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James Galea’s
BEST TRICK EVER

Step into James Galea’s secret magic den to meet Australia’s greatest magicians and witness their mind bending wizardry. 

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“James Galea has reinvented the art of trickery.” 

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Australia’s best magicians. Prepare to have your mind blown.

Be amazed as you are consumed by the seemingly impossible. Welcome to James Galea’s secret magic den for an evening of mind bending moments as the finest and most eclectic magicians from across Australia dare you to be dazzled as they share their best trick ever. Witness some of the most mind-boggling magic tricks and meet their fascinating creators.

James Galea is an award winning magician and the creator/writer/producer of the internationally renowned Band of Magicians and the 2019 Sydney Festival hit POOF! Secrets of a Magician. A master showman, James will be your magical host for the evening, showcasing a stellar line-up of Australia’s greatest magic exports; including global YouTube sensation, and shadow puppet expert as seen on The World’s Greatest Magic and Australia’s Got Talent, Unusualist Raymond Crowe;  the first magician ever to fool Penn & Teller three times on their hit show FOOL US and Australia’s top escapologist, Helen Coghlan; the only Australian semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, famous for his cheeky signature beer act, Dom Chambers; and up-and-coming magic star and master of the Rubik’s cube, Vincent Kuo.

Watch closely and prepare to be flabbergasted as Australia’s finest magicians perform their BEST TRICK EVER.

Presented by the Sydney Opera House.

A Rose Tinted Enterprises production commissioned by Sydney Opera House, enabled by Taylor Construction Group and COMVISION® Security Solutions.

Creative Team

Created & Produced by: James Galea
Directed by: Wayne Harrison
Lighting Design by: Matthew Marshall
Set-Design by: Hugh O’Connor
Production Manager: Josh Sherrin

Venue Information

In line with current NSW Government advice, all venues will have a reduced venue capacity of 50% (or a maximum of 1000 guests).

In order to maintain physical distancing within venues, seating is allocated to accommodate required spacing in each row. For this reason tickets will mostly be sold in multiples of two, however limited allocations of single tickets and odd numbered groupings of tickets will also be available. Tickets may also be sold in single seat patterns for certain Events. At all times, we will do our best to support your needs, but please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. For select shows, drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues. Please check specific event information closer to the performance date. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals.

An example of COVID safe seating with physical distancing

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate 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 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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