A Huge 2.7 Tonne Ice Block Will Be Suspended Over The Sydney Opera House This Week

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

thaw ice block over the opera house

In case you missed it, the Sydney Festival is back on and it’s bigger than ever this year. Featuring a colossal event line up that includes everything from musicals to film premiers, outdoor concerts, to a towering ice block installation, it’s primed to be a memorable time for all attendees.

The beloved free concert, Symphony Under the Stars is back for its annual run at Parramatta Park along with a huge production of hit musical Girl From The North Country that features reimagined versions of music by one Bob Dylan.

SEE ALSO: Sydney Festival Is Back Next Month With Over 100 Brilliant Concerts, Art Installations, Theatre And More


Thaw — ice block installation

Joining the fray is Thaw — a huge art installation with an important message behind it. A 2.7 tonne ice block will be hoisted over the Opera House along with a solo performer atop the structure while it melts away. Presented by acclaimed company, Legs On The Wall, Thaw aims to address the pressing issue of climate change, more specifically the impact each of us has on the planet.

You can also enjoy the performance from the comfort of home with a live video feed of the 8.5 hour performance on January 15 from 12pm to 8.30pm. Register for the live cam here.

Practical information

Fri 14 January, 12pm – 8.30pm, Sat 15 January, 12pm – 8.30pm and Sun 16 January, 12pm – 8.30pm
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