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“Ethereal, atmospheric magic that genuinely terrifies you. I’ve been so excited about this show since our first phone chat around what Harry was dreaming up. This is magic, but not as you know it.”  Rachel Chant, Festival Director

Lyre: A Theatrical Séance takes place at a hidden location, far away from the safety of a theatre.

Step aboard the bus and meet your guide, who is waiting to whisk you away to a secret location – where a group séance is taking place. Equal parts terrifying, hilarious and ridiculous, this magic show asks you to confront the ghosts that hide in plain sight – and those hiding ever-deeper in your mind.

“Make sure you get the chance to spend an hour with this excellent showman. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to shake him by the hand or burn him at the stake.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Hilarious.” Sydney Morning Herald

Show Info:
  • Lyre: A Theatrical Séance takes place in a secret location.
  • Audiences will be transported by bus to the secret location from the meeting place at the Box Office in Bondi Park.
  • Please note, this show has a strict lock-out policy. Please arrive at the Box Office by 6.50pm at the latest as the bus will be departing at 7pm.
  • Please wear warm clothing and sensible shoes.
Accessibility Info:
  • There are a number of wheelchair seating locations in our Festival venues. We encourage you to read about the accessibility of the secret location. To book accessible seating, please call or email Bondi Festival.
  • The bus that transports audiences from the Box Office to the secret location is not wheelchair accessible. If it’s easier for you to go directly to the venue, please contact the Festival team so that we can enable this journey.
  • Bondi Festival accepts Companion Cards. Companion Card holders are required to phone or email their valid Companion Card number and expiry date.
  • Click here for more information about accessibility at Bondi Festival.
Presented by:

Harry Milas

Meet the Creator:

Harry Milas is an Australian magician and writer. He has appeared on the Today show, the ABC and The Disney Channel and enjoyed sold-out runs at the Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney Fringe festivals. He appeared in Offspring as the hapless, lovelorn magician Dave. Milas has performed at the The Chaser’s Giant Dwarf Theatre, The Old Fitz and the Enmore Theatre. Lyre: A Theatrical Séance was born from a residency at the Old Fitz Theatre, originally directed by Blazey Best.

! Loud noises, darkness plunges, discussions and depictions of death & ghosts. Recommended Age: 16+

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Time: 7:00 pm - 8:25 pm

Duration: 85 mins (travel inclusive)

Dates: 1+2 | 8+9 | 15+16 July

Price: $30.00

Venue: Secret Venue

Recommended Age: 16+

Address: Bondi Park, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

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