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ARC by Erth


Sun 28 Jul 2024 - Mon 29 Jul 2024


6.00 pm - 7.00 pm (Sun)
10.00 am - 11.00 am (Mon)


55 mins



A place to keep the most precious of things. A place to embrace the awe and wonder of nature.

ARC brings to the stage stories of fragility and beauty. It is an engaging new work that presents a rare opportunity to meditate amidst the hustle and bustle of a careless world.

Showcasing exquisite puppetry, an enigmatic host, audience interaction and a world of rare and exotic animals, ARC is a profound experience that embraces the natural world and the creatures that cohabit this place we call Earth.

ARC presents intimate, magical encounters with rare and vulnerable species, raising important questions about our collective and individual relationship with nature and loss.

Renowned as innovators of physical and visual theatre, for the past three decades Erth’s body of work has explored the depths of the past. With ARC, they look unblinkingly to the future, as this menagerie of animals transforms the stage before your very eyes.


"With conservation at its heart ARC has something for everyone… If you get the opportunity to experience any of Erth’s work – go! ARC is … a quality offering from one of Australia’s most exciting companies." 
Theatre Travels

"Enthralling… As puppetry, the huge animals are truly awe-inspiring, and the young are duly impressed" 
South Sydney Herald

"The artistry of these puppets and their puppeteers, along with the sound and lightscape, creates a whole world in the intimate Studio theatre. Much more than a parade of stunning puppets, there’s an honest emotional ebb and flow led by Wright’s character." 
"It’s an invocation, especially to the children, to think about their place in the natural world; about where they fit in with these remarkable animals." 

"Erth’s approach gives a sense of hope and makes the audience realise that these animals can be saved if we all do our part" 
The Plus Ones 


Nominated for 2022 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children



Artistic Director: Scott Wright
Head of Design: Steve Howarth
Producer: Scott Andrew
Writer: Alana Valentine
Creative Associate – Puppet Design: Gabrielle Paananen
Associate Director: Solomon Thomas
Composer/Sound Designer: James Brown
Composer/Sound Designer: Daniel Herten
Lighting Designer: Frankie Clarke
Video Designer: Solomon Thomas
Cast: Scott Wright, Albert David, Tom Caley (subject to change)
Production Manager: Rick Everett


Sunday 28 & Monday 29 July 2024
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm (Sun)
10.00 am - 11.00 am (Mon)


All Tickets $16.00

Please note: A Service fee of $3.00 applies to bookings made online and by phone (unless tickets are free of charge). Delivery Fees may also apply.

Content Warning: Fog/smoke effects, loud noise

Audience: Children under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by an adult or responsible carer at all times. This show is recommended for children aged 5+.

For general ticketing and box office information (including conditions of sale) see our Ticketing services information page.

For accessibility bookings or other box office inquiries please email [email protected] or phone 03 9709 9700. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through Create NSW. 

9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Mon to Fri) |
10.00 am - 5.00 pm (Sat)