16 Sep - 17 Sep
55 Minutes
$25 - $120


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience intimate, magical encounters with rare and vulnerable species.

Showcasing exquisite puppetry, an enigmatic host and audience interaction, ARC embraces the natural world and the creatures that cohabit Earth, whilst raising questions about our collective and individual relationships 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. Join Erth for this look into the future, as a menagerie of animals transforms on the stage before your eyes!

This production contains theatrical haze, loud sounds and strobe effects.

General Public: Suitable for ages 5+ and their families.
Schools: Suitable for Kindergarten – Year 6. Please see the ‘Schools Bookings and Resources’ section below for more information and to book.

Duration: 55 minutes (No interval plus a 15-minute Q&A following each performance).

Monday 16 September at 6pm
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Tuesday 17 September at 10am & 12:30pm
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Schools Bookings and Resources


Curriculum Links
Creative Arts – Drama, HSIE – Geography, Science and Technology (Early Stage 1 – Stage 3).
Click here to download a full version of the NSW State Curriculum Links.

Free Post-Show Q&A Session
A free 15-minute Q&A session with the cast will be held following all performances.


Getting Here
Click here for information about our venue and getting here.

Risk Assessment
Click here to download The Joan’s 2024 Risk Assessment.

Booking Form

Watch the Trailer

ARC Play

"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


More Information

Meet the Cast and Creatives

Scott Wright
Albert David
Tom Caley
Sarah Platts
Keila Terencio de Paula

Artistic Director: Scott Wright
Head of Design: Steve Howarth
Producer: Scott Andrew
Writer: Alana Valentine
Creative Associate – Puppet Design: Gabrielle Paananen
Associate Directors: Solomon Thomas and Samantha Hickey
Composer and Sound Designers: James Brown and Daniel Herten
Lighting Designer: Frankie Clarke
Video Designer: Solomon Thomas
Production Manager: Rick Everett

Read the Reviews

“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.” – Artsplorers

“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

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.

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