From Saturday 20 May we’re going to be showing Complicité’s internationally-acclaimed and award-winning show The Encounter on our website. If you missed it’s hugely popular season at Sydney Festival in January, now is your chance to see it! Tune in right here from early morning on Saturday 20 May through until Friday 26 May.

The show, described as ‘sensational’ by Variety and ‘a tour de force that shows contemporary theatre at its most immersive and thought provoking’ by Financial Times can be watched online here for free:

For some background info, explore our Sydney Festival trailer, ‘The making of The Encounter‘, thoughts from our audience members, reviews and more.

A few tips for getting the most out of the experience:

  • The video stream will be live for a full week from 20 – 26 May (Australian Eastern Time)
  • It’s completely free to watch!
  • The Encounter uses 3D binaural sound design. For best results make sure you’re watching with headphones on.
  • We love to hear from you! Let us know what you think by using #sydfest on social media.
  • To re-visit information about Sydney Festival season of The Encounter, head to our event page from the 2017 Festival and our Quick Guide to The Encounter blog post.
  • Explore some reviews of the Sydney Festival season of The Encounter here, here and here.
  • Enjoy!