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There's a Sea in My Bedroom

Based on the beloved children’s book by award-winning author Margaret Wild and adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry, There’s a Sea in My Bedroom is an immersive and theatrical introduction to live classical music, capturing the magic of a child’s fantasy world.

PLEASE NOTE: This event does not take place at Sydney Opera House.

At The Neilson, Pier 2/3 Walsh BayAustralian 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 Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 17 July

Wednesday 13 July; 10.30am & 12pm
Thursday 14 July; 10.30am & 12pm
Friday 15 July; 10.30am, 12pm & 2pm
Saturday 16 July; 10.30am, 12pm & 2pm
Sunday 17 July; 10.30am, 12pm & 2pm

Tickets $35 + $8.50 Booking Fee

Ticket Description & price
Standard Aged 1 year and older
General Admission $35
Babes in Arms Babies under 12 months must hold a valid ticket
General Admission FREE

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.

This event runs for 30 minutes, followed by interactive 'Meet the Musicians' session

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

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Based on the book by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Jane Tanner

David is frightened of the sea. He does not like it at all, not one bit. But one day he finds a conch shell at the beach and takes it home – and he hears the sea trapped inside.

“Come out, sea, come out,” he says softly. “I won’t hurt you.”

Based on the beloved children’s book by award-winning author Margaret Wild and adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry, There’s a Sea in My Bedroom is a memorable theatrical introduction to live classical music, capturing the magic of a child’s fantasy world.

Returning to the stage following a sell-out Sydney Opera House season in 2019, this exquisite performance weaves together the story of the much-loved children's book with a specially commissioned score from Australian composer Paul Stanhope, performed live by a string quintet of ACO musicians.

We are proud to present this beautifully reimagined story which promises to bring moments of joy, sadness, magic, and laughter.

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Venue information

The Neilson

Situated on Level 1 of Pier 2/3, 13 Hickson Road, Dawes Point (just opposite the crushed car artwork).

Transport options

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Train: 

Drive:   

  • 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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