Sydney – Friday 6 October, 2017. The cult Netflix-original drama, Stranger Things will have its Season 2 Australian premiere at the Sydney Opera House on Friday 27 October, screening at the same time as the global LA premiere and hours before the season drops on Netflix.
Entering an alternate dimension, super fans will be treated to the supernatural world of the Upside Down, with the Opera House’s Northern and Southern Foyers completely transformed into the world of Hawkins circa 1984, where the second series picks up. Encouraged to dress up for the event, fans can expect to be fully immersed in a banging ‘80s soundtrack, arcade games including pinball machines and air hockey, themed food including Benny’s Burgers and much more.
Created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, season 1 of the sci-fi fantasy series took the streaming world by storm. After a year-long wait, the first episode of the highly-anticipated Stranger Things S2 will premiere in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in what will be the largest of several premieres staged in major capital cities around the world including London, San Paolo, Milan, Madrid and Los Angeles, appropriately timed during peak horror hysteria leading up to Halloween.
Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance, Danielle Harvey, says: “The Duffer Brothers have created a pitch perfect homage to ‘80s celluloid legends like Spielberg and Steven King that delivers the perfect shot of suspense and nostalgia. We are thrilled to present the world’s biggest Stranger Things fan event as part of the Opera House’s Contemporary Performance program – a home for visionary storytelling in popular culture.”
About Stranger Things
Stranger Things S2: It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down world but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived. Produced by Netflix, the full series of nine episodes will drop online at 7pm AEDT on Friday October 27.
Season 2 stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Sadie Sink as Max, Sean Astin as Bob Newby and Paul Reiser as Dr. Owens.
Important ticketing information:
1. To receive pre-sale access for this event, subscribe to the Sydney Opera House newsletter before midnight AEDT Tuesday 10 October, 2017.
2. Sydney Opera House newsletter subscribers will receive a pre-sale link on the morning of Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 and pre-sale access will commence at 10am AEDT.
3. Tickets are free and will be available to the public (non-subscribers) from 9am AEDT Friday 13 October, 2017