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Tom Gleeson

Lighten Up

Hard Quiz host. Gold Logie winner. The master, performing his latest hour.

WINNER - Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe 2020

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre | View Seat Map | Comedy

Keeping you safe

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • We strongly recommend that patrons over the age of 12 wear a face mask while attending a performance inside one of our venues.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 meters whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage. 
  • Within venues, please adhere to our spaced seating plans and always take your allocated seat.
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here.
“He has star quality in full flight… he’s mercilessly sharp.” 

The Age

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A sure fire, killer stand-up at the top of his game

THE LIGHTEN UP TOUR IS BACK ON! Tom Gleeson's last show was all the way back in March at Adelaide where he won the Fringe Award for Best Comedy show. 

“I was really looking forward to rubbing everyone’s nose in it but instead I had to make do with gloating to my family during lockdown. It wasn’t the same.

Anyway, it’s time for the critically acclaimed tour to recommence! Let’s get together, have a laugh and put this year behind us. I’ve missed you and I can’t wait to catch up.

Love TG.”

Tom Gleeson will be supported by Justin Hamilton (Friday performance) & Lizzy Hoo (Saturday performance).

Presented by the Sydney Opera House in association with Token Events. 

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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