6pm
Thu 19 Jan 6pm
Fri 20 Jan 6:30pm
Sat 21 Jan 11:30am, 4:30pm
Sun 22 Jan 11:30am, 4pm

60 minutes (no interval). 

Adult $50

$6 transaction fee applies.

Adult $40
Concession (Pensioner, Senior, Unemployed)* $36
Full-time Student* $25
Child (14 & Under) $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for ages 6+.

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

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

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