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Emil and the Detectives [Sydney]

Emil and the Detectives [Sydney]

Ticketing Information



Sunday December 8, 2019 - 4:00 PM


Studio, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW



Rebecca White & Joe Wasuruj

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

Join Emil on an exciting adventure as he catches a train to visit family in the big city.  When something valuable is stolen, the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. Streetwise city kids, a hardworking single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale, based on Erich Kästner’s 1929 novella.

Told in an intimate theatrical style by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score, Emil and the Detectives is sure to intrigue anyone with an enquiring mind!

Presented by Sydney Opera House 

By Erich Kästner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Auslan Tickets are available:

  • Online, book using the Auslan price types for Premium and A Reserve
  • Call 02 9250 7777 to speak to a staff member (9am to 8:30pm Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm Sunday)
  • Email accessibility@sydneyoperahouse.comto ask any questions or to have assistance in making a booking