An Australian Chamber Orchestra Production

Based on the book by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Jane Tanner | Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry with original music by Paul Stanhope

A magical first experience of theatre

David is frightened of the sea. He does not like it at all, not one bit.

But one day he finds a conch shell at the beach and takes it home – and he hears the sea trapped inside. ‘Come out, sea, come out,’ he says softly. ‘I won’t hurt you.’

Based on the beloved children’s book by award-winning author Margaret Wild, There’s a Sea in my Bedroom is an immersive and theatrical introduction to live classical music, capturing the magic of a child’s fantasy world.

Returning to the stage following a sell-out Sydney Opera House premiere season in 2019, this exquisite performance weaves together captivating storytelling with a specially commissioned score from Australian composer Paul Stanhope, performed live by a string quintet of ACO musicians.

This beautifully reimagined story promises to bring moments of joy, sadness, fear, magic, and laughter.

Recommended for ages 2 – 8 years


JMT Touring and The Australian Chamber Orchestra

There’s a Sea in My Bedroom *LAST TIX*


Friday 29 July




1:30pm- Due to popular demand extra show added,

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $30

Child: $22

General Admission: $15 (Seated on the floor)

Special School Group discounts available.  Please contact the box office.


30 minutes + post show interaction of 15 mins

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