Supporting young voices to speak on matters that affect their world
Showcasing exquisite puppetry, an enigmatic host, audience interaction, an array of snow leopards, hammerhead sharks, microbats, elephants, ad infinitum, and more - ARC is a profound experience that embraces the natural world and the creatures that co-habit this place we call Earth.
ARC presents intimate, magical encounters with rare and vulnerable species, raising important questions about our collective and individual relationship with nature and loss. Renowned as innovators of physical and visual theatre, for the past two decades, Erth’s body of work has explored the depths of the past. ARC will be Erth's fifth presentation at Sydney Opera House, following successful seasons of Prehistoric World (2021), Dinosaur Zoo (2019), Prehistoric Aquarium (2017) and Dinosaur Zoo (2015). With ARC, they look unblinkingly to the future, as this menagerie of rare and exotic animals transforms the stage before your very eyes.
ARC by Erth is a Sydney Opera House New Work Now commission, enabled by Jillian Segal AO & John Roth on behalf of Yarranabbe Foundation.
Presented by Sydney Opera House
ARC is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts and funding advisory body.