Sydney Festival presents

The Insect Circus

17 - 22 Jan 2023

Nobody does it quite like String Theatre. Based in London, company founders Stan Middleton and Soledad Zárate specialise in live performance using traditional long-string, hand-carved marionettes on a custom-built stage. Humans pull the strings but insects rule the ring in their family-friendly delight, The Insect Circus.

With the puppeteers working from a bridge above the stage out of view of the audience and no human presence in the show, the small space is transformed into one with its own sense of scale and depth.

The effect is perfect for a playful immersion into the strange and beautiful world of beetles and grasshoppers, wasps and dragonflies, who demonstrate their dexterity with great skill and humour. Performed to a commissioned score and ideal for audiences aged two and up, the award-winning The Insect Circus enlivens a centuries-old artform, whilst giving a well-deserved platform to some remarkably talented bugs, of course.

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.

Reginald Theatre

Tue 17 Jan 2pm
Wed 18 Jan 11am, 3:30pm
Thu 19 Jan 11am, 3:30pm
Fri 20 Jan 11:30am, 4pm
Sat 21 Jan 10am (Relaxed performance), 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Sun 22 Jan 10:45am, 2:30pm

35 minutes (no interval). 

Adult $25
Child (16 & Under) $15
Family 4+ $15

$6 transaction fee applies.

Recommended for ages 2+.

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.

Reginald Theatre

Tue 17 Jan 2pm
Wed 18 Jan 11am, 3:30pm
Thu 19 Jan 11am, 3:30pm
Fri 20 Jan 11:30am, 4pm
Sat 21 Jan 10am (Relaxed performance), 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Sun 22 Jan 10:45am, 2:30pm

35 minutes (no interval). 

Adult $25
Child (16 & Under) $15
Family 4+ $15

$6 transaction fee applies.

Recommended for ages 2+.

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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