“The single best show in Las Vegas.” Los Angeles Times
“The greatest performing duo in showbiz” Jimmy Fallon
“They’re evil geniuses. Always amazing, always entertaining” David Letterman
“The world’s funniest and most dangerous magicians” Jimmy Kimmel
Sydney – Tuesday 22 February, 2022: Legendary magic duo Penn & Teller will bring their record-breaking Las Vegas live show to the Sydney Opera House from 1-11 June 2022 as part of their first ever Australian tour.
The lifelong friends, with a career together spanning almost half a century, have redefined popular magic with their unusual mix of mind-blowing magic tricks, comedy and ‘blunders’. The pair are stars of the acclaimed Showtime series Penn & Teller: BS!, which received 13 Emmy nominations and was the longest-running series in the history of the network. Their highly anticipated return to Broadway was the highest-grossing non-musical on Broadway for its entire six-week run. True pop culture stalwarts, the duo has performed in hit television shows, including Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and The Simpsons,and they share a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
They are also stars of the hit TV series Penn & Teller: Fool Us, seen on ABC iView and ABC TV Plus, which challenges up-and-coming and veteran magicians to try and fool Penn & Teller.
“Penn & Teller are the masters of trickery, their razor sharp wit and spot on-chemistry is the stuff of legends. Finally, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see them in the Opera House is within reach – this will be truly unmissable,” saysSydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance, Ebony Bott.
Teller says:“I just love Australia. I learned to SCUBA dive in Cairns. I’ve eaten gelato at Circular Quay and enjoyed Shakespeare at the Opera House. I’ve scouted an underwater TV special near Melbourne, I’ve been bug-eyed at MONA and some of my dearest friends live there so it’s about bloody time we brought our show down under, don’t you think? It’s once in a lifetime! See you in winter! … What? It’s winter in June??”
Penn & Teller’s Australian tour will also take them to Arts Centre Melbourne (14-18 June) and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (22 June – 3 July). The Australian tour was originally scheduled for 2020 but was unable to proceed due to COVID-19.
- This performance is recommended for people aged 8+.
- Patrons who purchased tickets for the 2020 performances have been provided priority access to the new tour dates. Previous customers are advised to check their email for details or contact the Sydney Opera House Box Office on +61 (02) 9250 7777.
- All new customers are invited to sign up to the Sydney Opera House e-news for access during pre-sale.
- Safety is always our top priority – before you book please read about our COVID-19 safety measures.
Contemporary Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Contemporary Performance at the Sydney Opera House presents ambitious world-class music theatre, cabaret, circus, magic, contemporary dance, theatre, comedy, immersive theatre and site-specific work from Australia and the world. Curated by Ebony Bott, it champions the reinvention of art forms, the contemporary retelling of the classics, and the people and productions at the heart of pop-culture. The vibrant program has featured Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette and Douglas, comedians Wil Anderson and Dave Hughes, stunning magic spectacular The Illusionistsand the intimate magic showcase James Galea’s Best Trick Ever. Next up in the Contemporary Performance program is The Umbilical Brothers and the hit pop-musical SIX the Musical continues through to April.
NATIONAL TOUR DATES
WHEN: 1-11 June, 2022
WHERE: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
PRICES: From $59 plus $8.50 booking fee
TICKETS: sydneyoperahouse.com // (02) 9250 7777
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Ian Phipps at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419 977 694
WHEN: 14-18 June, 2022
WHERE: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
TICKETS: artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Suzanne Robson at email@example.com or 0407 443 271
WHEN: 22 June-3 July, 2022
WHERE: Queensland Performing Arts Centre
TICKETS: qpac.com.au or 136 246
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Michaela Tynan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3840 7984