Spoken Word Poetry Workshops with Bankstown Poetry Slam
18 February & 7 April 2024
In the Centre for Creativity
Kids & Families
Discover the power of words and unleash your inner creative writing voice, in a series of empowering and inclusive creative writing and presentation workshops.
|Sunday 18 February 2024
|2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 7 April 2024
|2pm - 4pm
$8.95 booking fee applies per transaction
Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.
The only authorised ticket agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the frequently asked questions below.
Sydney Opera House Insiders pre-sale
9am, Tuesday 23 January 2024
What’s On e-newsletter on-sale
9am, Wednesday 24 January 2024
General Public tickets on-sale
9am, Thursday 25 January 2024
The duration of each session is 2 hours.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
The writing events are for ages 18+ and all skill levels, from beginners to experienced. Come solo, with a group of friends or a family member.
What to Bring
Please bring either a notebook or a laptop to use during the session.
Unleash your creativity and express yourself like never before!
Join us for a Slam Poetry workshop, presented by Western Sydney’s Slam experts - Bankstown Poetry Slam in collaboration with the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Learn to share your stories and perspectives in a welcoming environment, leaning on experienced artists who will guide you to find your authentic voice through the power of slam poetry.
Participants will journey through a series of exercises to develop your unique inner creative voice, and confidence in sharing your stories in front of others.
Explore the art of spoken word, ignite your passion for self-expression, and embrace the thrill of live performance. Whether you're a seasoned poet or a beginner, the supportive atmosphere and meticulously curated program will inspire you to write and perform new work.
Sydney Opera House presents
Meet the artist
Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS) is a not-for-profit charity that was co-founded by Sara Mansour in February 2013. BPS was the first regular poetry slam of Western Sydney, and has gained national recognition as the largest regular slam in the country. Heralding in thousands of people every year, BPS has featured renowned spoken word poets such as Rupi Kaur, Rudy Francisco, Safia El Hillo, Nate Marshall, Anthony Anaxagorou, Omar Musa and Luka Lesson.
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.
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.
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. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We’re committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable, with a number of measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We remind our audiences and visitors to please stay home if you feel unwell. If you need to discuss your ticketing or booking options, contact our Box Office team on 02 9250 7777.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. While face masks are no longer required, we ask all our patrons and visitors to practise good hygiene. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options.
The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions
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.
Prior to the workshop, please notify us if you will need a chair for the session, so we can have those available. Please email email@example.com to request a chair or notify our team of any additional needs you may have.
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.
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.
Food and beverages will not be allowed 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.
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.
The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House became a smoke-free site in January 2022. Read our Smoke-free Environment Policy.
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