2023 Sydney Subscriptions

We dare you not to dance

Feel the music, the movement, this moment.

We dare you not to dance.

Sydney 2023

15 – 26 March 2023

Up Close: Somos

1 – 12 November 2023

New Breed

6 – 16 December 2023

In 2023, rush headlong into dance. Follow your body and run with us for a year of mastery, innovation and provocation.

Soak it in. Shake it up. Share these moments with us.

We dare you.

About 2023 Sydney Season

In 2023, Sydney Dance Company makes an exciting return to the Sydney Opera House as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations with an impressive triple bill Ascent co-commissioned by the Canberra Theatre Centre. It features the reprise of Antony Hamilton’s Helpmann award-winning Forever & Ever and world premieres by Rafael Bonachela and renowned international choreographer Marina Mascarell.

In November we bring you Up Close – a never-before-seen season in our Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company. This intimate setting will provide you with unparalleled access to our Company dancers, as you witness their formidable artistry and breathtaking physicality closer than ever before. Our first season of Up Close presents Somos, a new world premiere by Rafael Bonachela. Meaning “we are” in Spanish, this new work will feature a cascade of intimate performances with a distinct Latin flavour.

To conclude our year of groundbreaking dance, we celebrate a decade of New Breed at Carriageworks, our presenting partner. With the unwavering support of The Balnaves Foundation, New Breed has seen more than 34 emerging dance artists present world premiere works.

“In 2023, Sydney Dance Company will welcome international artists and present entirely unique dance experiences, cementing our place as a global incubator of innovation and groundbreaking movement. Share this triumphant moment with us in theatres this year!” – Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director

Enjoy 15% off with a 2023 Subscription

Create your very own bespoke package!

Choose a full 2023 Subscription and get tickets to all three performance seasons. Or, for the first time ever, you can mix and match a 2-Season Subscription Package! That means you can get tickets to any two of our performance seasons.

It’s your subscription and your choice!

Chair's Evening Subscription

Make a night of it at our very special Chair’s Evenings during our Sydney seasons, with an intimate Reception hosted by Sydney Dance Company Board Chair and insight into the work from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

These are wonderful opportunities to meet and mingle with Sydney Dance Company’s family of supporters and friends, while celebrating the season over drinks and canapés.

15 – 26 March 2023
Sydney Opera House

Up Close: Somos
1 – 12 November 2023
Neilson Studio, Sydney Dance Company


New Breed
6 – 16 December 2023
Carriageworks, Eveleigh


Co-presented by

NEW BREED Presenting Partner

Watch Rafael Bonachela’s announcement of the 2023 Annual Program!

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Buy a Performance Voucher, valid to use for a 2023 Subscription, here.

Subscription Packages

15 – 26 March 2023

Up Close: Somos

1 – 12 November 2023

New Breed

6 – 16 December 2023

2023 Subscriptions

From $88.40 – $219.30

A full Sydney Dance Company 2023 Subscription includes tickets to all three of our Sydney performance seasons: Ascent in March, Up Close: Somos in November and New Breed in December.

Or you can choose a 2-Season Subscription which includes tickets to any two of our Sydney performance seasons!

Why Subscribe in 2023?

1. Best Seats – Enjoy priority booking and the best available seats before single tickets go on sale!

2. Best Price – Enjoy 15% off tickets to AscentUp Close: Somos and New Breed.

3. Mix and Match – Customise nights of the week and seating areas for each season when building your subscription.

4. Behind The Scenes – Get exclusive access to special events to learn about the creative process and what life is like as a dancer.

5. Flexibility – No fee for exchanging your tickets if your plans change.

Subscription Ticket Prices - 15% off


15 – 26 March 2023, Sydney Opera House

Friday & Saturday Evenings
TypePremiumA Res / B Res
Adult$93.50$85 / $68
Concession*$93.50$76.50 / 59.50
U30$93.50$76.50 / 59.50

Weekdays and Matinees

TypePremiumA Res / B Res
Adult$88.40$79.90 / $63.75
Concession*$88.40$71.40 / $55.25
U30$88.40$62.90 / $46.75


1 – 12 November 2023, Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Compnay

Friday & Saturday Evenings


Weekday and Matinees



6 – 16 December 2023, Carriageworks


*Concession tickets are only valid for Australian Pensioners, Senior Card holders and Full-Time Students.

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket seller for Annual Subscriptions is Sydney Dance Company.
The only authorised ticket sellers for Single Tickets are Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Opera House, Carriageworks and Today Tix. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. In accordance with Terms and Conditions, Sydney Dance Company reserves the right to cancel tickets purchased from a Third Party Website (reseller) and the ticket holder may be refused admission to the event. For more information on purchasing tickets safely and securely, read Live Performance Australia’s Safe Tix Guide here.

Chair's Evening Subscription

Make a night of it at our exclusive Chair’s Evenings during our Sydney seasons, with intimate Reception hosted by Sydney Dance Company’s Board Chair and insight into the work from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

These are wonderful opportunities to get together with friends and the Sydney Dance Company family over drinks and canapés, while sharing in the thrill of the season.

Chair’s Evenings

Wednesday 22 March 2023
6.30pm: Performance at Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre, Bennelong Point
8pm: Post-show Reception in the Western Foyer

Up Close: Somos
Wednesday 8 November 2023
6.30pm: Pre-show Reception at Sydney Dance Company Wharf Studios
7:30pm: Performance at Neilson Studio, Sydney Dance Company Wharf Studios

New Breed
Wednesday 13 December 2023
6:30pm: Pre-show Reception at Carriageworks
7:30pm: Performance at Carriageworks


Enjoy the best dance in Sydney in 2023 with a 2 or 3-performance Chair’s Evenings Subscription Package.

Ticket price includes the drinks and canapés Reception and your Premium seat in the theatre. 

Subscription Packages
3-Performance Subscription PackagePremium $365
2-Performance Subscription PackagePremium $210-$285

For more information or to book, please contact Pru Tan on +61 2 9258 4847 or via email.

Audience & Media


“To be able to witness the enormous talent of our local dancers, who are choreographed so beautifully by Rafael Bonachela, is truly awesome, it makes me proud to be an Australian.” – Subscriber


“We have subscribed for the past 42 years… This live connection and the care that you give to reaching for your audience is palpable. It’s beautiful, real and hugely enlivening.” – Michael P, Subscriber


★★★★ “It’s an inventive and adventurous ride…original and evocative.” – Time Out (Forever and Ever, 2018)


Forever & Ever lays siege to the senses with a mighty display of shock and awe. It’s immediate, visceral stuff, as Wednesday’s opening night reception proved. The roars of approval went on and on.”  – The Australian (2018)


Visitor Safety


Your comfort and safety are of utmost importance to us and we want to ensure that when you see us perform in 2023 at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Dance Company or Carriageworks, it will be an amazing and safe experience.


The safety procedures for our 2023 venues will be in line with NSW Government health guidelines on the day of the performance and will be regularly updated. Please check the latest advice prior to your visit.


If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact our Box Office team at [email protected] or +61 2 9221 4811.


Venue Visitor Information

Sydney Opera House
Neilson Studio, Sydney Dance Company


Please don’t visit a performance venue if you feel unwell, have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. Err on the side of caution and contact us to arrange an alternative attendance date.

Practice good hand hygiene by cleaning your hands thoroughly with soap and water in the bathrooms and using the hand sanitising stations throughout the venue.

Download your eTicket and have it ready on your mobile phone for scanning as you enter the theatre.

Practice social distancing while in the venue. Queue where indicated and follow staff instructions.

Observe lift limits and allow less-mobile visitors to use elevators first.


We look forward to welcoming you to the theatre in 2023 and greatly appreciate your support and cooperation.

Featuring works



Rafael Bonachela


26 mins

First performed


Be moved by a “dazzling technical display of flexibility” (★★★★, Sydney Morning Herald) in the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s Cinco. Watch “elastic dynamic dancing” (The Daily Telegraph) from our award-winning dancers, in delicate costumes by revered fashion designer Bianca Spender, set to Alberto Ginastera’s soaring String Quartet No.2.