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Meditation and Creativity

With Dr Nadine Cameron and SnowBorne

Explore a state of creative awareness, the self and reality in this series of meditative, interactive events with Dr Nadine Cameron and musician SnowBorne (David Rosa).

In the Centre for Creativity | Sydney Opera House Presents | Meditation Workshop

Autumn pre-sale and on-sale information

Pre-sale timings:

  • Insider Member Priority – Tuesday 24 January, 9am
  • What's on Priority sale – Wednesday 25 January, 9am

General public on sale Friday 27 January, 9am

Recommended for beginners to experienced, ages 15+

This class is for ages 15+ and all skill levels, from beginners to experienced. Come solo, with a group of friends or a family member.

Saturday 4 February, Saturday 11 March & Saturday 6 May 2023

Saturday 4 February, 3pm - 4.15pm

Saturday 11 March, 3pm - 4.15pm

Saturday 6 May, 3pm - 4.15pm

Standard tickets $25 & $39 | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction

Ticket Price
Feb 4 $25
Mar 11 & May 6 $39

The only authorised ticket agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. 

The duration of this event is 75 minutes

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

In English | Wheelchair accessible

Please advise us upon booking if you have any particular learning or mobility needs for us to support.

Find out more about accessibility at Sydney Opera House.

What to bring on the day

Please wear an outfit that you are comfortable to move around in and bring a yoga mat if you would like to lie down, some cushions will be provided. Bring a warm layer, just in case.

"Creativity takes courage."
 
Henri Matisse
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Creative Exploration through Meditation

Saturday 4 February

Creativity is more than ideas and action. It is also a state of being – of moving through life with a sense of purpose and fluidity. Explore this state of creative awareness, self-awareness and reality at in this meditative, interactive event with Dr Nadine Cameron and musician SnowBorne (David Rosa). In this guided meditation, surrender to the breath and the unique physical and sensory experiences that can occur when music, personal memories and spoken word combine.

Exploring Art through Meditation

Saturday 11 March

Did you know that the average amount of time spent looking at an artwork is around 15 seconds? Meditation can help you engage with art at a deeper and much more satisfying level. Art and Meditation looks at the historical relationship between meditation and art, and leads participants through three meditations on projected artworks. It might just change how you look at art in the future.

Meditative Stories

Saturday 6 May

Sometimes language is authoritative, and sometimes pragmatic. Occasionally it can beguile. Stories themselves can do more than lead us to predictable and safe conclusions. They can open us to the wonder and also ambiguity of phenomena. Meditative Stories takes participants on unlikely journeys drawing on the hypnotic power of language in all its facets.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Meet the Artists

Dr Nadine Cameron

Dr Nadine Cameron is an academic, counsellor, meditation teacher and performer with a deep interest in the impact of language, music, community and conceptual frameworks on wellbeing. She and her creative partner, SnowBorne, introduced the concept of meditative storytelling in an event at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Nadine Cameron headshot

David Rosa (SnowBorne)

David Rosa [aka SnowBorne] is a writer, and composer/musician working across various genres.

David Rosa (SnowBorne) headshot

Venue Information

The Centre for Creativity will adhere to a maximum capacity of 1 person per two square metres, in line with the current NSW Public Health Order. 

Our foyers will be open 60 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. 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

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice). 
  • 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 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

Frequently Asked Questions - Workshops

Who is this workshop suited to?

 

This class is for ages 15+ and all skill levels, from beginners to experienced. Come solo, with a group of friends or a family member.

I have access needs. How can the Opera House support me?

 

The venue is wheelchair accessible and close to amenities and a Changing Places facility is available in the main Box Office Foyer. Pre-show descriptive notes and social story will be available to download from the webpage from 23 November. For any other access related enquiries please email accessibility@sydneyoperahouse.com.

Can my baby sit on my lap?

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Babies aged 0-11 months at the time of a performance may be seated on an adult’s lap but they must hold a valid Babes in Arms ticket ($10). Children 12 months and older will need to hold a standard ticket.

What should I bring on the day?

Please wear an outfit that you are comfortable to move in, bring a yoga mat if you would like to lie down, some cushions will be provided. Bring a warm layer, just in case.

Where is the workshop located? 

The class happens in our new Centre for Creativity at the end of the Western foyers, near the entrance to the Drama Theatre

What if I am late for the workshop?

We will start promptly at the workshop time, however if you are running late, please make your way to the Centre of Creativity where you can join the activity.

Does my child need to wear a face mask?

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

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance & Venue

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

We advise that you arrive 15 minutes prior to 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.

I have access needs. How can the Opera House support me?

Please advise us upon booking if you have any particular learning or mobility needs for us to support

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.

Where does this event/workshop/installation happen?

The workshop happens in our new Centre for Creativity at the end of the Western foyers, near the entrance to the Drama Theatre

What if I can't come to the event?

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 to be purchased in the venue?

Food and beverages will not be allowed in the Centre for Creativity unless specified in the event. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available to purchase food before your event. Please bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases to enable contactless payment.

Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?

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 in the Western Foyer or as directed by Sydney Opera House staff, adhering to 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. 

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?

Bring and wear a mask. Face masks continue to be required for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance (unless medically exempt). We highly recommend children aged 11 years and younger wear a mask at all times. 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 attend the Opera House? 

Yes. Patrons and visitors aged 16 years and over entering the Opera House building are required to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless medically exempt (under 16s not fully vaccinated must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult). This includes visitors and patrons attending a performance or event, taking a tour, or visiting the box office, retail store, bar or restaurant operated within the building (Bennelong and Portside). These requirements do not apply to visitors attending outdoor events or venues on the Lower Concourse, including Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and the Welcome Centre. Check-in processes will be in place for verifying proof of vaccination upon entry. 

Am I required to wear a mask?

Yes, please bring and wear a mask. Face masks continue to be required for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance (unless medically exempt). We highly recommend children aged 11 years and younger wear a mask at all times. Please bring your own mask.

Some members of the community may have issues wearing masks due to health conditions. We ask that you be respectful to others as reasons for not wearing a mask are not always obvious.

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.

Will my temperature be taken? 

In line with current NSW Health advice, we will not be carrying out temperature checks.

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