Celebrate Christmas with some of the most hilarious, moving, and uplifting letters to Santa from children everywhere - from reindeers, to toys, to naughty girls and boys. The spirit of Christmas will be brought to life on stage in this joyful production full of wonder and magic…. and a special message from Santa for those who sometimes question belief.
PLEASE NOTE: This event does not take place at Sydney Opera House.
At The Neilson, Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay | View Seat Map | Australian Chamber Orchestra
COVID-safe and event information
- Audience no longer restricted to vaccinated customers
- Masks are strongly recommended but not mandatory
- No check in required
Season runs from Saturday 17th December to Thursday 22nd December 2022
Saturday 17th December 2022, 10.30am & 12pm
Sunday 18th December 2022, 10.30am & 12pm
Monday 19th December 2022, 10.30am & 12pm
Tuesday 20th December 2022, 10.30am & 12pm
Wednesday 21st December 2022, 10.30am, 12pm* & 2:00pm
Thursday 22nd December 2022, 10.30am & 12pm
*Audio described performance
Tickets $35 + $8.50 Booking Fee
|Ticket||Description & price|
|Standard||Aged 1 year and older|
|Babes in Arms||Babies under 12 months must hold a valid ticket
|Group 8+||Groups of 8 or more Standard ticket holders save 20% on this performance. Please call +61 9250 7700 for more information|
Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times
Authorised ticket agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House and Australian Chamber Orchestra. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.
In English | Wheelchair Accessible | No Language Barrier | Audio described performance available
Wednesday 21 December 2022, 12pm - Audio Described Performance with pre-show Tactile Tour at 11:40am
An audio description service to enhance the experience of customers who are blind or have low vision is offered for this performance. This is a live commentary of the visual elements of a performance, by trained audio describers. Audio description is relayed via a free headset and receiver linked to the FM radio system.
Tactile tours allow patrons who are blind or have low vision to have a hands-on experience. Patrons are given access to costumes, props and stage set in order to capture the atmosphere of the work. Tactile tours occur before the performance.
If you wish to be book a ticket for the Audio Described Performance please phone the Contact Centre on 02 9250 7777 or email email@example.com.
Find out more about accessibility at Sydney Opera House.
Dear Santa, It must be cool riding in a sled.
We don’t have a chimney…
Can you squeeze through the cat flap?
Celebrate Christmas with the ACO as we share some of the most hilarious, moving, and uplifting letters to Santa from children everywhere - from reindeers, to toys, to naughty girls and boys. The spirit of Christmas will be brought to life on stage in this joyful production full of wonder and magic… and a special message from Santa for those who sometimes question belief.
Written by award-winning theatre director Tim McGarry with music arranged and composed by Jessica Wells, Dear Santa will feature favourite Christmas songs, including Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Here Comes Santa Claus and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, alongside more classic festive tunes and original new music by Wells.
Actor Rachael Beck stars as Santa’s Helper, as she helps get presents ready for children around the world, with the assistance of an ACO string quartet and percussionist.
Join us in The Neilson at Pier 2/3 for this delightfully festive performance for the whole family, full of singing and live music performed by ACO musicians. And don’t forget to write a letter to Santa and post it in his special mailbox at Pier 2/3 while you are visiting.
Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra
Situated on Level 1 of Pier 2/3, 13 Hickson Road, Dawes Point (just opposite the crushed car artwork).
- 324/325 Watsons Bay to Walsh Bay runs approximately every 20 minutes off peak – https://transportnsw.info/routes/bus
- Closest train station is Circular Quay and then a 1-1.3km walk to the venue – https://transportnsw.info/routes/train
- On street metered parking subject to availability in Hickson Road @ up to $6.40 per hour – https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/
- Wilson Parking - Bond One Car Park (entry via 26 Hickson Road)
- Wilson Parking - Barangaroo Point Car Park (entry via Hickson Road)
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