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We’re not talking stuffy, boring theatre for elderly eastern-suburbs pearl-wearing “it’s theah-tah dahling” types. Sydney Theatre Company is headed up by creative power couple Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, and it has a reputation for churning out really great quality productions. It’s launched and fostered the careers of many household names such as Mel Gibson, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette and Rose Byrne. Heck, just in the 2015 season you can see Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh and Geoffrey Rush on the stage.
Unfortunately for us poor uncultured slobs with regular lower white collar jobs, tickets to an STC show can be over $100, which is totally fair for that kind of talent, but not fair on my wallet. Luckily, there’s a thing called ‘Suncorp Twenties’.
Every Tuesday at 9am, STC release a small allocation (numbers vary greatly each week) of $20 tickets for the following week’s performances. It’s first come, first served, and they usually sell out within 15 minutes. The seats probably aren’t awesome either, but it’s worth it for a night out that costs less than a ticket to some crappy movie.
So grab a friend, head over to the STC website for more info, and get yo’self some culture, dahling.