The magic of Erth's visual and physical theatre returns to the museum this summer with their brand new show, Badu.
Journey into the wild wonders of our ocean in an immersive and magical experience with beautiful puppets and captivating visual effects.
'Badu' is an Indigenous word meaning 'water', with the show reflecting on the wonder and preciousness of aquatic life in Sydney Harbour. Audience members will meet a lively cast of aquatic creatures including humpback whales, grey nurse and bull sharks, stingrays, musical mulletfish, leafy sea dragons and bioluminescent jellyfish.
Performed in the round and developed in collaboration with First Nation artists, Badu is a companion piece to Duba (meaning 'ground') – showing at Carriageworks in Redfern.
Recommended for families with kids aged 4–12 years.
Important information: The museum is a COVID-safe environment. The performance will be socially distanced with spaced seating in family pods with additional cleaning between sessions. Find out more about the museum's COVID safety measures.
In line with current health advice, mask wearing is mandatory for indoor venues.
Visitors to BADU aged 12 and over are required to wear a face mask whilst inside the performance venue. Mask wearing for young visitors (age 6-11) is optional and at the discretion of your parent/carer's decision. Complimentary disposable masks will be available at the venue.
A relaxed performance is open to all visitors but with some minimal differences to ensure young visitors with a disability and their families, or anyone who enjoys a relaxed environment, are able to enjoy the performance experience together. Patrons are free to come and go from the theatre during the performance and some house theatre lights remain on at low levels. Some lighting or sound features of the show may be adjusted minimally, but there is no significant differences to the performance. The area outside the theatre space is available to guests if a break from the show is needed and our staff can offer advice on quieter spaces if required. A social story for the show will be available to read in advance of the performance.
More magical experiences from Erth this summer
Duba at Carriageworks
Innovators in the realm of visual and physical theatre, Erth and Sydney Festival are also presenting Duba at Carriageworks – a guided tour like no other.
Duba, meaning ‘ground’ in Sydney language, leads you into the living underworld for an encounter with the seldom seen. This multi-sensory, puppetry-based experience is filled with creations inspired by work with leading international conservation zoos.Find out more
Duba by Erth
Erth’s work has delighted and inspired audiences for more than 30 years. From a six-metre puppet honouring First Nations custodianship of the land (Winter Camp, Vivid Sydney 2019) to a flying bicycle (Sydney Festival 2019) and epic dinosaur creations (Dinosaur Zoo), this team of creators, makers and performers are internationally renowned for pushing the limits of design, content and experience.
Sydney Festival 2021