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Bell Shakespeare Macbeth

Macbeth

A terrifying portrayal of moral collapse, Bell Shakespeare’s Macbeth will take you on an intense and compelling journey into the dark heart of humanity.

In the Playhouse | Bell Shakespeare | Theatre

COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

Pre-sale and on-sale information

Pre-sale timings:

  • Insider Member Priority - 9am, Tuesday 8 November
  • What’s On e-newsletter pre-sale - 9am, Wednesday 9 November

General public on sale - 10am, Thursday 10 November

Season runs from 25 February to 2 April, 2023

Saturday 25 February, 7pm - Preview
Sunday 26 February, 6.30pm - Preview

Tuesday 28 February, 6.30pm - Preview
Wednesday 1 March, 7pm - Opening Night
Thursday 2 March, 7pm
Friday 3 March, 7pm
Saturday 4 March, 1pm & 7pm
Sunday 5 March, 4pm

Tuesday 7 March, 6.30pm
Wednesday 8 March, 6.30pm
Thursday 9 March, 7pm
Friday 10 March, 7pm
Saturday 11 March, 1pm & 7pm
Sunday 12 March, 4pm - This performance will be followed by a Q&A session with the cast 

Tuesday 14 March, 6.30pm
Wednesday 15 March, 6.30pm
Thursday 16 March, 7pm
Friday 17 March, 7pm
Saturday 18 March, 1pm* & 7pm
Sunday 19 March, 4pm

Tuesday 21 March, 6.30pm
Wednesday 22 March, 6.30pm
Thursday 23 March, 7pm
Friday 24 March, 7pm
Saturday 25 March, 1pm** & 7pm
Sunday 26 March, 4pm

Tuesday 28 March, 6.30pm
Wednesday 29 March, 6.30pm
Thursday 30 March, 7pm
Friday 31 March, 7pm
Saturday 1 April, 1pm & 7pm
Sunday 2 April, 4pm


* Captioned performance
** Auslan Interpreted performance; Audio Described with Tactile Tour

Standard tickets from $45 |  $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction

Preview Tickets

Ticket Description & price
Preview All tickets
All reserves
$45

Season Tickets

Ticket Description & price
Standard Adults aged 19+
Premium $110
A Reserve $88
B Reserve $58
Concession Seniors or any Means Tested Australian Pensions*, Full-Time Students and MEAA members
Premium $90
A Reserve $75
B Reserve $53
Under 18 Prices are available to those born in 2005 or younger. Strictly limited to 4 tickets per transaction.
Premium $48
A Reserve $45
B Reserve $38
Under 35 Prices are available to those born in 1988 or younger. Strictly limited to 4 tickets per transaction. PLEASE NOTE: This price type is available for Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday performances ONLY.
Premium $48
A Reserve $45
B Reserve $38

*Means Tested Australian Pensions include: 
Aged Disability, Veterans’ Affairs, Health Care, Job Search, Supporting Parent

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

The authorised ticket agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House and Bell Shakespeare. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

This show runs for approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval

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

In English | Captioned performance | Auslan Interpreted performance | Audio Described performance | Wheelchair accessible and audio loop available

Saturday 18 March, 1pm

Captioned performance

Captions are text descriptions that display the session's dialogue, identify speakers, and describe other relevant sounds that are otherwise inaccessible to people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Captions will be displayed on a screen or available via your personal device (phone). To be seated in the area with best view of the screens book online using the caption price type, call 02 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com. Alternatively, to access the captions on your personal device (phone), scan the QR Code on the sign displayed at the entry to the venue.

Saturday 25 March, 1pm

Auslan Interpreted performance

Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the actors are saying or singing into Auslan. A block of seats is reserved for users of this service to ensure a good view of the interpreter and the stage. To be seated in the area with best view of the interpreter please call 02 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com

Audio Described performance

An audio description service to enhance the experience of customers who are blind or have low vision is offered for selected performances at the Sydney Opera House. 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. Book online using the Audio Described price type, call 02 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com.

Find out more about accessibility at Sydney Opera House.

Recommended for ages 14+

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times, and children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face mask.

“What’s done cannot be undone.”

Lady Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 1

Belle Shakespeare Macbeth

Shakespeare’s most haunting thriller

Shakespeare’s most haunting thriller follows the story of Macbeth, a Scottish general, famed for his exploits on the battlefield. Following a bloody battle, Macbeth and his comrade Banquo are met by three Weird Sisters who prophesy Macbeth will one day be king.

Unable to shake the thought, Macbeth tells his wife, Lady Macbeth. Driven by an insatiable hunger for power, posterity and certainty, they commit a murder and set in motion the inevitable unravelling of their sanity. With blood on their hands, they face the dire consequences of their despicable actions.

A terrifying portrayal of moral collapse, Peter Evans’ Macbeth, with Logie award-winning Hazem Shammas (The Twelve, Safe Harbour) as Macbeth and Jessica Tovey (The Miser, The Merchant of Venice) as Lady Macbeth, will take you on an intense and compelling journey into the dark heart of humanity.

Presented by Bell Shakespeare

CAST
Macbeth Hazem Shammas
Banquo Julia Billington
Malcolm/Fleance Jeremi Campese
Duncan/Porter/Seyton James Lugton
Lennox Kyle Morrison
Lady Macbeth Jessica Tovey
Macduff Jacob Warner


CREATIVES
Director Peter Evans 
Designer Anna Tregloan 
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper 
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert 

Venue Information

Performances are being sold to 100% capacity in line with the NSW Public Health Order. This includes all shows in the Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre, Utzon Room and Forecourt. Please note that you will be seated directly alongside other ticketholders.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House. 

Frequently asked questions – COVID-19 safety measures

What safety measures have you implemented?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you when visiting, please see our plan your visit page.

What am I required to do as an audience member?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

How are you managing contact tracing? 

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Please take your seats as soon as you arrive. 

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval. 

Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.

Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?

In accordance with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.

Can my baby sit on my lap?

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Babies aged 0-2 years old at the time of a performance may be seated on an adult’s lap. Children 2 years and older will need to hold a standard ticket.

Does my child need to wear a face mask?

Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face mask.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event? 

The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

What if I can't come to my performance?

Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you, find out more information here.

Will there be food and beverages available for purchase in the venue?

Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.

The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.

Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.

Will there be pram parking at kids performances?

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Can I smoke at the Opera House?

  • The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House will become a smoke-free site from Saturday 1 January 2022.
  • By becoming a smoke-free site, the Opera House seeks to reduce exposure to harmful second-hand smoke, as well as minimise the impact of smoking on the environment, including litter and pollution of the surrounding marine environment. 

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