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If you’re considering visiting the International Festival for the first time, welcome! We invite you to listen, gather, seek, and feel with us.

To guide you on what to expect, we’ve outlined some of the different experiences we offer. Set your intentions and find your route through the Festival.


A focused and intimate collective experience which commands your undivided attention. Leave any distractions at home to prepare for some deep concentration.

Experience it at: Nigamon / Tunai,The Opening Concerts, RSNO & Elim Chan, The Queen's Hall.



Lose yourself in an uplifting communal experience. Amass your friends and family for a joyous reunion. Or, if you are feeling brave, go alone and find company in the crowd.

Experience it at: Opening Event, Contemporary music series, Beanbag concerts, The Hub.



Discover different worldviews through performance or go deeper into great works of art through conversation and insight. Bring an open heart and an open mind.

Experience it at: Hamlet, Please right back, Post-show talks, Mahler 5 Inside Out.



From compassion and desire to suspense and euphoria, stir your soul and stimulate your senses. Reach a dimension of mesmerisation rarely encountered in everyday life.

Experience it at: Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Grupo Corpo, Penthesilea.